September 1952

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 The Daily Mail can congratulate itself that its Festival of Motor Sport at the fast Boreham Circuit over August Bank Holiday week-end was a signal success. The car races, efficiently organised by...
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Deprived of their Castle Combe circuit by "foot-and-mouth" the go-ahead Bristol M.G. & L.C.C., in conjunction with the Sporting O.D.C. and the Wiltshire School of Flying, Ltd., staged the first...
On July 27th there was an International Fixture at the Bugatti Owners' Club Prescott Hill. All the Pressmen wore passes decked with gay ribbons, entitling them to cocktails in the Stewards' enclosure...
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The August Quiz picture attracted a smaller "entry" than usual, so obviously the old car depicted proved a teaser. We admit to being puzzled ourselves; fortunately "Baladeur's" office is but a brief...
The next round of the Motor Sport Clubs Trophy contest will be fought out at the M.C.C. Silverstone Meeting on September 13th, when a very fine day's sport should be seen. Those already eligible for...
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Peter Collins/Pat Griffith Aston-Martin DB3 Wins "News of the World" 9-Hour Sports-Car Race. Privately owned Ferraris 2nd & 3rd in Dramatic Finale. Type C Jaguars in Trouble. Ever enterprising,...
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There is little doubt that first line road-racing of today has reached a pitch far higher than ever before and naturally this brings more and more problems into the game. One of these, that this year...
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A 2-litre Six-Cylinder Open Car of all round Merit and Decided Individuality We have often wondered what would happen if an enterprising manufacturer re-introduced a famous vintage car and planted it...
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Car: A.C. Buckland sports-tourer. Loaned by: Buckland Body Works, Buntingford, Herts. Speedometer reading: 30,700 miles. Engine: Six-cylinder, 65 by 100 mm. (1,991 c.c.); o.h.c. 6½ to 1 compression-...
Just after we had been confronted the other day by Stirling Moss recommending Shell X-100 oil from a London Transport bus, we glanced to the left and saw a fine display of Times photographs devoted...
The August meeting opened with a threat of indifferent weather but apart from one heavy shower there was virtually no rain. John Bolster should be congratulated upon his excellent commentary of the...
The telephone rang in Shell-Mex House, London, at 4 o'clock on a Tuesday afternoon. A voice from the Montlhery track, nearly 400 miles away, near Paris, announced that the bronze XK120 Jaguar coupe ...
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Alpine Rally The rather innocent title "Alpine Rally" in fact implies one of the most strenuous tests there is of the modern motor-car. The Alpine Rally is, to the summer, what the Monte Carlo Rally...
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Practice Notes One interesting point about the Nurburgring is its excellent concrete Paddock, with lock-up garages around the sides and the majority of teams take advantage of this, consequently...
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A Car well-known in Scottish Competition Events, described by its constructor, J. McCubbin My interest in "specials" was first aroused by reading of other people's efforts in Motor Sport and in 1938...
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Brian Shawe-Taylor needs absolutely no introduction. He is best remembered as a very successful and worth-watching E.R.A. exponent, first with his B-type, later with the ex-Harrison B/C type. He is...
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"Rallies and Races," by William Leonard (Foulis, 7, Milford Lane, W.C.2, 191 pp., 18s. 6d.) This is the English translation by W. Walther of William Leonard's book about the rally and race exploits...
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We Hear Interesting "finds" in respect of old cars continue to be reported. Thus a 1919 9.5 Standard two seater has come to light in Herefordshire, and a 1914 12/16 Sporting Sunbeam in Scotland. C. H...
R = Restricted Event.  C. = Closed Event.  C.I. = Closed Event.  N. = National Event.  I. = International Event. 3rd. -- Newry & D.M.C. Driving Tests, Cranfield Airfield. C. Hagley & D.L.C.C...
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Seventeen members of the Southern Jowett Car Club participated in the rally held at Balls Cross, near Petworth, on July 27th. The first event was a manoeuvrability test which involved the reversal...
If the worst weather of the year is traditionally laid on for the Brighton Run, it seems that the Veteran Car Club can count on the best for its Dorking Speed Hill-Climb, and on July 26th the day was...
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Sir, I have a Talbot-Darracq and as there is some doubt which model it is, I am hoping that perhaps one of your readers could supply information. I bought it as a Model DD, 1928, but have since found...
From that entertaining travel book " You Never Know Till You Get There," by Henry Longhurst, published by Dent in 1949: "To drive the bigger American cars of 1949 was like attempting the Giant...
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Sir, There are some makes of car which were well enough known in their day and yet are for some reason curiously rare today in vintage form. I would instance Star, Lanchester, Rover and Crossley, and...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them—Ed. Further Citroen Enthusiam Sir, I purchased a 1952 Light Fifteen Citroen in...
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Fiat Facets Sir, I was interested to read your article "Fiats in Mayfair" in the July issue. However, I was rather disturbed by the author's implication that the way to use it was to "row it along...
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A considerable proportion of Motor Sport readers derive enjoyment not only from driving fast or unusual cars but from doing their own maintenance of such vehicles and acting as amateur designers and...

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