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The racing Austin Sevens were phenomenal feats of engineering producing more than 115 bhp from their tiny supercharged engines running on methanol. Their drivers were also absolute heroes as pounding round Brooklands on a bumpy concrete surface, with no barrier to prevent you flying into the trees, demanded absolute precision and phenomenal concentration. Austin himself absolutely believed in the power of competition success to sell his products, and his legacy is one of fantastic competition success and huge interest even now in competition for 750cc cars. This cover from December 25th 1931 loses the supporting cast of box adverts and concentrates on glorifying remarkable achievements of Herbert Austin’s extraordinary little car.