Articles tagged Ford

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Where are the Ford V8s?

Sir, I wonder whether any of your readers can tell me why one never or hardly ever sees one of the beautiful and handsome Ford V8 coupés that were popular before the war. There are many pre-war cars of other types still running on the roads, but I have not seen one of these fine cars on the roads here since I sold mine for £25 in 1940. Could it be that they have all been absorbed into stock-car...

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Vintage Miscellany

A 1904 single-cylinder Rover, with a channel-section chassis having very thin dumb-irons, awaits restoration in Wales, where a 1927 Morris-Cowley 2-seater and a 1930/32 Austin 12/4 saloon are derelict. Michael Sedgwick, Curator of the Montagu Motor Museum, has bought a 1934 Tipo 518L Fiat Ardita with a Steyr-Daimler-Puch cabriolet body. He wonders if any other Arditas are around? The Charles...

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The Morgan 3-Wheeler Club

The Morgan 3-Wheeler Club had a breakdown of members' engines in the July issue of its Bulletin. Most popular is the o.h.v. w/c. J.A.P., of which 255 are in Club "Mogs." The Matchless MX2 Comes next with 178, followed by the Ford Eight (135), Matchless MX (109) and Ford Ten (108). Rare types are the s.v. Blackburn, i.o.e. M.A.G., and a/c. Matchless MX, while three of the "Moggies" have Austin...

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Keeping a sense of proportion

Volkswagen are currently producing at the rate of over 1,200,000 vehicles a year, and expect to sell over 250,000 of these to America. You just can't keep a good VW down—American VW sales for May reached a new peak of 26,812. Over 200,000 Ford Cortinas have been produced in the first ten months of manufacture, and 120,000 exported, while in four years B.M.C. have built over 600,000 Minis and are...

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Hants & Berks M.C. Specials Evening (July 26th)

For three years now Nancy Cawthome has organised an unusual and most interesting assembly of privately-owned "specials" from amongst the Hants & Berks M.C. membership. Known by the delightful title of "Sloggin and Clatter," the idea is that unusual, even unexpected, vehicles shall turn up, to be examined, discussed, and perhaps ridden-in. This year the assembly was a couple-of-dozen strong,...

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Durability, pre- and post-war

So much is heard these days about badly-made and casually inspected cars that it was interesting, while browsing through some old motor journals, to come upon a yardstick by which the quality of pre-war cars compared to post-war products could be measured. In a 1938 copy of The Motor the late Laurence Pomeroy had an article called " 20,000 First class Miles," which was an account of his...

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Rally Review

A Threat to Road Rallies Before Britain’s Motor Clubs found themselves able to follow the example of the RAC by organising rallies which used special stages on forest and other private roads, there was no official British Rally Championship to speak of. There was such a series run by the RAC, but little thought went into it and compared with other, non-rallying, series it was very much a poor...

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Germany’s Championship

Turbocharging for (nearly) all Ranging over Germany and Belgium, the deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft is an 11-round series that caters for some superbly engineered cars of extraordinary value. Basically the cars conform to Group 5 of the FIA International regulations, popularly known as the Silhouette formula. There are exceptions here and there, but largely this has been interpreted as the...

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New Competition Manager for Ford

Henry Taylor, for three years captain of the British Ford Rally Team, has relinquished the driving seat in favour of a more sedate chair. In October he becomes Ford's Competition Manager in Place of Alan Platt who has been promoted in the Export Division. Bill Barnett becomes deputy Competition Manager. During Alan Plait's period at the helm, the Cortina won more than 300 major events in 25...

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Around and About

Tourist Trophy, Silverstone September 18th is the chosen date for Britain’s only qualifying round in the European Touring Car Championship 1977. A series dominated by BMW’s big coupes since the withdrawal of the Ford Capris, Silverstone will mark the first anniversary of Leyland Cars’ efforts to displace the Munich straight sixes with Coventry V 12s. Yes, the troubled Jaguars will be out once...

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