BRANDS HATCH CLOSES DOWN
Alf Bottoms' J.B.S. Has a Day Out at Closing Meeting of 1950. Elizabeth Store Wins Ladies' Race.
THIB racing at Brands Hatch on October 14th, the last 500 Club Daily Telegraph Race Meeting of the season, was really first class. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Itolt and Dennis Poore were spectating and admitted to being altogether fascinated.
The Paddock presented two intriguing new...
West Essex C.C. Speed Trials
On March 26th the W.E.C.C. held speed trials at Boreham airfield, timing cars in pairs over a standing kilometre—an ambitious event for a new club. They hope later to hold races there, so that Boreham, near Chelmsford, can be added to the British venues listed Editorially last month. Again indicative of the present-day interest in motor sport, 96 entries came in for...
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THE MONTE CARLO RALLY
Another highly successful Monte Carlo Rally has come and gone, and it has done no harm at all to British prestige. Indeed, outright victory in the 11-litre class by the Jowett Jupiter team is a matter for national congratulation. The Jupiter impressed with its class win at Le Mans last year, and its Rally success proves it a very worthy WI-rounder,...
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S.V. persus 0.H.V.
Side valves look like jowing the hot-tube and the automatio inlet valve within the next ten years. Certainly, leaving out American ears, side valve engines were seen at Earls Court this year only on Allard M1: and PI (with an American-base engine), Vedette (ditto), Hillman Minx, Morris Minor, Morris Oxford, Humber Hawk, Humber Super Snipe and Triumph Mayflower...
Outstanding Runs by Poore, Wharton and Betty Haig
AT the Shelsley Walsh Meeting on June 10th the sun shone so strongly that the tar on the road melted and fast times were impossible. What with sun-tops, bare midriffs, shorts, and weird head-coverings, quite a "Freiberg" atmosphere prevailed. Curiously, in spite of plentiful petrol, the crowd was about the smallest we have seen at Shelsley---call...
At the 1954 Motor Show was a stand on which was displayed two fibreglass-bodied Kieft Climax 1100 cc sports cars, one in racing trim, one in road trim, and an ambitious flat-four air-cooled engine. The history of the engine was covered in November's issue of Motor Sport, for it was the Kieft-modified AJB with Norton cylinder heads. The reason why the cars were at the Motor Show was because the...
SHENSTONE & D.C.C. FIRST EVENING TRIAL (August 26th)
SPORTS CARS: J. H. Leigh (Frazer-Nash).
TRIALS CARS: L. Tracey (Dellow).
ORDINARY CARS: J. Tregenza (Bradford).
LAGONDA C.C. THAME RALLY (September 27th)
1. F. Defty (4 1/2-litre L.G.45R.)
2. Major Armitage (2-litre), J. S. Speller (2-litre).
1. R. H. Marks (A.C.).
2. R. Russel (Talbot).
3. Mrs. M....
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THE MONTE CARLO RALLY IN RETROSPECT
Because it is the most widely publicised winter motoring event. the Monte Carlo Rally continues to be news until the racing season recommences. This year's Rally was highly satisfactory On wn counts—(I) although the average speeds seemed low, the organisers chose the route with such skill that the regularity section from Paris to Monte Carlo,...
The Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb on September 23rd was full of interest, yet attracted the smallest crowd we have ever seen there—which suggests that circuit-racing is stealing the sprint thunder. Before the war the customers wanted both but it cost them less to get there in those days.
A fine morning changed to the traditional Shelsley rain after the first runs. so f.t.d. was decided during the...