November 1947

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McAlpine driving his 3-litre Maserati in last September's Brighton Speed Trials. [photo by Guy Griffiths
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V.S.C.C. Bisley Meeting Another worthwhile Vintage S.C.C. meeting was held at Bisley on October 12th, when the assembled cars were almost as interesting as the tests in which they subsequently took...
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Britain No "basic" petrol since September 30th. Isle of Man Each "basic" unit is still worth one gallon.
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The article by Mr. F. E. Ellis. describing his rebuilt 16-valve twin o.h. camshaft Aston-Martin, which we published in Motor Sport for June, 1947, aroused considerabIe interest, particularly on the...
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During the war, when there was precious little private motoring — a state to which we have recently returned — readers used to sustain Motor Sport by sending in all manner of news items,...
"The Other Battle," by Donovan M. Ward (B.S.A. Ltd.). This is another full-length (180 page) professionally-produced book about the part played by a great British industrial organisation during the...
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by Baladeur Towards the end of 1912, there appeared in the Autocar a series of articles of more than usual technical interest. Their subject matter, which concerned the relative merits of 90 by 120...
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More sackcloth and ashes! In our SheLsley Walsh report we said Williams handled Cowell's Alta; actually he handled his own car, now with imposing new bodywork.
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Some Impressions of the 1947 1 1/2-Litre Riley Saloon Excellent Performance and Roadholding. Driving Characteristics that Appeal to the Enthusiast. One of the most popular post-war makes is the Riley...
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Half the field for the G.P. de la Blecherette for sports cars under 1 1/2-litres which preceded the Lausanne G.P., was composed of M.G.s., five TCs and a K3 Magnette. These M.G.s were opposed by...
Sir, May I be permitted to express my opinion on Mr. Cecil Clutton's letter in this month's issue of your very excellent journal, please. Such satirical observations are, to my mind, definitely...
Following our announcement that Germany still has a "basic" ration, the R.A.C. has taken the trouble to explain to us that only essential German workers get petrol and that no "basic" is issued to...
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(The following is a letter which Mr. J. G. Hay wrote recently in reply to a fellow enthusiast who had acquired an old s.v. Anzani-engined Fraser-Nash and raised some servicing queries. Because it...
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A Further Announcement Last April we announced the opening of a Fund for the purpose of commemorating the great work of the late Mr. H. F. Locke-King, who built Brooklands Track — the famous testing...
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By Cecil Clutton Three dates stand out in the history of automobile design. In 1885 Benz and Daimler made the first cars which worked, and led on to commercially successful designs. In 1894 or a...
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Books During the war enthusiasts deprived of their cars devoted their leisure to reading all the motoring literature on which they could lay hands. The present regrettable cessation of normal...
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We Hear J. Lindsay Hatchett has an overhauled 1922 G.N. chassis, with twin Amal track-racing carburetters and two-plug alloy-bronze heads, for disposal for £50, including another engine and...
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35,000 people saw an Edwardian-car race at Langhorne dirt track, in which the starters were seven Mercers of 1909 to 1922 vintage and a 1909 Mercédès. Alec Ulmann won, but found that the dirt surface...
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Sir, Further to your review of Gregor Grant's book on British Sports Cars, we feel that we must point out some serious errors in describing the Allard. In the first place, we do not use Girling but...

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