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October 1984

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Donington and the GP WE all know that at present the annual British GP alternates between Silverstone and Brands Hatch, by mutual arrangement. Recently, however, in a House of Commons debate on Sport...
Splendid! WE ARE delighted to hear that one enlightened Chief Constable is pressing for an extension of his system whereby owners of vehicles found to have minor defects will not be taken to Court if...
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"FANGIO" THERE will be a special showing of Hugh Hudson's much acclaimed film, "Fangio" at the National Film Theatre on Saturday, October 6th at 8.45 pm. Hudson is best known as a film director for "...
Craftsmanship OUR congratulations to Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd which has been made a corporate member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen. This is the first time that a company of any description has...
Mike Twite IT IS with great regret and sadness that we record the death of Mike Twite who was one of the victims of a recent air crash involving a Vickers Varsity. Mike was on the plane in order to...
Motor Sport Fixture List for October .AOnly dubs whose secretaries furnished the necesory information prior to the 14th of the preceding month are included in this list * f: = Closed E,pent. Cl =...
Northern Classic Car Show THE third Northern Classic Car Show takes place at the Belle Vue Exhibition Halls. Manchester, on September 29th and 30t1,. Over 400 cars are promised, together trade stalls...
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All Star Cast THE RT HON Peter Walker, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, opened Cosworth Casting's new foundry at Worcester on September 10th. Cosworth's unique casting process ensures...
Another Jubilee THE FORD 105E Owners Club are celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the introduction of the Ford Anglia on Sunday, September 30th at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire. Although the 105E...
The Rover 213SE I HAVE been trying the new so-called Rover, in 2I3SE form. Remembering the old Rover 2000TC and 3500 see-eight I used to drive, I confess to disappointment that this Honda-based...
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The Italian Grand Prix Yet another McLaren win Monza, September 9th IT happened at Imola in the spring and now it has happened at Monza in the autumn. Definitely a bad season for the fans of Ferrari...
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VSCC Cadwell Park Finale THE FINAL VSCC race meeting of 1984 took place on August Bank Holiday Sunday at the picturesque and hospitable Cadwell Park road-circuit. It marked not only the Golden...
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The Tyrrell ban A strong wind has been blowing through the world of Formula One recently, a wind called "discipline" and it is not before its time. The biggest upset has been the banning of Team...
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BMW win, Jaguar star Silverstone, September 9th THE 48th RAC Tourist Trophy was dominated by two things, the presence of the works Jaguars and the weather. The Jaguars, always a big box office draw...
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The Fiat Strada Abarth 130TC ONCE upon a time it was deemed ingenious to fit any sort of transverse engine and transmission into a small front-wheel-drive car. Now the latest twist in the speed 1...
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Formula Ford 1600 Focus FORMULA FORD 1600 is arguably the most successful single-seater racing category ever conceived. We tend to think of it largely as a nursery for driving talent, and it is...
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Porsche's win assured THERE was never any doubt that a Porschc would win the Spa-Francorchamps Loon Kilometres race, bringing the Stuttgart company's tally of World Endurance Championship for Makes...
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Swallow Doretti A Missed Opportunity? WHEN reference books mention the Swallow Doretti at all, they tend to dismiss it in a few paragraphs as being merely an overweight, overpriced, and rather...
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"The Air Defence of Britain — 1914-1918" by Christopher Cole & E. F. Cheesman. 486 pp 83/4 in x 51/2 in The Bodl, Head, 9, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7.41... £25.00) Having recently...
"The Racing Fifteen-Hundredshi lbyid Venables. 263 pp, 10 in 7 in , Transport Bookman Publications Ltd. 0, South Street, Isleworth, Middlesex. 111-7 7130. £24.001 Sub-titled "A history. of yoiturette...
"World Cars 1984", 439 pp, 11 in x 9 in. (Herald Books, Pelham, New York, £22.50). With the 1984 British International Motor Show almost upon us, the value of an encyclopaedic reference guide to cars...
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Cars in Books It was interesting to -find a reference to cars in the biography of a non-conformist preacher, and I am indebted to Tim Harding for drawing our attention to it. For in "David Marlyn...
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Small-Car Progress Demonstrated by the £3,100 796 cc Suzuki Alto FX — In a comparison in Wales with a 1927 Singer Junior "There is a certain fascination about the small car which its larger brother...
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The Dutch Grand Prix — Those McLarens again Zandvoort, August 26th TWELVE MONTHS ago almost to the day there was great interest in the paddock at Zandvoort and all the "top brass" of the Porsche...
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The Rally of the Thousand Lakes WHEN Peugeot took its new rally car, the four-wheel-drive, rear-engined, two-seat 205 Turbo 16, to Corsica in early May for its first World Championship appearance...
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Peter Green's 1933 Ex-Straight / Seaman K3 MG Magnette IT IS always a pleasure to encounter almost-original historic cars. So I was fortunate last month to drive Peter Green's 1933 K3 MG, which he...
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"The Earthquake" — The Chronicle of a Competition Austin 7 Chummy. BACK in Nov/Dec 1956 I was delighted to have been able to persuade Charles Metchim to write for MOTOR SPORT an account of how he...
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V-E-V Odds & Ends. — Having driven home to Wales non-stop from VSCC Cadwell Park racing in the Alfa 6 in less than 43/4 hours, I went the next day over the Clan hills in the 1922 Talbot-Darracq...
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Panther Ka!lista 2.8 THERE ARE two things to constantly keep in mind when considering the Panther Kallista. The first is that, despite recent price increases, it remains relatively inexpensive for a...
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The Sunbeam "Tiger" — a Progress Report FOR SOME TIME the famous 4-litre V12 Sunbeam Tiger has been an important exhibit at The Midland Motor Museum at Bridgnorth but after a gearbox failure at a...
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V-E-V Miscellany.—Geoffrey St John pitted his Type 51 GP Bugatti against Vic Norman's Starnpe biplane at Kemble not long ago, in a duel over a as 1/4-mile. The Bugatti beat the aeroplane. Chatting...
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"Shockers al Indianapolis" Can we add a little to your article on shock absorbers with reference to Andre HartfOrd, which will be of interest to your Vintage Postbag readers. Andre Hart fOrd was at...
Griff on Zborow.ski GRIFFITHS BORGESON's promised saga of Zborowski has appeared in the American Automobile Quarterly, which contrives tit. publish without advertising support and which, like MOTOR...
V-E-V Odds & Ends. — We hear that the Reg No GO 10, originally on a 40 50 Rolls-Royce Phantom Continental Mullirwr saloon owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, Much was afterwards used by Leonard Potter...
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Accuracy Appreciated I was very delighted to read on page 381 in your April issue's "Cars in Books" that a reader has sent you a copy of a description of a drive in a 1953 Jaguar X1(120 which I had...
Dallas Grand Prix I am a long time reader of your fine periodical and have come to think of it as something akin to a reference work for the sport. It is with that in mind that I offer a few...
HAROLD BRAND I am very surprised that you were able to find room in the correspondence columns of MOTOR SPORT for the load of rubbish in the letter from Arthur Hambledon headed "Snap out of it". In...
LES TALLISS Sir, Presumably your correspondent Mr Hambledon (September issue) has either 'a photographic memory or a garage full of ERAs, Bugattis, Frazer-Nashes and the like. Possessing neither ot...
Snappy Reply It is only very rarely that I trouble the editor of a periodical with my thoughts, but I was so incensed by the absolute drivel spouted by your correspondent, Mr Arthur Hambledon in the...
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B h ,g .1, h, V 2 n'e 7AICHAEL CONLON H.el Park, MI, USA
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