March 1954

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Matters Of Moment ... Page 113 The Harker Special ... Page 116 Some Notes On Private And Sporting Flying ... Page 119 Kieft Plans For The Coming Season ... Page 120 The Magic Century! ... Page 121...
Lancia Wins The Monte Carlo Rally Any disappointment that Britons feel that this year's comparatively easy Monte Carlo Rally was won by an Italian car can be tempered by the knowledge that the...
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A Brooklands Car in Road Trim Pre-War Brooklands habituees will remember W. E. Harker and his remarkable eight-cylinder 1 1/2-litre Harker Special which won a Mountain Handicap in 1934, but it will...
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An appreciation from one of his many friends The sudden death of "Bob" Ewen just before Christmas leaves a gap that the older readers of Motor Sport must feel acutely. A staunch supporter of the...
Sir, I very much enjoyed the article on the Volkswagen in the January issue of Motor Sport, but I feel sure that you slipped up on the question of "U.S. gallons." Tom McCahill wrote that the car...
The fifth Yorkshire Rally held by the Yorkshire Sports Car Club was the answer to those people who contend that a motor-car rally should be won on the road and not by the stop-watch or speedometer....
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Brent Vale M.C. Winter Road Rally (Feb. 8th) The Brent Vale M.C. held their Winter Road Rally on February 8th, starting at the Byron Hotel, Greenford, at 9 a.m., in truly winter conditions. Forty-...
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Sir, Having read in Motor Sport for February about "safety" glass I immediately wrote to Jensens and inquired what glass they used in their cars. Their reply stated that they used laminated safety...
At this time of the year, when the sport of aviation is almost and necessarily at a standstill, it is apt to consider in prospect the season that should be opening in a couple of months or so,...
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Castrol is now available in handy new quart and pint metal packs. They are scaled-down versions of gallon tins.
While in Wolverhampton we called at that hive of activity, the Kieft factory, to learn from Cyril Kieft his plans for this season. The 500-c.c. sports cars, of which three are planned, one of which...
Sir, In the highly competitive state of world markets it is interesting to compare the information provided in literature supplied by two different car manufacturers — one British and one Continental...
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The Editor Ponders on How 100 m.p.h., once the Prerogative of the Racing Car, is now Achieved by many Production Models An outstanding aspect of the last London Motor Show was the high proportion of...
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That Fastest Ever 30/98 In The Motor dated January 13th, "King-Pin," a regular contributor to that journal, published two paragraphs on the 30/98 Vauxhall car which, raced at Brooklands by R. J....
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"Steam Road Vehicles," by G. St. C. B. Davidson, Ph.D., M.Sc., F.R.S.A. 60 pp. 6 in. by 9 3/5in. (H.M.S.O., 3s. 6d.) This illustrated book, prepared for the Ministry of Education, gives a clear,...
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by Stanley Williams, Secretary of the D.K.W. Owners' Club While on holiday in Germany recently I was given the opportunity by Auto-Union G.m.b.H. to try one of their new three-cylinder 900-c.c. two-...
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The question "What is a sports car?" is as old as the sports car itself! Under the heading "Sports Cars" in the classified advertisements of contemporaries we find the following cars included: Hudson...
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The Fourth R.A.C. International Rally One of the most important British fixtures in March is the R.A.C. International "Rally of the Tests," which counts towards the 1954 Touring Championship of...
R. = Restricted Event. C. = Closed Event. C.I. = Closed Invitation Event. N. = National Event, I. = International Event. 6th. — Scottish Sporting C.C. Trial, W. Scotland. C. Armagh & Dist. M.C....
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Some time ago the story "Grand Prix," by Stephen Black and James Boothby, which appeared in Lilliput, came under discussion in our correspondence columns, with especial reference to the technique of...
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An Album of Sales and Institutional Literature, by Dan R. Post. Volume I — "The British Rolls." 184 pp. 8 1/2 in. by 11 in. (Dan R. Post Publications, The Motor Classic Bookhouse, Arcadia, California...
Last month Motor Sport devoted an Editorial to the danger of having toughened, as distinct from laminated, safety-glass in the windscreen of your car. This important matter has now got as far as a...
On February 8th the directors and technical staff of Toledo Woodhead (Sheffield). Ltd., the famous spring manufacturers, held a very nicely conducted party at the Hendon Hall Hotel, to show the Press...
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World Champions — T.E.A.C. Cat's-eyes Rally — Harker Special — OuIton Park — Kieft Chassis Top, left: Runner-Up in the 1953 World Championship was Juan Fangio, pictured here in his Maserati during...
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"Motor Sport" Samples the Prototype Targa Florio Turismo Model with 100-b.h.p. Bristol Engine Patiently waiting for the great freeze to thaw, by mid-February I was able to borrow the prototype Targa...
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A Promising New Racing Venue near Chester When testing a Frazer-Nash Targa Florio Turismo sports car last month we seized the opportunity of combining business with pleasure. First, we motored to...
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In his chapter "What Hope of Tomorrow?" in his book "The Kings of the Road," that American motoring philosopher Ken W. Purdy claims that automobile makers knew what they were up to when, a few years...
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There is no doubt that the Michelin Tyreman — familiarly known as "Bib" has mellowed with the passage of time. One must admit that in his very early days, over fifty years ago, he was a slightly...
When, in our reviews of last year's Paris and London Motor Shows, we attempted to classify the high-performance cars and out the Sunbeam Alpine down as a "roadster," eyebrows were raised. In the...
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Opinions Of The Customers Sir, The January Motor Sport came today, and I was pleased to find your excellent and interesting article "Gran Turismo" in it. The more such features the better, but it is...

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