July 1958

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BRITISH SUPREMACY IN GRAND PRIX RACING It is immodest to blow one's own trumpet but the supremacy which Britain has attained in Grand Prix racing should be acknowledged. It does not seem so long ago...
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ECURIE ECOSSE attempts at completing the treble were dashed when both their Jaguars retired with piston failure during the first 30 minutes. Moss dominated the race at the start, until the engine of...
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Brooks Wins at Last SPA, BELGIUM, June 15th. AFTER spending a great deal of money last year rebuilding the pits and paddock and modifying the circuit considerably, easing corners, removing bumps,...
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When it was all over many people wondered when the real race was going to start, feeling that 1 hr. 37 min. could not have seen the running of the Grand Prix of Europe. If the F.I.A. go on...
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ACCIDENTS are never pleasant things at the best of times and are always to be avoided, but the law of averages in motor racing insists that accidents must happen sometime; so that when they do it is...
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At Beaulieu on June 1st the Fiat Register held their Navigational Run and Driving Tests, first run in the 1938 Inter-Register Contest between the Alvis 12/50, Fiat, Humber and Sunbeam S.T.D....
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The Editor Experiences another Contrast, Driving in Succession a 1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III and a 1958 Fiat 600 LAST month it so happened that on the same day I drove the latest Ford Thunderbird...
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Engine : Twelve cylinders. 82.5 by 114 mm. (7,338 c.c.) in 60-deg. vee formation. Push-rod-operated o.h. valves. 6.0-to-1 compression-ratio. Approximately 170 b.h.p. at 3,500 r.p.m. Gear ratios:...
Engine : Four cylinders, 60 by 56 mm. (633 c.c.). Push-rod o.h. valves. 7.0-to-1 compression-ratio. 21.5 b.h.p. at 4.600 r.p.m. Gear ratios : First, 18.2 to 1; second, 10.05 to 1; third, 7.16 to 1;...
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An Easy Win for Behra and Porsche Rouen FRANCE, June 8th. ALTHOUGH the meeting at Rouen this year, on the magnificent circuit of Les Essarts, had the air of a Silverstone club meeting, it saw the...
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MORE incidents: arising from bad or over-ambitious driving were seen at this meeting than for some time past, commencing in practice when Mrs. Bloxham damaged her Aston Martin DB3S against the...
One hardly likes to contemplate how far Behra would have been ahead if he had been driving a works RSK Porsche instead of a private RS. Reports on the practice accident to Flockhart that appeared in...
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THE GLASS FIBRE PEERLESS A party was held at the. Distillers' Sports Club, East Moesley, on June 19th, for the purpose of displaying the latest Peerless Gran Turismo, this Triumph TR3-engined four-...
A Ford Anglia, driven by R. Stead and P. Moore, and a Ford Escort, driven by J. Cooke and D. Keeping, attempted to average. 50 m.p.h. from London (Westminster Bridge) to Rome. in connection with a...
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The London Motor Club has just announced that Ian Mackenzie and Ron Carradine will be joint Clerks of the Course for this year's London Rally. It is interesting to note that both Mackenzie and...
PRACTISE day at Shelsley Walsh for the National Speed Hill-Climb, organised by the Midland A. C. promised well for conditions were dry and A. E. Marsh recorded 35.5 sec., well under the existing...
The 8-Clubs' organisation had a big and extremely varied entry for its annual Silverstone Meeting, which included high-speed trials and a dozen races. The cream of 750 Formula cars was up at Oulton...
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British G.P. Cars Sweep the Board ZANDVOORT, May 26th (Whit Monday). THE last time that a Grand Prix was held at Zandvoort was in 1955, the year that Mercedes-Benz conquered all the opposition, and...
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Held on the Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this sports car meeting saw a further clash between Lister, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Jaguar unlimited capacity sports ears. The Ecurie Ecosse entered...
As most of the entry had come direct from Monte Carlo the week before there was little change to be seen, though Vanwalls had reverted to their long tapering noses and Moss drove VW10, Brooks VW7 and...
The National Benzole Company Ltd. ask us to point out that their well-known books in "Our National Heritage" series are supplied free to those who apply for them. They are beautifully produced books...
When Graham Hill came running into the pits on lap 22 we thought for a moment that he had the Lotus single-seater under his arm ! With the large and heavy Graham in a Lotus and "pea-sized " Lewis-...
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Aston Martin Pull off Another Brilliant Win ADENAU, June 1st. THE annual sports-car race over 44 laps of the tortuous Nurburgring once again counted for points in the Manufacturers' Championship and...
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The Ferrari driven by von Trips/Gendebien was the car used by Hawthorn at Silverstone on May 4th, the V6 Dino engine being replaced by a V12 Testa Rossa engine, still with the gearbox attached to the...
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ONE of the most potent Allards in the world and three of the most interesting cars of this make in one stable are the property of Mr. Eric Alexander of Worthing. The fastest of the trio is a...
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THE B.A.R.C. Whitsun Goodwood Meeting produced a pleasing variety of racing but rain in the morning emphasised that something really should be done about the Paddock quagmire— and we understand...
Two new Dinky Toys car miniatures are available, a Sunbeam Rapier (either in cream and chrome yellow or in two shades of blue) and an Austin A30 (in turquoise blue or stone). The Rapier is the Series...
J. Bryan wins at nearly 134 m.p.h. Qualifying speeds for this year's 500-mile race were remarkably close and there was a speed-differential of less than 4 m.p.h. between the first and thirty-third...
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A Section Devoted to Old Car Matters FIRST Cassandra of the Daily Mirror and now Nancy Spain in the B.B.C. "Woman's Hour"—both lauding the old cars. As far as we are concerned, the more the merrier...
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NO. 5 - THE CUBITT RECENT letters in "Vintage Postbag" about the Cubitt brought in our mail the following amusing letter from the son of the gentleman who was largely responsible for this make of car...
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Sir, I was most interested to read of the Gibbons, under the heading of "Fragments on Forgotten Makes," as I did quite a lot of my youthful motoring on one of these cars. My late father who was a...
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An eagle-eyed reader in Hitchin draws our attention to two advertisements which appeared in a contemporary Weekly during May. In one of these, inserted by Mintex, a smiling young lady sits at the...
In connection with recent references to Trojans we dropped two minor clangers. Miss Woodhouse, who spoke at the Trojan D.C. dinner, tested Trojans not 50 but 30 years ago ! In is letter from the late...
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An Appraisal of the Fiat Millecento FROM the vast Fiat industrial empire in Turin comes the Fiat 1100, one of the world's brighter family cars. On the very day when President Giovanni Gronchi and his...
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Driving Tests 1920-1932 Class : W. E. Edgar (12/60).1933-1939 Class: N. D. Routledge (Speed Twenty Special).Post-War Class: R. E. Brealey (TC/2100).Concours d’Elegance 1920-1932 Class : W. E. Edgar...
In response to the very heavy demand, a further half-million copies of Dunlop's Road Safety game for children have been sent by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents to road safety...
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TAKING time off in Stuttgart recently, I called at the Porsche factory and visited the racing department to have a closer look at the RSK Spyder models, for when you see these cars at race meetings...
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" 'The Autocar ' Road Teets-1958." 127 pp., 11 5/8 in. by 8¾ in. soft covers (Iliffe & Sons, Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. 7s. 6d.) After issuing an interim reprint of their...
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N.B. – Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and “Motor Sport” does not necessarily associate itself with them. – Ed. “PETROL, PETROL EVERYWHERE. . . “ Sir, Just reading Editorial re...
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A Visit to Solihull to Study the Manufacturing Methods Applied to a Popular British Quality Car SINCE we road-tested the Rover 90 (see MOTOR SPORT for September, 1956) and drove a Rover 105S to Monza...
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The Forces Motoring Club will this year be running its highly popular Bordon Driving Tests on July 27th, and not as previously announced July 20th. This is a closed event open only to Forces M.C....

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