Articles tagged Spring Bank Holiday

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V-E-V Miscellany

For the sake of history, in my review of Rene Dreyfus' excellent book "My Two Lives", in the April issue, I wrongly referred to him racing for Harry Schell when what I intended was Laurie Schell, and Le Bergue should, of course, have been Le Begue; both were correct in the book. Incidentally, D.S.J. reminds me that Harry was Laurie Schell's elder son and his younger son, Philippe, still lives in...

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On The Road

Having had a "Fiat Easter", I spent Whitsun, or the Spring Bank Holiday, driving an Alfa Romeo. Re-acquaintance with the Milan make was pleasing because, although the version used on this occasion was a saloon, an Alfa Romeo, in whatever form, I always associate with motor racing. I know you can say the same of Ford, these days. But whereas the owner of a Twin-Cam Cortina or Escort has an...

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Formula 2 review

The last two months have provided March Engineering with a pretty successful spell in Formula Two, for as well as their works driver Ronnie Peterson winning the European Trophy qualifiers at both Rouen and Mantorp Park, their private owners have been getting into the results as well. After Spring Bank Holiday's Crystal Palace meeting there was a two week lull before a couple of Italian non-...

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International Gold Cup at Oulton Park (May 29th)

Brought forward to the Spring Bank Holiday, the annual Gold Cup race at Oulton Park drew a small but select group of Formula One cars and drivers, supported by a field of F5000 cars. A last-minute decision on tyres handicapped Emerson Fittipaldi in the John Player Lotus 72D/R5, as Team Lotus thought rain was coming and it did not materialise. This helped Hulme to win the race for the Yardley...

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Astra assessment

It had been my intention to reduce the road-testing of ordinary family-type cars in what should be sporting pages, but I found a Vauxhall Astra 1600S GL awaiting me in the office car park, so will just say a few words about it. This compact Continental-shod five-door Hatchback is a convenient and certainly not sluggish little car (104 m.p.h. and 0-60 m.p.h. in 10.8 sec.) that runs quietly for its...

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VSCC / MAC Shelsley Pre-View

The Midland AC, founded in 1901, put on an ambitious Press Day at its historic Shelsley Walsh hill on May 2nd, to introduce Presspersons to this famous venue. Helped by the VSCC, timed climbs were demonstrated by representative pre-war cars, after which rides were available, at intended lower speeds. MOTOR SPORT staff, who know all about Shelsley, were present in some force and I much enjoyed my...

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Around and about

North of the Arctic Circle with Saab January 1982 gave the British Motorist one of his rare glimpses of Arctic conditions and, for the most part, he didn't like it. With night time temperatures going down to below –15°C, even as far as – 30°C in parts of Shropshire, locks froze, bottoms were chilled on frozen seats, plastic trim became extremely brittle, breaking in some cases, engines would not...

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Crystal Palace shines on

Sir, I read with some interest your article last month on the old circuit through the park at Crystal Palace. I have to say, however, that I was a little surprised by the final paragraph as, for the past four years the park has most definitely echoed to the sound of racing engines being driven competitively, as they sprinted around a 700-metre combined section of pre and post-war circuits....

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters A Morris Commercial Treat Those interested in the older Morris commercial vehicles have a treat in store if they have not already seen the excellent little soft-cover book (110 pages, 8¼ in x 5¾ in) "Morris Commercials — the first years", issued by the Morris Register. It covers in pictures and text and well-compiled tables the history of such vehicles from...

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Around and About

A Wealth of Experience One of the many pleasant things about visiting California for the Grand Prix at Long Beach is the opportunity to meet once again Phil Hill and Dan Gurney. Friends for longer than either of them care to remember they are both still totally involved in the automobile and all its facets. Phil Hill runs a very well-established restoration business in Santa Monica, overhauling...

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