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John Bentley

All John Bentley Stories

Aug. 23, 1954

AIRBASE CLASSIC

At Columbus 160 racers saw Jim Kimberly win U.S. title.

Nov. 01, 1954

SOUPED-UP AND HOT

A round-up of 1954 shows that stock cars are faster, midgets are fighting for their lives, and in hot rods it's go, man, go.

Feb. 14, 1955

HOW'S YOUR RT?

You're a very good driver, of course; practically every driver thinks he is. But— how's your Reaction Time? Whether you run a family sedan as transportation or a  ...

March 07, 1955

DAYTONA'S ROARING WEEK

For eight speed-filled days, cars of every description chased the elusive goal of speed in the annual NASCAR classic of 1955. It was a week of records, wrecks, ...

Feb. 28, 1955

THE MIDGET MARVELS

How small can a car get? The latest in the tiny class at New York's Travel and Auto Sports Show will surprise you—but they're real cars.

April 04, 1955

THE CHRYSLER 300

A husky and handsome machine gets the jump on the industry by combining the highest power rating with the performance of a true sporting automobile.

Jan. 31, 1955

THE SURPRISING SPEEDSTER

The gleaming car above, nonchalantly going into a controlled slide, is no ordinary family coupe but the most interesting postwar automobile built by Studebaker.

April 25, 1955

THE FIERCE NEW JAGUAR

In a road test John Bentley finds it fast, quiet, flexible, comfortable and easy to drive.

Sept. 06, 1954

HIGH COST OF RACING

As a member of the Sports Car Club of America and one of its active group of amateur sports car racing drivers, I would like to bring up some fiscal problems.

Jan. 03, 1955

100 MPH AND UP

Europe's latest model sports cars offer the American enthusiast speed, stamina and beauty in a wide variety of colorful models.

Nov. 01, 1954

LANCIA'S LATEST UNDER TEST

The Gran Turismo, newest of a famous Italian line, has just arrived in the U.S..

Oct. 25, 1954

REVIEW OF THE YEAR

Since the fourth Vanderbilt Cup race in 1908—last of the big American road events for Grand Prix cars—racing in the U.S. has steadily steered away from ...

Sept. 13, 1954

SEE HOW THEY RUN

Although the racing season is not officially over, it is possible to determine 1954's National and International champions, to evaluate the lessons of the year and ...

Dec. 06, 1954

New king of the mountains

Umberto Maglioli, a handsome 26-year-old Italian, sweeps his big red Ferrari from one end of Mexico to the other—averaging 107 mph—to win the world's toughest road race

Jan. 24, 1955

WANT TO TRY A ROAD TEST?

A pleasant thought, except that road tests aren't the picnic they may seem to be— not by a dozen downshifts. For one thing, you can't win. In the whimsical ...

Nov. 15, 1954

MG SHOWS OFF ITS NEWEST MODEL

In a world where the more different cars look the more they are the same, the new MG TF-1500 is a refreshing experience. For 1955, the most popular small car ...

May 23, 1955

THE CUMBERLAND CLASSIC KICKS OFF THE EASTERN SEASON WITH ELEVEN RACES FOR 272 DRIVERS, AMERICA'S BIGGEST EVENT EVER

Into the bustling, rain-soaked railroad junction town of Cumberland, Md. (pop. 37000) there descended last weekend an automotive avalanche unparalleled in  ...

Aug. 08, 1955

SI'S MOTOR EXPERT BECOMES THE FIRST JOURNALIST ANYWHERE TO ROAD-TEST THE HOT D-TYPE WORKS JAGUAR. HIS CONCLUSION: D STANDS FOR DYNAMITE

The D-type Jaguar is the kind of car that makes up for every past occasion when some enthusiastic journalist has flattered an average sports job with the term ...