September 1951

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CONTENTS MATTERS OF MOMENT ... 425 EMPHASIS ON SPORTS CARS— THE LOTUS-AUSTIN ... ... 426 GERMAN G.P.... 427 VEE-TWIN DEVELOPMENTS 429 CHAIN CHATTER ... ... 430 RUMBLINGS ... ... 431 GOODVVOOD MEETING...
MATTERS OF MOMENT ROYAL PATRONAGE H.M. the King was Patron of the Brooklands Automobile -Racing Club. Last year Their Majesties the King and Queen and members of the Royal Family saw the British G.P...
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Emphasis On Sports Cars— THE LOTUS -AUSTIN ATER building the successful Fordengined Lotus trials car, now driven by Michael Lawson, Cohn Chapman started to build another trials car. Then the 750 Club...
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Ferrari's Alberto Ascari the winner ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio at the Nurburgring On July 29th the first post-war Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged over the marvellous Nurburgring circuit in Germany....
AUGUST QUIZ The noli-pi■torial quiz last month either wasn't palatable to the customers or else too difficult for them to answer. The answer we wanted was " 40/50 " Napier, this great car having No....
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VEE-T WIN DEVELOPMENTS THE yee-twin .J.A.P. engine has been a very popular power unit among special builders since the early 19208 and Over the past. few years the advent of the Cooper "1,000; has...
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CHAIN CHATTER by "CAR ROZZINO" J3winning the Ulster Grand Prix, at 95.18 m.p.h., Geoff Duke is now imbeatable in the 500-ce. World Championship, SO that though there is still ono more event to be run...
The Half-Litre Club at Silverstone An enormous progritinme was run through very slickly over the Silverstone Club Circuit on August 18th. Apart from a five-lap " free for all," which produced a...
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RUMBLINGS Pit work plays a very important part in the hard-fought races of today and would be greatly facilitated if direet contact could be established between driver and pit Radio Control manager....
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GOODWOOD—J. M. Hawthorn Wins the "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy by One Point ! MICIIA EL HAWTHORN won hy one poilit, alter a close race at Good wood on August 18th, the MOTOR Seol:T Ilro(...
THE BOREHAM AIRFIELD MEETING The wet Conditions at Boreliam Airfield on August 11th not only made the course dangerously slippery, but appeared to make rather a lot of " short circuits " in the...
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Reports of Recent Events XIV ALPINE RALLY (July 13th-2Ist) ALPINE CUPS (NO MARKS Losr) F. Landon (750-e.c. Renault) ; B. Angelvin (1,100e.c. Simea) ; J. A. Gott and U. W. Gillespie ( t,s(10-ex, ft,11...
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THE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY RACES AMUST Bank Holiday was a busy time for racing drivers, their mechanics, motor scribes and spr.tetators. Ott the Saturday the West Hants and Dorset. C.C. ran their...
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Holiday, Busman's, Editor, for the Use of (Resumed from last month's issue.) Tnis " holiday," which is taken with steering wheels instead of buckets and bathing trunks, continued at the end of July...
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PICTORIAL REVIEW ASTON-MARTIN O.C. AT SILVERSTONE, INTERNATIONAL FORMULA 3 RACING AT BRANDS HATCH, W. ESSEX C.C. BOREHAM MEETING & FINAL MEMBERS' MEETING AT GOODWOOD WASHES AT WOODCOTE.—Mitchell...
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From the Vintage Postbag Sir, I was very pleased to see your mention of an ". 11 .3 " Shuplard tourer still running in Hampshire ti'' Club News," as I have a similar car. I found mine in :in outhouse...
Sir, Many .people appear to write in high praise of their vintage motor cars, of various makes, but 1 have not so far seen anything in praise of what I consider to be the best. of the lower powered...
VINTAGE VEERINGS TIIIS month this feature goes a bit American. Whether the majority of vintage-cur enthusiasts will consider this permissible is a matter for debate. Much of the charm of owning a...
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AN ALI )1 NGToN LETTER [Mr. H. J. Aldington informs us that he, too, is writing to us on this subject. As he hadn't finished his letter by Press day, ?,rou will have to wait uittil next month for it...
Sir, The reason for retirement of T. A. D. Crook's Frazer -Nash in race No. 3 at lbsley was a badly locking brake, whit!). came alight due to a cracked brake drum. I in Yours, etc., ANTHONY CROOK...
ERLEN CIRCUIT FORMULA II RACE (August 12th) to ; P. Whit,!liva,1 U'vrntri I. 1414 miles hi 1 hr, 26 min. 41.3 sc., 72.2 m.p.h. 2ait : K. Fisher iFerrari), 1 hr. 26 Min. .56.4 see. ant : K. Mamba (...
* * * JAG I. 'Alt 81,1111'ED Sir, Sir, With the laudable object of stopping the increasing habit of misleading ad vertisements could I be told what specific award for " Best Performance " was gained...
LETTERS FROM READERS --continaini from ',age 452 Sir, In Mr. Alan K. Clerk's letter on the Frazer-Nash it is evident that he is one of the NE120 Jaguar's most. rabid supporters. It is noted front his...
Sit, I have not noticed a reference to an Oakland in your columns and I think you might be interested to hear of my 1924 " 6/44 " model, which May be the only one now running in this country. The car...
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Club News WE HEAR John Whitehead now Itas the ex John Whitehead now Itas the exBriggs shortened 'Lancia Lambda•and has reduced further its weight and fitted a smart new body. Another S. Wales...
FIXTURES FOR SEPTEMBER It. — Restricted Event. C. Closed Event. 1st.-BRIGHTON & HOVE M.C. SPEED TRIAL, BRIGHTON. LatteaShire A.C. Trial, E. Lanes. CI. 5.1* .N.13. A.C. Race Meeting; Silverstone....
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CLUB AFFAIRS A social rally for lunch and tea and a conducted tour of London Airport will be held on Sunday, September 2nd, at Hanworth Park Hotel, Feltham, MiddleSex, by the Alvis Owner Club. All...
THIS MONTH'S CONTINENTAL RACES F. I. FOYMIlk I cars, i.e., )1p to la-litres sic., up to 41-litres P. II.Formula It cars, i.e., up to 2-litres non-elc.,ap to 750 c.c. stc. C. = Formula Libre, i.e.,...
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" Moron evete Esc:Isis," ttte staff of " Motor Cycle." Wilk and Sons, lid., (I.1 tlei.) Front tune to dine there have featured in the Motor Guth detailed descriptions of various modern mntor-ryele...
" TUNING FOR STEED," by P. E. Ming. (Temple Press, Ltd., 202 pages, fel. vet.) The title of this hook is self explanatory and the fact that Phil trying is wanted among the-select dozen or so of the...
by Rdyniond M«ys. (Pozdis and Co., 7, Milfbrd Lane, W.C.2, '300 pp., 213.) Raymond Mays, and Dennis i!.iay who has edited it, have made a capital job of this long-awaited volume. It traces Mays'...
NEW TRICKLE CHARGER demand In response to the growing demand throughout the country for high amperage trickle chargers, Runbaken have produced Model 1240, which has a charging rate up to 5 amps. This...
Those of our readers who have acquaintances who run Austin Tens, 1939 47 type, will do them a kindn'ess by rectumunending " The Book of the Austin Ten,' by Ellison Hawks. It costs 7s. 6d., and is...
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EARLY HILL-CLIMBS bY " BALADEUR" 2. GAILLON, 1899-1900 0;1111111111111111i11111111111114111101111111[1111111111114-1illlililli11111111101111111111l1111D4 crwisim yt.-; the essential require teems of...
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THE T.T. T.T. race at Dandrod, on September 1511t, looks like attraeting continental opposition to meet the pick or Britain's sports ears. It should be a race worth seeing.
. WILAT PRICE ALTA. ? Sir, I think your reference to the " crawling " Alta in your report, of the British Grand Prix is very unfair. The Alta's best lap time of 1 min. 59 sec. compares with that of...
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Sir, A further distinction omitted by Mr. Alan K. Clerk in his comparison in your August issue of the 2-litre Frazer-Nash with a 3i-litre car of approximately half the price, is that the former...
* * * Sir, Your correspondent Mr. Alan .Clerk spoils his ease by over-statement, the Frazer-Nash being, from the point of view of sheer performance, the finest out-andout sports car in this country (...
LETTERS from READERS N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them—Ed.
Sir, Surely Mr. A. K. Clerk's letter is a rather unjustifiable attack on Mr. Aidington for writing in praise of a car in which he is interested. The power unit of the Frazer-Nash may be out of date,...
THE F-N RUMPUS Sir. Who is Mr. Alan K. Clerk, whose badte nipered effusion intrudes upon the correspondence columns this month ? Let him forthwith be placed at the wheel of a Jaguar and pursued by '...
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THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 A. S. HEAL Coittigned from the Jane issue FIVE Napiers. three kVolseleys (designed by Herbert Austin) and three Darracqs (built....

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