March 1937

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CONTENTS Pau Grand Prix, The 114 Letters from Readers 117 250 Miles in a Day 119 J. C. C. Brooklands Rally 120 My 11-l4tre Merc6des-Benz 122 Club News .... 126 On Achieving High Performance 130...
FIXING THE FIXTURES Although the R.A.C. makes a practice of arranging dates at the beginning of each season, this does not entirely obviate the clashing of important fixtures. In spite of there being...
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THE PAU GRAND PRIX PREVIOUS WINNERS 1935. Nuvolari (Alfa-Romeo) at 52.5 m.p.h. for 138 miles. Fastest Lap : Nuvolari in lm. 52s. Speed 55.75 m.p.h. 1936. Etaneelin (Maserati) at 51.2 m.p.h. for 173...
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COLMORE TROPHY NEW STYLE DELAY MINIMISED BY DOUBLE-CIRCUIT PLAN. S. H. ALLARD (FORD V8 SPECIAL) WINS THE TROPHY. The Colmore Trophy Trial, run on February 27th, by the Sutton Coldfield and North...
HAS RACING CEASED TO BENEFIT THE UTILITY MOTORIST? ;reat interest has been .displayed in the article entitled " Has Racing Ceased to Benefit the Utility Motorist ? " which appeared in the January and...
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UTILITY OF MOTOR-RACING Sir, Sir, Upon reading the opinion on the Utility of Motor Racing in the February issue of MOTOR SPORT, I feel it would not do to let it pass without a few views expressed in...
INVICTA CLUB Sir, The first meeting of the Invicta Club was held on Sunday at the Wee Waif Café. Fifteen Invictas (including eight of the low chassis model) turned up with thirty people. Twenty...
30/98 VAUXHALL. Sir, Sir, I happened to read in your periodical a paragraph about 30/98s with a reference to owners by the name of Clutton and John Bolster. The latter's car averaged 17-19 m.p.g....
ONE BIG TRIAL Sir, In view of the public attitude toward Reliability Trials, to which your paper has wisely drawn attention on more than one occasion, you may be interested to hear that the Mid-...
THE MUCH DESPISED "DOODLE BUG" AND ITS " CHAUFFEUR " Sir, How excellent the article" On the Trend of Racing Car Design" was, how truly I enjoyed reading it, but how uncharitable the author's distaste...
THE TYPHOON SUPERCHARGER Sir, I should be much obliged if you would publish this letter in your correspondence columns, in next month's issue of MOTOR SPORT. I read with great interest two letters in...
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Sir, I have read with interest your January number of Motor Sport but I must draw your attention to certain errors, in particular re M.G. twin-cam heads mentioned on page 72 where you state these...
A SUGGESTION Sir, I have found your correspondent Mr. Robert Peaty's article on his " Hybrid " most interesting, it certainly shows that he has given a great deal of careful thought to the...
CONAN DOYLE'S " MERC." Sir, Thank you for drawing my attention to Mr. Condor's letter regarding my advert. for my S.S.K.L. Mercedes-Benz. Mr. Condor is perfectly right in correcting the errors in...
HIGH ROAD SPEEDS Sir, As a very keen enthusiast of motoring in its every shape and form I enjoy your journal immensely. I feel sure you can throw some light on a rather heated discussion I have been...
THANK YOU Sir, I feel I must just write and tell you how pleased I was to find the December and subsequent issues of MOTOR SPORT back to its old form. I particularly enjoyed the technical articles...
for publication must be written on one side of the paper only and they may be signed with a nom-de-plume, but the name and address of the writer must be enclosed.
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250 MILES IN A DAY ON 570 c.c. IMPRESSIONS OF THE BABY FIAT When the 6 h.p. Type 500 /120 Fiat was examined at the last Olympia the query immediately arose as to whether it was just another baby car...
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TUE 1311Q1DOIKLANIDS VAILLY BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY BY DON ALDINGTON (FRAZER-NASH-B.M.W.) W. M. COUPER (TALBOT 110) DOES 91.86 M.P.H. OVER THE HALF-MILE. Although we hold no brief for the circus...
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MY I-I-LITRE TARGA-FLORIO MERCEDES-BENZ By C. W. P. HAMPTON I purchased this Mere( 41 s-Benz from J. H. Bartlett for 00 in November 1935 and found that mechanically it was in poor condition. (...
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A NASTY TASTE We Britishers take all forma of sport very seriously, and regard accurate determination of the results of any contest as of the greatest importance. Consequently, when a quibble occurs...
RACING DRIVERS' CLUB BRITISH At a British Rating Drivers' Club dinner and film exhibition held in the Connaught Rooms, Mr, H. N. Edwards, former secretary of the Club, was presented with a cocktail...
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Ota4 /kali ULSTER A.C. The next big event is the Circuit of Ireland trial, for which entries close at double fees (i2 2 0) on March 15th. The Veteran's Run will definitely be held some time in the...
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"DICING WITH DEATH" By NEV1L LLOYD For the benefit of those who have not -yet read this book, it consists of a selection of Mr. Lloyd's articles on motoring sport augmented by the drawings of Mr....
FIVE-DAY WEEK FOR ESSO STAFF Au example which it is hoped will be widely followed by big employers has been set by the Anglo-Atuerican Oil Co., Ltd., in introducing a five-day week for all their Head...
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ON ACHIEVING HIGH PERFORMANCE By W. BODDY A very experienced automobile engineer told me the other day that in his opinion the buying public will very soon be demanding maximum speeds of 100 m.p.h....
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INIFILATIM IDIEUECIUMANCIE MARSHALL SUPERCHARGING FOR POPULAR CARS Having a great respect for the Morris Eight, we were interested when Marshall Drew and Company, Ltd., invited us to try a saloon...
VUTEIPAN TYIDIES There are still quite a few enthusiasts who seek to run real he-stuff motor-cars, or who have an appreciation of cars with notable histories, and in the past Veteran Types have been...
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Herr Hitler Opens The International Motor Show Influence of the Autobahnen Independent Springing and Cabriolet Bodies BERLIN'S GREAT EXHIBITION Will Londoners ever see a team of British racing cars...
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A RETURN TO THE REAL THING? The 1k-litre H.R.G. is now in production at the Tolworth works. Backed by H. R. Godfrey (the " G "of G.N. fame), the H.R.G. appears to represent an honest attempt to offer...
AN IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT Mr. Trevor Westbrook, hitherto general manager of the SupermarineAviation Works (Vickers) Ltd., at Woolston, has been appointed general manager of Vickers Aviation Ltd., at...
FORWARD FERODO At the E.R.A. Club dinner, Raymond Mays said that he was doing 150 m.p.h. before braking for the Fork turn on the Mountain Circuit at Brooklands, and that this course is the fiercest...
FULL CIRCLE An announcement in the January issue of the " Junior Car Club Gazette " states that, after all, the International Trophy Race will not be held at Donington and will not be run on...
SPRINT EVENTS AND SAFETY A fatal accident at Kop Hill in 1925, tivolving a spectator and a racing Bugatti, resulted in a ban on speed events staged on public roads. Writing in the February issue of...
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Bravo Dobson I Austin Dobson has announced his intention of running his newly acquired bimotore Alfa-Romeo in the B.R.D.C. Empire Trophy Race at Donington on April 10th. That should draw the...
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ODD SPOTS Kaye Don, who returned to racing last year with a Delahaye, will probably drive this marque again this season. The Beechholme Motor Co. recently sold Miss Goodban's Type 55 FrazerNash-B.M.W...
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ACTIVITIES AT THE BELLEVUE GARAGE Owing to greatly increased business in the racing and the commercial departments of the garage, further extensions have been made to the racing workshops. Adjacent...
ANOTHER WORLD SPEED ATTEMPT At Connersville, the first body designs for Ab Jenkins's 3,600 h.p. two-motored racing-car in which the noted driver will attempt to lower Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird...
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BROOKLANDS REMINISCENCES By Capt. A. G. MILLER No. I. EXPERIENCES WITH THE WOLSELEY VIPER In the following article Capt. Alistair Miller takes us back to the early pineteentwenties, and his...
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A VISIT TO THE MONACO GARAGE A REMODELLED AUSTIN SEVEN THAT TOPS THE THREE-FIGURE MARK IN SPEED The other day we paid a visit to the Monaco Garage of High Street, Watford, to see all the bright...
VINTAGE PETROL One often hears a motorist say—" At that time I had a 1923 so-and-so. That was a good model." This is because cars change every year, but some years they change more than others. How...
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TOUIP Cif II-11E CCNTINIE%11 By OUR CONTINENTAL REPRESENTATIVE Plans for the Season Continental motor-racing plans are now almost complete for the coming season, several teams having been already...
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MOTOR RACING IN THE UNITED STATES By STEVE O'CONNER The motor racing fraternity throughout the country is preparing for a very busy season Many new planes, -automobiles, and boats are now being...
The British Racing Drivers' Club The foil( ■wing are the A wards of Merit and Rules 1937 for the schedule of marking for the Road-Raring Star of the British Racing Drivers' Club. Races held under...

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