May 1952

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The RAC Rally The second RAC International Rally of Great Britain, sponsored this year by the Daily Telegraph, occupied from March 31st to April 5th, brought the ozone-towns of Hastings, Blackpool...
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The first of the French Formula II races provides much of interest. The Pau GP which took place on Easter Monday was the first of the series of eight events to count for the French Grand Prix and was...
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BARC (SW Centre) Speed Hill-Climb (April 6th) In miserable weather to commence with the BARC ran its speed hill-climb on April 6th up the nursery slope at Brunton. This private one-third-mile course...
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The first of the season's "circus" events did not provide very much interest in so far as the machines were concerned, in fact most interest could be found in the sidecar class. All three races, 250...
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The Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition was held on March 22nd/23rd, too late to report last month. With generous impartiality the VSCC opened this event to any car over 2,250 cc and, indeed,...
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"The Secondhand Car Owner," by Noel D Green and R Barnard Way (Wells Gardner, Dorton & Co Ltd, Redhill, Surrey. 144 pages, 6s.) At first you will, as an experienced motorist, turn up your nose....
In view of reports that the BRM cars were "withdrawn" from the Valentino Grand Prix at Turin, the BRM Board of Directors wishes it to be understood that no entry for this race was ever lodged. After...
In view of the entry of a team of Chrysler-engined Cunninghams for Le Mans, the following extract which we found in Dr JD Benjafield's "The Bentleys at Le Mans," relating to the 1929 race, may be...
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RG Shattock, well-known a couple of seasons ago for his ambitious Atalanta Special, has no illusions that he has "started something" by offering kits of parts for front and rear suspension units...
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"Motor Sport" forms a high opinion of the Citroen Six, When the Citroen Six came to us for road test it came for a considerable period, as if in compensation for not having had a Press car from the...
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It was announced in the News Chronicle of April 10th that : "Two BRMs are to take part in this year's Ulster Tourist Trophy race."
We are informed by Connaught Engineering that the price of the L3/SR Connaught is now £1,945 18s 11d, with pt (basic £1,250) and that of the chassis £959 1s 8d (basic, £750).
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Old masters Once open a time deciding what to put in Motor Sport was comparatively simple. Grand Prix racing took precedence, and after that anything on two or four wheels that was pretty slick about...
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Major Alex Tulloch, grey-haired, slightly-built, camera-carrier with an eye for a good picture, and possessing a fund of reminiscences, was a fearless driver of his very potent Hudson Special in...
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Sir. As an enthusiastic "Fordist," I was delighted with Mr Sellen's nostalgic article on the model-T Ford, but feel I must point out some errors. Front-wheel brakes were never fitted to the model-T,...
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Gonzalez wins the Richmond Trophy convincingly in "Thinwall" Ferrari. Outstanding driving by "Mike" Hawthorn in new Cooper-Bristol. Moss dominates Half-Litre Race in his Kieft. Goodwood was the Mecca...
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Race 1 (6 Laps).-1st Heat, 500-cc Racing Cars 1st : M Barclay (Cooper-JAP), 5 min 20 sec; 70.98 mph. 2nd AD Gill (McKensie-Norton). 3rd : J Coombs (Cooper-Norton). Race 2 ;-Sports Cars: 850 cc (s/c)...
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Congratulations to Schweppes Ltd, for including the leading motor-racing fixtures in their annual Sporting Calendar, the pictures of which are of famous racehorses. L Fisher, 662 Highland Avenue....
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The AC Owners' Club's second annual Novices' Point-to-Point will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 25th, and will be open to anyone who has not previously competed in more than one map-reading...
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A correspondent who has done me the honour of reading a recent article in this series in which I referred to the discussions in 1908 of the representatives of the national automobile clubs about the...
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(by an American correspondent) Sports-car racing in the United States got off to a flying start in Sebring, Florida, where 32 of the world's foremost sports-cars battled for twelve hours before an...
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(by David F Ogilvy) With the present tendency towards over complication it is interesting to handle an aeroplane that can truly be called the essence of simplicity. I refer to the Aeronca 100,...
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  Sir, With reference to the controversy in your correspondence columns concerning American " Hot-Rod" performance figures, I have been in communication with Professor Chuter Lien, Principal of the...
Sir, In reply to Mr White, I am sorry that a misunderstanding arose. The title "Ford roadster" is often preferred by the owners of "hotrods." I would not, of course, claim any exceptional performance...
Sir, Your correspondents who hasten to the defence of the Morgan 4/4 may rest assured that I am not quite the unmechanical clot suggested by "Morgan Enthusiast." It just shows how unfair the world is...

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