The production of replica or re-manufactured “historic” racing cars is indeed a gritty, and thought-provoking subject. On one hand one regrets the possibility of deliberate trickery and possible devaluation of the genuine article and, on the other hand, the pleasure of seeing and hearing such cars as the BRM P25 is immense.
On the subject of Lister-Jaguars I have long been surprised at the variety of body shapes these cars now wear, each one seems to be different from another! With the exceptions of the original Hillwood conversion and the 1957 works car, there were but two styles: the 1958 “knobbly” type, as it is now referred to, and the 1959 Costin design. Why, when so much man, is obviously spent on the restoration and preparation of these exciting cant, can they so seldom get the shape right?
My final point, and like the abtive a very minor quibble, concerns the HSCC Historic Special ST Championship. I thought (and my memory may be faulty!) that the Lola T70 Mk. IIIB was the 1969 version, and that the 1968 T70 was the Mk. III, introduced in 1967. Inkberrow C. J. CURRY
RACING NEWS. THE SAN SEBASTIAN MEETING. ANYONE who is interested in motor racing has probably by this time become sufficiently used to disappointments due to cars which are entered in…
Safety First---In Manufacturing.
Safety First-In Manufacturing. FROM the view-point of safety there are no more vital parts of a car than the steering arm and the stub axles. If a tyre bursts, if…
Vintage miscellany, September 1965
The Vintage Austin Register has its rally at the Austin works in Longbridge on September 26th, with driving tests and Pride of Ownership contest to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of…