July 1957

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Racing Drivers on Strike The strike of professional racing drivers over starting-money terms is distinctly unpalatable. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the matter, which is discussed in this issue...
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This year the C.& A.Motor Club's annual Motor Gymkhana was held at the "Oval," Caernarvon, not as in previous years on the "Green" at Beaumaris. Run as a part of Caernarvon's "Dairy-Carnival," it...
Premier Award: D. H. Coates. Class I: R. Newman.   Award of Merit: H. Gostling. Class II: J. C. Bugler.  Award of Merit: J. Branson. Class III: P. A. Hunt.   Award of Merit: G. Standley.
The Coupe des Alpes -- the Alpine Rally renamed -- takes place from July 6-11th, starting and finishing at Marseilles. Let us hope that British cars will head several classes in this tough, exacting...
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Latest Version of a Popular British two-litre Sports Model has Commendably High Performance and Excellent Brakes. As regular readers of Motor Sport may remember, we published a full road-test report...
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When we described a visit to the Simca factory in the April issue we remarked that a Simca Aronde Elysee saloon would soon be attacking records at Montlhery. This attack has since successfully...
Engine: Four cylinders. 83 by 92 mm. (1,991 c.c.). Push-rod-operated o.h. valves. 8.5 to 1 compression-ratio. 100 b.h.p. at 4,800 r.p.m. Gear ratios: First, 12.1 to 1; second, 7.4 to 1; overdrive...
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Rhyl & Dist. M.C. Mid-Summer Rally Experts: Blomfield Trophy: E Edwards (VW) "Clean sheet." Jaguar Trophy (navigator's award): Mrs. Edwards. First-Class Awards: J. H. N. Wood (VW) (navigator, J....
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There can be few countries where motoring may be more freely enjoyed, at present, than in South Africa. Petrol is unrationed and costs 2s. 10d. per gallon at the coast. An Austin A50 sells for £730,...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The Second V.S.C.C. Silverstone The Vintage S.C.C. held its second Silverstone Race Meeting of the year on June 15th. It could be termed "sun-top Silverstone" and...
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Cluley light cars were made by Clarke, Cluley & Co., then of Coventry but today a well-known engineering firm in Kenilworth. The firm was founded in 1890 as textile machinists but the post-World-...
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Sir, Two letters in the May issue of Motor Sport interested me very much. You, perhaps others, may be interested to know why? Mr. Peaty on page 241 wonders if anyone now has ever heard of a Valveless...
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With Special Reference to a "Hotted up" Model-T Ford It was in 1914 that my father decided to dispense with the pony-carriage which had served as family transport throughout our schooldays; in its...
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Aston Martin's Greatest Victory Adenau, May 26th. With a race of the nature of the 1,000-kilometres at Nurburgring the practice periods are more in the nature of proving and testing periods than...
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It seems to have become a pleasant habit to have a retinue of vintage and older cars following in the wake of the engines at traction-engine rallies that are now so popular. So it was at the N.T.E.C...
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The Editor Returns -- Temporarily -- To a Car with Water-Radiator, Back Axle and Propeller Shaft and Enjoys Exceptional Performance and Road holding. It was with considerable interest that I went to...
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As a result of the increasing popularity of the Zodiac and Zephyr cars fitted with automatic transmission, the Ford Motor Company Ltd. recently announced a reduction of £10 in the basic price of this...
Motor-racing enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that gramophone records are now available of some of the classical events of the motoring calendar. The first releases are "The Diamond Jubilee...
Iliffe & Sons, Dorset Hse., Stamford Street, S.E.1, have reprinted from The Autocar a series of articles, "Methods of the Experts," covering many aspects of the art of driving (30 pp., 113/5 . in...
Engine: Four cylinders, 63 by 76 mm. (948 c.c.). Push-rod-operated o.h. valves. 8.3-to-1 compression-ratio. 37 b.h.p. at 4,800 r.p.rn. Gear ratios: First, 16.47 to 1; second, 10.80 to 1; third, 6.415...
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The New M.G. Record Car The M.G. in which Moss will attempt to beat Gardner's Class F f.s.mile and km. records at Utah during the middle of August is still to some extent "hush-hush" or off-the...
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Some Notes on the 4.5-litre V8 Maserati Sports Car In the 4.5-litre V8 Maserati sports car the Modena firm would appear to have a world beater, and on all four occasions that this model has been...
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Apart from development work on the 4.5-Iitre sports Maserati there is a great deal more experimental work going on at the Modena works, and by some careful design planning a very full programme...
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The annual race meeting of the 8-Clubs organisation was, as usual, a great success, 13 five-lap races and two ½-hour High-Speed Trials being run off most commendably to time-table. Handicapping was...
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"On the Starting Grid," by Paul Frere. 224 pp., 8¾ in. by 5½ in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 25s.) After a series of standardised textbooks on vintage, Edwardian and...
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Just as a change from motor-racing, and because crowded roads may induce people to combine motoring with flying, we went to the grass aerodrome at Elstree on May 25th, for Elstree Flying Club's Air...
Heavy rain in the morning and a programme confined to sports-car races produced only thin support on Bank Holiday Monday. The seven-lap Closed Car Handicap saw saloons really pressing on. A system of...
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By G. R. G. Berwick In 1912 a chassis by the French engineer Sizaire was fitted with a body by F. W. Berwick & Company in London; the first Sizaire-Berwick had been made. The Sizaire brothers,...
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Only last April I was writing about the growing interest in Grand Prix racing and how Formula 1 events were filling the calendar thick and fast. I pointed out how the Classic events were assured and...
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Alvis Day organised by the Alvis Owner Club in conjunction with the Alvis Register had a record crowd this year. More than 200 car owners and a total of over 400 people, from far and near, attended....
The formation of the American Vintage Sports Car Club was announced recently after a series of preliminary meetings in New York. This club has been formed to fill an existing gap in the organisations...
The Night Navigational Rally held on June 8th-9th, the winner of which received the Nocturnal Trophy, was won by L. Warren (Vauxhall) with 900 penalty marks; second N. M. Lobley (A 35) with 1,540...
In the May issue we referred to some excellent mirrored table mats depicting vintage cars. These are now available in a new set of six, illustrating in colour six cars of distinction, i.e., 30/98...
Colebri cigarette lighters (surely Colebri once made a car?) to appeal to race-goers are offered by Andrew Barley, Ltd., 2, Park Street, Croydon, Surrey. The cases depict circuit-maps in authentic...
A Committee of representatives of some of the leading sporting motor clubs in the country has met many times to discuss Motor Racing Marshals Club business. The Committee at present consists of...
The West Essex Car Club will hold film shows on July 3rd and 8th with Noggin and Natter sessions on July 10th and 24th at the "Three Jolly Wheelers," Woodford Bridge, and at Abridge Aerodrome on July...
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Formula II Lotus and Cooper Teams with Twin-cam-engine Cars Fight for Leading Places Warmer weather arrived on June 9th for the B.R.S.C.C. meeting at Brands Hatch when drivers and spectators alike...
Archie Scott-Brown Drives Brilliantly to Win Unlimited Sports-Car Race at 75.50 m.p.h. And so to the Crystal Palace on Whit Monday, June 10th, for a further programme of motor racing organised by the...
Kenning Manufacturing Company, 103, Dawlish Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham 29, apparently realise that our readers like to drive round corners as quickly as is practicable, because they have sent us for...
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N.B. -- Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport  does not necessarily associate itself with them. -- Ed. That Car Again Sir, Perhaps you would like to publish the fact that...
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VW versus Morris 1000 Sir, Your correspondents in the VW v. Morris Minor 1000 issue seem to have missed the point in their comparisons, especially so far as over here is concerned. It is not so much...
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The next qualifying race to count towards the Motor Sport Handicap Trophy is the Aston Martin Owners' Club race meeting at Silverstone on July 13th. The meeting begins at 11.30 p.m. The competitions...
The Eastern Region of this club has agreed to run, on behalf of the Dagenham Borough Council, a Concours d'Elegance in connection with the Dagenham Town Council Show to be held on Sunday, July 14th,...
Catterick Speed Hill-Climb always attracts a large entry and plenty of spectators. On Whit-Sunday, this year, 3,000 people watched the entry of 85 cars make their two runs up the hill. The course was...
Fiat 600 Tyre Wear Sir, Referring to the correspondence on this subject in your May issue, may I add the following comments. My Fiat 600 was purchased new in October 1955 and has now done 21,500...
The latest "Roads Matter," beautifully produced and illustrated publication of the B.R.F., concerns itself with N.E. England. It puts a very strong plea for a proper trunk-road system in Durham and...

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