Jacques Laffite drove the dumpy, new Gitanes-sponsored Ligier JS5 at Interlagos. Its debut marked the full-time return of Matra V12 power to the world of Grand Prix racing after an absence of three seasons. Right, we show another 12-cylinder newcomer, this time the 3-litre flat-12 Alfa Romeo engine which is fitted into the Martini Brabham BT35s. This engine won the World Championship for Makes in 1975. Below, John Watson made his debut in the March-inspired Penske PC3, while Mario Andretti (bottom) was given a one-off drive in the second Lotus 77.
Veteran-Edwardian-vintage, January 1971
A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC Driving Tests (Dec. 5th) Miraculously the weather was dry, but cold, for the traditional December frolics of the VSCC and the tests were…
Guy touring car
An R.A.C. patrolman reports seeing a circa 1926 Guy touring car in the Hampstead area of London. Does anyone know more about this car?
Road Test The Alfa Romeo Alfetta
The Alfa Romeo Alfetta Though it is reasonably new to the British market the Alfa Romeo Alfetta can hardly be described as a "new" car, having made its appearance on…