January 1950

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Formula Three In a way it is a great compliment to our 500 Club that the F.I.A. has introduced the International Formula III to cover the racing of cars up to 500 c.c. But it is proof positive that...
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Leicestershire C.C. John Bull Trophy Trial In mist and ending in the dusk on November 20th last, this trial was a difficult but enjoyable event, with 48 entries. Results: Club Cup (Best Visitor).—R....
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On December 10th we were able to attend a private try-out of the prototype B.R.M. racing car on Automobile Developments' private aerodrome. It is the first of a team of Grand Prix cars built by the...
The Advent of the B.R.M. The accompanying article gives details of the B.R.M. Grand Prix car, which have been long-awaited and will be read avidly by every enthusiast in this country. Motor Sport has...
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The article on Sunbeam cars in this and our December issue has aroused widespread interest. R. S. Barratt writes to say he is rebuilding a 1928 3-litre long-chassis Sunbeam and converting it from...
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The Allard Motor Company, Ltd., announces that its cars can be supplied with American engines other than Ford, as well as with the more usual British Ford and Mercury V8 power units.
Some Advance Details of a Highly Interesting Four-Wheel-Drive Car in Preparation to Uphold Hill-Climb Championship Honours The new Allard sprint car is to be a four-wheel-drive chassis, constructed...
The England to the Cape record, held by the late Humphrey Symons and B. Browing who took 31 days 22 hours, in 1939, in an adventurous run in a Wolseley Twenty-Five, has been beaten by Ralph Sleigh...
The first B.R.M. Grand Prix car, described elsewhere in this issue, was unveiled to the Press and distinguished visitors at Folkingham airfield, Lincolnshire, on December 15th. In a shed on the...
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The little Morris Minor is finding great favour with enthusiasts, because of its comfortable riding, excellent handling qualities, including very light steering, its spacious interior and its ability...
On December 17th at Virginia Water, the Hants and Berks M.C., which has expanded notably for one of the newer clubs, held its annual dinner/dance. The Editor was detained putting the January Motor...
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A Test in Germany of the Type 170D Oil-engined Mercedes-Benz Saloon by David Scott-Moncrieff A visit to Stuttgart is always fun, old friends with whom to swap a yarn, good Neckar wine to drink and...
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The Falcon M.C. is holding a closed invitation trial on January 29th in Hertfordshire, over a course of approximately 40 miles. Details from: K. N. Dhonan, 11, Cromwell Road. Ware, Herts. * * * It is...
This year one of the most popular and literally one of the best known figures in British racing circles will be missing from the pits, E. J. Anderson, familiarly known to two generations of racing...
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The accompanying photograph is of more than usual interest for two reasons. In the first place, it shows a very fine example of Super Sports "duck's-back" "12/50" Alvis in almost original and...
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"Modern Motorcycle Maintenance" by Bernal Osborn of "Motor Cycling," published by Temple Press, Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. Price 5s. The mysteries of the internal combustion engine are...
Mr. Norman Hooton, late of the James Cycle Co., Ltd., Birmingham, joined the competition and racing staff of Lodge Plugs, Ltd., Rugby, on December 21st. He succeeds Mr. H. S. Wolseley, who left at...
On the occasion of the Roy Fedden Trophy Trial we used one of the latest Ford Prefect cars to cover the event for Motor Sport. The Ford Motor Company has put motoring within reach of the masses from...
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Major R R. Dove describes another journey In his Continental travels in his 1928 "12/40" Lea Francis—providing food for thought to those of our readers who are already planning their 1950 holiday....
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Since, fortunately for the Editor, nobody is likely to regard anything appearing in "Sideslips" as a very clear reflection of Editorial opinion, I am, I conceive, one of the few writers on motoring...
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The past season of Grand Prix racing has seen a remarkable levelling of the gap that has existed between the supercharged and the unsupercharged cars taking part in Formula I events. It has always...
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Sequel to R.A.C. Meeting of the Clubs The R.A.C. has issued its findings arising out of matters discussed at the Meeting of the Clubs which was reported in our last issue. The provision of longer...
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C. L. Bold's Bold-Special Makes Best Performance in Classic West Country Event The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. can be relied on to organise good events and so it was on December 10th, when they held...
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by John R. Coombes and John Wyer Continued from December, 1949 issue. 1928 The "six" model range was continued almost without change for 1928. The wheelbase of the Sixteen was increased to 10 ft. 6¼...
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Ford-Ten-Engined Specials Supreme The Gloucester Trial run by the North West London M.C. was the 31st in a series run by this 45-year-old club. The "Gloucester" is one of the more out-standing trials...
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Clarke Gable has taken delivery of a super sports Jaguar XK 120. An enthusiast for British cars, this is Gable's third Jaguar. Other Hollywood notabilities who are awaiting delivery of Jaguars are—...
The following national hour-records have been established at Zandvoort road circuit: Class H (750 c.c.): H. Hoogeveen (650-c.c. Minor), 87.03 k.p.h., best lap at 88.54 k.p.h. Class F (1,500 c.c.):...
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by "Carrozzino" While attending the recent meeting between representatives of various motor clubs with the members of the Competitions Committee of the R.A.C., I could not help being impressed by one...
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Going up Fifteen pence or eighteen pence?—that was the problem that faced the publishers of Motor Sport. As you know, fifteen pence was the figure agreed for Motor Sport, and for three months we have...
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The 1908 Austin Mystery, or the Case of the Abbott Photographs So great has been the interest aroused by the recent correspondence on the 1908 Grand Prix Austins that we are glad to be able to...
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We Hear Barry Eaglesfield is still trying to trace previous owners of his Type 37 Bugatti, engine number 239, chassis number 37389; unfortunately he is confined to bed for some months with lung...
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M.G. v. H.R.G. [This correspondence is closed, but we make exception in the case of this interesting letter from William Loeb, President of the Union Leader Corporation of America, as it naturally...
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On December 6th, Mr. W. M. Couper addressed members of this Club at Edgware, his subject being the 1949 Monte Carlo Rally. The talk was illustrated by a colour film of the Rally and Couper gave his...
The results for the above trial on December 18th were:— Best Performance of the Day.—R. B. Lowe (Dellow). Best Performance Opposite Class.—J. V. S. Brown (H.R.G.). Best Performance Shenstone Club...
Arising out of our road-test of Peter Clark's Le Mans H.R.G. in the last issue, although Eric Thomson's car did not receive a complete overhaul between the Le Mans and Spa races, it did, in fact,...

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