Articles tagged John Moon

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The Austin Seven Book

"The Austin Seven". Edited by W. Boddy. 95 pp. 8 3/5 in. x 5¾ in. (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill street, London, EC2A 4DA. 75p.) Reprinting past articles from a monthly magazine into a 95-page, soft cover book, may seem at first sight the epitome of jumping aboard a vintage band wagon; however. in the case of Motor Sport's "Book of The Austin Seven", published to neatly...

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The Lancia Beta

The Issigonis concept of front wheels driven by a transverse engine has been seen in push-rod-o.h.v. and single-overhead-camshaft guise; and in side-valve, T-head and two-stroke versions if the historians are to be humoured. Now we have it in twin o.h.c. form, for that is the way it is done in the new Lancia Beta. The Beta's release was to have included a test-drive in Scotland but this was...

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Veteran to classic

Repeat run The 750 Motor Club held its very first run n 1939, when 24 Austin 7s were led from Virginia Water to Newlands Corner by founder and Motor Sport Editor Bill Boddy and his A7 henchman Tom Lush in a Ruby. This was remembered on April 2 this year when the Brooklands Section made a repeat run in the opposite direction, with a treasure-hunt in the morning, lunch at the impressive Holloway...

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Letters from Readers

Sir, Capt. John Moon, in his interesting article on the Jeep, stated that a few with four-wheel steering were made. Actually, only 50 A4s, four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, were made in 1941. They simply had a normal front axle assembly at the rear, with the steering of front and rear axles effected and coupled by a steering transfer box. Possibly the technique required for handling this...

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Books for the new year

"Thirty Years of Motoring for Motor Sport" by Bill Boddy. 160pp. 11" x 8-1/2" (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill Streeet, London, EC2A 4DA. £14.90). Here at last is the book so many of our readers say they have been waiting for — a résumé of W.B.'s road-testing, and driving other cars (veteran, Edwardian, vintage and historic racing cars included, the last-named embracing two...

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One Day in September

One Day in September THE Tunbridge Wells Section of the 750 MC had the commendable ideal of re-running that Club's first competitive event, the Committee Cup Trial of 1939, on September 9th, the organisation in the hands of Grahame Fullalove, who used his 1934 A7 saloon and even produced a booklet of the original regulations, reports of the pre-war event, and so on. The idea appealed to 27...

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Formula racing We have recently received a growing number of enquiries about the regulations governing Formula racing  -- not 2-litre unblown/500-c.c. blown Formula ll,  not 500-c.c unblown Formula III, and understandably not the declining 4-1/2-litre unblown/1-1/2-litre blown Formula l racing,  but that wholly excellent attempt to offer economical sport fostered by the 750 M.C. This Club,...

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Capt. John Moon presents A DESIGN FOR A 1-LITRE FORMULA CAR In September, 1943, Capt. Moon described his ideal sports car, which aroused widespread interest. Now he outlines a most intriguing design for a I Formula G.P. car—it seems likely that if there is any more International Formula racing the IHitre limit will be used, and certainly 11-litre racing may be expected in this country, so John...

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Letters from Readers

Sir, Your tribute to the late Robert Benoist in Motor Sport of August will bring feelings of deep regret and sorrow to all those whose memory of motor racing, goes back over the past 25 years and who saw his skilful driving in those long gone years. Robert Benoist first came to notice of British racegoers in the year 1922 when he won the 1,100-c.c. class of the second 200-Mile Race on a French...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

The R.A.C Veteran Car Run – the editor goes to Brighton in a 1903 twin-cylinder Panhard-Levassor The Brighton Run, this year's the 68th Anniversary of the original Emancipation Day Run, was an event not to be missed. For the past five years Lord Montagu of Beaulieu has generously enabled me to drive a veteran from his World-famous Montagu Motor Museum and as on four occasions I have taken a...



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