Reports of Recent Events
NEW CLASS E RECORDS
Piero Taru (hiving his new twin nacelle Italcorsa, which has a 270 b.h.p.,
1,720 c.c., two-stage, four-cylinder Maserati engine in the power-nacelle, has raised the International Class E f.s. kilometre record to 18549 m.p.h. and the equivalent f.s. mile record to 180.55 m.p.h. These new figures improve; by 6 and 9 m.p.h., respectively, those held by...
By Kent Karslake
Part I: 1906-1914
This account of one of the world's most respected makes, from the talented pen of Kent Kerslake, deals with the period 1906-1914. A further instalment, covering the later activities of the great French firm, will be published in June.—Ed.
Of all the makes of car which attained to fame in the "Edwardian" and "vintage" periods, the Hispano-Suiza is perhaps...
May 30-31 sees the Railton Owners Club national meeting and annual dinner at the Woodlands Park Hotel in Stoke d'Abernon, Cobham, Surrey. The dinner itself costs £12.50 per head, and a weekend package deal is offered at £57.50 (including two nights accommodation). Club secretary is Barrie McKenzie, Fairmiles, Barnes Hall Road, Burncross, Sheffield S30 4RF.
The Austin Swallow Register is holding a...
Barry Eaglesfield is still trying to trace previous owners of his Type 37 Bugatti, engine number 239, chassis number 37389; unfortunately he is confined to bed for some months with lung trouble following pleurisy, and is glad to see friends at 22, Queensdale Road, W.11. The manager of the Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, reports a fine collection of veteran vehicles owned by the Priory Eng...
M. N. Mavrogordato's significantly-original 1914 GP car
There is perhaps nothing more exciting and satisfying in the old-car firmament than a racing car from the glorious, glamorous, and now far-distant world of pre-Kaiser-War road-racing. Quite a number of such cars has survived, fortunately. But time takes its toll, and most of those that are in working order today have had to be substantially...
It's the crudest, ugliest, thriftiest, four-wheeled production car in the world, as French as champagne and as popular too. You need a sense of humour to drive it and if the humour is latent it will drag it out of you in the first few miles. It is the Citroën 2CV6, the latest version of the remarkable Deux Cheveux, an anachronism in the world of motoring, the Gallic "peasant" car which has become...
Class I (up to 850 c.c.).
Racing.-1, E. R. Hall (747 c.c. Midget, S) and A. N. I,. Maclachlan (747 c.c. Austin, 5), 49 1-5 secs., 3, I. Issogonis (747 c.c. Austin, S), 55 secs.
Sports.-1, E. R. Hall (747 c.c. Midget, 5), 49 1-5 sees.; 2, J. Cary Elwes, (747 c.c. Ausitn, S), 50 2-5 secs.
Class 11(851 c.c. to 1,100 c.c.).
Racing.-1, E. J. Moor (1,086 c.c. Wasp XII), 48 1-5 sees.; 2, R. 'I'. Horton...
XTURES FOR MARCH Fl
R.— Re4riete4 Event. 0. Closed ,v ,t
3rd.—Lancashire A.C. Trial, Lancashire. C.
C.S.M.A. Trial, Kent/Surrey. C'.
3rd/4th.—N. Staffs M.C. Rally. C./. N. Devon M.C. Trial, Devon. C.
4th.—Cambridge Univ. A.C. Rally and Speed Trial, Bedwell Hey.
Liverpool M.C. Trial, N. Wales.
Chilterns C.C. Trial,.Chilrern% C. Sunbeam-Talbot O.C. Trial, Cotswelds. C. Shenstrme &...
Although we have been told that "You've never had it so good," there are still many people who haven't got it good enough to afford a new motor car. The cheapest four-wheeler costs nearly £500, while the high cost of petrol, oil, tax, insurance, garaging, servicing, and so on can knock a very large hole in the weekly pay packet. However, there are still a number of people who prefer a new vehicle...
A Happy New Year
Apart from wishing our readers the conventional Happy New Year it seems probable that 1959 will be a happy year, particularly for the Motor Industry.
With money plentiful and hire-purchase restrictions eased, new-car sales should soar, no doubt at the expense of used-car sales. However, if the prospect of disposing of used "bread-and-margarine" cars, especially those which have...