November 1957

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The London Motor Show On October 16th another great Motor Exhibition opened at Earls Court. The opening ceremony was performed by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan, M.P. In his speech...
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Those who enjoyed building the Merit plastic D-type Jaguar will welcome the latest Merit kit, from which a realistic and large-size 1955 G.P. Mercedes-Benz can be constructed. All the necessary parts...
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Quoting passages from one's own articles of the past is something I do not like doing, and it can bounce back and strike one down in an embarrassing manner, but over the question of Britain and Grand...
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Although I have not been fortunate enough to have seen a race outside the U.S., I have seen and helped with races here for over ten years. This includes many types of our track racing; if you don't...
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After reading in your September and October issues certain remarks regarding Italian sports-car and Grand Prix racing, I feel that I must take Motor Sport up on the following points. Looking back at...
To conclude the 1957 European Hill-Climb Championship a meeting was held in Greece, a few kilometres from Athens, and most of the regular competitors in the series made the long journey to the...
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This year the International Gold Cup Meeting at Oulton Park, on October 5th, was a mixed car and motor-cycle meeting. If this gave the spectators who normally go only to car meetings an opportunity...
To find this year's Autosport Series-Production Sports Car Champion, Snetterton circuit staged a Three-Hour Race on October 12th, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m.,necessitating some 2½ hours of...
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The Editor's Annual Discourse on Miscellaneous Aspects of the Motoring Scene A young theological student -- he had just made a long winter journey down from Mirfield College in a primitive Grand Prix...
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Mobilgas have issued a map containing plans of 52 circuits -- horse, not motor racing -- with the best routes to them. We are intrigued to find that many of these circuits have a lap distance of over...
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Unlike the Earls Court Motor Show, which is terribly tied up with the British Motor Industry and their trade union, the S.M.M.T., who only allow approved people who make the right sort of cars to...
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A.C.  Stand 140 Several models will be exhibited. Examples of both the Ace and the Aceca with A.C. and Bristol engines will be on view. The A.C. has a tubular chassis with independent suspension...
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Berkeley Square House Garage Ltd. have taken over Fox and Nicholl Ltd., the well-known service station on the Kingston By-Pass, from which, under the patronage of Mr. Arthur Fox, successful racing...
Joseph Lucas  Stands 252, 253, 316, 317 General electrical equipment and accessories can be seen on this stand. More new mirrors are being made available, especially those for wing mounting! Lucas...
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A 105S Performs Well on a Journey to the Alfa-Romeo Factory in Milan and the Lancia Works in Turin Last Autumn Motor Sport published an account of a visit to two German factories producing high-...
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At Peterborough M.C. Race Meeting (Sept. 28th) Winner of this year's Motor Sport Silverstone Trophy Final, contested at Silverstone, was W. E. Wilks driving a Frazer-Nash. Second and third were...
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In a series of pre-show tests the editor experiences -- The excellence of the Jaguar The chic of the Vauxhall Victor The frugality of the Fiat 500 In order to remind myself, before being confined to...
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A tribute to Ecurie Ecosse and Lotus Engineering by Denis Jenkinson A great deal is heard about personal triumphs, but probably the outstanding achievements by individuals during 1957 were the...
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The Standard Eight - or What Price the Miniature Car? We are following with great interest the swarm of miniature cars from European factories, but to take a realistic view of this development is to...
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There are very few truly new cars on show this year. Colin Chapman, however, maintains his reputation with the Lotus Elite Mk. XIV coupe, which is not only a very pretty car to look at, but is a...
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Salvadori Wins F. II Race for Cooper. Vanwall Demonstration Ends in Distress It used to be traditional for the B.A.R.C. to hold its closing race meeting of the season at Brooklands, during an October...
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At this time of the year, when most of us are in spirit if not in fact, at the London Motor Show it is appropriate to scan the broad pages of a copy of Country Life dated November 8th, 1919, kindly...
A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Veteran C.C. Hog's Back - Box Hill Rally (September 21st) Organised by the S.E. Centre of the V.C.C. this was an excellent event, inasmuch as it was not just a...
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A 1911 60-h.p. Cottin et Desgouttes Big Edwardian racing cars are comparatively few and far between and "new" ones have not appeared for some appreciable time. Perhaps the most recent to attract...
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Sir, I was very interested in the letter of Mr. James Johnston in your September issue regarding Argyll cars. My father purchased a 1913 model just after the 1914/18 war, and I learned to drive on...
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I suppose there never was a car that demanded more careful gear-changing than the first one I ever drove. It was a 1916 six-cylinder Studebaker with a Salmon body. When you crashed a gear in that you...
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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 Export Business in Historic Cars Sir, For several years now...
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"The Restoration of Vintage and Thoroughbred Cars," by Richard C. Wheatley and Brian Morgan. 192 pp. 9 in. by 6 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 30s.) Here is a...

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