June 1949

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Popular Motor Racing A particularly interesting announcement has been made recently by the British Racing Drivers' Club, to the effect that its meeting at Silverstone on August 20th will have the...
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News is to hand of two runners in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. Lee Wallard was due to drive the ex-Villoresi Maserati that appeared in the 1946 race. It is now owned by a syndicate and required...
The Stock-Car Records established by an Austin A90 at Indianapolis rather take one's breath away! In sober fact the car, driven for three-hour spells by Charles Goodacre, Dennis Buckley and Alan Hess...
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Mille Miglia Placings Placings in the Mille Miglia 1,000-Mile Sports Car Race, which was won by Biondetti and Selani in a 2-litre Ferrari, are given below. Britain was well up, for Wisdom and young...
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Continental Cars, Ltd., of Cobham, are putting into produdion a new sports car, the Connaught, of which the first batch of six are now under construction. The chassis is Lea-Francis and the engine...
Whose was the blue touring two-seater G.N., apparently original even to hood and beaded-edge tyres, that passed over the Trinity Road Tooting High Road crossing at 8.30 a.m. on April 28th? And whose...
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The Story of Brooklands, The World's First Motor Course, Vol. II, by W. Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport. (Grenville Publishing Co., Ltd., 12s. 6d.) When I received the first volume of this book last...
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Is Theirs the Prerogative of Impeccable Roadholding and Controllability? Some Impartial Evidence from Road Tests undertaken by the Editor of "Motor Sport." The article, published last month, which...
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Sir I have been very interested in the recent correspondence which has appeared in your columns with regard to the H.R.G. It seems to me that this is a very overrated car. After all, the M.G. was...
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By "Baladeur" The Steyr-Daimler-Puch Company, only surviving maker of passenger cars in Austria, will, within the next few months, start assembling F.I.A.T. cars in their works at Steyr, Upper...
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We first saw light in a past decade, We weren't "assembled," we were "made," Th'unhurried process that gave us worth Resembled spawning less than birth. As motor cars you may think us stark, Compared...
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by F.W. Stiles, Late Managing Director of Alfa-Romeo British Sales Ltd. Part I - The "21/70" and "22/90" Models. This contribution continues the popular Motor Sport series of articles dealing with...
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The stop-press which Motor Sport published last month of the Jersey Race covered the outstanding features of that rather dismal event and not much remains to be said. The fatal accident to K. W. Bear...
Kenneth Wilfred Bear, whose ex-Abecassis "3.3" Grand Prix Bugatti (running un-supercharged) overturned during practice for the Jersey race, was 43 years of age and leaves a widow and two daughters,...
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De Graffenried's Maserati Wins from Gerard's E.R.A. with Rosier's non-supercharged Talbot Third. Only Eleven out of Twenty-five Starters Survive the 300 Miles. Moss' Cooper Wins Exciting 500-c.c....
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Three Class Records Broken at Bugatti O.C. May Meeting The weather was fine until the programme at Prescott on May 22nd was almost completed, so that drivers had the advantage of a dry course, rare...
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Gerard (E.R.A.) Does it Again, and Breaks the Lap Record into the Bargain! Horsfall Follows Him Home in Bell's E.R.A. in the British Empire Trophy Race, with Ashmore's Maserati Third. Heath's Alta...
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In accordance with Ferodo's usual policy to give an unequalled service to the trade, they are opening more commodious premises in Northern Ireland, and as from Monday, July 4th, 1949, the address of...
Sir, I should like to respectfully point out that the 2-litre Type XK 100 Jaguar develops 105 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. and the 3 1/2-litre 160 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. This is more than was stated in...
At the Jabbeke motor road on May 30th, a standard, fully-equipped, 3 1/2-litre Jaguar Sports two-seater of the kind that created such a profound impression at Earls Court, broke Belgian local records...
The West Hants and Dorset C.C. deserves the highest credit in respect of its hill-climb at Blandford on May 28th. The kilometre course permitted high speeds and possessed two exciting corners, times...
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The 2-Litre Standard "Vanguard" Requests from readers that we should publish a test-report on the Standard "Vanguard," although it is not a high-performance car, have perhaps been influenced by the...
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Down Watford Way Visiting the Monaco workshops at Watford again recently, we were able to get further details of the three Le Mans H.R.G. cars which by now will no doubt be finally completed and...
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Sir, In reply to Mr. Verner, I regard "real motoring" as going from place to place in a motor car. The qualities of roadholding, cornering, braking and high cruising speed which add up to make a good...
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We Hear During April an 1899 Weston steam car made a last triumphant journey through York to the museum, to which it has been presented by K. Tye. The car is in really beautiful condition and its...
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Sir, As a keen member of the sports-car fraternity of the British Automobile Racing Club, I would like to hasten to the support of the Easter Monday programme at Goodwood. I was responsible for...
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Successful Event at Christchurch won by M. Proctor (1,100-c.c. "Brooklands" Riley) By T. G. Moore Hill-Climbs, sand races and speed events have been held in New Zealand for many years, but the...

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