Articles tagged Ford

Page 40 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1963

Vintage miscellany

A 1915 Trumbull chassis has turned up in Warwickshire and details are requested of what kind of body it had. Data is also sought concerning the ex-Bruce Halford Riley T.T. Sports Sprite, AVC 17, thought to be a 1936 or '37 works team-car. During August an exhibition will be held at Palace House, Beaulieu, of the works of Charles Sykes, lent by his daughter. Mr. Sykes was the sculptor of the...

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Martini Trophy Meeting (July 6th)

The National Open Martini Trophy Meeting, with five races round the full Silverstone circuit, organised by the Aston Martin O.C. in conjunction with the Martini International Club, was marred by bad luck and bad weather. In practice on the Friday the Hon. J. Dawnay lost his Aston Martin DBR1/300 at Woodcote and spun into M. Fielden's Lotus standing at the pits. The driver, who was sitting in the...

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Formula Two review

Tragedy and disorganisation at Rouen The annual Formula Two race at the impressive Rouen Les Essarts road circuit has always been a favourite. The track itself is fast and extremely challenging, the surroundings are extremely pleasant and the meeting has always had a relaxed air. This year it was rather different and a shadow was placed over the whole proceedings by the death in practice of the...

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Cars in Books

What have we this month, for this column, which the Editor of a motoring weekly once said was a good idea except that it would run out of material in a week or so -- but which we have kept going regularly for more than 25 years? Well, from "Backstairs Life in a Country House" by Eileen Balderson with Douglas Goodlad (David & Charles, 1982) the only cars named are three Rolls-Royces which came...

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The RS2000

Ford-of-Britain's latest sporting version of the Escort Ford in Britain are not only prominent with their more successful ventures into rallying and saloon-car racing but through their Advanced Vehicles Operation department at Aveley in Essex they put into their production specialist models the lessons AVO have assimilated from this competition activity and testing on their own high-speed circuit...

Page 41 of July 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, July 1963

Six-hour saloon race

The six-hour saloon car race sponsored by The Motor will be held on July 6th and will give spectators the first opportunity to see the all conquering Ford Galaxies in a long distance race. Four of them are due to be driven by Jack Brabham/Dan Gurney, Sir Gawaine Baillie/Peter Jopp, John Sprinzel/Morton Lucia, Jack Sears/"X." Four 3.8 Jaguars will be driven by Roy Salvadori/"X," Peter Lindner/...

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The 1974 RAC Tourist Trophy

Silverstone In an attempt to bring some semblance of reality to the Tourist Trophy race, this year's event was for production saloon cars with hmited modifications, to what might be termed Group 1½. The very full and varied entry indicated that this was a move in the right direction and no single make dominated the scene, which was refreshing to the onlookers. Naturally the Chevrolet Camaros were...

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Miniatures News

While at the London Toy Museum recently, besides admiring again the seemingly endless vistas of model cars, locomotives, railways, ships and aeroplanes, etc, and the loop of passenger-carrying 7½ in-gauge track that surrounds the lake, flanked by "straights" in one-inch gauge, etc, I looked especially to see if, among the toy car exhibits, there were any of those excellent replicas of the Model-T...

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Vintage Veerings

I can never resist talking to people who remember the old motoring days. So the other day the Alfa 6, its carburation out of sorts, was nevertheless headed along the beautiful Wye valley road, a fisherman's delight, from Builth Wells to Llswen, past the lake at Llangorse, and over the pack-horse bridge at Llangynidr, which the big car fitted snugly, to pick up the navigator for the day. Then,...

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The Passage of Rarities

Back in the 1980s I was occasionally asked to buy classic and competition cars on behalf of the wealthy Japanese collector Yoshiyuki Hayashi. His pink Italya Trading sponsorship livery became quite familiar on assorted Group C cars, racing not only in Japan but also internationally. Those occasional commissions proved a useful avenue to my actually handling some great cars, and learning so much...

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