NASCAR Grand National Championship
1st: M. Andretti (Ford)... 235.464 k.p.h.
2nd: F. Lorenzen (Ford)
3rd: J. Hylton (Dodge)
4th: T. Lund (Plymouth)
5th: J. Grant (Plymouth)
6th: D. Dieringer (Ford)
50 cars started -- 15 finished.
The Welsh Rally
There are several reasons, some apparent and some obscure, why international rallies in Britain’s forests are popular among many of Europe’s leading professional drivers. It was the RAC Rally which first gathered a large following, not forgetting the equally popular former London Rally, and when the forest roads found favour with foreigners they very quickly realised that there...
It is not often one is able to drive two cars which are identical in most important aspects and which seem so different, yet that was a recent pleasure when I had both of Honda’s performance Civic variants for a week apiece. They are not really so dissimilar, it’s more a question of perception and expectation. To give an example, engine noise in both cars starts to become...
Reliability versus desirability, those were the arguments that governed my selection of a staff car. My initial desires were based on one of the bigger-engined coupés from Opel or Ford, for some of my most enjoyable miles were completed behind the wheel of an Anglo-German Capri hybrid that carried an effective Weslake-modified 2.6-litre V6. Earlier this year I drove both the GS and GS/E versions...
News is to hand of two runners in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. Lee Wallard was due to drive the ex-Villoresi Maserati that appeared in the 1946 race. It is now owned by a syndicate and required extensive repairs. The radiator, body, etc., were replaced and new valves, axle-shafts, etc., put in. The 42-mm. hubs were replaced by 52-mm. At Indianapolis nearly all the reserved seats, some priced...
Ken Miles by Art Evans ISBN 0 9705073 3 Published by Photo Data Research, $49
It was clear to all who watched that Ken Miles could race. He was better still as a test driver. But it was also clear to all who met him that he was always honest, in a brutal sort of way.
Commendably, family friend Art Evans’ book doesn’t hide from that. There are contributions from those who met Ken, from when...
From Corgi recently was Gift Set No. 47, comprising a Ford 500 tractor with working conveyor, and Corgi Toy N. 491, which is a Ford Cortina wood-panelled estate car. Lesney have a " Matchbox" King Size (K-7) working refuse truck on an SD twin-rear-wheeled chassis and " Matchbox " miniature No. 66, an American Greyhound long-distance 'bus.
A reader has sent us this picture, of a car seen near Tewkesbury in recent months. In fact, four different versions have been seen, all with FLK registrations (London). One had grilles in the boot, as if rear-engined, another had a transverse silencer beneath its rear bumper, and that shown had the engine in front. The only name, on the boot, is Falago, the tyres are Pirelli, the speedometer like...
Perhaps William Boddy's aspirations for a Ford engine in his Morris 1100 could be rewarded by Gordon Allen, whose Ford Cortina-engined Mini did so well at Silverstone on July 13th.
It would pay Ford to get a psycho-analyst to the estimable "W. B." He must surely have been frightened by a model-T at an early age. And I, a Ford driver of some years standing, knowing their strength, reliability, and honest value for money, was almost influenced by him. Morris 1100 indeed!
I had a test run the other day in its expensive relation, the M.G. 1100, and was never so...