June 1948

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Freedom ? The "basic," or as it is now termed "Standard," petrol ration, is partially restored as from June 1st, inasmuch as cars not already being run on a supplementary essential-purposes ration...
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Afterthoughts on the excellent Junior Car Club Road Race of April 29th, won by F. R. Gerard A stop-press report of the Jersey race was published in Motor Sport  last month and this is in the nature...
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The Course Record and three Class Records broken at highly successful May Meeting Beautiful weather graced the May Meeting of the B.O.C. at Prescott, and F. R. Gerard, fresh from his Jersey victory,...
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G.P. du Roussillon This race was for Formula II cars, and was run over a round-the-houses circuit at Perpignan measuring 1-1/2 miles to a lap. The first heat was a win for Trintignant's Simca, at 42....
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Our hopes have been so often dashed to the ground in respect of a track to replace Donington and Brookands that premature announcements on this subject must be treated with reserve. But it really...
On June 27th, at mid-day, the Bentley Drivers' Club is staging a rally with a view to putting owners of the larger vintage and near-vintage cars in touch with its own members. It urges its members to...
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Motor Sport conducts a severe test of a popular high-performance car  Last year Motor Sport  tested a "Competition" model Allard two-seater; this year the coupé model came up for test. This set us a...
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A lot of nonsense has been written at one time or another about the immortal aero-engined "Chitty-Bang-Bangs" with which Count Zborowski used to thrill Brooklands habitues, but none so concentrated...
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Sir, I read with much interest the article in last month's issue of Motor Sport on 6-cylinder Amilcar, and feel that, all due respect to the writer of the article, note should be taken of one or two...
It was a happy thought on the part of Stanley Sedgwick, Secretary of the Bentley Drivers' Club, to form a "brains trust" of real Bentley celebrities, so that members might glean first-hand...
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The series of articles published in Motor Sport  on classic cars have been exceedingly well-received, but complaints have reached us from certain quarters that they have been confined to vintage cars...
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Motor Sport  praises British cars when praise is due. We also believe in letting the world know about other cars besides. Many Continentals have been described by keen owners in past issues. Here is...
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Practice Period Observations The practice periods were dry and very high speeds were attained. Reg Parnell early decided to handle his 16-valve Maserati, which was in very good form, and to let...
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Nixon's Riley Wins the Manx Cup Race,  K. W. Bear Walks Away with the Castletown Trophy Tuesday morning in the Island was wet, very wet, and one wondered how Gerard and company must have felt when...
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Parnell's Maserati loses on the last lap. Victory for Geoffrey Ansell's E.R.A., ahead of Hampshire in Parnell's E.R.A.  Brooke's E.R.A. takes third place. This year's British Empire Trophy Race was...
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This Fund now stands at £51 3s 6d, but a full list of donations has had to be held over due to pressure on space; it will appear next month.
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The Story of Brooklands -- The World's First Motor Course, Vol. 1, by W. Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport  (Grenville Publishing Co., Ltd., price 12s. 6d.) When a journalist is asked to review a book by...
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Anyone who has any qualms about re-treaded tyres should see the thorough methods adopted by Auto Tyre Services at their Basingstoke factory to ensure that re-treading is a success. We spent a morning...
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Monaco A visit to the Monaco Motor & Engineering Co., Ltd. of Watford, is always an interesting experience and thither we went the other day, feeling Monaco that it would be pleasant to see some...
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We hear... Vinnicombe and his brother are rebuilding their s.v. Aston-Martin chassis, but have been compelled to use Humber back-axle, wheels and prop-shaft to replace the original axle which was...
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Sir, Apropos the comparatively poor performance of the 1939 Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz in America referred to in your February issue, surely this confirms the opinion, expressed by many, that without...

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