November 1952

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On With The Show! By publication date of this enlarged issue of Motor Sport, the 37th S.M.M.T. International Motor Exhibition will be in progress at the fine hall at Earls Court. There is much of...
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This contains all the road tests conducted by the Autocar for 1952, comprising 30 complete reports with full performance figures, illustrated by 200 photographs and drawings. Reproduction is on good...
At Taggs Island in the Thames on October 16th, A.C. Cars Ltd. entertained the Press at the Casino built in 1913 by Fred Karno, for the purpose of introducing their new economy car. In his speech of...
Bari G.P. (Sept. 28th) 1st: Landi (2.3 Ferrari). 123.0 k.p.h. 2nd: Cole (2.7 Ferrari).  3rd: Castellotti (2.7 Ferrari).  Avus Meeting (Sept. 28th) 1st: Fischer (Ferrari), 186.6 k.p.h. 2nd : Klenk (...
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Last month saw the finish of the road-racing season and with it the final round in the 1952 World Championship series, with individual solo honours being divided equally between England and Italy,...
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Sir, I have been an enthusiast since a child, when my father was in the automotive industry, connected with the board track at Laurel, Md. (considered the toughest track in the U.S. at the time), and...
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Hereunder follows an alphabetical guide to the car exhibits at the S.M.M.T. Exhibition which is open at Earls Court from October 22nd to November 1st, together with a pocket history of the leading...
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The second A.G.M. of the British Racing Motors Association will be held at the Waldorf Hotel, Aldwych, W.C.2, at 7.30 p.m. on November 19th. The decision taken by the British Racing Motor Research...
We Hear The June issue of Antique Automobile carried a comprehensive account by Leslie R. Henry of the various detail changes made in the model-T Ford from its appearance in 1908 to its demise in...
R. = Restricted Event.    C. = Closed Event.    C.I. = Closed Invitation Event.    N. = National Event.    I = International Event. 1st.—Newry & D.M.C. Trial, Newry. R. S.S.C.C. Rally. Milngavie...
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Twelve months ago I made a business trip which took me as far north as Tongue and completed in all a little under 2,000 miles in nine days. I returned so enthusiastic about the Jupiter that I felt I...
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The weather turned up trumps for this, the final car race meeting of the season in England. The entry too was about the best seen at any Club Silverstone this year. Ranging in size from the 750 c.c....
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A very big crowd attended Scotland's first International Motor Race at the Winfield Joint Committee's Charterhall Meeting on October 11. Even bigger crowds are likely to attend the 1953 fixtures of...
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This is another of Floyd Clymer's comprehensive, conscientious books. It lists American championship placings, stock car and sports records, big-car and midget point standings, etc., but also gives...
After an interval of four years, Frank E. Salter, M.I.M.E., will shortly return to the Board of Jowett Cars Ltd., where he will be responsible for all production. Mr. Salter's previous association...
Car: 1950 Renault saloon. Four-cylinder o.h.v. 54.5 by 80 mm. 748-c.c., rear-engine. Wheelbase 6 ft. 10½ in. Weight: 11¼ cwt. Loaned by: Offord, 154, Gloucester Road, London, S.W.7, (Fremantle 0051...
On the evening of Saturday, November 22nd, the Herts. County Automobile and Aero Club will hold its fourth Nocturne, a test of map-reading, navigation and driving during the hours of darkness. This...
In November, 1948, we published a detailed and particularly praise-worthy account of the little rear-engined, four-door Renault 760. Recently we have been able to take an extended test in a used...
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Introduction Only of comparatively recent times has efficient engine-oil filtration been understood by both designers and users. In the bad old days the sole attempt at filtering the lubricant...
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Until this month we did not include the Volkswagen in our repertoire. Realising that the Motoring education is incomplete without experience of this technically ingenious German "people's car," we...
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The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. ran off some very interesting races at their Castle Combe Meeting on October 4th. The race commentaries were given by W. G. Kay, who did an excellent job without...
Car : 1947 Volkswagen saloon. Flat-four, air-cooled 75 by 64 mm., 1,131-c.c. o.h.v. engine. Wheelbase 7 ft. 10i in. Weight (without occupants but one gallon of fuel), 14 cwt. Loaned by : The...
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Gonzalez (B.R.M.) Wins Woodcote Cup and "Daily Graphic" Goodwood Trophy Races, with Parnell's and Wharton's B.R.M.s Second and Third in the Latter. Moss Wins 500 Race for Cooper. THE final B.A.R.C....
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The following is one of many letters received; they were expected. We were 100 per cent. keen on the B.R.M. project in 1949 and criticised only when we saw the wrong policy being adopted and silly...
We will let you into a secret. Although the conscientious motoring writer goes from stand to stand at Earls Court with his notebook and pencil, to prepare his Show Guide he has to work from Press...
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A provocative article, in which Gerald F. Hooke, basing his argument on the Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb record, suggests that there must be a point at which sprint records must level out and become...
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By "Balaydeur" According to a report in the daily press, those responsible for the 16-cylinder B.R.M. are now contemplating building a 4-cylinder car "to comply with the 1954 formula." I am glad that...
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"Modern Buses and Coaches," by C. B. Morrissey. (Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, E.C.1; 86 pp.; 9s. 6d.) Although this is a book in the Boy's "Power and Speed" Library, it is the sort of...
A member of the Cornwall Vintage C.C. reports good service from the Andre shock-absorber people. Writing to them for a pair of rubber valve seats for telecontrols for his Lagonda, he naturally asked...
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We have received the following from Mr. P. Selby, who advertised his car in our September issue :— "The husband of the 'plush-dazzled wife' who advertised his Singer Nine in the last issue of Motor...
The B.A.R.C.'s annual dinner and dance at Grosvenor House takes place this year on November 7th, when the chair will be taken by the President of the Club, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. Tickets...
Jowett Cars Ltd., Idle, Bradford, Yorkshire, announce the appointment as Chief Engineer of Donald Bastow, M.I. Mech.E., B.Sc. (Eng.), M.S.A.E., M.S.I.A., to take effect from September 1st. Mr. Bastow...
Elkhart Lake Rally By air mail from the U.S.A. have come some very interesting notes on the Elkhart Lake Rally, held last September by the S.C.C. of America. C. A. West, Chicago Region rally, hill-...
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Interesting speculation as to which really is the fastest car in the show. As one cannot put a stopwatch on static exhibits, Motor Sport refuses to take sides. But we note that Fiat claim 128 m.p.h....
The exciting thing about this year's Exhibition is the element of increasing competition. The buyer's market is returning, at all events amongst the high-priced models. The lower priced cars, on the...
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Even bearing in mind how easy it is to criticise other people's work in retrospect, it is still quite extraordinary how long it took before the fundamental laws that govern the operations of the heat...
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On July 6th, the Royal East African Automobile Association held their fifth meeting on the Langa Langa road-racing circuit about 70 miles from Nairobi. The races, with the exception of the final...
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The specialised articles on famous makes have become a feature of Motor Sport. Many Talbot cars are still giving excellent service and, particularly following the article on "Sunbeams Between the...
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Tappet clearance: Inlet, 0.006 in; exhaust, 0.008 in.—warm. Firing order: I; 5, 3, 6, 2, 4. Valve timing: Inlet opens 10 deg. a.t.d.c., closes 50 deg. a.b.d.c.; exhaust opens 52 deg. b.b.d.c., closes...
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Branded Petrol Wanted Sir, As an American who has spent many years in Britain and has come to love motoring in the enthusiast's sense, I wish to let you know that on the 19th of every month I turn...
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The ideal formula for a light training aeroplane for use by the clubs seems to be that of a small side-by-side two-seater, powered by an engine of comparatively low power to cut down operating costs...
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It is tragic that John Cobb's speed career should be terminated by an accident to his jet speedboat, as he attained the distinction of being the first man to achieve 200 m.p.h. on the water. John...
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"Vintage Enthusiast? — Come and have, a drink chum!" This is one of five 30-h.p. 6-cylinder sleeve-valve Daimlers with bodies in the form of beer bottles which were put on the road in 1922 to...
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Sir, With so many excellent vintage vehicles conveying their owners uneventfully and regularly to work, I feel that my 1924 8.9 Mathis cloverleaf is a very good example of this cult. I consider that...
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At Goodwood during this month the new o.h.v. Morris-Minor four-door saloon made its debut in a remarkable fashion. It completed a run of 10,000 miles in 10 days, averaging 45.3 m.p.h. and over 43 m.p...
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" Who's Who in the Motor Industry." (632 pp. Roland C. Bellamy Publications, St. Mary's Gate, Grimsby.) This new work, the purpose of which is self-evident, promises to become more and more useful as...
N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them—Ed. Sunbeam-Talbot Service Sir, I feel that it is time someone put in at least...

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