July 1949

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Those Jaguar Records Although they were established rather more than a month ago, those records by a standard 3 1/2-litre XK Jaguar, driven at Jabbeke by R. M. V. Sutton, still rank as a matter of...
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It's a big hill; steep, curving. No chance to take a run at it. Lorries block you to a crawl. Throttle. Brakes. Throttle. It takes the guts out of a car. And out of a driver, too. But not this car;...
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Still More Racing Last month we commented on the large number of races which British enthusiasts can attend this year. As we anticipated, the Ulster Trophy Race, scheduled for August 13th, is...
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Apart from the manufacture of Plexeal resin-bonded gaskets, the Haddenham Engineering Co., Ltd., of Haddenham, Bucks (Tel.: 218) are introducing Lacalex lacquer and solvent which, they claim, enables...
There is a story told that during the desert campaign of the recent war a motor racing enthusiast with the Eighth Army found a tin of Castrol R. He took it back to his headquarters where his mates...
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We will start with a story that has nothing whatsoever to do with motor cars, not even old ones. It concerns, instead, very old bicycles. A Weybridge cinema offered free seats to anyone arriving on a...
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Grand Prix De Bruxelles This Formula II (not "B" as some would have it) race was a battle between the G.P.-type Ferraris with the sports V12 2-litre engines installed, the 1,430-c.c. Simcas, the 2-...
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The paddle-wheel, precursor of the screw propeller, was perhaps seen in its most attractive form in driving the Mississippi stern-wheelers. Those were the craft on which Samuel Clements was pilot,...
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by "Baladeur" The cult of the vintage car is, it would seem, of longer standing than some of us are apt to suppose. Not, of course, that before the days of the Veteran Car Club and the Vintage Sports...
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Joe Fry Breaks Raymond Mays' Long-standing Record by 0.02 sec., with the 1,096-c.c. Freikaiserwagen, in 37.35 sec. Stirling Moss Sets Astonishing Unblown Record of 38.57 sec. in his Cooper J.A.P....
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In connection with the Castrol company's Jubilee, referred to elsewhere, they have issued a very attractive free illustrated booklet of racing and record-breaking successes achieved down the years...
The next Prescott meeting, the eleventh open event, will be held by the Bugatti O.C. on July 17th, starting at 2 p.m. Entries have closed. Classes are the same as usual, except that there is no...
The basic price of the Standard Vanguard saloon, on which a road test report appeared in Motor Sport last month, has been increased while the price of the 2-litre A.C. saloon has been reduced to £982...
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Six Class Records Fall at Bugatti O.C. Club Meeting Prescott really is a pleasant place and never more so than under the ideal conditions which prevailed at the B.O.C. Club meeting on June 12th. As...
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The foregoing report was flown back in an Airspeed "Consul" chartered from Air Enterprises, Ltd., via Air Liaison. The arrival at Le Mans rough, grass airfield was well handled, hut the commemoration...
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R. C. Symondson Wins 48-Mile Final in His 575 Bugatti The first of the Club Meetings at Silverstone took place in perfect weather on June 18th, organised by the Bugatti Owners' Club, and all the fun...
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Chinetti Brings Lord SeIsdon's 2-litre Ferrari in First at Over 82. m.p.h. Delage and Frazer-Nash Second and Third. Heat Takes Heavy Toll, but Six British Cars Finish. Before the war Le Mans was a...
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Shelsley Walsh, Prescott, B.O.C. Meeting Silverstone
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by F. W. Stiles, late Managing Director of Alfa-Romeo British Sales, Ltd. Part II — The Single O.H.C. 1 1/2-litre Model My introduction to the then-new o.h.camshaft Alfa-Romeo followed the arrival...
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We Hear At the recent Melbourne Motor Show, which was Australia's first post-war International motor exhibition, the exhibits included a 1903 MacIntyre Horseless Buggy, the first all-Australian car...
THE STORY OF BROOKLANDS So great has been the demand for Volume 1 of W. Boddy's book that it is temporarily out of print. A second impression will be ready in two to three months time. Meanwhile, a...
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The Vanguard Road Test. Sir, I have just obtained my first copy of Motor Sport and have placed a regular order. Is it possible to obtain a complete set of back numbers? I like your approach to the...
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Following the achievement of the 3 1/2-litre Jaguar car which, in breaking four Belgian speed records in Belgium on May 80th, achieved a speed of 132.6 m.p.h., the following telegram has been...

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