June 1951

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1950 4½-litre Ferrari Leads Latest Alfa-Romeos in Rain Jaguar Wins Production Car Race, Mk. V Coopers Hold Off Iota Challenge in 500-c.c. Event. Although the hoped-for battle between the official...
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TWO LAGO -SPECIAL DARRACQS AFTER the first B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting at Goodwood, Major Gale, by reason of winning a scratch race at 77.2 m.p.h. and finishing second in a handicap, was leading on...
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A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 AS the result of Edge's victory, the honour of organising the 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup race fell to the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland (now...
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S.C.C.C. TURNBERRY SPRINT TRIALS (May 12th) PROVISIONAL RESULTS FASTEST TIME OF THE MEETING : R. T. Haddow (996-c.c. Cooper), 14.3 sec.; 2nd, Atex Reid (1,994-c.c. Omega), 14.8 sec.; 3rd, Jas F....
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Seriously, this statement, issued by the R.A.C. on May 17th, is disturbing. We can only hope that the B.R.D.C. may have a solution—perhaps the best one would be the restoration of Donington as a...
MAY cannot have been a very merry month at Bourne. On the 10th, B.R.M. announced that "owing to the new cars not being ready and as drivers have not had practice with them, the provisional entry for...
The Hants and Berks M.C. Buckler-nspired "1,172 Formula" will provide racing for Ford Eight and Ten-engined cars, fully road-equipped, at least 88 in. wide at cockpit, with not more than two...
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CALIFORNIA S.C.C. PALM SPRINGS RACE (April 1st) In view of the sales-promotion which American sports-car races have, and the special attention given in Motor Sport recently to last year's events, the...
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WE HEAR H.W. Uhle of New York has acquired a 1935 K6 Hispano-Suiza drophead coupe. James G. RouIton, recently elected Secretary of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club, cherishes a 1914 Rudge-Multi motor-...
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Although the Wolseley Hornet Special Register only came into being last October, it acknowledges through a letter in Motor Sport, it now has over 50 members and issues a useful book-form news letter...
Sir, Good for Mr. Bert Houlding in his arguments against generally accepted principles, your issue May, 1051. Let's poke a inischievious dig at his dislike of "G.A.P." and ask him if he remembers...
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IT wasn't John Morgan's fault that a cold wind blew across the Goodwood circuit, on Whit-Monday but at least he had squared the rain god. And the very big crowd must have gone home well satisfied...
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THIS year the Grand Prix of Luxembourg, held on May 3rd, was limited to 500-c.c. cars, and naturally a strong force of English competitors was present, there being 15 in all, composed of nine Coopers...
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A big crowd watched the racing at Boreham on May 26th, a circuit that may replace Silverstone.  After Poore's Alfa-Romeo had passed him on the very slippery course, Parnell (Maserati) hit a straw...
Tyrer's 1940 B.M.W., beat modern sports cars and many racing cars, netting three firsts, a second and a third, but couldn't catch Goodhew's well-driven "P3" Alfa-Romeo in the unlimited racing car...
1,100-c.c. NON-S/C. SPORTS CARS: B. H. Lister (Cooper-M.G.), 56.46 sec. 1,101-1,500-c.c. NON-S/C., 1,100-c.c. S/C.: G. A. Ruddock (H.R.G.), 51.36 sec. 1,501-3,000-c.c. NON-S/C., 1,500-c.c. S/C.: G....
1st: Fangio (Alfa-Romeo), 89.65 m.p.h.; 2nd: Taruffi (Ferrari); 3rd: Farina (Alfa-Romeo), Moss (H.W.M.) 8th.  Fastest lap: Fangio 95.73 m.p.h.
THIS opened with the One-Hour, High-Speed Trial, which attracted 43 vintage cars.  Vessey's 1927 Lancia misfired, Baillie's fast 4 1/2-litre Bentley trailed its tail-pipe and spun at Stowe, John...
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The judge during the hearing of a case at Farnham County Court on April 20th: ". . .a 1937 Dodge is obviously an old crock, which might blow up." Clearly a ease where it would have been better to...
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Sir, I have read with interest Sq. Ldr. Pemberton-Pigott's letter on the subject of the formation of a Crossley register. We seem to have had little information on the cars of this classic marque. In...
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The latest edition of the Castrol Speed Annual has just been published.  Under the title of "Achievements 1950" it tells the story in thrilling action pictures of racing and record breaking by land...
ON Whit-Saturday, in warm Spring sunshine, the boys and girls assembled in considerable numbers to see the first of three 1951 International Formula Ill race meetings at Brands Hatch Stadium, backed...
The following appeared in Cover, a magazine for insurance brokers:- "The driver of the sports car is usually young, and wants to show off to his girl. He is noisy, careless. and aggressive, and he...
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Do you want 200 m.p.g.? With the present savage tax on petrol and no alleviation of thc 25s. per h.p. imposition on the older ears, motorists must at times look with envy at the 200 -250 m.p.g....
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Sing hey ninny nannet and up with the bonnet  Once more of my four and a half, With bearings post praying and drain-tubes decaying, If the sun shone I woodenarflarf. While others go courting, I...
NB.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them—Ed. THE SPEED OF BENTLEYS Sir, Your correspondents are waxing enthusiastic over...
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Three nicely-produced books from Foulis have arrived in quick succession. The first, "Racing a Sports Car," by Charles Mortimer (10s. 6d.), is an account— absorbing as personal accounts nearly always...
America' s Challenge to the Sports-Car Market LATE in April details reached the Motor Sport offices from West Beach, Florida, of the new Cunningham sports-car, supplementing the preliminary...
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Travelling up to Jowett's at Idle in the Motor Sport Jupiter, which was due for routine servicing after 8,500 miles—the more so after the fan had all but come through the bonnet on the way up !—we...
TEN-LAP RACE FOR SPORTS CARS UP TO 1,100 C.C. OR SUPER SPORTS CARS UP TO 850 CC.: 1st, J. M. Hawthorn (Riley), 65,08 m.p.h. ; 2nd, J. M. Sparrows (Morgan); 3rd. D. Llewellyn-Jones (Alta). Fastest lap...
FORMULA II: 1st, L. Villoresi (Ferrari); 2nd, P. Whitehead (Ferrari); 3rd, L. Mackin (H.W.M.) FORMULA III: 1st, Ken Carter (Cooper); 2nd, Bill Whitehouse (Cooper); 3rd, Ken Wharton (Cooper). Fastest...
Fangio's Simca-Gordini led at first; but the race was eventually won by Farina's Maserati, at 67 1/2 m.p.h. for 104 miles of the new Bois de Boulogne circuit. Gonzales' Talbot was second, 30.6 sec....
The entry was disappointing, two of the spors-car classes having only three runners, the 1 1/2-litre racing car class two, and the 2-litre rating car class only one. F.T.D. was made by Michael...
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by "CARROZZINO" BY the time you read these notes the seeond round of the World Championship will have been fought and in a very few days the third round will be taking place. The second race was of...
The 21st Whitsuntide G.P. at Chimay was confined to unblown cars up to 2,000 c.c. (Formula II) and the entry comprised a very assorted collection of vehicles, as is customary for this event. They...
The race for Formula II cars held on the Monza track on Whit-Sunday was run in two separate heats, all competitors taking part in both events.  By addition of the times, the general classifications...

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