May 1949

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Reg. Parnell's 4 CLT/48 Maserati, which won the Chichester Cup Race, the Richmond Trophy Race and the Third Easter Handicap at Goodwood on Easter Monday, caught at speed by Motor Sport's camera.
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Another Unjust Tax Many people who spectate at speed venues this year will grumble at the admission prices they will be required to pay. Consequently, rather than take sides, or try to determine...
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A well-known picture paper recently drew attention to the fact that in the fields outside Coventry 1949 cars are standing idle, because export sales have fallen short of expectations. It illustrated...
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Although the roads of the world are dominated by closed cars, the open car beloved by the enthusiast has not entirely disappeared. Apart from a wide choice of drop-head coupés or "convertibles," the...
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Two Specials Recently we were able to inspect two promising Smith Specials. One of them had, only the day before, won one of the 500-c.c. car races at Brough, in the hands of D. Parker, who found the...
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— asks a Satisfied Owner of Three Standard Eights During the past few years Motor Sport has published readers' experiences of most of the Continental utility cars that appeal to British enthusiasts...
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The enthusiast is always interested in components which increase the efficiency of his car and has, in the past, displayed a keen desire to replace his coil-ignition distributor with a vertical...
We publish below another progress report on the B.R.M. Grand Prix team, issued by the Chairman of the British Motor Racing Research Trust Production Committee. The first car is rapidly approaching...
It is true to say that, no matter how fine, how fast or how rapid on long runs a car may be, it is worthless to its owner if he is unable to start the engine. Having suffered what we consider to be...
The "Sta-Kleen" sleeve-mit, to keep you clean while making roadside adjustments. The retail price is 1s. 6d. a pair and the makers are Fred Hutley Ltd,. Keighley, Yorkshire.
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Petrol still has to be carefully conserved by many of us, and I think those living in rural areas have an advantage over the town-folk when it comes to the "basic tour." Most country dwellers have...
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by "Baladeur" A reader of Motor Sport who has been so misguided as to peruse my recent effusion about the correspondence in the Autocar in 1923 and 1924 on the subject of front-wheel brakes, has...
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The race meeting of the British Motor-Cycle Racing Club at Haddenham airfield on April 3rd was historic, for it was the Club's first racing at its own track since the demise of Brooklands. It was...
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Lagonda Night Trial Provisional results were: — Winner, J. Barrett (Standard Brake); second, H. Birkett (Austin); third, H. G. Black (Bentley); fourth, J. M. Burn (Riley). Best Lagonda performer, J....
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"The 6 1/2-Litre Bentley" Sir, I have read with a great deal of interest your excellent article on the 6 1/2-litre Bentley. I was particularly interested to read the following; "At chassis number LR...
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J. Lemon Burton's Talk before the North London E.C.C. N March 24th last, J. Lemon Burton gave an interesting address to members of the North London E.C.C., on the subject of Bugatti cars. He opened...
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Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Lulsgate Race Meeting The day's sport at Lulsgate was just the thing that club members and their friends crave, and it is difficult to see why more such meetings cannot be...
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Reg. Parnell's 4 CLT/48 Maserati Wins Three Races, including the Richmond Trophy, and Sets the Lap Record to 87.1 m.p.h. Folland's Ferrari and Kennington's Cisitalia Successful on their First...
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Goodwood Easter Monday An Immense Effort. - Peter Whitehead taking Lavant Corner in his 1936 B-type E.R.A. on the great drive that earned him second place to Parnell in the Richmond Trophy Race....
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The West Hants and Dorset Car Club has been given permission by the Army authorities to hold a speed event at Blandford camp, Dorset. The course selected has been approved by the R.A.C., and a speed...
Recently occasioned by a nostalgic aroma. Did I by chance the other night In a dark Somerset lane, *Feel the tang of a half-forgotten scent In my nostrils once again? Not the perfume of flowers or...
We have been informed that Messrs. Stenor, Ltd., Kew Foot Road, Richmond, Surrey, are now Sole Sale Concessionaires for "Fram" Oil Filters and Spares. We understand that this important change took...
Nearly 12,000 workers at Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton, Beds, to-day share £65,300 under the firm's profit-sharing scheme. Since the distribution scheme began in 1936, Vauxhall workers have shared over...
A report from the Hon. Secretary reads: — "The eighth meeting of the Association was held in Manchester on March 30th. These meetings have now become a vital part of the Sport in the north and it is...
Lap speeds well over 80 m.p.h. are expected over the 4.9-mile circuit at the Curragh Military Camp in Co. Kildare, thirty miles from Dublin, when the Irish Motor Racing Club run their International...
A letter from Ian Metcalfe appeared in the Jan.-Feb. issue of the Sports Car, journal of the Sports Car Club of America. This enlightening letter, apart from explaining that Mr. Metcalfe is prepared...
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We Hear R. S. Strachan is restoring a 1928 "20.9" Sunbeam chassis and craves a suitable body and wings for it. R. L. Walker has rebuilt a Singer "Le Mans" with modern two-seater bodywork, even to a...
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The Allard Motor Company announces considerable reductions in the prices of the two-seater, four-seater tourer and saloon models, for home and overseas markets. New home prices, ex-works, are: two-...
"Ford Through European Eye-Glasses — 1907 - 1947," by Edgar N. Duffield. (The Mercury Press, Ltd., 7s. 6d.) We had heard for a long time that the inimitable "Duffy" was about to write a book and,...
Entries have closed for the Tenth Open Speed Hill-Climb to be held at Prescott on May 22nd, starting at 2 p.m. Ninety cars were accepted, the first 60. as they came in, the remainder by selection....
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Sir, I feel that your report in "Club News" of Mr. Raymond Mays' article in the Daily Mirror was not quite fair. I consider that Raymond Mays' contribution to motor sport in general over a period of...
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By "Baladeur" According to the Official Programme, the race which was held at Rheims on July 18th, 1948, was the 35th Grand Prix of the Automobile Club de France, and this fact is stated not once but...
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A C-Nash 2-Litre (U/S) This successful and very reliable racing car is offered for sale, complete with spare crank, rear and front axles, many gear ratios, spare pistons, rods and cylinder bores, etc...
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for sale, with large selection of spares. This is the car used by me for the last two seasons, and has always been maintained in first-class condition. It is now ready to race, and it is offered at...
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Pre-war E.R.A. beats latest Maseratis at Jersey. Raymond Mays (E.R.A.) a gallant third less than fifty seconds behind de Graffenreid's Maserati. Bob Gerard won the Jersey Road Race last Thursday in...

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