July 1954

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Matters Of Moment ... Page 351 The Withdrawl Of Austin Healey ... Page 353 The B.A.R.C. Whistun Meeting ... Page 354 Les Vingt Quatre Heures Du Mans, 1954 ... Page 355 Rumblings ... Page 360...
Ancient versus Modern The M.C.C.'s Commemoration Edinburgh Run which started from the G.P.O., London, on May 21st, resulted in only three retirements out of 48 starters. Those who retired consisted...
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By withdrawing their entries shortly before the Le Mans race and announcing their intention of withdrawing from European sports car races Austin-Healey called forth considerable criticism. The French...
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Chimay, June 6th. With all the Grand Prix regulars at Rome, Prince Bira had a comparatively easy time at Chimay, though Andre Pilette tried hard to beat the Maserati with his 2 1/2-litre Gordini. As...
Mary Hill, writing in the Radio Times of June 14th: "No industry can progress without the stimulus of the challenge to produce the best when it is demanded, and fashion needs its Royal Ascots, just...
Peter Collins Makes Fastest Lap, at 93.3 m.p.h., in the Thinwall Ferrari, Outclassing the B.R.Ms. Bicknell's Revis Runs Away with the 15-lap 500-c.c. Race. Jimmy Stewart's Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar Wins...
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A Battle Between Brute Force and Science Le Mans (Sarthe), June 13th Almost every year the approach of the 24-hour recent Le Mans is heralded by great fanfares of trumpets and the promise that this...
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In offering our sincere condolences to Hawthorn on the loss of his father, which expression of sympathy will be endorsed by every one of our readers, we have to record that our leading G.P. driver is...
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At Aintree The opening race meeting at Aintree saw Stirling Moss back in winning form and Duncan-Hamilton going at his very quick best very in his sports Jaguar. As the main event was for Formale...
From the pleasant town of Cheltenham the local motor club, ably guided by W. Dembowski, held its annual fuel economy contest, this year elevated to International status, on June l9th/20th. There were...
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Fangio in Fine Form for Maserati Spa. June 20th. With the cancellation of the Dutch Grand Prix the first round of the World Championship in Europe was the Belgian race on the very fast circuit at...
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What Has Happened, Queries the Editor, to the Under-1,100-c.c., Lightweight, Inexpensive Cars in this Category? It is an astonishing fact that in spite of the enthusiasm for motor sport prevailing...
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June 6th. The 12-hour race on the triangular circuit at Hyeres on the south coast of France, near Toulon, saw quite a number of British competitors taking part, amongst whom were Abecassis/Gaze with...
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Stirling Moss Drives Impeccably to Win B.A.R.C. "Daily Telegraph" 100-mile "Aintree 200" and 30-mile 500-c.c. Race. Duncan-Hamilton's Jaguar Beats the Rest in the Sports-Car Race. Lap Record 81.82 m....
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On May20th a happy occasion at the Hawker aerodrome at Dunsfold was a demonstration by the G.Q. Parachute Co.. Ltd., of Woking, of their retractable brake parachute, towed by the Napier-Railton...
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by Rob Walker (Continued from the June issue) We arrived just in time for lunch at our hotel, Harder Hall, which is situated on the edge of Sebring, between two lakes and the golf course, and it has...
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The weekend of May 22nd-23rd saw a wide variety of motoring events taking place on the International Calendar. At Bari, in the south of Italy, Froilan Gonzalez recorded his third successive Formula I...
After being without it for 4 1/2 months we put a well-known sports two-seater back on the read for the journey to the Daily Express Silverstone Meeting. However, the ride on the secondary roads which...
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Dagenham's Latest Small Car, the Least-Expensive 70-m.p.h. Saloon on the Market, Which Should Make a Good Rally Car, Handles Well, has Excellent Acceleration and Represents Exceedingly Good Value for...
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This meeting was notable for the fact that it was the first time that racing cars of Formule Libre class had raced at Brands Hatch — and I hope we see much more of it, as the battle between...
It is obvious, from this article "Idiot's Delight" in the May 21st issue of Truth that Bernard Levin dislikes stock-car racing. We are glad to note that he states: "Stock-car racing is to ordinary...
The Midlands Motoring Enthusiasts' Club ran off its sixth annual Silverstone meeting to schedule on Whit-Saturday, with a programme of scratch and handicap 5, 6, 8 and 10-lap races for sports and...
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Nurburgring, May 23rd. The annual Eifelrennen meeting on the Nurburgring track in Western Germany saw events for sports cars and Formula III cars, as well as motor-cycle races and a vast entry...
St. Etienne, May 16th. With all the Grand Prix activity concentrated on Silverstone, the Continent saw a relatively quiet weekend and the Automobile Club du Forez Organised their hill-climb for...
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(May 29th-30th The Bol d'Or must surely be one of the few remaining races that has not changed its character with the passage of time, for it has always been a miniature Le Mans for the private owner...
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Marimon has his First Grand Prix Win Castelfusano, June 6th. Every weekend in the summer months the populace of Rome go to the Mediterranean coast to the holiday resort of Ostia, and as most of them...
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The score to date is: A. J. Nurse, 12 points; R. C. R. March, 10 points; G. H. G. Burton, 7 points; Sir T. Bevor, 4 points; R. H. B. Mason, 2 points; R. Gammon, 1 point. The next round will be the M....
The W.E.C.C. meeting at the Norfolk circuit provided a day of exciting racing and also the best weather of the Whitsun holiday. Roy Salvadori's six drives brought him the reward of four firsts, one...
In the 1954 Coronation Safari, a very tough 2,000-mile competition run at speed over indifferent roads and sponsored by the East African Standard, the first five places in Class A and the Team Prize...
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British Long-Distance Races Wanted Sir, It seems to me that the main reason for the unwillingness of continental firms to enter the International events run in this country is the sort of racing in...
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Per Ardua M.C. The Club's first event since being affiliated to the R.A.C. was held on May 23rd and took the form of a series of driving tests staged at the Slough Trading Estate. Despite somewhat...
R. = Restricted Event. C. = Closed Event. C.I. = Invitation Event. N. = National Event. I. = International Event. 3rd. — Tunbridge Wells M.C. Rally, Tunbridge Wells. C.I. Veteran C.C. of G.B. Rally...
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A Case For Alcohol Sir, The very best news that the car owners have had lately is that the Cleveland Co. have at long last been able to put on the market and made available all over Britain an...
This meeting, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, is for sports cars and Formula Ill racing cars and is being held by the Welsh Motor Racing Club (Swansea), Ltd., at the Fairwood Racing Circuit near...

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