March 1953

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Criticism of British cars In the Motor Show number of Motor Sport  last year we published an outspoken criticism of modern British cars in the form of a letter from George H. Poske, air-line pilot...
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Now that the races in the Argentine have become so popular that they command full factory entries from the regular European Grand Prix teams, it means that development and preparation has virtually...
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We. have received the following from the West Essex C.C.: "The Club have been informed that The Motor Racing Co., Ltd., lessees of the track, will not be sponsoring or running motor racing at Boreham...
Motor Sport, speaking strictly or strictly speaking, should be above, or beyond, or indifferent to, or in other ways,  ignore economy cars. But what with petrol being taxed at 2s. 6d. a gallon and...
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If there be any amongst you who reckon they can circulate Brands Hatch quickly, the Tunbridge Wells Motor Club are giving you the opportunity to prove your claim (and the poor old vehicle) at a...
Sir, I have a 1937 Riley Monaco. It is not, I must admit, anything to write to Motor Sport  about. I have not owned it long enough to be able to claim any outstanding performances and, apart from a...
The Connaught Racing Syndicate can now announce that the drivers for the official Connaught team in 1953 will be in this order:  Geoff. Duke, R. D. Poore and Ken McAlpine. Geoff. Duke and R. D. Poore...
"Heights of Danger," a film made by Associated British Pathe. Ltd., for the Children's Film Foundation, is a story with a moral in which two cars, an M.G. TD Midget and a Riley 1-1/2-litre saloon,...
A distinguished gathering of Motor Trade personalities for-gathered at the Dorchester Hotel on Tuesday, February 17th. A most excellent lunch was served in true Dorchester style -- and the company...
The "Blue Peter" Northern Sales Cup, awarded annually by Auto Tyre Services, Ltd., for the best sales of their products, north of a line from Bristol to the Wash, has been won by Messrs. Hurden's,...
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An Account of the Modifications Adopted by the Jowett Engineers since the Javelin went into Production Eight Years ago   (Criticism is sometimes levelled at British manufacturers on the grounds that...
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We hear... Stirling Moss has been road-testing moderately-priced British cars made by the Big Five, for the Sunday Express. The Andover and District Model Engineering Society is organising a meeting...
R.= Restricted Event.    C. = Closed Event.    C.I. = Closed Invitation Event.   N. =  National Event.   I.  =  International Event. Ist:  C.S.M.A. Reliance Trial, Kent-Surrey --  C;    Shenstone...
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The Bentley D.C. will hold its annual Eastbourne Rally on March  27th-29th, with road section, regularity test, speed test at Goodwood and final tests on the sea-front at Eastbourne, to be followed...
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By "Carrozzino" Having dealt at some length last month on the international aspect of motor-cycling sport for the coming year, it will make a change to view some of the home activities. Having put...
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By Carrozzino When University Motors offered to lend me a Douglas-Vespa scooter for a period of time, rather than for a specific test, I was delighted as I had long wanted to get to know this British...
Photo feature: Bob Gerard has his Bristol 400 filled with B.P. and (hot?) air by two charming "Shellettes"  --  appropriately enough at Parr's Garage, Leicester.  These "Shellettes" or Women...
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On January 30th last the Publicity section of the great Ford Motor Company went into action and flew to England, from his victory in the Monte Carlo Rally, Maurice Gatsonides, his wife and two...
Photo feature According to Douglas F. Long of Mather & Crowther, Ltd., film actress Jill Melford claims to have been the first person in Britain to fill up with branded petrol in the "Second...
On February 11th we had the unique experience of watching some five hours of motoring films, first at the V.S.C.C. Film Show at Hammersmith Town Hall, then, after a quick flit through traffic-free...
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  Coopers for Formula Two Racing and a New Cooper-Bristol Sports Car Almost any time that you call in at Cooper Cars at Surbiton you will see something of interest, and a recent occasion was no...
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Photo feature The accompanying photograph shows a 500-c.c.racing car now nearing completion. The specification is somewhat different from usual trends, in particular forward mounting of engine, rear-...
Sir, An article on my 2.9-litre Grand Prix Maserati was published in the March, 1951, number of Motor Sport. In this article I stated that in September 1935, F.E. Clifford "entered it for the British...
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The Continental season Last month we had something to say about the fun of (motor) race-going in this country. But excellent as is the sort provided by a host of British organisers in almost every...
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By "Baladeur" Not so very long ago, my identity having been carelessly divulged by someone to one of the readers of these articles, in full view of my rapidly greying locks, he remarked in...
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We have received the following bulletin front the Mid-Cheshire C.C.: "The sponsors of the Oulton Park Racing Circuit are at last in a position to go ahead and build the track.  The Mid-Cheshire Car...
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Sir, I was most interested to read Mr. F. Ivan Carr's article in Motor Sport and in particular his reference to an early steam car made by his father. It so happens that I have a photograph of the...
Rare picture of the early steam car owned by Ivan Carr's father and referred to in his "Cars I Have Owned" article last December -- see accompanying letter from Mr. John C. Barlow (Vintage Postbag)....
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N.B.  Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associare itself with them.  -- Ed.   British cars on the mat Sir, I feel I must agree with Mr. Poske's...
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The Publicity Manager of Aston-Martin, Ltd., has been offering for sale a 4.1-litre Ferrari.  Connaught Engineering are offering to supply Formula ll Connaughts less engines and gearboxes, to those...

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