October 1949

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The 34th International Earls Court Motor Exhibition On the day this issue of Motor Sport is published, the second British post-war S.M.M.T. Motor Exhibition will open at Earls Court. It will be fully...
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Shillito (Riley) Wins the Formula II Race, Dryden (Cooper) the 500-c.c. Race One's sympathy is extended to the W. Hants and Dorset C.C., whose ambitious race meeting at Blandford Camp on August 27th...
Mr. R. Sternberg, an American visitor to the B.R.D.C Silverstone meeting, was so impressed with the performance of the J-type Allard two-seaters that he arranged there and then to purchase the car in...
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A. J. Butterworth Fastest with His F.W.D. Air-Cooled A.J.B. Raymond Mays' Course Record Unbroken. Pitt's Blower 4 1/2-litre Bentley is Fastest Sports Car. Mrs. Allard Beats Her Husband in J-type...
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Sydney Allard - 1949 British Hill-Climbing Champion Sydney Allard Breaks Course Record (44.26 sec.), Sports-Car Record (47,96 sec.), Wins Three Classes and Final of 1949 R.A.C. Hill-Climbing...
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Reg. Parnell (Maserati) wins the Goodwood Trophy Race and sets a New Lap Record of 89.26 m.p.h. Madgwick Cup won by Moss (Cooper), Woodcote Cup by Parnell, in a Day of Fast Racing. Walker's E-type E....
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Pescara Sports Car Race This was won at 75.2 m.p.h. by Roll's 2 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeo in spite of heavy rain. He beat Vallone's Ferrari and Louveau's Delage. Fagioli's O.S.C.A. won the 1,100-c.c....
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In a recent "Vintage Veerings" we referred to mention being made in a a local paper to an early Horstman light car. More recently the Wolverhampton Express and Star had a story, with illustration,...
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Two Sprints October will see two more sprint meetings. On the 8th the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. will hold a meeting at Weston-super-Mare, a repeat of last year's highly successful Two Sprints initial...
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Further examples of standard-model early Austin Sevens used for racing, additional to those referred to last month under the heading "A Suggestion for Inexpensive Racing," come to mind. For instance...
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Since we published a photograph of two Gwynne Eights last June, news of them has come in to a surprising degree. Not only has Walter J. F. Griffiths acquired a 1925 chassis which Boddy once owned [It...
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"There's no Business like Show Business" — so run the words of a popular song and they were unquestionably true of some of our great Motor Exhibitions held at Olympia and White City in the days of...
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Earls Court Exhibition In the Special Show Number of Motor Sport will be found information on new models, improvements to existing models and notes on cars unchanged since 1948, make by make. As this...
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Fastest of them all — The 3 1/2-litre "XK'' super-sports Jaguar has exceeded 132 m.p.h. in Belgium on pump fuel, did the s.s. mile at 86.5 m.p.h. on this occasion and has since finished 1st and 2nd...
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Goodwood Brighton Prescott Farnborough Real Racing. — Reg. Parnell's Maserati (1) and Peter Walker's type E.R.A. (16) during their immense duel in the Woodcote Cap at Goodwood. Walker...
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Real High-Performance. — The latest "Competition" model Allard, the J-type two-seater with "oversize" 4.3-litre V8 Mercury engine and light-alloy two-seater body, on a tubular framework, which...
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Our Continental Correspondent Describes the Cars which Finished First and Second in the 36th G.P. de l'A.C.F. The new Type 175S Delahayes which ran in the French G.P. are those which made their first...
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"The Ford Owners Complete Handbook," by Wm. J. Lipsett. (Floyd Clymer, 143 pages, 1.50 dollars.) This book covers the servicing of all Ford V8 and six-cylinder passengers cars from 1932 to 1949...
The 34th article in the "Veteran Types" series was published in Motor Sport last December and dealt with the 1908 Grand Prix Austin, now in the care of the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., which was written-...
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We Hear There are, or were, some beaded-edge tyres and oil lamps for sale at the Grosvenor Garage, Worplesdon. However many Vernon-Derbys are there? K. A. Bradley of Ash Villa, Frampton, By Boston,...
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"Specials," by John Bolster (Foulis, 170 pages, 10s.). No one has more right to claim this title for a book than the one and only John Bolster, now happily recovering from his Silverstone accident....
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The "Over-Rated" H.R.G. Sir, Mr. John B. Owen, in his letter to you last month, says that the H.R.G. is "hand-made, built by craftsmen," and seems to regard this as a great point in favour of the...
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Like the Austin Seven, the Riley Nine remained in production for a long spell with no major changes in its basic design, and therefore parts from different models are readily interchangeable and...
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By a curious coincidence, shortly after the September Motor Sport was published, we walked into a secondhand bookshop (we are rather fond of them) and came face to face with "The Defence of London...

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