May 1948

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Anthony Phelps, ex-test pilot, introduces the 1-1/2 litre Gordano -- an entirely new British sports car The problems besetting aircraft and motor-car designers are not always analogous in practice,...
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Highly satisfactory V.S.C.C. Meeting on new, fast course. Gerard's 2-litre E.R.A. makes f.t.d. in first "Basicless" event. Runners-up Poore (Alfa Romeo) and G. N. Richardson (E.R.A. Riley). The...
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Australian G.P. F. Pratt's 328 B.M.W. started favourite in this handicap race, held before some 30,000 spectators at Point Cook airfield. He finished not far ahead of A. Najar's Special TB M.G.,...
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The Bugatti Owners' Club holds its first Prescott Speed Hill-Climb of 1948 on May 9th. Here is a short survey of what has gone before... The position at Prescott In these days of constant flitting...
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By "Baladeur" This month the inimitable" Baladeur " has struck a very topical subject in discussing racing possible only by the use of alcohol fuel! We have answered his request for additional...
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"Baladeur's" literary researches into the early history of alcohol fuels make more than interesting, and, alas, nostalgic reading to one whose motoring career began in the spacious days some five and...
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In this age of coil ignition and electrical gadgetry, a "flat" battery can put the finest of automobiles or motor-cars out of action. Consequently, the service station that can offer efficient re-...
We learn from Air Contractors, who had the task of flying Hutchison's Alfa Romeo to Bouley Bay last season, that they are fully prepared to do similar feats for their clients this year. For this...
The "Monoplace" and the "Lago Grand Sport," described by T. G. Voore One of the most interesting newcomers to 1947 racing was the Talbot single-seater, which made its debut in the Grand Prix de Nice...
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G. S. Davison's excellent story of the motor-cycle T.T. races has now been published in an enlarged, art-paper edition, at 9s. 6d. His new book, "The Story of the Manx," is promised shortly and will...
R.R Mountford analyses the expenses which A.F. Rivers Fletcher incurred during a season's sprint motoring last year with his unblown M.G. Magnette.   That motor racing is an expensive business is a...
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Some "Stable Information" relating to his ex-Humphreys and ex-Clayton cars, compiled from notes contributed by H. L. Biggs, with his friend Finch's co-operation, and supplemented by some additional...
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Perhaps it was the advent of spring, but early in April we decided to leave our city office and go motoring door-to-door in and around London looking at this and that. First, we went off to Gatwick...
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We hear... Flt.-Lt. Protheroe now has his Type 37 Bugatti on the road after its major "blow-up" at the 1947 Gransden meeting. It now has full-pressure lubrication, and new valve end-caps of KE 226...
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From the Maseratis of Abecassis and Parnell Gerard drove his E.R.A. non-stop --  not pausing to refuel  --  to win the Jersey race at an average speed of 87.33 m.p.h. Abecassis worked his way into...

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