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Page 8 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, August 1947

Racing on the Continent

Grand Prix de l'Europe 1 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeos 1, 2, 3 at Spa. Wimille wins at 95.28 m.p.h. and sets fastest lap at nearly 102 m.p.h. In intense heat the 1 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeo team dominated the G.P. de l'Europe run over 35 laps (310 miles) of the very fast 9 1/4-mile Francorchamps circuit near Spa. It was rumoured that before the race Pierre Wimille had done a lap at about 104 m.p.h., almost...

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Alfas dominate the French Grand Prix

... and Ferrari wins the Small-Car Race Specially reported for Motor Sport " by T. G. Moore Once again at Rheims the 1-1/2-litre Alfa Romeos have shown their superiority against all comers in winning the first three places in the French Grand Prix, driven by Wimille, Sanesi and Ascari. Their chief challenge came from the single-seater 4-1/2-litre Talbots, which are steadily improving in speed and...

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Reports of Recent Events

West of England M.G. Trial  W. A. Cleave (Morris-Special) retained a clean sheet in this event. The only First-Class award went to Ken Burgess'  blown Allard, and the only Second-Class award to Hase's blown "PB" M.G. The Plymouth M.C. netted the team prize. *** San Remo G.P.. This race, run over 85 laps of a sinuous 2.1-mile circuit, attracted 16 starters, but the Alfettes were absent, in...

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Reports of recent events

Australian G.P. F. Pratt's 328 B.M.W. started favourite in this handicap race, held before some 30,000 spectators at Point Cook airfield. He finished not far ahead of A. Najar's Special TB M.G., while Bland's Ford V8 Special was 3rd. The race average was 66 m.p.h. A 24-lap scratch race saw Najar beat G. Patterson's TC M.G. after a K3 M.G. Magnette had retired. The Grand Prix was followed by an...

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Reports of Recent Events

Hants & Berks M.C. Burghfield Speed Trial In these days one must not scorn any place where speed events can be held, and consequently the warmest praise is due to Mr. Neil Gardiner for laying out a drive on his estate at Burghfield specially for sprint events. There are so many corners that its 440 yards are never straight and cars never reach racing speeds, but the first r.h. curve and two...

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Report of Recent Events

V.S.C.C. Bisley Meeting Another worthwhile Vintage S.C.C. meeting was held at Bisley on October 12th, when the assembled cars were almost as interesting as the tests in which they subsequently took part. Three cars obviously well in the running for the Concours were Abbott's immaculate 1904 Mercédès, Richards' early "12/50" Alvis tourer with incredibly-polished engine (having, however, two S.U.s...

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Reports of Recent Events

Comminges G.P. Louis Chiron won the Comminges Grand Prix by .5 sec. from Yves Giraud-Cabantous. Chiron drove a 4 1/2-litre "Lago Sports" single-seater Talbot, Cabantous a 4-litre Talbot. So far as Chiron was concerned, the race, over 205 miles of the St. Gaudens circuit, occupied 2 hrs. 35 min. 37.4 sec., an average of 78.74 m.p.h. in spite of heavy rain. Chaboud's 4-litre Talbot was third and...

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Reports of recent events

G.P. du Roussillon This race was for Formula II cars, and was run over a round-the-houses circuit at Perpignan measuring 1-1/2 miles to a lap. The first heat was a win for Trintignant's Simca, at 42.16 m.p.h., who led home Martin's famous B.M.W. and Prince Igor's Simca. Wimille livened up heat 2 by averaging 59-3/4 m.p.h. in his Simca to finish ahead of Sommer's 2-litre V12 Ferrari and Bonnet's D...


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