May 1956

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The Skill of Archie Scott-Brown Those who were at Goodwood on the occasion of the B.A.R.C. Easter Meeting were able to witness the great duel between Archie Scott-Brown in a works Connaught and...
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Cooper Beats Lotus at OuIton Park with Stirling Moss Victorious at over 83 m.p.h. Heat Winners: Lotus, Aston Martin and Maserati The British Empire Trophy Race, now for sports cars and held at Oulton...
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V.S.C.C. Light Car Section Film Show (April 12th) Members of the Light Car Section of the V.S.C.C. assembled at at Eversley Cross on the evening of April 12th, braving torrential rain in their early...
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April 14th at Goodwood saw another Members' Meeting take place. The first events were five-lap scratch races, the first part for cars up to 1,250 c.c and the second part for cars over 1,250 c.c. and...
On March 24th, the date of the 12-Hour Sports-Car Race, the weather was perfect for motor racing and sixty starters came up to the line. The Le Mans-type getaway saw Moss move off first, with...
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The tranquility of Brands Hatch was not appreciably disturbed on April 15th when the recently-formed 250 M.C. held one of their first race meetings there. The entry list consisted of a dozen cars,...
On Sunday, May 27th, the Alvis 12/50 and the Alvis Owners' Club are holding a display of Alvis cars together with demonstration runs at Heston aerodrome. There will also be a Concours and Driving...
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Unforunately it is not very often that any of the big British manufacturers do anything in the competition world that I view with other than antipathy, for most of the efforts are usually so...
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"The Girl from Indiana," by Jon Manchap White. 222 pp., 7¾ in. by 5¼ in. (Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., 1, St. Paul's House, Warwick Square, London, E.C.4. 12s. 6d.) The author of ''Mask of Dust" writes...
The Sunday Times dated April 8th carried an article by Godfrey Smith entitled "Love of Your Life," which showed in humorous manner how much the enthusiast loves his car. Many recent small...
This year's Sunbeam Motor-Cycle Club's Veteran and Vintage Rally will take place on June 17th. It differs from previous years in being run solely on a distance-cum-age of car-cum-age of driver basis...
The Sunbeam S.T.D. Register held a rally for its Talbot members at the "Toby Jug" on the Kingston By-Pass on the wet evening of March 26th. Mr. Arthur Fox, patron of the Talbot racing team prior to...
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Cambridge 50 C.C. Following the postponement of the Speed Trial which was to have been held on April 8th is the May Rally, involving 200 miles of motoring. This is to be held on May 13th. Regulations...
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Palermo, April 8th. The racing season opened on the Continent of Europe with the Giro di Sicilia, organised by the Automobile Club of Palermo, and after all the rumours of no more racing in Sicily...
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"First Thursday" at the Phoenix On April 5th, the V.S.C.C.'s "First Thursday" meeting at the Phoenix Hotel, Hartley Wintney, was very well attended, perhaps because it was the first in the second...
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Syracuse, April 15th. The Grand Prix of Syracuse reverted to its normal position on the calendar as the first Formula 1 race for the Continental season, and entries were received from Ferrari,...
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On May 5th the B.R.D.C. has a very full day's racing at Silverstone on the occasion of the annual Daily Express Trophy Meeting. There will be the usual 500-c.c., production-touring-car, and sports-...
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Peter Gammon (Cooper-Climax) Wins Both His Races The Snetterton M.R.C. held the first National Race Meeting of the English season at the 2.7-mile Snetterton circuit on March 25th. This move to Sunday...
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Two Wins for Stirling Moss and Roy Salvadori. Scott-Brown's Magnificent Drive. Moss Sets New Lap Record. Sports-Car Races Won by Aston Martin, Cooper-Climax and A.C. In spring sunshine the B.A.R.C....
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My first motor car was a 1933 J2 M.G. Midget, bought in 1950, and my chief impression of the car is what a troublesome piece of machinery it was. It was the model with the swept front wings, and was...
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At Goodwood on Easter Monday, Moss arrived in a modern 3-litre Lagonda saloon and Hawthorn in his Gran Turismo Lancia Aurelia.
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Five Finishers out of 13 Starters in B.A.R.C. "International 200" Aintree, April 21st. THE B.A.R.C. International Meeting at the three-mile Aintree circuit consisted of the 67-lap "lnternational 200...
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At the opening Silverstone meeting of the Vintage Sports Car Club brilliant spring sunshine brought forth a fine array of some of the choicest vintage cars that the country can offer, together with...
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The Amateur Census Good-looking females have played a big part in motor-car publicity but it now looks as if the kids may be joining in, if not ousting the charming model-girls from their glamorous...
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At the conclusion of the "Nostalgic" article in the March issue of Motor Sport, I remarked on the enjoyment I derive from perusal of old motor papers, and this led to a very welcome "Easter egg" from...
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My late father, a very keen archaeologist, decided, with advancing years and failing health, that the best way to survey the local Roman roads and medieval tracks in their passage across the Pennine...
After several days of cold winds, the weather turned fine for the opening meeting of the B.R.S.C.C. at Brands Hatch on Easter Monday. The entry list was not as good as it was on the same occasion...
At a cocktail party on March 21st it was announced that the activities of the above organisation would be extended to include riding, gliding and driving lessons. Three scholarships are to be...
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1,250,000 Miles' Development Endows the New 845-c.c. Renault with Many Good Qualities, notably Excellent Handling and Roadholding, Outstanding Performance for its Size, and Economy. Just after Easter...
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On April 7th, at Bourne, Lincs, a luncheon party was given by Raymond Mays to some prominent racing drivers and members of the Press invited to see the B.R.M. perform at Folkingham aerodrome. A crowd...
Nothing much has come in this time on which to build this feature. A reader kindly contributed an amusing relic from the dim and distant past in the form of a book entitled "Mr. Punch Awheel." It is...
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Introduction The advent of spring brings a changed outlook to motoring. Summer days are before us and country lanes, open cars and other delights are still to be found. To turn our thoughts towards...
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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 Worth of American Engines Sir, Mr. Bell quotes impressive...

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