September 1957

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Fangio -- The Champion! His magnificent drive in the German G.P. has set the seal to Fangio's right to the title of World Champion. He has won the Championship of the World four times and seems...
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A Maserati Victory Kristianstad, August, 11th. Although the race in Sweden was entitled Grand Prix, it was for sports-cars and had the importance of counting towards the Manufacturers' Championship....
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Giovanni Farina, father of 1959 World Champion Giuseppe ("Nino") Farina, and founder of one of Italy's most famous automobile coachbuilding concerns, died on August 18th at the age of 72. His concern...
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Silverstone, August 17th The pleasant circuit of Silverstone took on a different appearance on August 17th for the Six-Hours Relay Race. For this event, a revised course is used taking advantage of...
The next meeting of the Navigators' Club will be at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4th, at the Mason's Arms, Maddox Street, W.1. The Chairman, Mr. Norman Blockley, will be talking of his experiences...
A new experimental car to come from the British Motor Corporation recently set up 53 records at the Bonneville Salt Flats at Utah. Both American and International long-distance records were broken....
The week-end devoted annually to a pilgrimage of old Sunbeam cars to their birthplace took place for the seventh time, this year, on August 17th/18th. The Sunbeam S.T.D. Register obtained an...
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A Real Grand Prix Victory for Vanwall Pescara, August 18th The town of Pescara, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, is famous for many things, it is a holiday resort for the Italians, it is the point on...
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Now that B.R.M. have won a Grand Prix race, admittedly a small one, we are in the happy position of each of our current Formula 1 Grand Prix teams having won a race. To Connaught must go the honours...
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  The Editor Forms a Good Opinion of the newest Rootes Group Product while visiting an ex-Brooklands Straker-Squire, a straight-eight racing F.W.D. Alvis and other vintage cars. Finding myself in...
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Engine: Four cylinders, 76.2 by 76.2 mm. (1,390 c.c.). Push-rod-operated o.h. valves. 8.0 to 1 compression-ratio. 47½ b.h.p. at 4,600 r.p.m. Gear ratios: First. 18.60 to 1; second. 12.89 to 1; third...
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"The Millionth Chance," by James Leaser. 176 pp., 8¾ in. by 5½ in. (Hamish Hamilton, Ltd., 90, Great Russell Street, London, W.C.1. 18s.) This is the story, dramatic, tragic but technically and...
Motorists travelling abroad will be delighted to hear of a new leather document case which has just been designed to hold their carnet-de-passage, insurance certificates, passports and landing...
On July 24th the Jaguar Drivers' Club held an excellent barbecue party at the Hurlingham Club, London. A Concours d'Elegance for Jaguars was also held. The secretary of the club is Eric Brown of 45,...
Volkswagen are adhering to their policy of one model and no changes for the sake of change. They are allowing Porsche to conduct experimental work on their behalf, but any new models remain...
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Behra Banishes B.R.M. Bogey Caen, July 28th. Taking place one week after the British Grand Prix and one week before the German Grand Prix the race at Caen did not hope for a very exciting entry,...
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Fangio The Supreme Master Aden U (Eifel), August 4th. Once again the Grand Prix teams of cars and drivers came together to pit their skill and endurance against the fabulous Nurburgring, for the...
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Nurburgring Natters Before the start it was clear that the works Maseratis were going to refuel for the tanks were not full, indicated by the curvature of the rear transverse leaf-spring, compared...
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Keith Hall (Lotus) Has a Day Out The sinuous 1.39-mile Crystal Palace circuit, in grounds which saw motor shows and competitions in the very early days of automobilism seems guaranteed to produce...
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Does Your Club Need Marshals? The Oxford University M.D.C. has a training scheme for marshals which fits their members to marshal at events up to Grand Prix standard, according to a letter addressed...
At one of those lavish Press parties on which members of the Fourth Estate thrive -- this one was at the Weston Manor Hotel, near Oxford, on July 25th, complete with beautiful model-girls who, alas,...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The month of September is a busy one for Vintage and Edwardian enthusiasts. On the 1st the V.C.C. has its Hull-Scarborough rally and run. On the 8th the V.S.C.C....
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Sir, I am most intrigued by the two letters which have appeared in your magazine lately about the smaller vintage Rovers, and while not purporting to be an expert on the subject, would offer this...
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Sprint events are very much in the English tradition, for when Brooklands was our only circuit it was supplemented by many speed hill-climbs and speed trials, at first on public roads, later on...
Playcraft Toys scored something of a scoop by introducing their Corgi miniature of the G.P. Vanwall about the time of Moss' great victory in one of these cars at Aintree. We understand that Moss and...
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Brands Hatch with a slight difference. For on this occasion the accent was on variety with slightly unusual races to augment the normal sports and Formula II events. One of the utmost interesting...
A really perfect summer day arrived on August 3rd for the Bentley Drivers' Club sprint and race meeting at Silverstone. In this, the 21st birthday year of the club, the glamorous silver-covered...
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N.B. – Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. – Ed. Origins of Roadholding Sir, It is well known that the two men mainly...

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