September 1954

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Matters Of Moment ... Page 487 Circuit Of Porrentruy ...Page 488 Book Reviews ... Page 489 Emphasis On Individuality ... Page 490 Rumblings ... Page 494 The Circuit Of Caen ... Page 495 XVII Grosser...
The 1954 Alpine Rally This toughest of road competitions took place at a time which made it inopportune to carry a report in last month's Motor Sport. We now have pleasure in placing on record that...
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The Bentley Drivers' Club held its Silverstone Race Meeting on July 31st, and the inimitable exhaust thunder of long-stroke, sixteen-valve engines rang round Northampton. The morning session of speed...
" World-Wide Automotive Year Book," by H. Wieand Bowman. 144 pp. 6 1/2 in. by 9 in. (Available from F. and E. Stoneham, 6s., or 6s. 6d. post free.) This is a soft-cover, magazine-like book by the...
With new Cooper Formula III cars being exported to the various Continental Countries, many of the meetings for these cars are proving true international battles and English competitors no longer have...
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"Reach for the Sky," by Paul Brickhill (384 pages, 5 1/2 in. by 8 1/4 in, Collins, St. James's Place, S. W.1. 16s.) This is the story of Douglas Bader. D.S.O,. D.F.C., the legless R.A.F. fighter...
(Aug. 7th Once again the Hants & Berks Motor Club held their annual speed hill-climb at Great Auclum, near Reading. The programme of events catered for all classes of cars, although the majority...
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"Motor Sport" Tests the D.K.W. Sonderklasse — Auto-Union's Beautifully Equipped Three-Cylinder, Front-Wheel-Drive Two-Stroke Bedore the war the D.K.W., product of the Auto-Union concern which also...
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Temple Press has now issued a 4th edition of E. P. Willoughby's very complete, compact work on "Carburetters and the Fuel System." This is No. 5 in the Temple Press "Modern Car Easy Guide" series and...
(July 24th/25th) The Sunbeam Register this year held its fourth rally to the birthplace of the cars it fosters. Entries ranged from C. F. South's 1913 12/16 tourer to two 1935 Twenty-five saloons....
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Triumph Sports-Car Owners' Association The Triumph Motor Company (1945), Ltd., has developed a useful idea in connection with the TR2 sports model. This is the formation of a Triumph Sports-Car...
At Goodwood on August 21st, in the final round for the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy and £75 prize, Watling-Greenwood increased his score to 17 points, by winning one race and finishing...
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The Half-Litre C.C. is contemplating changing its name to the British Racing and Sports-Car Club, in view of changed activities. Perhaps soon the 750 M.C. will become the Amateur Special Builders'...
The Grand Prix of Portugal was a 60-lap race for sport, cars over 1 1/2-litres, run in tropical heat on a 5.44-kilometre circuit at Lisbon, and the two official Ferraris driven by Gonzalez and...
A Near-Miss for Moss Caen, July 25th On the weekend following the British Grand Prix the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organised a Formula 1 race in the town of Caen, a town whose Mayor is one of those...
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Fangio Wins European Grand Prix for Mercedes-Benz Adenau, August 1st This year the German Grand Prix was given the title of the Grand Prix of Europe, a rather meaningless name that each year the F.I....
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In addition to the Grand Prix a race was held for sports cars up to 1,500 c.c., and being under the rather apt German title of a race for racing-sports car it meant that it was rather a nice 1 1/2-...
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The Radio Times, introducing a motor-racing Commentary "Spanner in the Works," broadcast during July by the B.B.C., stated; "Since the war motor-racing, once a Cinderella among the country's sporting...
Reg Parnell (Ferrari) Wins August Trophy Race and Sets a New Lap Record of 75.82 m.p.h. Tony Crook Breaks Sports-Car Lap Record in his Versatile Cooper-Bristol The B.A.R.C. National Meeting at the L....
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B.A.R.C. The British Automobile Racing Club announce that the national car race meeting originally planned for Aintree (Liverpool) on September 4th has been replaced by an international meeting to be...
R. = Restricted Event. C. =Closed Event. C. I. Closed Invitation Event. N.= National Event. I.= International Event. 3rd. — Mid-Antrim M.C. Trial, Co. Antrim. C. 3rd/ 4th. — London M.C. Rally, Wales...
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On August Bank Holiday Monday the-Fifth "Daily Telegraph" Trophy Race was held at Brands Hatch; the first race for this trophy was held on August 7th, 1950, on the same circuit, and was won by George...
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Berne, August 22nd. Cold and damp weather was the chief factor at the Swiss Grand Prix, held over 66 laps of the Bremgarten Circuit on the edge of Berne. As is becoming more and more evident as the...
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German Grand Prix — Crystal Palace Meeting — W.E.C.C. Snetterton Meeting — Nottingham S.C.C. Silverstone Races— B.A.R.C. Goodwood Members Meeting Top, left: REAPPEARNCE. — Piero Taruffi returns to...
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Big Crowds Watch His Maserati and Cooper-Norton Wins at International "Daily Dispatch" Meeting Lap Record Elevated to 85.4 m.p.h. Oulton Park circuit deserved the big crowds which flocked to it on...
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A New 2 1/2-Litre Alta-engined British G.P. Car, with All-Enveloping or Normal Bodywork, to be Built for Private Owners At Goodwood during the afternoon of August. 12th a select assembly of Pressmen...
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A Full Afternoon of Racing Senigallia, August 8th. Originally the Automobile Club of Senigallia had planned to hold a Formula 1 event, but a few weeks before it was due they changed the meeting to...
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The August Bank Holiday week-end meant, for the Editor, not excursions to places of amusement or basking on seaside beaches, but motoring to and from the motor-race venues. For this he was relieved...
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Collins, Parnell, Whitehead, Russell and Scott-Brown Win at W. Essex C.C. Race Meeting Although Snetterton circuit in Norfolk is divorced from industrial areas, a very big crowd assembled there on...
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Pescara, August 15th After booking a date for a 12-hour sports-car race and a Formula 1 event, the Automobile Club of Pescara cancelled the sports-car event and concentrated on racing cars, holding a...
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With the first season of the new Formula 1 drawing to a close it is interesting to look back briefly and appreciate what has happened in a comparatively short time, not only from the point of view of...
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Mid-June and the National Air Races are now some way behind us, but although the racing itself was less interesting than usual, the meeting, held at Baginton Aerodrome Coventry, on the 18th and 19th...
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Criticism of Present-Day Races — and a Possible Solution Sir. During the past six weeks the British Motoring Press has featured a number of letters and articles bemoaning the status and composition...

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