October 1947

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The last Week-end of August and every September week-end was occupied with sprint meetings. Here are our impressions of these events. — Ed.
Habershon's Delage Makes F.T.D. in 48.93 sec. The Vintage Sports-Car Club's meeting at Prescott, by kind sanction of the B.O.C., represents very good value for amateur entrants and this year was run...
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Raymond Mays' 2-litre E.R.A. establishes New Course Record of 92.7 m.p.h. Second Fastest Time by " Bira's " Maserati. Oliver's Bugatti the Fastest Sports Car. Edwardian Fiat averages over 63 m.p.h....
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Britain No "basic" petrol ration after September. Germany "Basic" petrol ration permits 180 miles per month as from October 1st.
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Many Exciting Incidents on Excellent New Course. Hutchison's Alfa-Romeo makes F.T.D. Allard the Fastest Sports Car. The West Hants & Dorset C.C. put on Open Speed Trials at South Lytchett Manor...
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Raymond Mays' E.R.A. makes F.T.D. in 50.12 sec. and Secures British Hill-Climb Championship. Rain Prevents Record Climbs. Splendid Runs by Brandon's Cooper 500 and Oliver's G.P. Bugatti. After...
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Sydney Allard's Steyr-Allard makes F.T. D. Sydney Allard's Steyr-Allard, in practically the form in which it was described in the August Motor Sport, but with its rear coil springs now outside the...
R. D. Poore's 3.8-litre Alfa-Romeo makes Fastest Time. Crook's "2.9" Alfa-Romeo is Fastest Sports Car. Excellent New Course Allows High Speeds. The Southsea M.C. received an enormous entry for its...
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When we stated recently that all Lodge racing plugs are priced at 15s. each, we omitted to state that there is one exception, the excellent waterproof WR47 and WR49, which are 25s. each.
"R-Type" M.G. The original No. 8 car, In racing trim. Full range racing spares. Toulmin Motors, 21, St. Johns Road, Richmond. Richmond 3888.
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Raymond Mays nearly equals his record for the Hill. Outstanding Climbs by Gerard's E.R.A., Hutchison's and Poore's Alfa-Romeos. Bolster's E.R.A. and Johnson's Darracq. Fastest unblown time by "Bloody...
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We understand the date is October 22nd, at mid-day, at Westminster. We wonder which car will come the greatest distance and which will be the oldest to attend.
Sir, In view of his exalted claims in your columns, readers of Motor Sport will have watched Mr. Thursby Pelham's performance at Brighton with the utmost interest. I learn that he averaged the...
we have noted on many occasions this season, Joseph Lucas, Ltd. have supplied magnetos and electrical equipment to the majority of the leading racing drivers. Apart from providing equipment for Lt.-...
The following are the present prices of Allard cars: — Chassis price (all models) £670, plus £186 17s. 3d. Purchase Tax. Two-Seater price, £968 plus £269 12s. 10d. Purchase Tax. Tourer price £990,...
Ab. Jenkins is claiming the International Class D 5 and 10-mile records, with the 3-litre V8 Novi-Winfield-Mobil, which, known as the Novi-Governor-Special, holds the Indianapolis lap record. It is...
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400 m.p.h. Exceeded in One Direction After certain preliminary troubles which are all but inseparable from an attempt to raise the World's motor-car speed record, but which seriously try the...
Comminges G.P. Louis Chiron won the Comminges Grand Prix by .5 sec. from Yves Giraud-Cabantous. Chiron drove a 4 1/2-litre "Lago Sports" single-seater Talbot, Cabantous a 4-litre Talbot. So far as...
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("British Sports Cars," by Gregor Grant Foulis & Co., 8s. 6d.) Amongst the spate of new motoring books which we have had recently or which are promised in the next few months, a title which...
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It is with inexpressible regret that we learn of the death of Ettore Bugatti. No one made more desirable motor cars than the Patron and his death not only marks the end of production of cars...
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The End of "Basic" Motor Sport is not a political paper, so we must content ourselves with announcing that the "basic" petrol ration has ended and that after November all private motoring in this odd...
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We Hear B. H. Banes reports several interesting encounters during a holiday in N. Wales. In Ludlow an early "Twenty" Rolls and a well-kept Trojan tourer, later another, badge-bearing Trojan tourer,...

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