It is extremely bad news that the demise of Montlhéry is likely to occur next year. The only good aspect is that there will be a final meeting on June 19/20, when a large number of cars will make demonstration runs on the famous banking.
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FROM HAYNES COMES A complete Volvo history, from the vintage-style originals, one of which was thoughtfully brought to the airport for me to drive to the factory on Motor Sport’s 1960 visit, to the present-day cars. Volvo — Safety With Style is by Richard Dredge (ISBN 1 85960 964 3, £19.99).
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I refered in April to the vintage Bendeys of T G Moore, who once owned Motor Sport. His first, a 3-litre, is now owned by Simon Fisher in Nairobi, and is in fine condition. Mr Fisher knows its pre-WWII owners but would like to hear about who had the car after the war. Letters can be forwarded.
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I’m aware of the good work the Federation of British Historic Vehicles Clubs does in challenging restrictions on older vehicles. But I did not know of its huge influence: 337 clubs and 19 museums are members. Safeguarding the old-vehicle movement, which gives much pleasure and encompasses a profitable industry, is of obvious importance. Supporters pay £11 a year. The secretary is P H J Whyman, Kemshill, Shute Street, Stogumber, Somerset TA4 3TLI.