October 1955

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Matters of Moment ... Page 587 Fixtures ... Page  588 Ulster T.T. ... Page 589 To the Arctic in a 300SL ... Page 593 Italian Grand Prix ... Page 596 B.R.S.C.C. Silverstone ... Page 600 Brighton Speed...
Another Sweeping Mercedes-Benz Victory The R.A.C. Tourist Trophy Race, which was run off on September 17th at Dundrod, in Northern Ireland, proved another sweeping victory for Germany, with Mercedes-...
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A Hard-Fought Victory for Mercedes-Benz  Belfast, September 17th. For the first time the Ulster T.T. became a straightforward, simple race, in which the first car to cover 84 laps of the Dundrod...
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Sweden was very hot this summer and during a lull in the practice for the little meeting at Karlskoga I was gazing idly at one of the team of 300SL Mercedes-Benz cars while I drank an iced beer. The...
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On September 4th the Bentley Drivers' Club held their fifth Hill-Climb Meeting at Firle, high on the Sussex Downs, near Eastbourne. With over seventy entries, about half of which were Bentleys, the...
Sir, May we refer to the article in the August issue of Motor Sport by Mr. Rob Walker about his Mercedes-Benz 300SL. It was very good of Mr. Walker to mention the K.L.G. plugs he now uses and we do...
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Fangio Wins Again Monza, Sept. 11th. After a antastic amount of hard work the rebuilt Monza Autodrome was completed well before the Grand Prix was due to take place, and most of the leading teams...
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(Sept. 10th) Once again the open country around Silverstone echoed with the sound of motor-car exhausts, this time produced by members of the Peterborough Motor Club. Formula III, sports and...
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Gerard Beats Rolt in Formule Libre Race The British Racing and Sports Car Club, in conjunction with the B.R.D.C., put on a good day's racing at Silverstone over a new 2 ½-mile circuit on September...
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New Course Record of 22.27 sec. Set Up by R. Charlton (Vincent-H.R.D. Motor-cycle) Any thought that sprints are losing their appeal is dispelled by the Brighton Speed Trials of September 3rd, for...
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The Peugeot 203 and Borgward Isabella As a tropical August merged into September two exceedingly interesting small Continental saloon cars came, along for Motor Sport road test, the Peugeot 203 from...
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Sir, On page 387 of your July issue you ask if readers can remember any motoring songs. I cannot remember any songs but I do remember snatches of a very clever and witty burlesque on Longfellow's "...
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A 7.5-M.P.H. Standard Eight  The enthusiast these days is very fortunate, because if the dictates of business or family life make an open two-seater sports car unpractical he can turn to a saloon...
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Blue skies and sunshine prevailed on the morning of August 27th for the International Trophy Meeting at Oulton Park. Racing began at 11 a.m. with the "small fry" events, there being the John Bull...
A number of observant readers have pointed out that the driver of the Bentley on page 230 of last month's issue was not Woolf Barnato, but Clive Dunfee. The Editor agrees and apologises for his...
This popular annual outing for pre-1931 machinery took place this year at Eastbourne, where Mayor, R.A.C. and police had laid-on an effective welcome. Entries numbered 90, mostly motor-cycles, and...
Sir, I trust that all your readers who are devotees of vintage cars realise that "Mr. E. Rawnit" is not only backward by "name" but backward by nature when it comes to "things vintage," or is he just...
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Ulster T.T.    Italian G.P.    Aintree International    OuIton Park    Prescott Hill-Climb    Shelsley Walsh Peterborough M.C.    B.D.C. Hill-Climb Top: Tight Squeeze. — Graf von Trips runs the...
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It was a great occasion at Shelsley Wlash on August 28th, for the Golden Jubilee of this classic British speed hill-climb was celebrated in great style. Guests were received by S. H. Newsome, J.P.,...
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Quite early in the season mention was made of the new 1½-litre Maserati sports car, and even last April the first car was completed. Due to a full programme of events with Formula 1 cars and the new...
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Not Content with Legend, the Editor Takes to the Road in this Fabulous Aeroplane-engined Motor Car Count Zborowski was a picturesque figure of the "gay 'twenties," with his remarkable practical jokes...
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Interest has been lent to this season's sprint contests by the appearance in some of them of T. Dryver's remarkable De Havilland-M.G. —  remarkable because this car has a D.H. Gipsy aeroplane engine...
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Maserati Conquer a Fresh Field Adenau, August 28th. The sports-car race at Nurburgring on August 28th was originally intended to be in the World Championship series and to have classes for all types...
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"Atalanta," by S. C. H. Davis. 191pp., 5 1/2 in. by 8 1/2 in. (G. T. Foulis and Co., Ltd., 7, Milford Lane, Strand. London, W.C.2. 16s. 6d.) Sammy Davis has written another motor-racing book in his...
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Circle C.C. Results of Sussex Rally (September 11th): — Outright Winner: M. G. Allott (Dellow).Class B Winner: C. E. Channing (Hillman).First-Class Award: R. C. Boucher (M.C.,) and E. C. Pearson (...
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To celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Vintage Sports Car Club a rally was arranged at Goodwood circuit on September 10th, and a truly memorable and picturesque occasion this proved to be. A total...
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Sir, Mr. Rawnit is right — one should not refer to the modern car as "tinware," and, however often I may have offended in the past, I will try never to do it again; because it has just. occurred to...
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The Daily Telegraph rather foolishly used the first appearance of the B.R.M. 2,500-c.c. Grand Prix car in the hope of drawing a large crowd to Aintree. So when the early morning news reported the...
Brighton Speed Trial Results Since writing the report which appears on page 602 we have received the official results of the Brighton Speed Trials. It appears that these have been suitably adjusted...
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N.B. — Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them, — Ed, Triumph TR2 versus Austin-Healey Sir,  Your correspondent Mr....
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September 11th was another memorable day at Prescott, where the most interesting entry list showed a fair cross-section of most types of sports and racing cars. Towards the end of the first runs rain...

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