November 1956

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The Earls Court Motor Show The London Motor Exhibition at Earls Court is an important shop window for the Industry as well as a great social occasion. In the catalogues issued by the exhibitors...
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The winner of this year's Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Contest, decided on points at BARC Members' Meetings at Goodwood, is PJS Lumsden (Lotus-Climax), who receives £75. Second place is a tie...
The new high-compression engines in the Austin A35 and Morris Minor, necessitating the introduction of lead indium big-end bearings, were tested by driving along the German autobahn at an average...
This delightful Cinemascope romance by British Lion, in Eastman colour, a John Stafford production directed by Ken Annakin, stars Glynis Johns and Rossano Brazzi and is set at Monte Carlo. It will be...
The outstanding fixtures next month are the Diamond Jubilee RAC Brighton Run on November 4th and the MCC National Rally from November 8th-10th. The Veteran Car Run is a national institution watched...
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High-quality badges, such as the Union Jack, for attaching to car bonnets, etc, merely by wetting with petrol, are offered at 1s 6d each inclusive of pt by Apol Industrial Developments Co, 19 ...
This year the preview news and grapevines indicated that the Paris Salon would not contain very many surprises or new innovations, so we wandered into the main hall with a completely open mind,...
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AC, Stand 141 AC have abandoned he 2-litre saloon to concentrate production on the sports open Ace and closed Aceca models, which have a Tojeiro-type tubular chassis with independent suspension front...
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Automotive Products Ltd. Improved suspension joints and automatic transmissions are on view and oil and fuel filters. Stand 369. Avon India Rubber Co Ltd. The Avon Winter Safety tyre is on view...
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by Carlo Demand and Charles Meisl. 151 pp, 71/2 in by 101/2 in. (GT Foulls and Co Ltd, 7 Milford Lane, Strand, London, WC2. 17s 6d) An album-size book of rather lurid sketches by Demand of divers...
by John Thornley. 187 pp, 83/4 in by 57/16 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd, 13 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London, W1. 21s) This revised edition of "Maintaining the Breed—The Saga of M.G....
Edited by Albert Douglas. 96 pp, 91/2 in by 71/2 in. (Ian Allen Ltd, Craven House, Hampton Court, Surrey. 10s 6d) This annual covers many aspects of motoring and motor sport and has chapters by...
by W/Cdr "Sandy" Powell. 212 pp, 81/2 in by 51/2 in. (Allan Wingate, Ltd, 12 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3. 15s) This is a book on the popular subject of the test pilot, written to entertain and...
by Lord Brabazon of Tara, GBE, MC, PC. 227 pp, 83/4 in by 51/2 in. (William Heinemann Ltd, 99 Great Russell Street, London, WC1. 25s) This is the long-promised autobiography of Lord Brabazon of Tara...
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Castellotti wins for Osca Imola Sept 30th. Postponed from the beginning of June, the Imola race was eventually held at the end of September and limited to sports cars between 1,300 and 1,500 cc. Held...
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A high-grade British car featuring a twin overhead camshaft, high-compression engine and all-round independent suspension in a luxury saloon possessing unusually complete and luxurious equipment. Mr ...
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At the beginning of the year I wrote about the possibilities of Britain getting a foothold in Grand Prix racing, pointing out that the combined forces of Connaught, BRM and Vanwall should be capable...
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Motor Sport visits the BMW and Porsche factories and tests representative models On arrival at Stuttgart Airport last month, we found awaiting us a maroon Porsche Carrera and a grey Porsche 1,600....
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[The Austin Seven has probably given more pleasure to a greater number of impecunious enthusiasts than any other car. Consequently, it has received proportionate space in Motor Sport. Articles...
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The 1956 London Motor Show is notable for modified models rather than exciting new cars. British manufacturers have adopted automatic transmission more readily than Continental companies—besides the...
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The Editor's annual discourse on various aspects of the motoring scene Another Motor Show has come round so it behoves us to consider what sort of motor car it is that we require as we scan the...
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British initiative has produced the Rover T3 gas-turbine car. It has a free-turbine power unit, developed from the Rover industrial gas turbine of 1954, comprising a centrifugal compressor driven by...
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September 17th-23rd Some idea of the severity of the Tour of France can be assesed from the results of the General Classification, with the first three places taken by Marquis de Portago, Stirling...
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A fast return run from London to Scotland underlines the silent high-performance, powerful braking and luxurious specification of the latest model of this fmous make. Every conceivable comfort and...
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For the first time since the war a record attempt has been officially observed in England by the RAC. At a Bedford aerodrome last month Wing Cmdr F Sowrey, AFC, broke the International Class G...
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A new miniature Another miniature vehicle is soon to join the Lloyds, Goggomobils and Beans which are a familiar feature of the German road scene. This is the Zundapp Janus, unique in having a dos-a-...
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My old friend Derek Buckler has poioted out to me a piece of careless writing in my article Lotus Salad which might be construed as an unkind crack about his gears if the reader was unfamiliar with...
Sept. 29/30th This traditional very tough test of skilled navigation took place around Oxfordshire on a pleasant enough night, with an excellent entry of mainly quiet cars. We assisted for some 41/2...
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[In this variant of our "Cars I have owned" series, RMV Sutton, Chief Tester of Alvis Ltd, recalls his motoring experiences and reveals some hitherto unpublished facts relating to Alvis, Lea Francis...
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(Sept 22nd) In contrast with the previous big race meeting at Oulton Park the weather was fine for the September 22nd meeting. Generous prize money was offered. Coopers took the main event, Salvadori...
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Sir, I write as a reader of your magazine of 26 years' standing. Judging by what you have written from time to time, I gather that the manufacturers of certain British cars refuse to allow you to...
Sir, Whilst returning through France in early July in my 1934 Aston Martin, I stopped to assist the owner of an MG TF in which the fan blades were fouling the radiator core owing to the failure of...
Sir, Oh dear ! I see that you have incurred the displeasure of the Rootes Group Public Relations Department. My personal opinion is that it is somewhat off-hand for a company to answer technical...
Sir, I was most interested to read the letter from Mr HP Wright, of Lewes. His feelings concerning the new Road Traffic Act entirely reflect my own. Quite apart from the British Motor Industry, who...
Sir, What an excellent journal yours is. Not only can one read it and re-read it and browse among the adverts, but on three occasions now it has got me out of a mess. The first two occasions were in...
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Sir, It is gratifying to learn from the correspondence in your columns that the LDOS has the support of keen motorists in its endeavour to preserve the Christian Sunday in our land. This must surely...
Sir, Nobody wants to compel the Sabbatarians to go motor-racing on Sunday, and it seems to me unreasonable for believers in a God "whose service is perfect freedom" to seek to compel those who have...
Sir, You may be interested in this copy of a letter written today to the Motor Accessories Manufacturers Association, whose prepaid card you urged me to use in the October issue of your excellent...
We have received from the Secretary of MAMA their reply to Mr Robertson, as follows:— Sir, May I touch upon a few points in the letter addressed to me by Mr M Robertson, a copy of which he has sent...
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Sir, I have been disturbed lately on calling at known petrol stations to buy my usual National Benzole, to find the globe has been changed to a Shell grade. When the selected-site system began a few...

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