N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—ED.
I am enclosing a copy of a letter I have sent to the Automobile Association which I think may well be worth a mention in your magazine. It seems to me that the A.A. are rapidly becoming a commercial organisation representing Insurance Companies, Car...
This glossy hardback, written by motoring journalist Richard Meaden, is divided into six main sections covering road races, road circuits, rallies, Grand Prix circuits, hillclimbs and ‘record breaking’. All the routes chosen are driveable today and include classics such as the Mille Miglia and also more obscure venues such as the Grössglockner hillclimb in Austria, now a mountain...
The A.A. Irish Handbook.
THE Automobile Association has now issued the Irish Handbook for 1931-32. Particulars are given of all hotels and garages holding the full appointment of
the A.A. in Ireland, whilst for the first time hotels having hot and cold running water provided in the bedroms are shown. Up-to-date information is given eon eerning foreign tours, steamship charges for motor vehicles,...
Mr. Piggot says lack of use causes engine wear. In that case, there must be an awful lot of sad boat owners around, because most boats are laid up for about six months in the winter, and probably used comparatively seldom in the summer.
I have owned boats with both petrol and diesel engines, and have never known any wear due to lack of use to take place.
Chicester G. de JONGH
It is not often that I become purple with anger when reading your excellent magazine, but the smug, self-opinionated letter from Mr. Holding (Dec. 1977) has prompted me to put pen to paper.
Presumably it is official police policy that it is better to prevent drivers breaking the law rather than wait for them to break it and then set out to catch them. Therefore, why is my nearside wing...
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Father of the Motor Industry
/_T is difficult to realise that the British motor industry, now so important a factor in the national scheme,
is actually an infant concern compared with the majority of our leading undertakings. It is thrown into strong perspective, however, by the announcement that one of its pioneers has recently celebrated his...
SILENCING OF MOTOR CYCLES.
Issue of Efficiency Certificates by the Automobile Association.
Arrangements have been concluded between the Automobile Association and the British Cycle and Motor Cycle Manufacturers and Traders Union, Limited, whereby the Automobile Association has inaugurated a scheme for certifying the methods of silencing motor cycles.
Certificates of efficiency will be issued by...
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM VARIOUS SOURCES
The Phoenix Park Races.
THE entries received up to date for the Grand Prix races . at Phoenix Park are sufficient to ensure that in most of the classes, at any rate, there will be keen struggles for supremacy.
In the 750 c.c. class whole fleets of small cars have been.entered, the makes represented being, of course, M.G. and Austin.
Particular interest, too...
WIRELESS WEATHER REPORTS.
UNDER a special licence issued by the Postmaster General, The Automobile Association will now broadcast eight times daily, by wireless telephony, weather reports and forecasts on a wave length of 833 metres. The information will be broadcast from Heston Airport, and the service is intended for aircraft pilots, either in flight or at ground stations. The messages are the...
• • A.A. versus R.A.C.
The Automobile Association ask for co-operation by the Motor Trade in returning badges and telephone box keys.
My experience is that after bearing the expense of postage, etc., one is not favoured with the courtesy of a reply. This is not the case with the R.A.C.
London, S.W. t6. W. H. BARNES.