June 1954

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Matters of moment ... 289 New Books ... 290 Grand Prix Bordeaux ... 291 Continental Notes ... 293 Second B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting at Goodwood ... 294 Vintage Silverstone ... 299 Tested Accessories...
This Is Not Good Enough Motor racing, rallies, even certain regularity tests, driving tests and fuel consumption trials have a considerable commercial significance and cannot, for this reason, be...
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"More Motoring Abroad," by Rodney Walkerley. (Temple Press, Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, E.C.1; 190 pages, 5½ in. by 9 in., 12s. 6d.) This is altogether excellent. "Athos" of the Motor has written an...
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A race of interest but not excitement Bordeaux, May 9th. The third Grand Prix to take place at Bordeaux was particularly memorable for two reasons. First it caused the abandonment of the Naples Grand...
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Twice a year meetings are held at the Montlhèry track on a circuit comprising part of the road circuit and part of the banked track, and at each of these there is a pleasantly informal air rather...
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It is a rather incredible fact that in three recent Grand Prix races a total of 33 entries were received and of these only two were Italian drivers. This virtual absence of Italian Grand Prix drivers...
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This meeting was rather thinly attended. However, there was a good entry of cars. Race three, the senior, was battled out between Bicknell and Parker. Bicknell eventually won, but Stuart Lewis-Evans...
The second Members' Club Meeting at Goodwood was held in bright sunny weather on May 1st. The racing was keen, which led to a certain amount of farming and one attempt to remove the brick wall in the...
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The Club Silverstone season was opened on May 1st by the V.S.C.C., when a record attendance was achieved. In the One-Hour High-Speed Trial a good field, divided into classes, circulated with varying...
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At the fifteenth annual general meeting, held in London in March, it was decided, in view of the rapid growth in membership (now 1,400), to form the club into a company, limited by guarantee. Full...
Stock-car racing, a la Pugh, continues at New Cross Stadium, which has been converted from a dirt to a tarmac surface for the purpose. Although it may seem that no rules of any kind apply to this...
On April 25th, 22 competitors of the Sporting Car Club of Norfolk took part in the "Spring Run." This social event was organised by Mr. A. Larwood and friends to enable committee members as well as...
Enthusiastic motorists find enjoyment as well as practical advantages in fully equipping their cars and stocking their workshops. Below we describe some supplies and accessories we have found useful...
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Victory for Ascari and Lancia Under Poor Conditions Brescia. May 3rd. For a whole week before the XXlst Mille Miglia Northern Italy was under a continuous deluge of rain and some of the enthusiasm in...
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The, West Hants and Dorset C.C. ran one of its biggest meetings to date, in suitably sunny weather, on the occasion of the fourth race day at Ibsley, near Ringwood. Due to crop cultivation the former...
The Sunbeam Register opened its Gloucestershire Rally on May 9th to members of the 12/50 Alvis Register and the Humber Register. A route of 50 miles had to be covered by solving clues, obtaining data...
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By Our Continental Correspondent As the Mille Miglia is a difficult race at which to spectate and a dull one from the Press grandstand, I decided that it would be more interesting to take part in the...
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In an event the size of the Mille Miglia it is not possible to mention every praiseworthy effort, but one that was particularly good was that of the Belgian driver Gendebien who won the Tulip Rally,...
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Rob Walker describes his Trip To Sebring With The Aston Martin Team When I managed to get invited on this trip I thought it might he a good idea to offer to make a report of the race for Motor Sport...
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Ferrari, Jaguar and Cooper-Norton Successes at Record-Attendance "Daily Express" Meeting The Intermstional Trophy Meeting at Silverstone, organised on May 15th by the B.R.D.C. for the enterprising...
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"Daily Express" Silverstone B.O.C. Prescott West Hants Ibsley V.S.C.C. Silverstone and A.M.O.C. Snetterton — Top: First Line Frenchman. — Jean Behraa drove splendidly for Gordini...
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Gonzalez in the F.1 Ferrari used Shell fuel and oil, Weber carburetters, Marchal plugs, Pirelli tyres, Marelli ignition, Houdaille shock-absorbers and Borani wheels. In the 4.9 sports Ferrari he was...
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London M.C. The Le Petit Rallye (June 17th) is being held in conjunction with the French Sporting Trial and gives five days' motoring holiday (June I6th-20th) on the Continent, at Annecy, at modest...
R. = Restricted Event. C. = Closed Event CI. = Closed International Event. N. = National Event. I.= International Event. 4th/5th. — M.C.C. Rally, North Country. C.I. C.S.M.A. Rally, Staffs. C. 5th...
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Pneumatic Suspension Citroën are famous as builders of family cars which satisfy the enthusiast. Rumours float around of an entirely new model, which are discounted by the steady flow of the familiar...
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An announcement by the Racing Committee of the Royal Aero Club that this year's National Air Races (to be held at Baginton Aerodrome, near Coventry, on June 18th and 19th) will exclude all the slower...
Writing in the first instalment of a new feature in Illustrated entitled "I'll Never Forget the Day," Stirling Moss recalls his accident at Castle Coombe last year. He states that he was driving "one...
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N.B. — Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them. — Ed. Apology Sir, I do not know whether to be pleased at having my name...

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