March 1951

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MOST OF THE FASTEST RELY ON THE SAFEST To win on road or track, brake linings must be highly efficient ... and utterly dependable. Ferodo's long history of racing success is a solid assurance of both...
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CONT ENTS Pag, Pag, MATTERS OF MOMENT ... 109 SPORTS-CAR RACING IN AMERICA ... 110 REPORTS OF RECENT EV ENTS ... 113 EMPHASIS ON SPORTS C ARS ... 114 CHAIN CHATTER 120 RUMBLINGS ... 121 SIDESLIPS...
MATTERS OF MOMENT THE MONTE CARLO RALLY Another highly successful Monte Carlo Rally has come and gone, and it has done no harm at all to British prestige. Indeed, outright victory in the 11-litre...
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SPORTS CAR RACING IN AMERICA An Attempt to Analyse the Position, with a Digression Concerning Sports-Car Racing in E urope AMERICA is taking an increasing interest in sports-car racing. Up to now,...
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LEINSTER TROPHY RACE The Leinster Trophy International Race will be run on July 21st next over 15 laps of the Wicklow Circuit of 8.84 miles. It will include a Formula Free Scratch raft, a sports car...
THE FLAG STILL FLIES The larger members of the Trust, which includes six of the leading motor manufacturers and component suppliers in Great Britain, have confirmed their faith in the B.R.M. by...
V.C.C.—A.G.M. On February 10th the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, Ltd., held their A.G.M. at the S. Kensington Hotel. After an excellent bullet lunch, the formal part of the proceedings took...
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Reports of Recent Events THE MONTE CARLO RALLY (January 23rd-3Ist) This year's Monte Carlo Rally is dealt with editorially in this issue, but for reference here are the tabulated results :— are :—...
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The Editor Places Further EMPHASIS ON SPORTS CARS TN continuing with the pleasant task of reporting on such real sports-ears as are available to the motoring journalist of today, I suppose I should...
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Sir, The Puss Moth G-AIIKZ, supposed 1931 vintage, was being flown in the summer of 19413 at Southend aerodrome, Owned by the East Anglian Flying Services, and used for joy rides. Although three...
page VINTAGE AIRCRAFT Sir, Sir, As a very recent convert to MOTOR SPORT, which I started -reading at the same time as acquiring an Austin Seven Special, I was morethan .interested in reading Peter...
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THAT 1954 FORMULA Sir, I am writing to tell you about a meeting the constructors of racing ears had with Earl Howe and Colonel Barnes at the R.A.C. on Wednesday, February 7th. This meeting was...
THAT MYSTERY ASTON-MARTIN Sir, With reference to your mystery " Ulster " in the current issue of your excellent monthly, I should say that apart from the blower and the manifold there is nothing odd...
THE EDITOR BLUSHES Sir, Sir, Horror of horrrs--where' my Moron SPORT ? First of the month and no Moron Seorcr—life without it is unthinkable Though the lig tree shall not blossom, Neither shall fruit...
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******* •• NEW JAGUAR We understand that the XI 120 will shortly appear In new form and Is to be presented to the publie for the first time at the Geneva Show on March 8th.
CHAIN CHATTER by "CARROZZINO" AT the annual general meeting of the Auto-Cycle Union a new feature of the sport was inaugurated when Gold Stars were presented to P. H. Alves and H. Tozer for putting...
• do THE NEW J.B.S. we had an During February we had an opportunity to view the first of the new production T.B.S. 500-c.c. cars in action at Brands Hatch. While embodying many principles tried and...
We apologise to those readers who have tried to obtain the Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd., pictorial maps of their home areas, only to be informed that so far only a Vale of Avon map has been produced ; our...
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RUMBLINGS Rather belatedly we have received from the M.G. Car Company a copy of the book they issue detailing how to tune the M.G. Midget engine for competition work. M.G. Enterprise In the States "...
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CLUB AFFAIRS • • The A.C. Owners' Club Night Navigation Trial will be held on March 10t11/11th, starting and finishing at Cannons Hotel, Ware, Herts. Invited clubs are : Vintage S.C.C., Hants &...
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SIDESLIPS " BALADEUR " cW-) ONE of the chief claims to fame of Albert Guyot., it will be remembered by the connoisseur of motorracing history—although, indeed, his claims are many—is that he lost the...
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•••••• • The Leicestershire C.C. elected the following officials at its A.G.M. :— President: 11. E. Sawford ; Viee-Pmiriente : Mrs. It. A. Webb, Measrs. F. Bowles, H. Broivett, W. F,. Sturgess, W. A...
4.S.s THE SCOTT SOCIABLE tr. J. Saner's letter in the January isslw, recalling the three-wheeled Scott Sociable, has aroused a lot of interest. Many readers have enquired the whereabouts of the...
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Club News WE HEAR Howard has two Howard Venning has acquinal two overhead-camshaft Beardmore engines, one a 18.9 h.p., the other an 11.5 h.p., the latter new and unused and with a racing camshaft. If...
XTURES FOR MARCH Fl R.— Re4riete4 Event. 0. Closed ,v ,t 3rd.—Lancashire A.C. Trial, Lancashire. C. C.S.M.A. Trial, Kent/Surrey. C'. 3rd/4th.—N. Staffs M.C. Rally. C./. N. Devon M.C. Trial, Devon. C...
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* BOOK REVIEWS " 500-c.c. RACING," by Gregor Grant. (Fottli, 7, Milford Lane, W.C.2. 178 pp., 108.) Five-hundred-c.c. racing is becoming so rumplicated that this book has come at a most Oppisrtutie...
The Cornwall Vintage C.C. has three fixtures approved by the R.A.C.--a rally on May .200h, closed spec it trials on July 8t.11 and it c.i. rally on SeptemIter 2nd.
The Royal Automobile Club will organise the first International Rally of Great Britain from the dates of June 4th to 9th, 1951. This will be an event of primarily a touring nature, but it is intended...
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PICTORIAL R -VI i=w THE SOUTHSEA M.C. and KENTISH BORDER C.C. TRIALS — V.S.C.C. BISLEY MEETING ONSLOW-BARTLETT'S LATEST TRIALS SPECIAL (including first full description) THE MONTE CARLO RALLY, CLASS-...
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Onslow-Bartlett's V-twin, Rear-engined Air-Cooled Trials Special First Published Description of a Daring but Successful Experiment BF,FORE the war that colourful per sonality, L. •Onslow-Bartlett;...
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VINTAGE VEERINGS • • • • NATURALLY, with the vintage cult at its present high level, as evidenced by the vast vintage mail MOTOR SPORT receives and by the stillincreasing membership of the Vintage S....
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Sir, I was very interested to read Mr. March's letter in your January issue. I also have a 1926 (10.8 b..p.) two-seater Clyno (de luxe model), which I bought new in March of that year. The car has...
• * * Sir, I thought you would be interested to know that the 10-213-h.p. Z10 Talbot two-seater, 1926 model, I bought in Dublin twelve months ago is back on the road again. This car was in a bad...
Sir, I have a 1925 Lea-Francis " 12/22 " J two-seater coupe, with dickey. The car was purchased by myself in April, 1949, for the low sum of £25. Since then it has been in daily use with no trouble...
Sir, I was most interested to see one of 3 our readers suggesting the formation of a Crossley club in last month's issue. I own a 2-litre Silver Crossley saloon which is just twenty-one this year....
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***NO* CASTLE COMBE Regulations are available for the Bristol M.C. and L.C.C. Closed Invitation Race Meeting at Castle Combo on March 31st. Invited clubs are 13.A.R.C., B.R.D.C., Bentley D.C.,...
41 • * Sir, Recently you have noted in Alarm SPORT that several people have started one-make Registers. While in Australia I started a Vintage Vauxhall Register (whieh, incidentally, is being...
• • * Sir, I write to correct the reference in "Vintage Veerings " for January, 1951, to the Lorraine-Dietrich which made its first recent public appearance at the V.S.C.C. Insley Rally in November....
• • Sir, As a regular reader of MOTOR SPORT I am always particularly interested in the appreciations of vintage cars in the correspondence columns. I run two Austin Twenty four-cylinder models as...
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*********** 4,0 • ****** 4.4,0419•4> ****** i r, like to mention a few facts overlooked (intentionally or otherwise) by Mr. Goldschmidt. . At the Santa Ana race, the "entire contingent of XI: 1208...
Sir, I have mimed. with -Interest the letters in your columns about the sports car races to the U.S., and the relative media of the Jaguar XK 120 and the CadillacAUard. In his survey of 1950 American...
JAGUAR versus ALLARD Sir, I emphatically believe that A. E. Goldschmidt (sharing with Tommy Cole and Briggs Cunningham top-ace pbsition in American sports-car racing) is definitely all-wet in his...
* * MOTOR-CYCLE OUTPUT Sir, Apropos your article "FIAT Racing Engines 1922-27," it may interest readers to know that the 1950 G.P. Triumph motor-cycle has a claimed output of 45 b.lx.p. on Pool, With...
Sir, It is with some surprise that I read in your columns the criticisms levelled by your American correspondent at the marques Ferrari and Jaguar. I have had the good fortune to witness Cadillac-...
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AN INTERESTING M.G. Sir, .• I am enclosing, a photograph of my rather hybrid M.G. Midget, which has a C-type engine in an M-chassis of 1930 vintage. I am wondering if there are any other C-type...
Sir, I read with interest the letter from Mr. R. Bailey in your January correspondence column and his suggestion that a pre-war Rolls-Bentley (presumably the 4i-litre model) would suit. my ideal...
.SPEED OF THE 4i-LITRE BENTLEY Sir, Like your corre,spondent, Mr. W'. Stuart. Best, I was also interested in Mr. Raymond Mays' assertion that . . . with a 4i-litre Bentley under you you can have a...
THE CA I 'E It A I ..LY Sir, I was astonished to read the comments. in the British Press on the recent Daily Express Torquay Rally, and I think that yolir own remarks were most timely. It is really...
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ONSLOW-BARTLETT'S TRIALS SPECIAL--continued f rant page 182 How is this V-twin engine married to the chassis ? It is as ingenious as the rest of the Bartlett-Speeial. The crankease has a spigot for...
STOP PRESS Since we printed the statement on page 112, John Bolster, press ollieer of the Veteran Car Club, infintus us that Julian Jane is the Secretary of the V.C.C. This, following so soon after...
V.S.C.C. at Bisley Another Series of driving teats at Ilkley was held by the Vintage S.C.C. on February 18th, and the boys and girls gathered as muclt to admire the ktsserabled ears as to watch the t...
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