September 1948

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[moo by Gyy Griffiths BRITAIN'S HOPE for the future. With the B.R.M. held tip and the E-type E.R.A.s still not running properly, British hopes for the remainder of the season look like being carried...
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MATTERS OF THE MOMENT A BUSY MONTH sportsman. We start with the S pc( 41 Trials along Brighton's Madeira Drive, one of our oldest spritit venues and, moreover, one which permits a kilometre run, so...
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Reports of Recent Events V.C.C. BIRMINGHAM RALLY This event, held at the Austin works, was one of the most successful ever staged by the Veteran Car Club. 85 old cars were entered, and 80 arrived. J...
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BEGINNERS' LUCK Participation in Continental Events to-day is fraught with difficulty. Consequently, this account by J. Gott of how three I :1,-litre H.R.G.s, driven and navigated by novices, won the...
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RUMBLINGS We have preached so frequently in MOToR SPORT about the desirability of reducing weight and of developing a car of around 1,100-c.c. capacity that will scale appreciably A Good Formula less...
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JOHN BOLSTER GOES VERY RAPIDLY INDEED AT THE VINTAGE S.C.C. PRESCOTT MEETING Large Entry of Vintage and Edwardian Cars. J. Bowles' Austin 7 is Fastest Sports Car THE weather kept fine for the vintage...
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A GREAT RACE AT ZANDVOORT " Bird s" Maserati Just Holds Off Rolt's Alfa-Romeo E-Type E.R.A. Non-Starts G.P. Alta Retires S01VIE 100,000 spectators watched the impeccably organised racing at Zandvoort...
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": PRIVATE OWN I.: It by L. R. Higgins (Foulis, 8s. 6d.) This is a long-awaited 176-page book about motor-cycle racing, seen from the saddle by an amateur rider and tuner of Velocette machines....
LEONARD'S M.G. MAKES F.T.D. AT BOSCOMBE SPEED TRIALS The West Hants & Dorset C.C. held speed trials on August 7th, over an interesting new 704-yard macadamsurfaced course with several curves and...
covers are supplied for the home market. The packing was coming out of the rim of one wheel. The rather small fuel filler has a wire-held bayonet cap. Over rough surfaces the bonnet panels rippled...
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FORTY YEARS ON • • • /T is longer ago now than I altogether care to remember that I originally posed the question in these columns : "Where are the veterans ? " and, in particular, where do old...
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A Comprehensive Test of the AUSTIN A40 " DEVON " SALOON Real Refinement, Excellent Controllability, 30 m.p.g. Economy, and Mile-a-Minute Cruising. A Ten with an Outstanding Combination of Good...
THE AUSTIN A40 " DEVON " SALOON Engine: Four cylinders, 65.48 by 89 mm. (1,200 c.c.) ; R.A.C. h.p. 10.6; 40 b.h.p. at 4,800 r.p.m. Gear ratios : 1st, 21.87 to 1 ; 2nd, 13.2 to 1; 3rd, 8.83 to 1; top...
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Compliments from the United States T.4A ST March we commented on an article in the February issue of Esquire entitled "Imported Horsepower." It has recently come to our notice that last February...
Obituarr It was with real and heartfelt regret that we learned of the death of " Babe " Barnato, following an operation at a London nursing home, at the age of 53. To all enthusiasts Woolf Barnato,...
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"MOTOR SPORT" and the MOTOR SHOW The next issue of MOTOR SPORT will be a preview of the Earls Court Motor Exhibition and will be published, as usual, on October 1st. The November issue will...

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