January 1953

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Mercedes win in Mexico The great victory of Mercedes-Benz in the recent arduous Mexican road race is significant news. It will be remembered that in 1951 this Mexican race, then an exciting...
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In dealing with the trend of design among racing car builders it should first be established where design finishes and where improvisation begins. Naturally, no hard and fast line can be drawn but...
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London M.C. Gloucester Trial (December 6th) Provisional Results: Gloucester Challenge Cup (best performance of the day) —E. J. Chandler (1172 Chandler), 47 marks gained. Thomas Challenge Cup (next...
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The 1952 R.A.C. Trials Championship was contested over a sporting course at Gandalo Camp, Catterick, in Yorkshire, by kind permission of the War Department. The rocky ways were muddy rather than...
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By F. Ivan Carr (Continued from the December issue) Two days before war broke out I was in London, it was all too obvious that the end of peace was just round the corner and there was talk of the...
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Stirling Moss, Leslie Johnson John Cutts and David Humphrey deserve the congratulations of all who imagine they are fast drivers, for getting a new Humber Super Snipe through fifteen European...
Sir, I am interested in your illustration of the Daimler with the beer-bottle body, as I was employed, in a very minor capacity, in the building of the first job on these lines. This was for...
Tim Carson, Secretary of the Vintage S.C.C. has changed his address. It is now: Brook's Cottage, Bishop's Green, near Newbury, Berkshire (tel: Headley (Newbury) 218). The Club was able to announce in...
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By "Carrozzino" While simmering by the fire with the Editor recently he expressed the opinion that he really knew little about the present-day motor-cycle and should he ever feel the urge to acquire...
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By "Baladeur" "I am able to present my readers this month with a genuine curiosity of motoring."  Thus wrote a contributor to World's Work in December 1903, and I agree so thoroughly with his...
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Garages de France For those who enjoy Continental motoring a French publication entitled "Garages de France" will be a useful companion to the inevitable "Guide Michelin." Giving a complete list of...
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We hear... The Foy steel light car, referred to last month, has been broken up, but a new crop of  "discoveries" comes from Norfolk. These include a Rugby tourer, a 12-h.p. Belsize four-seater, a...
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Sir, I feel, very, strongly, that Ian, Stewart has not been given the credit he deserves for winning the over 1,500-c.c. sports-car race at Charterhall.  Without exception, every account I have read...
Hispano history During the year 1950 Kent Karslake wrote up the marque Hispano-Suiza in Motor Sport, and subsequently we had quite a discussion in these pages about the valve gear of certain pre-I914...
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A High-Efficiency 2-litre Saloon Possessing Outstanding Qualities of Performance, Comfort and Control. Driving an Epicurean Pleasure in this Near-Perfect Car for the Connoisseur. Under wintry ...
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2-1/4-litre Saloon with "Over-Square" Engine Provides Effortless and Comfortable 70 m.p.h. Travel and is a Pleasure to Drive Having taken a Ford Consul up to Charterhall and back for the excellent...
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N.B.  Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport  does not necessarily associate itself with them.  -- Ed.   The Poske stir-up Sir, I hope manufacturers take heed of Mr. Poske...

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