January 1948

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by K. N. Hutchison This well-known driver describes how his ex-Ashby 2.9-litre monoposto Ferrari Alfa-Romeo was purchased, prepared and run in 1947 sprint and hill-climb events. When the Editor first...
Some of Hutchison's 1947 Successes with the Alfa-Romeo May Prescott. - 4th fastest time (48.49 sec.). International Bo'ness - 1st, 3-litre racing class and 2nd fastest time (38.90 sec.). June...
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Although it is well known that “saved-up basic” is the most economical of fuels, eventually we got down to our last little drop. So, in an Austin Seven with over 70,000 miles run, and 31,000...
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Sheffield And Hallamshire M.C. Christmas Car Trial A unique feature of the above held recently, was the entry of a Grand Prix team, i.e., Reg. Parnell (Butler Special), F. R. Gerard (Riley) and T. C...
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A Brief Survey of the Present-Day Approach to Slime Storming It is indeed unfortunate that the trials season should be stopped just as it was getting under way for the winter months, for the trend of...
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(In this interesting contribution, G. R. N. Minchin, at our request, describes some of his 149 personal motor-vehicles. - Ed. My present two cars are my 148th and 149th, and let me say that if anyone...
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Owners of all Lagonda 12-cylinder and 4½-litre cars will no doubt be interested to know that the new Service Department is now in full operation at Flying Training Hangar, Hanworth Air Park, Felthanm...
Leslie Johnson, who has taken over E.R.A., Ltd., is selling his well-known "Lago Special'' Darracq. We wish him the best of luck in developing the E-type E.R.A. and getting it over its various...
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Being memories of a supercharged 4½-litre Bentley in a variety of countries. Reading of other's experiences with vintage cars has filled me with nostalgia for one of my own of long ago - surely one...
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On December 10th the R.A.C. Competitions Committee (hereinafter called the C.C.) held its 1947 meeting of the Clubs, which was well attended and in many ways resembled the previous year's meeting. [...
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In MOTOR SPORT last November I described how Lt.-Col. Gallop made the re-acquaintance of the 16-valve Aston-Martin be drove in the 1922 French Grand Prix at Strasbourg. This day in Gallop's company...
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During October the direct exports of Lodge car and aero-engine plugs were more than four times the 1939 figure - and exports are still rising. The company's total plug production in October, for home...
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The B.R.M. Every enthusiast will wish Raymond Mays the best of luck with his new British Grand Prix team. On December 3rd a luncheon was held at Claridge's to announce the establishment of the...
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A Leter From Raymond Mays Sir, I have read with the greatest possible interest your new book entitled "The MOTOR SPORT Racing Car Review." I should like to congratulate you heartily on this most...
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We Hear A reader informs us that a 1921 "40/50" Rolls-Royce tourer has been purchased by a farmer from a garage in Llandudno, in which town a 1922 Rolls-Royce Twenty serves faithfully as a taxi and...
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WAR: Private motorists in London issued, by the R.A.C. alone, with extra coupons for over a million gallons of petrol for the emergency transport scheme. Thousands of volunteer motorists paid for...
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Sir, Having read with interest the article featuring Clive Gallop (November issue), and noting the reference to the Frazer-Nash win at Boulogne in 1925, I wondered whether you might care to reproduce...
It was with some trepidation, to use a well-worn phrase, that I decided to release the following, as one never knows to what lengths powerful business interests might go if their markets were...

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