Articles tagged M. L. C.

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The cost of motoring sport

2: Autocross Introducing this series last month we cited the many letters from young readers wanting to take up motor racing, and probably put them all off by estimating the cost of marque sports-car racing, with an E-type, at not less than £I,000 a year. Now we turn to a very new type of motoring sport, autocross, which could be undertaken by the most impoverished enthusiast in his Austin Ruby...

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1967 British Grand Prix race report - Team Lotus Dominate

The choice of the R.A.C. fell on Silverstone this year, so with the help of the BRDC and most of the country's motor clubs the British Grand Prix was held on the wide-open spaces of the airfield circuit. Entry was by invitation and all the big teams were represented along with more than the usual number of private owners, some newcomers being given a chance to try their hand at Grand Prix racing...

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Matra team repeats the dose in North America

Watkins Glen, July 21st. A medical man would describe the Ferrari sportscar team's health as "as well as can be expected", with one round to go in the 1973 World Championship for Makes. At Watkins Glen late in July two Matras and three Ferraris fought out the 6-Hour Race on the Grand Prix circuit and the event ran true to current form: Cevert claimed pole position, was delayed early in the race...

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Japan v. U.K.

A contrast between the Honda and the Sprite In the white corner, ladies and gentlemen, we have the challenger from Japan. A light, lively newcomer from the Orient full of new ideas, perhaps a bit suspect on staying power over 15 rounds. In the green corner, an old stalwart friend, rugged and agricultural maybe but with proven stamina. The British defender has put on some weight recently so this...

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Brands Hatch Six Hours

Britain's contribution to the European Touring Car Championship has rapidly increased in status in recent times and the six-hour event at Brands Hatch late in June had plenty of interest. As the Championships used to be for Group 2 saloon cars our own participation was once slight and few people bothered to travel to Snetterton. In 1968, however, Group 5 rules operated for the first time and...

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The Cost of Motoring Sport

3: Formula 3 "I'm over the hill—at 28" admitted John Fenning, one of Britain's leading private-entrant Formula 3 drivers, when discussing his career. He was not talking about his driving ability or stamina, though, rather his worth as works team material. Single-seater racing is the ultimate when purists get talking and undoubtedly Formula 1 is the highest form of the sport so necessarily there...

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Vallelunga 6-Hours to Matra-Simca

Rome, March 25th. Last year's onslaught by Ferrari on the World Championship for Makes was impressive, but not entirely without fault, and had there been any strong opposition the Italian team might not have won ten races from ten starts. At the Vallelunga circuit near Rome, for the first European round in the 1973 championship, Matra-Simca sent two cars to oppose Ferrari and dominated the...

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Mustang - v - Camaro

American cars used to be something of a joke so far as Europeans were concerned, when bulbous and (to us) ugly styling concealed dreadful inadequacies in suspension and braking. But then, they were believed to satisfy the conditions in the States and who were we to argue ? Gradually the influence of imported cars began to be felt, producing first the "compact" Detroit-built lines and now a new...

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The Nicholson-tuned M.G-B

Ever since the M.G.-B was introduced it has been the subject of snide remarks from the competition fraternity on the score that it is too heavy to be anything but a quick touring car, and from the King's Road set because it looks too much like a Midget. Be that as it may, the "B" has endeared itself to thousands of owners for its unobtrusive performance, comfort and reliability, while a number of...

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Behind the scenes

Profiles on three more racing teams which appear regularly at race meetings The Frank Manning team is not often seen in England, as the two black Formula Three Brabham-Fords are engaged in a full Continental programme this year. Driven by John Kendall and Mike Walker, they are having a fair amount of success but so far there have been no big wins abroad. In our last “Teams." feature we talked to...

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