Articles tagged Floyd Clymer

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Lotus-Ford V8 again (Aug. 18th)

Driving one of the Indianapolis Lotus-Ford V8 cars, Jim Clark won the 200-mile race at Milwaukee (U.S.A.) against the cream of American professional track racers. Held over 200 laps of a 1-mile asphalt oval track, Clark stirred things up a short time ago when he tested the car and circuit, and raised the fastest lap speed from 105 m.p.h. to 110 m.p.h. As we go to press we understand he led from...

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Book Reviews

"The Indianapolis Records" by Alan Hess (Stuart and Richards, 112 pp., 10s. 6d.). Alan Hess, in this beautifully-produced book, has placed on record the full and intimate story of the successful record-attack at Indianapolis last April by the Austin A90 "Atlantic." As he is Public Relations Officer to the Austin Motor Company, Ltd., it must be assumed that he wrote this book to further Austin...

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Book Reviews

A Leter From Raymond Mays Sir, I have read with the greatest possible interest your new book entitled "The MOTOR SPORT Racing Car Review." I should like to congratulate you heartily on this most interesting publication - the book contains a wealth of information, technically and otherwise, and it will find favour both from the young schoolboy enthusiast's point of view and also from the point of...

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U.S. FIRST WITH TWO-STAGE? Sir, I have just read an excellent article in MOTOR SPORT, February, 1948, entitled "The Trend of Racing Car Design," and in the interests of historical technical accuracy I would like the opportunity of correcting a mis-statement. The text reads : "Two-stage supercharging, first introduced by MercedesBenz in 1939." Actually-, two-stage supercharging was developed in...

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Book Reviews

"A Racing Motorist," by S. C. H. Davis. (lliffe and Sons Ltd. 216 pages. 10s. 6d.) This book is really Sammy Davis' famous "Motor Racing" of 1932, with many of the rather tantalising gaps in that great book filled-in and many new chapters added, the latter covering the 1934 Le Mans race with an Aston-Martin and the 1935 T.T. in a Singer, which ended disastrously for Davis. The remaining new...

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Book reviews

"Road Star Hat Trick," by Prince Chula Chakrabongse. (Foulis.) 8s 6d. This excellent account of "Bira's" 1937 and 1938 seasons was originally published for private circulation in 1939, but it has now been re-published and includes a most attractive jacket and a full list of "Bira's" race results for 1936-39. It makes a most valuable and welcome addition to the enthusiast's library. "Floyd Clymer'...

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Books for the New Year

"'The Motor' Guide to Makes and Models" by David J. Culshaw and H. B. Cottee. 169 pp., 8¾ in. x 5½ in. (Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 15s.) This is a remarkably painstaking work giving in great detail information about all the British cars made from 1945 to 1956. It gives their development histories, their specifications and prices and is, in fact, a fund of information...

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" A.A.A. Official Record Book." (142 pp. Floyd Clymer. Los Angeles, 2 dollars.)

This is another of Floyd Clymer's comprehensive, conscientious books. It lists American championship placings, stock car and sports records, big-car and midget point standings, etc., but also gives world and international class records, American lap records, American hill-climb speeds, etc. Speed tables and rules and regulations are also included, so that an enormous amount of data useful to...

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"Floyd Clymer's 196o Indianapolis soo-Mile Race Yearbook. 136 pp,. 11 in. 8i in. (Floyd Clymer, 1268 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, 6, California. 2 dollars.) Here is another of Clymet's soft-cover photo-litho publications, this one packed full of data on last year's Indianapolis 5oo. Many of us like to file these fantastically complete dossiers, packed with illustrations, so that there is a...

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Book reviews

"United States Navy and Marine Corps Fighters, 1918-1962" Edited by Bruce Robertson. 248 pp. 11 1/4 in. x 8 5/8 in. (Harleyford Publications Ltd., Letchworth, Hertfordshire. 50s.) This is another unique, very detailed, lavishly-illustrated Harleyford aeronautical book, perhaps of more interest to American than British aviation enthusiasts, but packed full of data, history, illustrations and scale...



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