March 1952

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Allard's great victory Belatedly, because Motor Sport is a monthly, but none the less sincerely, we acclaim Sydney Allard's great victory in the Monte Carlo Rally. First ever to win through from...
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Sunbeam-Talbot 2nd. Simca Sport 3rd. Class Winners Comprise Dyna-Panhard, Volkswagen and Simca Sport. Mrs Molander (Saab) takes Coupe des Dames. Mike Couper's MkVI Bentley wins Concours de Confort...
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—by Sydney Allard My crew consisted of Guy Warburton and Tom Lush, and the crew arrangements were that Guy and I should share the driving and Tom be responsible for navigating and timekeeping. The...
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Sydney Allard's first Allard, the famous CLK5, was built in 1939. It was evolved from a crashed Ford V8 saloon. The chassis was cut down, normal Ford suspension, rod-operated brakes and welded Ford...
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A great deal has been published about the immortal Model-T Ford both during its currency and since its demise, but CAM Sellen writes one of the best accounts of this wonderful car that I have read....
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If the VSCC Bisley Rallies come rather close one to another and display little originality in the matter of driving tests, they constitute an excellent excuse for interesting cars to congregate and...
This Southsea classic, which counts towards the BTDA 1952 Gold Star, was held on February 10th and attracted 48 entries. We believe the organisers considered cancelling it but were told by the RAC ...
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S.M.M.T. Formulae The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders announce that agreement has now been reached by car manufacturers on the definitions of production touring and production sports cars...
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As quite a lot of people took us to task for our analysis of the European sports-car races of 1951 we are shy of race-analysis. So we do not propose this year to draw conclusions about the more...
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Many years ago CA Lejeune wrote in the Observer : "The practice of summing up the year's activities in films, plays, books and public affairs has become so much a habit of modern journalism that I...
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A road-equipped 2.9-litre P3 Alfa-Romeo The monoposto P3 Alfa-Romeo ranks as one of the world's great racing cars. So, hearing that a road-equipped version was to be seen in Weybridge, we hastened...
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Laurence Pomeroy, MSAE, had the distinction of reading a paper entitled "Road Racing and the British Motor Industry" before the Royal Society of Arts on January 23rd. In his address Mr Pomeroy...
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It has been said that as the car owner spends a very considerable part of his life in the driving-seat the layout of the instruments he looks at and the controls he has to operate are of the greatest...
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There is no doubt about it, the Vintage Sports Car Club is a very successful and altogether exellent organisation. It runs a wide variety of worthwhile events for competitive types, issues a first-...
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We hear Geoff Duke was voted Sportsman of 1951 in a national ballot organised by the Sporting Record. Out of over 223,000 votes Duke polled 61,939, a fine indication of the present popularity of...
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The annual general meeting of the Welsh Counties CC was held on February 4th at the Carpenter's Arms, Romney, near Cardiff. A very popular member, John Whitehead, was elected as club Chairman, and it...
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The Americans are so alive and virile that one is no longer astonished at the things they get up to, although we may sometimes feel a little envious. Recently, for example, a race between a 1911...
Driving a Hillman Minx equipped with extra petrol tanks and a roof water tank, George Hnchcliffe has driven from the RAC in London to Cape Town in 21 days 19 hours 45 minutes, a fine performance for...
On January 15th Taruffi took his remarkable 1 ,750-cc Maserati-engined, twin-boom Italcorsa machine to the Appian Way near Rome and clocked 143.9 mph for 50 miles. This beats handsomely the old...
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The Chronique des Pasquier, by Georges Duhamel, is a serial novel in ten volumes, and as it is possible that some of my readers may prefer to take their French literature in smaller doses, they may,...
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"Hot-Rods" Sir, Since returning to England I have been surprised to find that few people here believe that "hot-rods" actually do the speeds claimed. Contrary to popular belief, these cars would...
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As we have said before, British manufacturers should be very grateful to American writers who wave the Union Jack for them in the big-circulation magazines of the USA. Latest writer to whom they are...
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I was rather gratified to read the latest news from the FIM, for it contained some new regulations for the specification of sidecar bodies for record-breaking purposes. Regular readers of this column...

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