November 1954

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Page 611 The Racing Maechanics … Page 615 The N. Staffs and Eastern Counties Meeting … Page 617 An Enthusiastic Visit to the Paris Motor Show … Page 619 The Avus Grand Prix … Page 622 Book Reviews...
Earls Court Review Motor Sport would be justified in ignoring the recently-concluded Motor Exhibition staged by the S.M.M.T. at Earls Court in London, because our readers, who are concerned primarily...
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Introduction The editor and the writer met not so long ago, and amongst other things the conversation turned upon the subject of how little had been written about motor-racing mechanics, those good...
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(Oct 9th) The Eastern Counties Motor Club race meeting at Snetterton on Saturday, October 9th, was held in fine weather. The meeting started promptly at 12 o'clock and the seven events were run...
(October 9th) A long series of successful 1954 Club Race Meetings at Silverstone circuit concluded on October 9th with the N. Staffs M.C. meeting. A long series of handicap and scratch seven and ten-...
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Having just left the Montlhèry track, my thoughts were still on high performance, speed and exciting motor cars, and immediately after churning through the turnstiles leading into the Grand Palais,...
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(Oct. 10th) The final meeting for 1954 on the Montlhèry track near Paris took place on the Sunday of Paris-Salon week and included races for modified production cars, the Monomill Circus and sports...
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"Blue Wings Over Bangkok," by Prince Bira. 184 pp., 5 ½ in. by 8 ½ in. (Foulis, 7, Milford Lane, W.C.2. 18s. 6d.) This is a book for flying enthusiasts. It tells how Prince Bira, the well-known...
(Sept. 19th) With no factory entries from Maserati or Ferrari the streamlined Mercédès-Benz cars driven by Fangio, Kling and Herrmann had little difficulty in sweeping the board on the very fast...
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The 300SL Mercédès-Benz, which created such a sensation in sports-car racing two years ago, until the manufacturers withdrew it from competitions because "they had learnt all they needed to know,"...
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Alvis — Lagonda Driving Tests The Alvis O.C. and the Lagonda C.C. competed in five driving tests at Thursley, Surrey, on September 19th. The cars, ranging from Rapiers to 4 ½-litre Lagondas, and from...
R.= Restricted Event. C. = Closed Event. C.I. = Closed Invitation Event. N. = National Event. I. = International Event. 6th. — Scottish S.C.C. Rally, Glasgow. C. Cheltenham M.C. Cheltenham Trial,...
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A Different Sphere Feeling considerably out of his depth, the Editor drove to the Demonstration of British Military Vehicles, which the S.M.M.T. and M.O.S. had arranged on September 30th, at the F.V....
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(Oct. 2nd/3rd) This year's Vintage S.C.C. Welsh Rally attracted an excellent entry of 45 vintage and Edwardian cars and one veteran — W. C. Hughes' 1904 Clement-Talbot. The first "section" of the...
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Goodwood closed its 1954 season on a strong note, for many interesting cars were present at the International Meeting on September 25th, which was graced, moreover, by fine weather. Of the...
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The Daily Telegraph-sponsored, B.A.R.C.-organised Aintree Automobile Racing Company's Meeting on October 2nd was a well-deserved Stirling Moss benefit. The British driver won the Formula III race in...
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Victory for Hawthorn and the new Ferrari Barcelona, October 24th. After being abandoned for the past two years the Spanish Grand Prix was held this year and was the last round in the 1954 World...
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B.A.R.C. International Meetings at Aintree and Goodwood Eastern Counties Motor Club Meeting at Snetterton Top: On Form.— Stirling Moss was on the top of his form at Goodwood and Aintree. He is here...
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The annual Motor Show Test Day at Goodwood, organised by the Guild of Motoring Writers, was this year attended by some very distinguished foreign visitors and nearly 70 cars were made available by...
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A Smart, Nicely-Finished, Lively 2-seater with the Well-Established Two-Carburetter Standard Vanguard Engine Earlier this year the Swallow Coachbuilding Company of Walsall created much interest in...
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On September 26th the Gosport A.C. held another of their delightfully informal sprint meetings over a standing ¼-mile on the Flight Test Road at Brockhurst. With the paddock arranged in a corner of...
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Engine Similarity Sir, After reading some comments in one or two of your contemporaries about certain new products of the B.M.C., I have made the following little chart, which I think is not without...
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