October 1956

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Congratulations, Fangio! Warm congratulations to popular Juan Manuel Fangio of the Argentine, who has won the Championship of the World for the fourth time, and for the third time in succession,...
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Last month we expected to baffle a lot of readers with the quiz picture, but although fewer solutions than usual were received, indicating that it was a difficult picture, it is pleasing to record...
In view of the heavy oil consumption of the Rover 90, of which a road-test report appeared last month, Motor Sport conducted a special oil-consumption check on the same car at the request of the...
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The Bugatti Owners' Club can be relied upon to produce a fine collection of sporting carriages, but an International meeting at Prescott is an occasion when even this illustrious club surpasses...
Dry windy weather prevailed for the Peterborough M.C. race meeting at Silverstone, one of the last of the season. A large number of cars turned up and no serious mishap occurred to mar the occasion...
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The Humber Register/Fiat Register Midland Rally The Humber and Fiat Registers combined on September 9th in holding the annual Midland Rally, an excellent event, inasmuch as it follows the greater...
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WITH the Spanish Grand Prix being cancelled the 1956 World Championship concluded at the recent Monza race and once more Juan Manuel Fangio gained the title of World Champion. At no time during the...
This year the annual race on the beautiful mountain circuit was limited to sports cars of I 1/2 and 2 litres and though Behra led for a time in a 200S works Maserati, he was delayed at the pits and...
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Fine, sunny weather graced the English Channel on the "Bentley" day at Firle, near Eastbourne. This pleasant hill-climb venue overlooking the fair County of Sussex provides great scope, especially...
THIS year's S. B. A. C. Flying Display at Farnborough was dogged by bad weather. On the day we attended there was no respite but nevertheless some interesting and exciting flying was enjoyed. The...
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From I50/-Vintage Light Car to a Lotus Mk. IX, Described by G. B. Hewitt of Farnham My first car was an impecunious enthusiast's purchase (in 1933, at £7 10s.) of an Arid of forgotten year (a four-...
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Sir, In your report of the Six-Hour Relay Race mention was made of my being summoned to the Clerk of the Course's office subsequent to hitting a straw bale, in tire pit approach road. I think it fair...
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This is the third book about Mercedes-Benz which has appeared in recent months. First came Macmillan's "Complete Mercedes Story," by Robert Nitske, which was notable for the large number of...
Having given us a history of the Mercedes-Benz concern by D. Scott-Monerieff, Cassell have followed this with a history of the great S.T.D. combine which embraced Sunbeam, Talbot and Darracq cars of...
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It was a refreshing to witness once more a small Formula I race containing none of the complications and pandemoniums of World Championship events, a race in which all the competitors were on equal...
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Tony Brooks Wins the Goodwood Trophy at 88.19 m.p.h. THE last big B.A.R.C. Goodwood Meeting of the year was held on one of the few fine days, September 8th. Unfortunately, the fare provided did not...
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Monza. September 2nd THIS year the Italian Grand Prix took the title of the Grand Prix of Europe and was held as usual at the Monza Autodromo near Milan. This event was the last in the 1956 World...
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MOTOR SPORT PICTORIAL REVIEW Italian Grand Prix Goodwood National Meeting B.D.C. Fine Hill-Climb B.O.C. Prescott Top left : CONGRATULATIONS, STIRLING.—Moss immediately after his touch-and-go victory...
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"'Road and Track Road-Test Annual." 96 pp., 11 in. by 8 in. Soft covers. (Available from P. & E. Stoneham. Is. 6d.) Of American magazines Road and Track publishes the most European of road-test...
"A Fool in the Desert," by Barbara Toy. 180 pp. (John Murray, 50, Albemarle Street, London, W.1. 18s.) This is Barbara Toy's sequel to her excellent travel story" A Fool on Wheels." This time we meet...
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THE EDITOR CONTEMPLATES THE GENIUS OF Dr. PORSCHE DR. Ing.h.c. Ferdinand Porsche, G.m.b.H., who died in his 76th year early in 1951, was an exceptionally versatile designer and engineer. Amongst the...
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ks . THE LUCAS EMERGENCY KIT . For the peace of mind of travellers on the Continent, Lucas makeup kits of electrical equipment suitable for well-known makes of cars, returnable if no trouble is...
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RUMBLINGS Those of you who remember Brooklands will remember Douglas and Gwenda Hawkes, who were closely associated with the Derby car, had a shed in the Paddock, and ran the A BOOK TO READ Derby-...
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FOR THE QIJEEZY " Modern motorists enjoy all " mod. cons." When they intend to change direction, indicators or winkers proclaim the fact. When they desire to have music or the news or cricket scores...
GOOD TRACTION The Australian Ampol Trial was an exceedingly tough event, described in one source as " a trial by terror, in hideous conditions almost inconceivable outside Australia, and rarely...
SEPTEMBER " PHOENIX " The locals must have considered that something odd had happened at the Phoenix Hotel, Hartley Wintney, on the evening of September 6th, because you couldn't get into the car...
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B.M.C. SERVICE Sir; It muet come as a slight consolation to a .multitude of Motoring nonentities such as myself CO read that even David Scott-Moncrieff's experience with the B.M.C. Spares Service is...
CITROEN 2 c.v. MATTERS Sir, A photograph in your August issue depicting a streamlined and " hotted-up" version of a Citroen 2 c.v. reminded me of the interesting-looking 2 c.v. competition " Spyder...
* * * EXPERIENCES WITH A 1936 BENTLEY Sir, In many years I have seen no mention in your columns of the Rolls-Bentley, and it occurs to me that some experiences may be of interest to your readers. My...
THOSE COMPULSORY VEHICLE TESTS Regarding the compulsory examination of pre-1947 vintage ears : road-casualty figures for 1955 totalled 267.922 killed and injured, Of which 7.1117, or rather less than...
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* * * BUGATTI v. BENTLEY Sir, I am strictly neutral in this discussion, being an admirer of both makes, but not considering them to be comparable. Even so, I cannot let Mr. Bell's attempts at...
* I * DOES THE PORSCHE OVERHEAT? Sir, I have been contemplating a Porsche for use in Germany but I am rather dubious after reading in a contemporary road-test report that one must ease up on super...
* * * OBSOLETE FORMULA! RACING CARS The "Seaman Trophy " and other races for " historic " racing .ears, organised by the Vintage Sports-Car Club, are by now fairly widely known. They not only provide...
* * * THE ROADHOLDING OF THE SUNBEAM RAPIER Sir, A little knowledge is, I know, a dangerous thing and this fact has been brought home to me with full force by your September issue of MOTOR SPORT....
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sent.Sir. NOT ON SUNDAY '' After reading of the '' fantast ie and farcical" 1 think it is rather incredible that the I I.er-, rite'. of your widely-read rind restweted journal should show his...
RECENT CONTINENTAL EVENTS 01.1.(IN-‘11.1.ARS IIII.L-(1,11111. SWITZERI.ANI) (August 26t1i) With the Swiss Grand Prix it novv regrettalily hilt it Honour. • ei a hallo plc t !IL:X. life oltiy 1/1,mm:...
In writing this my first letter to MOTOR SPORT, I wish to beth commend your exCellent publication anal add also a note of what I hope may be constructive criticism. I don't know Mi.. many Isinies of...

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