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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Hawthorn Trophy Meeting (July 30) By the time this issue is published the Cadwell Park VSCC meeting will be over, so this is a review, not a report. The second VSCC Silverstone races had 180 entries, sunshine, and an excellent attendance. The main 15-lap Hawthorn Trophy scratch contest between the historic racing cars was a tour de force for Simon...

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French Grand Prix

Dijon, May 20th Returning to the tortuous Dijon-Prenois circuit for the first time since 1981, this year’s edition of the French Grand Prix saw Niki Lauda deny the factory Renault Elf team another victory on home soil by taking his McLaren MP4/2 to a confident and convincing victory in the 79 lap race. For the McLaren International team it was another remarkable demonstration of the latest John...

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Motoring as it was-

A section devoted to old car mattersA look back to the Roads of the 1920s LOOKING back at what motoring was like in the 1920s, through the eyes of motor-writer Owen John, we find him in the winter of 1922 expressing disgust at the heavy fines inflicted on motorists in Yorkshire, where one October morning 31 drivers were convicted of offences like not giving audible warning of approach, not having...

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Book Reviews

"Fly For Your Life," by Larry Forrester. 367 pp. 8 in. by 5¼ in. (Frederick Muller Ltd., Ludgate House, 110, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 18s.) "Fly For Your Life" is Larry Forrester's biography of Wing-Comdr. Robert Stanford Tuck, D.S.O., D.F.C. and two bars, one of the great fighter pilots of World War Two. It follows the pattern of many similar biographies and autobiographies of R.A.F. fighter...

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The man at the top of Britain's unsung motor giant: GKN's Barrie Health

Although now welded together under the crisp GKN corporate symbol, the size of the Guest Keen and Nettlefold associated companies, and their international success story is hard to grasp. Hard because British companies are not meant to derive a fifth of a successively more and more glowing balance sheet to profits made in Europe. That a total of £107.91 million was made in total surplus for 1976 (...

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Formula One scene, and to the casual glance that would be *true. Like most things nothing is as simple as that and throughout the season McLaren International has had its dramas, mistakes, frustrations and all the other problems that beset a team whose major objective is to win. These things have been no more nor less than any other of the top teams, but McLaren International has shone through...

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THE PARIS SHOW Reviewed for "Motor Sport" by David Scott-Moncrieff IDON'T know whether to throw my hat in the air for joy at the almost complete victory of the Britishbuilt car, or weep for the decline of France, the cradle of the motor industry. Value for value the British ears win all along the line, with only one or two exceptions. The most notable of these exceptions is the ease of the Man...

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Air display

Regular readers may remember that I like to go to one air display and one traction-engine rally a year, to keep a sense of proportion and see how the "other half" functions. So this year I went to the show at my nearest aerodrome, Shobdon, in the pleasant rural back-o'-beyond near Leominster. There, on July 25th, it was possible to see surely one of the most comprehensive air displays put on...

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Club news

We hear Flt.-Lt. Peter Pim, who runs a "Red Label" Bentley, encountered a fine 1909 Rolls-Royce towing a modern saloon, near Keswick. L.T. Booth writes in praise of the model-car construction kits by the Seale Model Equipment Co., Ltd., and his 1930 Riley Nine Mk. IV four-seater. Of the latter he says that he gets an instant start from cold, 30 m.p.g., an oil-pressure of 45 lb./sq. in., and that...

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The Material Advantage

This is the McLaren MP4 - the first Grand Prix car to be constructed entirely from Carbon Fibre. Adam Cooper reports on how it transformed F1 forever. Over the years McLaren has produced some super successful cars. The remarkable M23 was in action from 1973 to '78, won two Championships, and formed the basis of a very successful Indycar. The Honda-powered machines of 1988-91 won four straight...



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Brawn Supremacy



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