July 1955

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Matters of Moment ... Page 371 Fixtures for July ... Page 372 Les Vingt Quatre Heures Du Mans, 1955 … Page373 The Rootes Group and Competition Motoring … Page 378 Return to Steam ... Page382...
Le Mans The tragic accident involving so many spectators which happened in the early stages of this year's Le Mans 24-Hour Sports-Car Race at Sarthe calls for a strong and heartfelt expression of...
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Sir, May I be permitted to thank Denis Jenkinson for writing and Motor Sport for printing the report on Stirling Moss' epic drive in the Mille Miglia-what a superb piece of motor-racing journalism it...
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The Best Becomes the Worst Le Mans (Sarthe), June 12th The Le Mans 24-hour race gave promise of being a gigantic battle this year, and on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the race the cars were...
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In ideal conditions the B.A.R.C. ran off its 19th Members' Meeting at Goodwood on June 18th. Tommy Sopwith, starting with a nil-score in the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy contest, soared...
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An Interview with Norman Garrad, Competition and Sales Manager of Sunbeam Limited, about the Lessons Learned and the Successes Achieved in Competition Events, with Special Reference to the Arduous...
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Sir, I thought you might be interested in the list of cars purchased through the United States Air Force Post Exchange at Manston R.A.F. Station, Kent. American servicemen stationed in the United...
On June 11th a very big crowd assembled at Appleford for the National Traction Engine Rally. This picturesque event was held at Mr. Napper's Bridge Farm, which luckily possesses an enormous field,...
Giving data about the racing at the popular Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, a booklet "This Thing Motor Raving" has been published by Riches and Sear, Ltd., Quidenham, Norwich, for 1s., or 1s. 3d....
Sir, I was interested to see the name Hudlass appear in "Rumblings." your issue April, 1955, and to learn of the reader who encountered a small two-door coupé with bull-nose radiator bearing a Union...
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Duncan Hamilton (D-type Jaguar) Wins 21-Lap Johnson's Challenge Trophy Race A sun drenched Whit Monday rendered the B.A.R.C. International (sic) Goodwood Meeting, which, a vintage-car race apart, was...
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Sir, Looking back through some old issues of Motor Sport, I found (in the December, 1952, number) an illustration of a rather fine 2-litre Crossley. The caption stated: . . . a 1931 model, actually a...
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Sir, I was greatly intrigued by the article in Motor Sport for April, "Motoring in Fiction." But, sir, what about motoring songs? There have been some quite famous ones, and I have acquired a few on...
Bad weather cleared at Snetterton in time not to spoil the West Essex C.C. racing on Whit Saturday, which consisted of nine short, snappy events. The 10-lap Formula III race made the fans sit up,...
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”Targa Florio,” by W. F. Bradley. 164 pp., 5 ½ in. by 8 ½ in. G. T. Foulis & Co., Ltd., 7, Milford Lane, Strand, London, W.C.2. 15s.) Having originated the idea of devoting a book to a classic...
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The Phoenix Sports Car The Cairo Motor Company announces a new Egyptian sports-racing car, to be known as the Phoenix 150 SR. The car has been built to the design of Raymond Flower, managing...
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A Demonstration of High Speed Driving Spa, June 5th. The Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, who organise the Grand Prix on the hilly and wooded Spa-Francorchamps circuit, invariably prefer a small...
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Oulton Park circuit is becoming a popular rendezvous for club race meetings. This year the Bentley D.C., N. Staffs M.C., the Lancashire & Cheshire C.C. and the V.S.C.C. have held such meetings,...
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Le Mans 24 Hour Race Dutch Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix Whitsun Racing at Goodwood, Snetterton, Brands Hatch and Crystal Palace Top left: Production Car. — The Triumph TR2 of Dickson/Sanderson...
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Most of the 500-c.c. ace drivers were present and one or two interesting new cars arrived; the 1,200-c.c. class contained the varying types of Ford-engined machines which were competing against the...
The fine weather continued over Whit Monday for another of the B.R. & S.C.C. meetings held this time at the Crystal Palace circuit. The four-hour programme included the same types of event as...
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The Fiat New 1,100 Provides Excellent Performance, Spaciousness, Quality and Economy On the Continent, where motorists are discerning, the Tipo 103 Fiat New 1,100 has an excellent reputation and a...
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The annual Eight-Clubs race meeting at Silverstone opened with two high-speed trials, racing commencing after lunch. The 750 Formula race saw Rees' car pass Stanley's inside at Woodcote in spite of...
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Whitsun. The number of motor races being held in Europe increases every year and at Whitsuntide this year things reached a complete impasse, for there were five events of equal importance due to be...
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S.T.D. Register The Sunbeam S.T.D. Register held a successful Talbot Rally at Seaford on May 29th, organised by Mr. R. Bilby, which was attended by the Talbot designer Georges Roesch. After a picnic...
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The past month saw the motor-racing world receive two very great setbacks. First there was the tragic death of Alberto Ascari, one of the greatest drivers of the present age, if not of all time, and...
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Alvis 12/50 Register: R. H. Johnson, 399, Ley Street, Ilford, Essex. Bull-Nose Morris Club: E. A. Ferguson, 14/15, Magdalen Street, Oxford. British Salmson Club: J. L. Cope, Sandelbowe, 62,...
Production Touring Cars up to 1,000 c.c.: P. S. Hughes, (D.K.W. Sonderklassej1,000-1,600 c.c.: T. J. McGee (Fiat 1,100)1,600-2400 c.c.: R. Crawford (Riley 2 1/2)Over 2,600 c.c..: R. W. Woolaway (...
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Fangio and Moss Demonstrate Another Tidy Grand Prix Zandvoort, June 19th. The surface of the pleasant little 4.193-kilometre Zandvoort circuit having been put into good shape, the K.N.A.C. were...
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NB.-Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them. — Ed. The Motor Car In Fiction Sir, Your interesting article "The Motor Car...
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This year's East African Rally or Safari lived up to its reputation as a tough event, the 2,500-mile route varying from sun-baked, dusty, corrugated main roads to muddy by-ways calling for chains to...

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