July 1951

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THE R.A.C. 1st INTERNATIONAL RALLY OF GREAT BRITAIN In the past we have been cynical of rallies in this country as a real test of driver and car or as a worthwhile event for experienced competitors....
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The N.W. London M.C. is organising a Rally on September 14th—15th, starting in N. London, going into Wales, embracing altogether some 500 miles, and finishing on the Saturday evening, in London. It...
Crook and Hawthorn Lead on Points for "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy THE nine races for sports cars at Goodwood on June 16th provided much of interest, although entries were a bit depleted...
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THE Swiss G.P. held on the Bremgarten circuit at Berne was the first clash between the "works" Alfa-Romeos and Ferraris, and it was clearly seen in the practice periods that neither equipe were...
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THE Belgian Grand Prix, run over 36 laps of the magnificent Francorchamps circuit, giving the full 500 kilometrea that is usual for a Classic event, was packed full of drama and interest. After the...
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ALVIS cars, from the advent of the original "10/30'' in 1920, have always had a fine reputation, and much interest still exists in the pre-war models. The writer has owned five "12/50"s, a " 12/60,"...
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Parnell (Maserati) and Dunham (Alvis) the other I.O.M. Winners THIS year's I.O.M. British Empire Trophy Race of the B.R.D.C. was a sports-car race, another in the round of these interesting contests...
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"YOU'RE not going off without putting some water in ?" The voice was that of a driver who had just brought the Press Sunbeam-Talbot down from Coventry to Devonshire House for me to take away and do...
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There were 144 entries as we close for press, including many very interisting specimens. Among them were an 1898 Empress Tricycle driven by spur gears, singie speed, a 1902 Zedei 211 c.c. driven by...
This is open to Bentley, Bugatti, M.G., Lagonda, 750, S.U.N.B.A.C. and V.S.C.C. Clubs besides the promoting club.  There will be seven events, including a Handicap Relay Race for the David Brown Cup...
by "CARROZZINO" AT the spring conference of the F.I.M., held in Stockholm, sixteen countries were represented and the position of the new President of the Federation went, by vote, to Monsieur A....
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R.S.A.C. NINTH SCOTTISH RALLY (May 14th-18th) This 726-mile event attracted 75 starters and was yet another demonstration of the prowess of the XK 120 Jaguar in the hands Of an experienced driver,...
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The International Ulster Trophy Races at Dundrod on June 2nd were graced by the presenee of H.M. the Queen and Prinecess Margaret, and the News of the World had supported the Ulster A.C. by providing...
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New Lancia Any car which finishes the Mille Miglia race can be considered a pretty good automobile. And that Bracco's saloon Lancia came in second to Villoresi's 4.1-litre Ferrari in this year's...
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The Guernsey M.C. and L.C.C. will be glad to help visiting motorists and welcome them to its events, which include the Val des Terres hill-climb on August 6th, a gymkhana on August 23rd, and racing...
THE high-speed test which the 229 starters in the R.A.C. Rally had to take at Silverstone on June 4th was one of the most instructive and entertaining sights imaginable. The cars were called upon to...
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INDIANAPOLIS, May 31st. A STARTLING series of mechanical breakdowns was the outstanding feature of this year's 500-mile race. Of the 33 starters, only eight were on the track when Lee Wallard, the...
We have received this letter which is self-explanatory:— Sir, I have been permitted by the Air Ministry to form a committee to consider and submit proposals for the formation of a motoring...
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1. CHANTELOUP, 1898-1900 THE history of Motor racing on the grand scale, the tales of the town-to-town races, of the Gordon Bennett contests, of the Grands Prix, the Targa Florio and the Tourist...
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Sir, In the March issue of Motor Sport I read with very great interest the letter from Mr. J. B. Holmes, of the South African R.A.C., and I agree with him entirely. It was indeed a Scandalous state...
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Vintage enthusiasts generally are against modifying vintage cars. But sometimes an impecunious enthusiast craves improved performance, yet can only afford an elderly chassis. So, keeping an open mind...
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RACING CARS IN MINIATURE, by Rex Hays. (Percival Marshall, 23, Great Gwen Street, W.C.2, 7s. 6d., 93 pp.)This is an excellent little work for model makers and should give even the novice much...
At the Formula II race over the small circuit at Aix-le-Bain, in France, the H.W.M. team covered themselves in glory and upheld the magnificent record so far attained this season by the "equipe." As...
Amended and fuller results. 1st: J. M. Fangio (Alfa-Romeo), 2 hr. 7 min. 53.6 sec., 89.11 m.p.h.; 2nd: P .Taruffi (Ferrari, 4 1/2-litre), 2 hr. 8 min. 48.9 sec.; 3 rd. G. Farina (Alfa-Romeo), 2 hr. 9...
THE Eight Clubs' Organisation held a very successful Silverstone Race Meeting on June 2nd, ably organised by Barclay-Inglis. Two One-hour High-Speed Trials and ten races over the sensible distance of...
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OPEN CHALLNGE RACE (Heat 1). J. N. Cooper (Cooper-Norton) 64.44 m.p.h.; Heat 2: R. M. Dryden (J.B.S.-Norton), 62.96 m.p.h.; Heat 3: D. H. R. Gray (Cooper-J.A.P.) 53.51 sec.; Heat 4: D. Parker (J.B.S...
A British victory at Le Mans! Thanks to William Lyons for building the new Type “C” XK 120 Jaguar, to Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead for driving one to a brilliant victory, and to Stirling Moss for...
This attracted a fine entry, and resulted in excellent racing.  V. J. Hern's 1926 Amilcar Six won the eight-lap 1908 G.P. Itala Trophy Race, hotly pursued by Sam Clutton's famous V12 Delage, which,...
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CALLING on Michael May the other day we were invited to take a short drive in his, or more correctly his mother's, 1929 3-litre AM 80 Hotchkiss saloon. This one-owner car carries its years well. The...
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MALCOLM CAMBELL, by Lady Dorothy Campbell. (Hutchinson & Co., Stratford Place, W.1. 262 pp. 21s) This is an absorbing, detailed account of the life of the late Sir Malcolm Campbell by one of his...
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WE HEAR Two Hillman Fourteen tourers, circa 1929, were seen parked together in Bucks recently. Barry Eglesfleld has acquired a 12-h.p. Invicta. Peter Waring has disposed of his well-known Alvis and...
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ON December 13th last year I went. down to Malvern to collect a Morgarn "4/4". Not until the little blue two-seater was handed over--a pair of those, excellent Blumel number-plates bolted on—did I...
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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 SPORTS CAR HOUR Sir, With reference to the "sports car hour." Are...
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Motorists who visit the South Bank Exhibition during the Festival of Britain will be interested to see the familiar garage lift performing an unfamiliar duty. Four lifts are being used, in the "...
Export orders for Allard road cars recieved during the first three months of 1951 exceeded the total sent abroad during the whole of the previous year. Although the tremendous growth in overseas...

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