May 1954

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Matters Of Moment ... page 227 Giro Di Sicilia ... page 228 The B.A.R.C. Opens The Season ... page 230 IV Gran Premio Siracusa ... page 231 B.R.D.C. British Empire Trophy Sports-Car Race At Oulton...
The R.A.C. Annual Club Conference This year the Annual Meeting between delegates of the motoring cubs and the Competitions Committee of the R.A.C. took place in Pall Mall on March 26th. That it was...
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Palermo, April 5th. The island of Sicily is not big by European standards, but in spite of this the motoring activity is enormous and the Tour Of Sicily, for touring and sports cars, held on Sunday,...
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The stars, or rather the full moon, shone for "Digger" Pugh when he organised the first Stock-Car Meeting at New Cross Stadium on Good Friday evening. Every available inch of the place was filled (25...
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Renault, R.W.G., Jaguar, Connaught, Lotus, Morgan, R.G.S.-Atalanta, Frazer-Nash and Cooper-Bristol Win Races At March Members' Sports-Car Goodwood Meeting In delightful weather the B.A.R.C. held the...
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Siracusa, April 11th. As well as opening the European Formula racing calendar, the Syracuse Grand Prix was also the first European event to be run under the new Formula I of 2 1/2 litres...
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Big Crowd See Alan Brown (Cooper-Bristol) Win at Cheshire Circuit. Heat Winners — Gammon (Lotus-M.G.), Salvadori (Maserati) and Duncan Hamilton (Jaguar) Run in chilly but sunny weather, the British...
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One error and an omission occurred in the five-page road-test report on the little 375-c.c. Citroën 2 c.v. which was published in the April issue of Motor Sport. Commenting upon the entire unconcern...
Motor Sport announced in April that Mr. H. Orr-Ewing had been appointed Assistant to Mr. Dean Delamont in the R.A.C. Competitions Department. Less than a fortnight later Mr. Orr-Ewing had resigned...
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The Bank Holiday Meeting of the B.A.R.C. promised to be a first-class occasion but, although it was held in sunshine before a record crowd of 55,000, it fell short of that promise. Alberto Ascari and...
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Pau, April 20th. The Pau Grand Prix took place on Easter Monday over the 2.769 kilometre course which is one of the few remaining of the street-race type, and furthermore one which has not been...
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Cannes, April 16th. While driving from Sicily to Pau, for the Grand Prix on Easter Monday, it was possible, by straining the schedule a bit, to arrive in Cannes at the same time as the competitors in...
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As the 1954 Racing Season Commences Motor Sport Sums Up the Capabilities of the Select Few who are Masters of the Art of Present-day Road Racing During a lull in the exciting, but by contrast with...
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"The Motor Year Book," compiled by Laurence Pomeroy, M.S.A.E.. F.R.S.A., and R. L. de Burgh Walkerley. (Temple Press, Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, E.C.1, 226 pages, 7 1/2 in. by 10 1/4 in., 15s.) This...
Motor Sport having had Davidstow Circuit moved back to Cornwall from Scotland apologise for any inconvenience caused to their readers by failing to correct information as to the date of the meeting...
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The new sports-racing car known as the Sphinx, which made its debut at Goodwood on March 27th, gaining second place to an XK120C Jaguar in one race, is owned by Tommy Sopwith, junior, 21-year-old son...
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Some Observations on Driving to Castle Combe in R.A.C. Rally Entry No. 119 In the course of conducting the extended road-test of the Citroën 2 c.v. (see pages 171-175, April issue) I broke off for a...
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Regular readers of Motor Sport will know that the Editor is an enthusiastic collector of motor-car models. This field has been extended recently by some new Meccano "Dinky" models, which include a...
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This meeting opened the 1954 season at Snetterton, the 2.71-mile circuit out in the wilds of Norfolk, not far from the one-time home of Burrell road locomotives. Tony Crook was in fine form and in...
Racing on the extended circuit got away to a good start on Easter Monday before a crowd of 40,000. I think the extension to the circuit is a big improvement — the surface appears to be good. It is...
The Ulster Trophy Race, scheduled for May 22nd. has been cancelled.
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Goodwood International — Britsh Empire Trophy — B.L.C. & M.C. Castle Combe — W.E.C.C. Speed Trials — V.S.C.C. Silverstone — B.A.R.C. Members Goodwood Top, left Trying Hard. — Peter Whitehead in...
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Leston's Cooper 1,100 Beats the Water-Cooled Racing Cars. Gammon's "Homemade" Lotus-M.G. Vanquishes Latest Sports Connaught. Salvadori's 2-litre Maserati Shows the Way Home to the Ecurie Ecosse 3 1/2...
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South Wales A.C. It was very disappointing that the South Wales A.C. should have had such a bad day for the first of their speed events on their new hill on April 3rd. The heavy hill mist and rain...
R. = Restricted Event. C. = Closed Event. CI. = Closed Invitation Event. N. = National Event. I. = International Events. 1st. — Rhyl & Dist. M.C. Driving tests, Prestatyn: C. Torbay M.C. Rally,...
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by an American Correspondent Over 6,000,000 cars were produced in the United States in 1953. One person in three owns some form of automobile. There is a very acute interest in cars here, and this is...
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Sir, It is indeed refreshing to read the letters which have appeared in your columns recently regarding the new M.G.s. I expect many enthusiasts of the pre-war models have noticed the current...
The "Motor Sport" Club Trophy, 1954 The regulations governing this contest, won last season by Peter Gammon, remain the same as in 1953. The contest is between sports cars at certain club Silverstone...
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"Valed" Words Sir, Your contributor "A.B.C." in his article "Historical Notes: 1930 and Afterwards" is a bit up and coming in his views, isn't he? I appreciate that he represents only one man's...
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Two simultaneous suggestions have come in for the formation of a Riley Nine Register, from R. Vassall and F. Oliver Randall, 1, Addison House, Grove End Road, St. John's Wood, London, N.W.8, who...

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