June 1937

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Vol. XIII, No. 7 Avus Races, I. O. M. T.T. and Shelsley Walsh June, 1937 LAND — A1P_ — WATER, SIXPENCE MONTHLY
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CONTENTS• ••■••••■41, Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb ... Vintage Sports Car Club ••• Mercedes Uber Alles ••• I. of Iff.'.T.T.‘••• ••• ltpitre H.R.G., The'... ••• ••• ••• ••• 1/II• • •• ••• ••• • • • 244...
MATTERS OF MOMENT In many ways the Competitions Department of the Royal Automobile Club does very excellent work. It organises our most important racing-car race in the Isle of Man, our most...
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E.R.A. AND THE SUNSHINE AT SHELSLEY RAYMOND MAYS'S NEW RECORD. A SPLENDIDLY ORGANISED MEETING. Perhaps Leslie Wilson's luck has changed, for with the commencement of the new timing methods at...
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THE BRISTOL SPEED TRIALS FASTEST TIME OF THE DAY BY AUSTIN Sprint events are almost as popular now as in the " good old days" for, if they are not held quite so frequently, nearly every meeting...
VINTAGE SPORTS-CAR CLUB LITTLESTONE SPEED TRIALS ON MAY 22nd On May 22nd the Vintage people held speed trials for the second time on that remarkable stretch of private road at Littlestone. A half-...
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MERCEDES ITBER ALLES ASTOUNDING SPEEDS IN THE AVUSRENNEN : C. F. C. MARTIN (F.R.A.) WINS 1,500 c.c. RACE FOR ENGLAND God Save the King I 880,000 Germans stood rigid with right arms uplifted in salute...
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E.R.A. CARS DOMINATE BRITAIN'S MOST IMPORTANT RACE "BIRA " WINS IN THE I.O.M. AT 70.69 m.p.h.—E.R.A.s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th In practice for the R.A.C. I.O.M. 11-litre race the fastest laps went...
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THE SO MILE RACE AT SOUTHPORT Those who were up at Southport last year for the 100-Mile Race must have noticed the excellent showing of J. W. Bilmand's home-brewed J.W.B., with Riley engine. Now, in...
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BRIEF SPECIFICATION Engine : Four cylinders, bore 69 mm., stroke 100 m.m., capacity 1,497 c.c. R.A.C. rating 11.9 h.p. 58 b.h.p. Tax £9. Push-rod o.h.v. Twin S.U. carburetters. Magneto Ignition. 7 to...
THE 11 LITRE H.R.G. AN AMAZING CAR WITH POWERFUL ACCELERATION, AND AN IDEAL TRIALS CAR There are certain cars which appeal to the enthusiast from the very first, when he reads their specification,...
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etta /1.4 KENT AND SUSSEX L.C.C. The first of the 1937 series of the always excellent Lewes speed trials was held on May 8th. Spectators arrived in plenty, many specials were being exercised and...
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he Editor invites Club Secretaries to send details of their fixtures, sporting and sociallorpubhcation in these columns.
THE FUTURE OF THE 500-MILE RACE In our April issue we commentt d upon the fate and future of the 500-Min Race at Brooklands, which for various rtasons has suffered from declining entries of recent...
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THE CONAN-DOYLES' 12-CYLINDER 11-LITRE DELAGE 2 A MODIFIED 1925 GRAND PRIX CAR FOR 1937 EVENTS. L.M.B. FRONT INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION. Richard Seaman's remarkable successes with the ten-year-old 1j-...
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HIGH SPEEDS Sir, In your February issue I was interested and amused to read a letter from a Mr. A. W. Thompson of Melbourne wherein he commented upon the performance of the -blown 41 Bentley and made...
A CORRECTION Sir, Your list of lap records for British road or semi-road circuits on page 237 of the May number is now out of date in one instance. The Brooklands Mountain circuit record has been...
ON GETTING INTO THE GAME Sir, I read with interest the article "On Getting Into the Game" in the May issue Of MOTOR SPORT. One point, however, I think your contributor omitted. The best school of...
* * * Sir, In recent diScussions with some of my friends on the matter of balancing of crankshafts a point has arisen which perhaps you might clarify. As we are aware, a car's crankshaft, especially...
SORRY! We notice in your article for the Coronation Trophy Race, in the May issue of MOTOR SPORT on page 200, the following words are included. . . and shortly afterwards Mays retired with serious...
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* * Sir, I should like to point out two errors which appeared in the table of lap records on page 237 of the May issue of MOTOR SPORT. Firstly, the lap record for the Brooklands Mountain Circuit to...
* * * A NEW COMPANY Sir, We are writing to inform you that we have considered it advisable, in the interests of our numerous customers, to separate entirely the racing department from the ordinary...
AN INTERESTING HYBRID Sir, I enclose some snapshots of my " hybrid " which may be of interest to you. To my great surprise, it goes very well. The weight has turned out rather more than I anticipated...
THE WORLD'S FASTEST TOURING CAR Sir, As an enthusiast I have often wished to ask a question, and the letter written by Mr. Giles in the May issue of MOTOR SPORT gives me a chance. Why is the 540K...
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COMPARISON Sir, I am glad you tested the little Fiat as the tests are usually of the " big stuff" that are out of reach of most of us. Couldn't we have a road test of the Austin Nippy as this car has...
Re AUSTIN TEN Sir, I very much enjoy my monthly perusal of MOTOR SPoET but why should a page and a half (May issue) be devoted to a road test of that admirable but hardly sporting automobile, the...
SLEEVE VALVES Sir, While appreciating the amplitude of Mr. I. G. Macleod's reply, I feel that he has ranged over a somewhat wider field than was contained in the scope of my letter—viz., the sleeve...
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ANGLO-NORWEGIAN VICTORY IN ITALY FIRST BLOOD TO E.R.A. IN 1,500 cc. RACING SEASON The 1,500 c.c. race held in Turin on April 18th was particularly interesting in that it was the first clash of this...
REVENGE FOR MASERATI AT NAPLES FARINA WINS UNINTERESTING BIG CAR RACE The 1,500 c.c. battle continues. At Turin it looked as though the E.R.A.s were slightly faster than the Maseratis, and Bjornstadt...
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BRIEF SPECIFICATION Engine : Four-cylinder 75 x 100 m.m. (1,767 c.c.). 13.95 h.p. Tax ,1:10 10s. Threenbmring crankshaft. Push-rod o.h. valves. Coil Ignition with band over-ride control. Pump and fan...
THE 14/60 TRIUMPH DOLOMITE SALOON Of recent years there has conic into being a new class of car of remarkable interest to the sportsman, namely, medium-sized chassis carrying normal, spacious...
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A Hybrid for South Africa Those who specialise in the construction of special cars for racing sometimes have curious jobs to do. Arthur Baron is just now building a car for a client who wants to take...
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WHITSUN AT BROOKLANDS BAKER-CARR WINS GOLD STAR FOR BENTLEY ALVIS, FIAT, M.G., BUGATTI, AUSTIN AND FRAZER-NASH VICTORIES At the entrance to the Weybridge Track on Whit-Monday, where the habitués and...
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CORONATION DAY AT DONINGTON. A Grand Slam for Austin Those who were so unpatriotic as to journey to Donington Park on Coronation Day were rewarded with some very good racing, in spite of the drizzle...
ULSTER TROPHY RACE Although it has lost the T.T., Ulster will see a big race at Ballyclare on Jmie 19th, organised by the Ulster A.C. Starting at 8 p.m. the race will be run -over thirty-six laps of...
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M.G. VICTORIOUS AT CORK BIRA " CRASHES THE MASERATI. H. B. PRESTVVICH'S FINE WIN AT 76.33 M.P.H. The Cork Race, run by the Irish Motor Racing Club, is contested over one of the best road-circuits in...
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M.C.C. " EDINBURGH " At Easter the M.C.C. gave us a muchstiffer-than-usual Land's End and in some people's eyes thereby fell from grace. As if to make amends they contributed a very easy Edinburgh...
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ITEMS OF INTEREST The J.C.C. International Trophy Race In the past the J.C.C. has given us excellent races in such variety that it comes as no surprise to learn that another new course will be used...
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