April 1962

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"MOTOR SPORT" READERS' CAR SURVEY The tirst part of t he result of the Readers" Car Survey, based on a questionnaire sent out in February, is published in this issue. We wish to thank all those...
236 239 240 247 C MATTERS OF MOMENT .. „. FIXTURES FOR APRIL CAR SURVEY VW, MINIs AND TRs CARS I HAVE OWNED SKODA OCTAVIA TEST TWO B.M.C. CARS — WOLSELEY 6110 AND MG. MAGNETTE Mk. IV FIAT ABARTH 850...
MATTERS OF MOMENT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION As we close for press the overwhelming Liberal majority in the Orpington By-Election is exciting great speculation in political circles. This is a non-...
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APOLOGY In the issue of MOTOR SPoar for June of last year in an article dealing with Grand Prix races in 1961, comments were made which, it has been suggested, could be taken to mean that Mr. Rob...
Motoring Sport Events for April Only clubs R. Rewicted whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the Event. C. = Chfseet Event. C.1. Closed Invitation Event. N.B. = National Isth...
PARKING METERS IN JEOPARDY We heard someone remark the other day that if the children of this country suddenly decided to open " home-safe " bank accounts and collected 6d. pieces for them in no time...
STOP-PRESS ITEMS The person rebuilding a pre-war racing Austin Seven, referred to on page 248 as Wally Wotton is, of course, 750 M.C. member Watton. Two complete R.-R. Silver Ghost, engines arc...
THE FIAT xsoo So remarkable is the performance of the Fiat 1500 that for some it seems difficult to accept. Nevertheless, our figure of 14.6 sec. for o-6o m.p.h. is correct. But our figures for 3rd...
WISHFUL THINKING The punch-line from a B.M.C. advertisement stating incorrectly that they had won the Monte Carlo Rally was a mistake on the part of the Corporation's advertising agents, who assure...
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READERS' CAR SURVEY The response to our Readers Car Survey has been quite remarkable, over 25", of our readers taking the trouble to return the form. This is most pleasing for it is obvious that you...
No—all guarantee servicing and rectification carried out z.ery badly and with bad grace. Spares service very poor." " Spares service unsatisfactory at local Triumph agent." " No—lack of knowledge On...
TRz and TR3 " four big-ends failed within a month of purchase (50,000 miles, 2 owners). Crank, mains, big-ends replaced completely ,free of charge by dealer." " Big-ends went on the M — 49,000! " "...
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VW Engine " At 122,638 miles this engine is untouched, has never been deearbortised and runs-on when hot. I shall run it until it blows up and I have been waiting 40,000 " Camshaft drive sheared at...
VW Is service satisfactory ? " Yes, extremely so, having got to Torquay, 30 miles away." " gomiles away, grease it myself." " Yes,. but 10 days' notice required." " Yes very, but VW agents in U.K....
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CARS I HAVE OWNED [The last article in this series was by someone who had enjoyable motoring from cars that cost less than Arm each. This article is by M. H. Ryan, who, although only zo years old,...
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Most of the complaints under this heading referred to the bodywork and have been included in the percentages under that heading; 0.5% complained of a faulty jack and 2.1 % remarked on the poor...
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THE SKODA OCTAVIA A Fully-Equipped, l,089-c.c. All-Independently-Sprung Saloon for £629, Inclusive WHEN I was persuaded to try the Czechoslovakian Skoda 44o in October 1958, I found it pretty...
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TWO B.M.C. PRODUCTS THE WOLSELEY 61110 and the M.G. MAGNETTE Mk. IV AGREAT many Continental cars are tested by MOTOR SPORT because our readers are interested in individual cars but we have no desire...
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The Fiat Abarth 850 TC MOST enthusiasts for Minicar motoring would probably name the Cooper-Mini as the most accelerative of the t„000-e.c. brigade but we have recently been testing a car which is...
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Announcements of new examples of motor-car miniatures as they come on the market is a regular feature of Motor Sportbut we have had less to say about electrically-propelled model racing cars and the...
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THE PORSCHE CARRERA 2 The old law of magazine publishing implied that if a manufacturer " took space" in an appropriate journal he would be granted editorial publicity in return. If this applied to...
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BOOK REVIEWS "Automobile Year-9." Edited by Ami Guichard. z16 pp. 12', in, x 91 in. (Edita S.A., Box 1109, Lausanne 1, Switzerland. Published in English, French, German and Italian. English Edition...
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VETERAN EDWARDIANVINTAGE A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters THE Vintage S.C.C. opens its 1962 racing season at Silverstone on April 14th. The programme opens with the usual One-Hour High-Speed...
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THE MODEL-A FORD [There are so many Rolls-Royce cars about that they are almost commonplace and some of the interest in them is thereby diminished. At the opposite extreme the model-A Ford has become...
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VINTAGE POSTBAG The Hudlass Sir„ I have been a regular reader of " Vintage Postbag" for a number of years, but I have never seen any mention therein of the Iludlass car which was manufactured in a...
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Vintage Sports and Racing Salmsons by John McLellan SALMSON PUBLICITY PORTRAIT of ti 1928129 production Grand Pri:s Model with metal body and balloon tyres. IT is easy E0 forget that the vintage...
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weather BEATEN Enjoy a new freedom with the Volkswagen. Freedom from garaging, from worry over weather deterioration. Freedom to leave your car wherever you like, whatever the weather. Every VW has...
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New. .. or not so new, Shell keeps engines young. How Shell X-100 Multigrade preserves 'new engine' power Shell X-100 Multigrade is the first modern motor oil which does not leave deposits of...
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The Editor Invites YouTO MEET THE TWINS LONG, long ago, when an economy car was a sort of fourwheeled motor-bicycle, the twin-cylinder engine was accepted as a perfectly normal form of power unit....
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CIRCLIFI' IMPROVEMENTS PRE-WAR As I set the questions kindly answered for Mo.rok SPoirr by race-organisers last month, I am writing myself a letter to show John Eason Gibson that he is to some extent...
• CLERGYMEN IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY Sir, As theological students and faithful readers of MOTOR SPORT, we Would like to register a strong protest against your statement : "Two young clergymen in a...
LETTERS FROM READERS N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport "does not necessarily associate itself with them—Ed.
THAT MYSTERY EX-G.P. CAR From the Hon. Patrick Lindsay Sir, The photograph in the March issue is not Gavin Maxwell's converted single-seater G.P. car nor is it the P3 Alfa Romeo; it is in fact my r93...
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* * DIFFERENT SHADES OF SERVICE You may be interested in an experience of mine. Whilst heading towards the M t I found that the bracket holding my dynamo had fractured, and so I headed for the local...
FAKE OR FACT? Sir, I was intrigued by the VW advert, of the " One that Got Away " (March, page 173) and, judging from the wheel-tracks, it was either driven in and reversed out down the same tracks...
THE BENEFITS OF SOUND DAMPING Sir, In view of your frequent criticisms of the exaggerated claims made for their products by a number of advertisers, I refer you to the inside hack cover of your March...
THE PANHARD PEr7 Sir, My experiences with a PLx7 may be of interest to you and the readers. After four years' wonderful motoring with a VW, and wanting a change for a larger car, I looked around at...
WHY PAY PURCHASE TAX? Sir, There hardly appears an issue of MOTOR SpokT which does not feature one or more letters from readers expressing various degrees of disgust at one or other of the modern...
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A ,REPLY TO LORI) LUCAS Sir, Reading an article in the Mardi edition of MOTOR SPORT, I came across something that mode my blood boil. It said, and I quote, " All vehicle over To years of age should...
ALFA ROMEO mrsToRv Sir, I was interested to see T. A. S. 0. Mathieson's letter in February MOTOR SPORT which pointed out the few errors in Sir Anthony Stamer's excellent pre-war Alfa Romeo history....
* COMMENT Sir, I understand that the twelve-month tests are to he introduced before the end of this year. Is all this testing at r5s. a time really an attempt to reduce the accident rate or does the...
FINISHERS IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY Sir, I trust that you will not fail to point out that during the 1962 Monte Carlo Rally, a supposedly easy rally this year, that only 33% of the Volkswagens entered...
-* LOTUS ELITE EXPERIENCES Sir, Recently I have been considering the purchase of a Lotus Elite kit, but the experiences of a friend with this tnarytte have given rise to a change of heart on my part...
PERSECUTION Sir. I recently visited a well-known Country inn in a small village in Oxfordshire. I was directed to park my car the opposite side of the road to the inn on a wide pavement as the patron...
.* * • THE WHITE RILEY Sir, In his letter in February MOTOR SPoRT, Mr. Farrar states that the White Riley was developed from an MPH and was the stepping-stone between the MPH Riley and the ERA., but...
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THANKS' Sir, Through your journal I would like to express my thanks to the A.A. men who helped me over Shap Fell recently. They were working under atrocious conditions, and had it not been for them...
TFIE CASE FOR SINGLE-SLEEVE-VALVES Sir, I think that the Burt-McCollum single-sleeve-valve system deserves to be dissociated from the condemnation, however cautious, of the Knight twin-sleeve...
15 TO I Sir, I laying recently returned from a year in the U.S.A., where my wife and I drove a secondhand VW Microbus 24,000 almost trouble-free miles through 31 different States, I feel that I can...
WHICH OIL? Sir, Not for the first time, my attention was recently drawn to a full-page advertisement extolling the virtues of a well-known brand of oil which seems to claim the same viscosity under...
* WHO FIRST FITTED A CENTRIFUGAL OIL FILTER? Sir, With regard to your note on the Simca woo, you refer to the centrifugal oil filter as being introduced by Fiat. Apart from the type which has been...
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A NEW ALFA ROMEO Alfa Romeo have introduced a new twin-cam 83 x 79.6 mm. (2,584 c.c.) with a 5-speed and reverse gearbox and disc front brakes. It will be available in Berlina, Sprint and Spider...
AUTO UNION AGAIN ACTIVE IN RACES, RALLIES AND AUTOCROSS Auto Union will field a strong side in British motor sporting events for 1962. In production saloon car racing, former Miniexponent John Aley...
SMOKER'S COUGH Drivers who have been fined or lost their licences for comparatively trivial offences will be enthralled to learn that, according to the Daily Mail, when a 40-year-old building...
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M.G. PA, in good condition. Oilers, r934. Brown, 37, George Street, Peterborough, Northants. [4366 1961 TYPHOON 244-seater, E93 engine, ro,000 miles. Tuned manifold, grafi° gears, ifs. Hardtop,...
Motorists' Special Mixture of Nuts, Bolts, Screws and Washers I gross matched, 432 parts,1"-44"-g" BSF, 20/-. Ditto, Whit., 20/-, Ditto, American thread, 21/-. Also the BOBPAK, 3,000 items in I/....
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5958 SPRITE. Dark green, matching hard-top. Aquaplane manifolds, X " tyres, servo brakes. £450. Carrington, 19t, Icknield Way, Letchworth, M.G. TA, 5938, Red. Rebuilt, sprayed andE4u27p9Herts....
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1950 ROLLS SILVER WRAITH. &Milner body. Laid up Past two years and needs some tidying. Offers around Vicio. Also 190 Lancia Spyder zseater sports, the Italian " Queen of the Road.''. Offers...
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AUSTIN RUBY de hote' 038, mint; 84,600. Garage maintained. /45. 22, flAildmay Road, Lewes, Sussex. (4439 TRIUMPH HERALD, 1960. Radio, seat covers, screen-washer, heater, live new tyres. One owner 21,...
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DELAHAYE, 6-CYL., x952. Good condition. New tyres and battery. too plus. £175. Hill, S'ileby 574, Leicestershire. DELLOW FOR SALE. 1950. Si i4°4 Six good tyres, new hood. Reconditioned engine. Body...
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M45 RAPIDE '36. Mechanics good. M.O.'l Body fair. £35. lvi.: Slough 20914. 14543 1958 'VINTAGE HEALEY SPRITE. Cream. New tyres and battery, screen-washers, rev.counter. Bargain at h',395 o.n.o. The...
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The Consultant and Advisory Service It has, in the opinion of the writer, for far too long been apparent that there is a necessity for a small, compact and responsible organisation, outside the A.A....
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LAM BS OF FINCHLEY EVERY CAR 44-POINT OVERHAULED 1959 JAGUAR XKISO coupe, Wire wheels, overdive, 16,000 miles, specimen EMS 1950 SUNBEAM RAPIER sports saloon. One owner, 13,000 miles. many extras, 2...
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LAGONDA RAPIER by private hover. Must be in „good, near original condition. Good cash price offered. Open model preferred. Box. No T.483. 14483 ENTHUSIAST REQUIRES reasonable litre Saloon. Leighton,...
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