November 1949

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To win on road or track, brake linings must be highly efficient . . . and utterly dependable. Ferodo's long history of racing success is a solid assurance of both these qualities, which are just as...
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Keen Competition It is particularly satisfactory that sports car, as distinct from those high-performance cars which of recent times have been able substitutes for the young bloods' noisy, draughty...
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V.C.C. Northern Rally Results of the Veteran C.C. Southport event on September 17th are now to hand. Seventeen veterans and 24 Edwardians entered, of which 14 and 23 started. Ten veterans and 11...
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Successful Bristol M.C. and L.C.C. Speed Trial Along the Sea Front. Butterworth (A.J.B.) Coasts Over the Line to Make Fastest Time Unsupercharged. McAlpine's Course Record Unbroken. Photographs will...
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Ken Wharton Wins - 2 sec. Superiority in Special Tests. Photographs will be found on centre pages - Motor Sport copyright. The R.A.C. invited 45 drivers to compete in a trial in the "Prescott...
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Walker (E.R.A.) Wins £75 Prize. Poore's 3.8-litre Alfa-Romeo Makes F.T.D. on Extra Run. The Vintage S.C.C. ran a successful, if autumnal, speed trial over the exciting 1 1/2-mile course at Luton Hoo...
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500-c.c. racing has come to stay in this country and is spreading round the world. The Cooper is by far the most popular "500" and so many beginners are learning racing on these cars that this...
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E.R.A.-Javelin The announcement of a new tubular-chassis high-performance version of the well-established Jowett Javelin, to be built by E.R.A. and powered and serviced by Jowett, was one of...
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A genuine maximum of over 100 m.p.h., exceptional acceleration and splendid braking and roadholding, allied to docility and ease of control, characterise the latest model from Warwick. The Healey has...
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A new 2 1/2-mile circuit is nearing completion on the Grand Central Airport on the main road between Pretoria and Johannesburg. This circuit will be tarred and extremely well equipped, and the Sports...
During, the first six months of 1949, exports of Lodge plugs — largely to hard currency areas — were seven times the value of the company's pre-war overseas sales. During the past few months, in...
Mr. R. H. Garner writes: "In pre-war days. Ken Jarvis figured successfully in trials with the hybrid trials car "Pansy," as well as in sprint events with Austin Sevens. Upon demobilisation from the R...
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When in Zurich recently, We were able to meet Jakob Keller, a Swiss engineer who was sufficiently interested in the growth of 500-c.c. racing to build himself a car complying to "500 " rules. It is...
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by "Baladeur" If it were not for the fact that these articles all have the same name, I should be tempted to entitle this one "Talk and Reaction"; because a piece of decidedly conversational writing...
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by F. W. STILES late Managing Director of Alfa-Romeo British Sales. Ltd. Part IV — The Supercharged and Non-supercharged Single- and Twin-o.h.c. 1 3/4-litre Models. As outlined in the previous...
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A Consideration of the Characteristics, Good Features and Failings of Some Classic Machines Part III - 1927 This series was commenced, last October, for two main reasons, the first being that the...
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Off to F.T.D. - Joe Fry gets the astonishing Freikaiserwagen off the line at Weston-Super-Mare, rear wheels at a prodigious angle and spinning mightily, to clock fastest time in 21.12 sec. Notice...
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Members of the "12/50" Alvis Register enjoyed a gymkhana near Chichester on October 16th, the winner being Eminson's 1923 "duck's back" and the runner-up Graham. Details of the register from: M....
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Brandon's Cooper 1.,000 Fastest The recently-formed Gosport A.C. has put itself effectively on the map with a speed trial over a quarter of a mile of the straight, well-surfaced Flight Test Road at...
Sir, As a Riley enthusiast of 15 years' standing who has owned ten of these "great little cars," may I give a few additional aids to recognition. First there was the introduction of the remote...
The S.C.C. of S. Australia will hold the Australian Grand Prix on January 2nd, at Nuriootpa, in the Barossa Valley, some 50 miles from Adelaide. The race will be over either 100 or 150 miles on...
H.R.D. Motor-cycle Sets Course Record to 37.13 sec. Fastest Car Time by the Freikaiserwagen. Mays Third. The second Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill-Climb of the season on September 24th, saw Brown's 998-c....
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We Hear Arising out of the article on the G.N. published in Motor Sport last August, O. A. K. Wilson sends two interesting snapshots, one of a 1921 touring G.N., the other of an. A.V. monocar. Julian...
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"The Indianapolis Records" by Alan Hess (Stuart and Richards, 112 pp., 10s. 6d.). Alan Hess, in this beautifully-produced book, has placed on record the full and intimate story of the successful...
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Public Entertainment Sir, What a marvellous commentary was carried out by John Bolster at the September Goodwood. meeting — full of wit, humour and accurate reporting. B.B.C. please take note. I am,...

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