February 1958

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The Racing Season Commences The 1958 motor-racing season has commenced. The fifth New Zealand Grand Prix has been contested over the Ardmore circuit and, in the midst of much unfortunate uncertainty...
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The Lotus Elite coupé was the sensation of the last Earls Court Motor Show and gave a merciful boost to British prestige at an Exhibition in which the majority of our cars rose very little above the...
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"Motor Sport" Road-Tests the A105 A Spacious, Comfortable, High-Performance Family Saloon at a Competitive Price, Plentiful Flow of Smooth Power Characterises Two-Carburetter Six-Cylinder Engine....
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by C.L. Wills Being half-Irish, I suppose I can be excused if I say my first car was a motor-cycle: I was still at school when I bought my first mechanically-propelled vehicle—a 500-c.c. Quadrant....
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Throughout the summer months as soon as the Editor goes for a ride in an Edwardian, the Continental Correspondent rides in a 170 m.p.h. near-Grand Prix car. For every Veering Vintagewards there is a...
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When we were young it was "the thing" to go to a circus on Boxing Day, but fashions change and now it is motor racing! The Boxing Day Meeting of the B.R.S.C.C. at Brands Hatch was graced with...
Playcraft Ltd. have introduced the first American car the popular Corgi series of motor-car miniatures. It is 4.19 in.-Iong replica of the Studebaker Golden Hawk saloon. In free-running form, painted...
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V.S.C.C. MEASHAM RALLY (Jan. 4/5th) Measham Trophy (premier award, vintage cars): P. McNaughton (1926 Sunbeam), 30 marks lost. Silver Bowl (vintage touring cars): F. Whowell (1927 Rolls-Royce), 750...
Sir, On page 724 of your December issue, you begin paragraph three, " Another recent discovery...", to which I would like to add a similar discovery near a remote English village a couple of years...
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—And an Appreciation of the Hillman Minx Special Saloon which took us there The Exeter Trial of the M.C.C., which originated in 1910, is still a popular event and one especially suited to novices at...
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Another Motorists' Burden Those who have had occasion recently to renew their driving licence will have noticed a new burden which the motorist is expected to bear. We refer to the fact that instead...
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[This article by S. A. Gibbons, now resident in Wanganui, New Zealand, recalls the road that is A 30, from London as far as Basingstoke, as it was when he was a boy and young motorist. Those who know...
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During the four years of Formula 1—Part 1, from 1954-57, there were some makes that did not last the full span of Grand Prix racing; such as Mercedes-Benz, who had achieved their objective and...
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Two-Carburetter High-Compression Version of the Wolseley 1500 Provides Outstanding Speed and Acceleration Combined with Good Handling Qualities and High Gear Ratios The new Riley One-Point-Five...
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Britain would be well advised to enter for, and to attempt to win, this year's R.E. African A.A. Sixth Coronation Safari, which takes place from April 4th-7th, commencing from Nairobi. Entries at...
The Motor Accessories Manufacturers' Association states that it has had correspondence from 82,900 motorists, of whom 98 per cent. are against monopolistic attempts to ban competitive products from...
Colin Chapman is truly versatile! Apart from building sports cars, racing these and F. II cars, preparing the Lotus Elite coupé for production, getting cars ready for racing, acting in an advisory...
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The first of the new Rootes Group cars for 1958 is a revised Hillman Husky. In place of the former side-valve engine the excellent o.h.v. Minx 1,390 c.c. power unit is used, together with the bucket...
When Sylvia Lamond of The Sunday Express went to St. Moritz expressly to see how Austro-Hungarian Baron Heini Thyssen, with £18 million in the bank, and his ex-model wife Fiona Campbell-Walter live,...
The Sunbeam S.T.D. Register held its dinner and social in conjunction with the 12/50 Alvis, Fiat and Humber Registers at the Bonnington Hotel, London, on January 11th; 64 members and guests attended...
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Victor Vexations Sir, After reading your excellent road-test report on the Vauxhall Victor I felt that I should add my own views of this car. On the attached sheet I have listed the main faults in...
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The North London E.C.C. annual dinner and dance at the Hendon Hall Hotel, Hendon, was well attended. Held on January 3rd, the occasion fell within the period of Christmas parties and this year lived...

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