Articles tagged Eaton

Page 31 of February 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, February 1967

New Year Profiles

As is traditional, six more Profiles arrived early in January. Of these, perhaps the most interesting is No. 45, dealing with "The M.G. Midget M-type," by F. Wilson McComb. It gives a very clear account of the introduction and development of this famous small sports car without complexity of text, sorts out the differences between the ordinary and Double-Twelve models and quotes numbers produced...

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Bill Boddy

After World War II, 'Round the Pole' racIng for model cars became very popular, and even had Its own autodrome After the war the pastime of racing miniature car models with miniature internal combustion engines normally used in model aeroplanes grew spectacularly, because of the ban on the flying of petrol-powered model aircraft in the war years. Such models were timed for their performances...

Page 26 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1970

Road Atlanta

As a result of financial difficulties experienced by the Bridgehampton circuit on Long Island, the seventh round of the Can-Am series was held at an entirely new circuit, Road Atlanta, about 50 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. It was the first Can-Am race ever held in the southeastern part of the country and it proved to be one of the most remarkable in the five-year history of the series. The...

Page 26 of May 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1970

THE GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN - Olé

JARAMA, MADRID, April I9th. AFTER MORE than a reasonable amount of confusion, caused in part by misinterpretation of decisions, lack of unanimous agreement among team managers, a willingness by the organisers to change decisions that created even more confusion and an untimely intervention by the FIA representatives, the twenty-two drivers who turned up for practice got through two days of...

Page 8 of September 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, September 1934

BRITISH SUCCESSES IN THE ALPINE TRIAL

BRITISH SUCCESSES IN THE ALPINE TRIAL TALBOTS AND TRIUMPHS WIN ALPINE CUPS FOR TEAM PERFORMANCES. GLACIER CUPS WON BY TRIUMPH, SINGER, FRAZER NASH, ASTON MARTIN, STANDARD AVON, M.G., AND RAILTON TERRAPLANE. ALTHOUGH the expense of transport to the Alps is much greater from England than from other European countries, British team entries in the Alpine Trial numbered 6, against the combined 13 of...

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V.S.C.C. Silverstone Race Meeting (July 20th)

While a great many people were at Brands Hatch watching drivers reclining on their backs in modern racing cars, as they fought the British G.P. for professional gain, I was enjoying seeing around 40 different makes of the older cars being raced for fun at Silverstone, by amateur drivers who sit up to drive, just as they used to do at Brooklands, Donington and suchlike venues before the war. As...

Page 27 of February 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1972

Driving the latest Triumph Dolomite

British Leyland's long-awaited 1.8-litre o.h.c. Triumph Dolomite—the third Triumph to carry this type-name*—had a difficult birth, being delayed on more than one occasion by labour problems. Perhaps that was why I overlooked the fact that Motor Sport had not been offered one for test, apart from brief pre-view sampling, until the very week when the entire British Press, distinguished, indifferent...

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Riverside

The tenth and final race of the 1970 Can-Am series was held at the Riverside circuit in California and proved to be an all-too-realistic repeat of the Laguna Seca event: Elford and the Chaparral 2J again stormed around the 3.3-mile-long course in record-shattering times that no one else could approach; the Chaparral's performance again sparked controversy over its legality; the Chaparral again...

Page 92 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, December 1979

Donington Rallysprint

Patrick Tambay won the second Donington Rallysprint contest between Grand Prix drivers and rally stars at the end of October. This Eaton's Yale-sponsored TV spectacular involved Ari Vatanen, John Watson, Jochen Mass, Alan Jones, John Taylor, Per Eklund, Tony Pond and Tambay. Jones, heading the pack through the Donington chicane, above, won the 10-lap Triumph TR7 circuit race from Tambay, at the...

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23rd British Grand Prix

An RAC Nonsense Brands Hatch, England, July 18th Following the Dutch GP and the French GP, both of which are reported elsewhere in this issue, the anticipation of a great race for the British Grand Prix, held on the long circuit at Brands Hatch, was in everyone's mind as the contestants assembled for the Thursday practice. The 12-cylinder Ferraris and 12-Cylinder Matras had been getting closer...

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