November 1958

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Earls Court Motor Show On October 22nd the London Motor Show was opened by the Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler, C.H, M.P., Secretary of State for Home Affairs and Lord Privy Seal. This great International...
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We wish to express our deep regret at the fatal accident which befell Peter Whitehead when he was a passenger in a Jaguar driven by Graham Whitehead in the Tour de France. Peter Whitehead was one of...
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The Editor's Annual Discourse on Miscellaneous Aspects of the Motoring Scene The London Motor Show is here again, which makes this an opportune moment to consider divers aspects of the motoring scene...
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Meccano Ltd. are continuing to add American cars to their range of " Dinky " miniatures, the latest (No. 179) being a very imposing Studebaker President sedan in a very grand two-colour scheme, with...
On October 5th I.T.V. presented a lurid and unlikely motor-racing play the title of which was " Murder in Slow Motion." Paul Boyle, writing of it in the Sunday Pictorial, ranged himself alongside...
In last month's road test report on the Jaguar XKI50 we quoted the maximum speeds in first and second gear as 18 and 46 m.p.h.. respectively. These are sensible speeds at which to change up but the...
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Road-Test Impressions of the Skoda 440 During October it was possible to drive rather more than 400 miles on English roads in a Czechoslovakian small car, the Skoda 440. This car has a decidedly...
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Having seen Stirling Moss present, at the Lyceum, the keys of an Austin-Healey Sprite to " Miss World 1958," a charming South African girl in an eyeable bathing suit—she had won the car and a...
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Get those used-car prices down Indignation is rising at the absurdly high prices frequently asked for interesting but old cars and even for cars which are old without being particularly interesting....
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Moss (Vanwall) is perfection - But it is not enough Casablanca, October 19th. To conclude the Formula 1 Grand Prix season, the "circus" travelled to Morocco to contest the Grand Prix of that country...
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I am a post-war motorist without the opportunities of the older generation, but, by carefully looking through the back of this magazine, I have managed to enjoy fine and interesting cars at...
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A Test Day, the Salon and a Race Meeting The traffic in Paris during the normal hours of daylight has become almost impossible, not unlike London, though the big difference is that in the French...
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The winding and steep drive in the grounds of the Harleyford Estate, on the banks of the Thames near Marlow, has been the scene of numerous small club sprint meetings throughout the summer, and...
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A.G. Stand 165 There are no new models from A.C. on the Stand this year and the display will consist of two Ace open two-seaters, two Aceca coupes and an exhibition chassis as shown last year. The...
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AC-DELCO Stand 348 A large display of motor accessories is shown on this stand, consisting of sparking plugs, fuel pumps, oil filters, speedometers, air cleaners, ignition coils and many other...
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The destination of the MOTOR SPORT Silverstone Trophy and a cheque for £75 was decided on September 20th, when the Peterborough M.C. and Northamptonshire M.C. combined restricted race meeting was...
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A Section Devoted to Old Car Matters THE V.S.C.C. BEAULIEU RALLY (Sept. 21st) The V.S.C.C. rally to Palace House, Beaulieu, provided an opportunity to examine some 46 vintage and Edwardian cars...
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Perhaps the most enjoyable of all vintage car events is the annual V.S.C.C. Welsh Rally, which this year occupied the week-end of October 4th-5th, and attracted the excellent entry of seven...
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Sir, While rooting about in my garage I came across an old car badge with" No. 4" stamped on the back; on the front" Federated Motor Clubs," and in the centre is " Yorkshire Automobile Club," with a...
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A Singer Gazelle, using National Benzol and running on Goodyear 3-T nylon four-ply All-Weather tyres, last month covered 1,392.94 miles at Snetterton, in 24 hours, an average speed of 58.039 m.p.h...
Goodyear, in announcing their 3-T nylon-cord tyres, claim that after tests in this country totalling 240,000,000 miles they have satisfied themselves that 3-T nylon is the world's strongest most heat...
From a recent Rover hand-out : " The Rover 105, 2,638cc six-cylinder, 108 b.h.p., is the fastest Rover ever made and has earned itself a reputation, as the 105S during the past two years, for high-...
The final Goodwood Race Meeting of 1958, which had deteriorated from a National Open Meeting into the 32nd Members' Meeting and was consequently poorly supported by spectators, in spite of perfect...
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Masten Gregory had a rough ride in the new Maserati which was not handling properly—shock-absorber troubles. Allison kept frightening himself and discovered afterwards that a rear h b was wobbling...
The only racing car in the Show is the F.I Lotus, with one of the fast Lotus Elite coupes keeping it company. Amongst highperformance cars a highlight of Earls Court is the Aston Martin DB4. Exhibits...
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On September 20th. when sports cars were racing at Oulton Park, club racers contesting the MOTOR SPORT Trophy at Silverstone, rally drivers competing in the London Rally. members of the Veteran Car...
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[The Armstrong Siddeley, made by the famous Coventry company which has built outstanding aeroplane engines since the first World War and still, of course, in production, is a somewhat neglected make...
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While down in remote East Sussex to visit the Bodiam Hill-Climb I took the opportunity of calling on Frank Nichols and the Elva Engineering Co. Ltd. At Bexhill-on-Sea, where Nichols started in the...
There seems little doubt that with circuit racing becoming such a cut-throat, big business commercial affair, the sporting clubmen who compete for the sheer fun of the thing are turning to sprints...
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N.B - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed SERVICE— GOOD AND OTHERWISE Sir, Recent correspondence in your...

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