January 1949

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The B.R.M. Progress Report. We have now received, from the Production Committee of the British Motor Racing Research Trust, a Progress Report on the B.R.M. racing car, to which we are very glad to...
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Kentish Border Sporting Trial Thirty-seven competitors started under watery sunshine from the "Spring Tavern," Wrotham Heath. The route embraced four observed hills, one bonus hill, one special test...
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This article provides an academic study of some owner-modification to a rather rare car and offers possible solutions to troubles that, the author alleges, beset the users of 1 1/2-litre Invictas. So...
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On December 9th, the R.A.C. held its annual meeting with club delegates. Some sensational revelations were made during this meeting, notably that Silverstone will be available to clubs who wish to...
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A Lucas NTT2 magneto was used by Graham, West and Monneret on the 500-c.c. parallel-twin A.J.S. motor-cycle with which they established new records at Montlhèry in the 500-c.c., 750-c.c. and 1,000-c....
Christmas delvings into matter contributed to Motor Sport during the war, but unused when peace broke out and we had to change somewhat the make-up of the paper, produced, amongst other things, an...
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A Genuine 80-m.p.h. Sports Two-seater. Excellent Performance and Vivacity combined with Economy. Practicability and Adequate Weather Protection. We renewed acquaintance with the 1 1/2-litre H.R.G.,...
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Really fast and exciting cars are apt to be exceptionally thirsty, so that in this age of austerity Motor Sport gets fewer opportunities for sampling them than was once the case. Consequently, when...
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That a Government department should issue a publication, copiously illustrated and covering 141 large pages, dealing with racing cars, is pretty staggering — certainly it is the first time this has...
Friary Motors, Ltd., state that by mutual agreement it has been decided that they will not be distributors of the new Aston-Martin as had seen hitherto announced. They will, however, continue to...
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Trials Champion The warmest congratulations are due to Ken Wharton, in winning this year's R.A.C. British Trials-Drivers' Championship. Naturally, much interest attaches to the Ford Ten-engined car...
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Sprint Experiences with Two "12/50" Alvis Cars by G. Easterbrook-Smith Among the classic vintage quartet of Bentley, Vauxhall, Frazer-Nash and Alvis, the "12/50" Alvis is predominant as the poor man'...
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By J.R. Cowan No. XXXIII in Motor Sport's popular series of "Veteran Types" articles dealt with Anthony Heal's 1921 T.T. Straight-Eight Sunbeam. Consequently, this account, by J. R. Cowan, of his...
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Continuing a Consideration of the Characteristics, Good Features and Failings of Some Classic Machines Part 1-1925 Continued from the October issue. The same rider conducted the next trial, this time...
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The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Fedden Trophy Trial This classic event was run over two circuits of a short course rendered difficult by the weather. Wood Lane and Mudlark had to be cut out and...
Although quite a few vintage A.C. cars are still in service, not one of their presumably-enthusiastic owners rose to the bait cast by the Editor in the November issue of Motor Sport, when he...
The thirtieth version of the N.W. London M.C.'s classic "Gloucester" Trial was contested on December 4th and attracted 73 entries and 61 starters. We were able to avail ourselves of the navigator's...
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We Hear In Somerset an N.P. chassis, with Meadows engine, has come to light. On a derelict Beardmore taxi-chassis we discerned some 815 by 120 tyres, if anyone's veteran is on its rims. F/O Peter...
1st. — M.C.C. Exeter Trial, Rougemont Hotel, Exeter, 9 a.m. 18th. — N.L.E.C.C. Annual Dinner and Dance, Hendon Hall Hotel, 7 p.m. 22nd. — The Seventeenth "Rembrandt" Gathering, 12 noon. 23rd. — N....
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Up in Grimsby, Lloyd Cars Ltd. are building a car refreshing on account of its individuality in an age of growing standardisation. Briefly, the specification comprises a water-cooled two-cylinder two...

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