Articles tagged Ford

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Around the Houses

Gooding and Company Very often 'star lots' fail to sell. There's sometimes too much hype surrounding the car in question and potential buyers are scared off with high estimates. Gooding didn't suffer any such problems in Amelia Island on March 9. The 1973 Porsche 917 Can-Am Spyder, which we featured in last month's magazine, set a new world record for a 917, an in fact for a Porsche, when it sold...

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MORE CHRISTMAS BOOKS

Back on the books front, enthusiasts for the more modern motorcycles might like to receive "A Million Miles Ago" by lifelong motorcyclist Neale Shilton, about his Triumph days, about servicing these machines, and travelling all over Britain and the World in connection with selling Norton Interpols, and later BMWs, to Police Forces. This Foulis imprint is priced at £9.95. Fine sporting photographs...

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The things they say...

"...there are limits to the performance of any suspension system which employs a rigid rear axle..."—John Bolster in Autosport. *** "The handling of the Imp is very, very good indeed and is certainly the best handling rear-engined car we have come across, but we do not think it can ever rival the Austin Mini for out and out cornering speed, although suspension adjustments will undoubtedly improve...

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With Ecurie Ecosse to Le Mans

One’s earliest images of motor racing are always the brightest and one never recaptures the excitement of the schoolboy poring over every word of a race report. The first motor racing magazine I bought as a boy was a copy of MOTOR SPORT which contained the win at Le Mans by the Ecurie Ecosse D type Jaguar driven by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. There was a story to capture the imagination,...

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Safir GT40 -- an evolution

There is a whole range of adjectives to describe cars that aren't quite what they seem: fakes, replicas, re-creations and inspirations are just a few of the descriptions. But like the Autokraft AC MkIV that we drove and described a couple of months ago, the Safir GT40 answers none of these appellations. It is, if you like, a genuine evolution of the Ford GT40, developed for limited production and...

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Rome Grand Prix (May 19th)

Vallelunga Autodrome—Two Heats The little Vallelunga Autodrome just north of Rome has recently been lengthened to 3.2 kilometres to the lap, but still remains very much an enclosed stadium, and here a Formula One race was held in two Heats with the addition of the results forming the general classification. It was essentially an event for private owners and gave Bob Anderson a good opportunity...

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VSCC Silverstone Meeting (July 18th)

The Vintage SCC held another successful race meeting at Silverstone last month, in sunshine, without accidents, but with enough exciting incidents and close racing to hold the interest of those present, but with Neil Corner not on winning form, while the ERAs were mainly non-runners. The traditional one-hour high-speed trial opened the day's sport, 17 drivers qualifying for awards, including...

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Tudor windscreen washer

As from October 1st, 1972, the law demands that all cars shall be fitted with windscreen washers, though it does not specify any standards, and cars with opening windscreens do not have to comply (i.e., vintage-type cars). The letter of the law would probably allow you to get away with a carefully aimed "squeegee" bottle directed round the screen pillar by the driver, but a simple and effective...

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Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

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Around the tracks

Bellm bags first historic rally win British Historic Rally Series: Robin Hood Stages Ray Bellm underlined his status as a contender for the Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally title by taking his Ford Escort Mk1 to a close victory on the opening event, the Robin Hood Stages. Bellm and Marc Jones beat off a fierce challenge from the similar car of David Stokes/Den Golding to win the post-historic...

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