June 1956

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British Drivers, Bravo! Bravo! Britain has every reason to be proud of her young racing drivers. Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Tony Brooks, Peter Collins, Archie Scott-Brown, all have the qualities...
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* Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 15th of the preceding month are included in this list* R. = Restricted Event. C. = Closed Event. C.I. = Closed...
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Before the International Trophy meeting at Silverstone the Scuderia Ferrari were rapidly making history, for out of nine events in which the factory team competed they won eight, these being the...
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Public Schools M.C. and Incorporated Auctioneers C.C. Fifth Joint Annual Gymkhana Almost 40 competitors carried out six driving tests, each of which was designed to test the skill of the driver and...
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The B.A.R.C. Meeting at Goodwood resulted in comparatively dull racing, offset by exciting moments and ideal weather. The Ecurie Ecosse entered their three Jaguars and followed up their splendid...
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Organised by the B.R.S.C.C. in conjunction with the London County Council, a National Car Race Meeting took place at the Crystal Palace circuit on May 21st. Some good entries were received and the...
The West Essex C.C. Whitsun Race Meeting took place at Snetterton on May 19th. Special features of the day were the "Double Twelve" Trophy Race, run in three parts, and the saloon-car race. Immense...
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A really convincing win for Moss Monte Carlo, May 13th. The Classic Grand Prix of Monaco, held through the streets of Monte Carlo, was once again for Formula 1 cars and counted in the World...
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Ferrari had five cars for his team of drivers, Fangio, Castellotti, Musso, and Collins. They were all modified Lancias, three of them with the Syracuse body style where the pontoons merge into the...
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Connaughts Second and Third. Ferraris Retire. Sports-car Successes by Cooper-Climax and Aston Martin. Russell Wins 500-c.c. Race, Jaguar the Touring-car Event. Lap Records Shattered The Daily Express...
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In spite of numerous heavy clouds which lingered over Northamptonshire on Saturday, May 12th, the Maidstone & Mid-Kent Motor Club was able to hold its annual meeting at Silverstone in fine...
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A Tale Of Woe - by Denis Jenkinson Some years ago there was a popular ballad entitled "Trees" and the last line ran, " . . but only God can make a tree." By the grace of God and one of his trees I am...
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A Spacious 1 1/2-litre Family Saloon, Luxuriously Equipped, Which Will Reach Nearly 100 m.p.h., and is Capable of Over 70 m.p.h. in Third Gear, with Outstanding Economy of Fuel The Borgward Hansa...
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Anyone passing the Phoenix Hotel at Hartley Wintney in Hampshire on the evening of the first Thursday last month should have realised that the V.S.C.C. was in possession, because there were two 30/90...
Fifteen members of the Sunbeam S.T.D. Register took part in a Navigational Rally organised by a Member, R.C. Carter, which started and finished at the "Red Lion", Hatfield, on April 29th. The police...
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"From Veteran to Vintage," by Kent Karslake and Laurence Pomeroy, F.R.S.A., M.S.A.E. 353 pp., 10 in. by 7 1/2 in. (Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London. E.C.1. 42s.) This long-awaited study...
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E. Lister has been appointed by S. Morris & Co., of Conduit Street, London, W.1, to deal with Alfa-Romeo and high-performance car sales, this company being the sole London agents for Alfa-Romeo...
Michael Christie Breaks Ken Wharton's Three-Year-old Record After an exciting day's racing at Silverstone on Saturday, May 5th, the Bugatti Owners' Club held their 12th International Hill-climb at...
A new curtain material has just been put on the market which depicts a series of vintage and veteran-type cars. This material, available at the provisional price of 12s. 6d. per yard, is in blue,...
Substantial reductions in the prices of the Ford de luxe Anglia and Prefect have been announced in Belgium. This has been achieved through the co-operation of the Belgian Ford dealers. The new prices...
When last month we published a news-item under this heading we did Mike Hawthorn a mild injustice, inasmuch as he was at the Easter Goodwood Meeting in a British car, in the form of one of Sir...
An excellent entry, for this class of event, of 27 started from Thame on the day following the V.S.C.C. Silverstone Race Meeting. There were tests of cold-starting, acceleration, braking and...
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[In which Capt. Rex Stevens, R.E., describes the cars which he drove from 1947 up to this year, both in this country and on the Continent.—ED.] To submit an article in this series one has to be...
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B.A.R.C. Goodwood International, Grand Prix de Monaco, "Daily Express" Silverstone International, Bugatti O.C. Prescott, West Essex C.C. Snetterton, B.R.S.C.C. Crystal Palace, Maidstone & Mid...
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An interesting relic of the earliest days of motoring in this country has come to us by courtesy of a reader, Mr. R.D. English - a notebook containing running expenses of two motor cars, or horseless...
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Los Angeles Race Centre A new multi-million dollar motor-racing centre, to be called the Los Angeles International Motor Raceway, will be built 32 miles east of downtown Los Angeles commencing...
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The life of the motoring journalist has been described as "one long holiday"; while I do not agree entirely, I admit that the life can be one of the more agreeable if you are an enthusiast! However,...
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The President's Driving Test was held at Heston Aerodrome on Sunday, May 6th, in glorious weather, with a bar, restaurant and other amenities laid on. The morning was spent to an interesting...
Results of the Isle of Axholme Rally (April 28th): 1st: J.C. Robinson (Prefect). 2nd: N.S. Huntley (Standard). 3rd: C.G. Gray (M.G. TF). 4th: A.H. Philippe (Standard)..
The start of the All Centre Rally was from Chesterfield, entrants arriving from Lincoln, Rotherham, Sheffield, Chesterfield and Birkenhead. The first section was by map references at an average speed...
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Air-cooling vindicated in R.A.C.-observed trial In 1925 the Rover Company was awarded the Dewar Trophy, that coveted award presented by Lord Dewar in 1906 to commemorate annually the most outstanding...
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The Vintage Sports Car Club hold its annual Speed Hill-climb at the B.O.C.'s Prescott Hill on May 13th, following its Edwardian and Light Car Rally the previous day. The results of the rally were :-...
The annual Banbury Run of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club takes place on June 24th (entries have closed). Those wishing to spectate at this interesting and well-established event should position...
The British Volkswagen O.C. is holding another Treasure Hunt and social gathering on June 3rd. Details from the Hon. Secretary. R.D. Woolfe, 40, Send Close, Send Road, Send, near Woking, Surrey.
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A Personal Triumph for Castellotti In spite of popular alarums and excursions the Mille Miglia took place on April 28/29th in exactly the same form as past years, and the only differences in the...
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In the over-2-litre class the issue lay between Ferrari and Maserati, and the Maranello firm entered two 12-cylinder 3 1/2-litres as used in the Giro Sicilia, to be driven by Castellotti and Fangio,...
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Another Bad Day for Ferrari Naples, May 6th. It seems that neither the English nor the Italians can ever take any notice of one another's calendar, for once more the Naples Grand Prix was held the...
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Sir, I am entirely in agreement with you when you deplore the wilful misrepresentation of facts in the advertisements of some sections of the British Motor Industry. It seems to reach the limits of...
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The Amateur Census Sir, I read with dismay your warning that the amateur census was declining in favour of the registration number, as a schoolboy hobby. I determined to do my bit towards a revival....

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