November 1953

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The Motor Show The Thirty-eighth International Motor Exhibition of the S.M.M.T. is now in progress at Earls Court. It is one of the most stimulating Motor Exhibitions which London has had since the...
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Having announced that the Austin-Healey 100 is the fastest production car in the world, L. P. Lord, Chairman and Managing Director of the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., and the British Motor Corporation has...
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The Agent and the Engineer Were walking hand in hand; They wept like anything to see The cars on every stand. "If all but OURS were cleared away," They said," it WOULD be grand." [With...
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In this absorbing article, rather on the lines of those in Motor Sport's "Cars I Have Owned" series, G. Sandford-Morgan of Adelaide proves that to the enthusiast motoring for sport is much the same...
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Sir, I think you will have gathered that the generally aecepted view today is that Motor Sport is far and away the best book of its kind published. The outspoken word is really refreshing and one...
A 200-mile closed-to-club rally in the eastern counties will held by the Cambridge University A.C. on November 22nd. The start will be at 9.30 a.m. from the Leys School. Closing date for entries is...
At the end of the practising period for the Italian Grand Prix a number of drivers were allowed to try the spare Maserati for a few laps, and immediately other drivers began to take notice. On the...
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Announcement by Andre Components The entire shareholding of the old-established company of Andre (Components), Ltd., the shock-absorber and component manufacturers, has been purchased by Lieut.-Col....
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Tough Mighty Tough! The following appeared in a Sydney daily newspaper:-- "Alice Springs, Wednesday. -- A Redex trial competitor never knows what equipment he will need outback -- one man solved a...
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Hawthorn Wins Woodcote Cup and Goodwood Trophy Races in Thinwall Ferrari -- and sets a new 94.53 m.p.h. Lap Record In perfect weather, before a good but not a record crowd of spectators, Mike...
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E.R.A., Ltd., have recently elected David Hodkin a director of the company. Mr. Hodkin retains his position as Chief Engineer, in which capacity he has served the company for some time and has been...
N. Staffs M.C. Run Many Well-Supported Races October 10th, one of the lovely autumn days which we enjoyed in the early part of this month, saw the North Staffs M.C. holding the last of the Club...
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The Final Castle Combe Race Meeting, held in glorious autumnal weather by the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. on October 3rd, was notable for excellent racing, a record crowd, judging by the congestion at...
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"Motoring Cavalcade," by W. J. Bentley (144 pages, 7 in. by 9¾ in., 16s. Odhams Press, Ltd., 96, Long Acre, W.C.2). Inevitably this motor history book goes over ground which has been covered fairly...
Agen, September 27th. With a lull in Formula II activities and sports-car racing there was time to look in on a Formula III event. This was the meeting held at Agen, at which a very representative...
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The coming of the pneumatic tyre is, of course, well documented, as such an event deserves to be. It was the very cornerstone upon which the temple of automobile progress was built. Nowadays racing...
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We have received the following from the S.C.C. of America, Inc.: "The Sports Car Club of America will inaugurate a school for racing drivers at the Sowega International Sports Car Races to be held on...
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The New Small Fords Following the announcement on September 14th of Sir John Black's new 803-c.c. Standard Eight, the Ford Motor Company, Ltd., held a preview of the New Anglia and New Prefect Ford...
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Pre-View of the Earls Court Exhibition In preparing a pre-view of the Earls Court Motor Exhibition, it became evident that this year's Show would see a development of two main trends --  cars of...
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Agen, September 27th. Quite often at French meetings short races are held before the main event, for national drivers in production cars or modified production cars, and form the first step to better...
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Theory and Practice by the Continental Correspondent The beginning of October saw the opening of the 40th Paris Salon and from the French buyer's point of view the whole show took on a much more...
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Sir, There have been many letters from your readers spotlighting the shortcomings of many British post-war cars, but while they are of great interest and serve to strengthen the enthusiast's...
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Here we are again in the seductive atmosphere of the Motor Show, our Motor Show, in the heart, or very nearly so, of the Metropolis. There is something secure, snug and uplifting about this greatest...
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On Sunday, September 27th, the Southern Jowett Car Club held a mixed event for members. In the morning a map-reading point-to-point run was organised around Addington, Surrey, and the afternoon...
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By "Baladeur" "Our good old engine with mechanically-operated poppet valves," wrote Charles Faroux in La Vie Automobile in the spring of 1910," is on its death bed. This is a fact which I pointed out...
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A rally that could be won on the road with a total mileage of about 100 miles was the ambition of the organisers who staged a Point-to-Point meeting on Sunday afternoon, October 4th. Twenty...
Sir, Further to your reference in October's Motor Sport to my R.-R. Merlin Spitfire Special at Brighton Speed Trials, for the sake of historical accuracy I am sure you would wish me to correct one or...
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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 Cars of Germany Sir, Very many thanks for printing my letter of...
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Advertisements in British periodicals are noted for their good taste and integrity. But just recently the more lynx-eyed amongst our readers may have noticed some exaggerations and odd statements in...

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