May 1953

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  Easter Champions Easter saw some interesting racing at Goodwood, when a record B.A.R.C. crowd, estimated at 50,000, was present. The "stars" were hardly in the ascendant and Stirling Moss and Reg....
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The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. opened its 1953 season at the splendid Castle Combe circuit on Easter Saturday, when an excellent entry of 89 sports and Formula Ill cars was received. The meeting was...
Practical Those of our readers who take a pride in the appearance ot their cars should invest in a set of snap-on grease nipple caps. Made by G.N.C.P., these caps are of rubber unaffected by grease...
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Ferraris back in form By our Continental Correspondent Pau, Easter Monday. As  last year the Pau G.P. was for Formula ll cars and of the sixteen entries only two failed to appear for practice. They...
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Results -- Circuit of Sicily -- April 12th 1st.  Villoresi  (4.1 Ferrari )  --  10hr. 50 min. 50 sec. 2nd.  Valenzano  (Lancia Auralia)  --  11hr. 13 min. 19 sec. 3rd.  Carini (1,900 Alfa Romeo...
The first race of the European season, at Syracuse, saw the complete Ferrari team retire with mechanical bothers. Ascari broke his own car, took over Hawthorn's and broke that. Farina and Villoresi...
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We hear... Osca engines may be used in the Gordon Bedson-designed Formula ll Kieft, if there is a Formula II Kieft. Coventry Climax are said to have a 200-b.h.p. V8 twin, o.h.c., petrol-injection,...
R. = Restricted Event.   C. = Closed Event.    C.I. =  Closed Invitation Event.    N. = National Event.   I. = International  Event.   2nd:  Lloyds M.C. Rally, Biggin Hill. -- C.I.;  500 M.R.C. of...
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The next Sunbeam-Register fixture is a Surrey Rally and Treasure Hunt, starting from the Whyte Harte Hotel, Bletchingley, at 2 p.m. on May 3rd. Roesch Talbots welcome. *** Warrington & District...
The Parry-Thomas-built Marlborough-Thomas ran in the 200 Mile Races at Brooklands in 1923 and 1924, without conspicuous success, and in 1928 it went out to New Zealand.  It was recently discovered by...
The solutions to the quiz questions set on page 170 (web version page 18 )  last month are: (1) Bugatti;  (2) A.V.;  (3) Chenard-Walcker;  (4) Diatto;  (5) Austro-Daimler 27/80. Some further...
The Formula II Race at Dundrod on May 16th will consist of heats, each of 10 laps (74 miles) and a final of 14 laps (104 miles). The winner will receive the Ulster Trophy, Replica, and a cash prize...
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By "Carrozzino" The season of road-racing got under way with an excellent start at Easter, with a galaxy of events in this country and the International meeting at Pau on the Continent. While events...
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(Continued from the April issue) Freddie Bothamley of Automotive Products F. Bothamley, the Competition Manager of Automotive Products  Co., Ltd. (Lockheed brakes, Borg and Beck clutches. etc.) has...
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Many years ago, when it was owned by T. G. Moore and edited by W. S. Braidwood, B.A. (Mech. Sc.) Cantab., Motor Sport  was known unofficially in certain quarters as "The Frazer Nash Gazette." If...
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The Sunbeam Alpine The Sunbeam-Talbot has been improved constantly down the years and consequently its latest off-shoot, the sleek new Sunbeam Alpine, announced recently by Rootes Motors, Ltd., is of...
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Road Test Report on the 800-c.c. 9-h.p. Austin Seven A30 The post World War II Austin Seven was announced by its sponsors as "The Greatest Achievement in Post-War Motoring," and last month we...
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The Motor Year Book, 1953. Compiled by Laurence Pomeroy, M.S.A.E., and R. I. de Burgh Walkerley (Temple Press, Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, E.C.1.   206 pp., 7-1/2 in. by 10 in.  15s.). This annual is...
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Baron de Graffenried (Orsi Maserati) wins two races.  Ken Wharton (B.R.M.) sets new race and lap records in winning Richmond Formule Libre race. A record crowd assembled at Goodwood circuit on Easter...
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The W. Hants & Dorset C.C. Race Meeting at lbsley on April 18th lived up to tradition. It was a happily-informal, well-run meeting, with interesting racing for 750 and 1,172 Formula cars, sports...
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(In view of the growing interest in 750 and 1,172 Formulae racing, we give herewith a resume of progress in this field, written by H. Birkett, Chairman of the 750 M.C.  --  Ed.) In the history of...
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This year's British Rally went off very well, emphasis being placed more on the special tests at Silverstone, Castle Combe, Prescott, Llandrindod, Blackpool, Lakeland, Turnberry, the Yorkshire Moors...
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Small, fast, single-seat aeroplanes always hold a strong appeal  to those who appreciate flying in the true sense of the word, so it is hardly necessary to mention that when I was granted an...
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It is always pleasant to be able to recommend a product both inexpensive and vell worth owning. The Ingersoll "Cronostop" 50/- stop-watch comes into this category. It has clear figures, keeps good...
S. Jowett C.C. Mystery Run (Mar. 29th) 1st: R. Knight (Javelin);   2nd:  A.S. Bennett (Velox);   3rd:  P.D. Bailey (Morris) *** Mid-Cheshire Spring Trial (Mar 29th) Best Performance:  D. Lilley (...
We had a parade of historic racing cars at a big Silverstone meeting three years ago and the V.S.C.C. holds its own races for such cars, but it is high time the race-going public at a big meeting saw...
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With the approach of summer the demand for good vintage cars will presumably rise and, as there are few experiences so fascinating to youthful enthusiasts as running through the small ads, and...
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N.B. Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them -- Ed.   The British Industry Sir, It is seldom that I put pen to paper, but...
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While we were adolescent we were sometimes, or if you like, frequently, told that we were "big enough to know better."  We were reminded of this a few days ago when there arrived at our office an...
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The interesting list of entries plus fine (appropriate) spring weather attracted a good attendance at the circuit. In the Formula II event Ken Wharton retired with final drive trouble, but made...
The opening meeting of the Half-Litre Club was held on the coldest Easter Monday of the twentieth century, but as all the engines were air-cooled, none of the cars froze-up. The meeting was well...

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