April 1964

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Another Compulsion? With the welcome arrival of longer evenings, later lighting-up, this only just scrapes in as a matter of any moment. It arises out of an earnest attempt by the Birmingham Dipped...
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THE B.A.R.C.'s Mallory Park Race Meeting on March 8th had the distinction of being the first British event of the year. The first race was for Formula Three cars and saw the new formula getting off...
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The Formula One season is now well under way and we have a good idea of the lines along which the various teams are developing, Lotus keeping to their Type 25 monocoque design but naming the 1964...
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The Editor Drives the Fiat 2300 Station Wagon, a VW Transporter and the VW 1500S So many cars come along for road-test these days that I have decided to continue last year's practice of including...
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Although, for reasons explained, we are unable to offer you a road-test report on a Rolls-Royce, or a description of Rolls-Royce production methods, it is nice to know that a magazine called The...
Those enjoyable and well-staged hill-climbs on the 1,000-yard course at Wiscombe, near Colyton, in Devon, will be held this Season on April 12th (Daily Mirror Trophy Meeting), Whit Monday, May 18th (...
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March, 14th. On paper the Snetterton Motor Racing Club had organised a first-class meeting to open the "Old World" International racing scene, with three decent-length events rather than a collection...
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Most of the F.I.A.'s International rally calendar is filled by events which take place in France, Germany and Italy and in addition to the big events like the Monte, the Alpine and the Liége, there...
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The Editor Visits D. R. Grossmark's Collection of Acton-built Cars This isn't a history of the Napier—the person qualified to write one is D. R. Grossmark himself—and I apologise for the title. But...
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As our May issue will not be in full circulation until after the B.R.D.C.'s International Formula One Meeting at Silverstone on May 2nd, we take this opportunity to give readers a few brief details...
In reviewing the splendid catalogue "A New Look at Rolls-Royce Motoring" last month we remarked that the only difference between a modern Rolls-Royce and Bentley is the radiator grille and that the R...
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The number of cases in which motorists bring cases against other motorists seems, regrettably, to be on the increase. More disturbing is the fact the Magistrates often find these cases proved...
Ford-Engined Cars Win 7 Out of 8 Races Goodwood was nearly washed away on March 14th but racing took place just the same; the concrete of the Brooklands' Paddock resisted water better than Goodwood...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters This Month's V.S.C.C. Silverstone Meeting The first of those enjoyable and invariably well-supported Vintage S.C.C. race meetings on the Silverstone Club circuit...
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No. 27—The Autovia The Autovia was conceived from Victor Riley's desire to produce a luxury car. He wanted to keep this apart from the Riley Motor Co.'s products and in 1935 sent Gordon Marshall to...
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Historic Car Racing Sir, With reference to the letter from Mr. Watts (page 158, March Motor Sport) I would confirm that the Salmson to which he refers has been accepted by my Committee as a Special...
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The Bentley D.C., following its successful Snowball Run of Easter 1962, is staging five "Bentley Days" this year, as follows : 3-litre Day—March 29th : (Too late to announce.) 4½-litre Day—April 26th...
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The newly-formed E.R.A. Club had a very nostalgic assembly of pre- and post-war E.R.A. drivers at its first dinner, at the Public Schools Club in Piccadilly on March 2nd. Organised by the Hon. Sec.,...
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Last summer we were promised a Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray GT coupé for road-test, through Vauxhall Motors Ltd. and early this year it materialised, and, after some rather alarming vicissitudes, it...
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The World-wide Ford organisation is known to have embarked on a well-nigh all-embracing programme of participation in competition, with the (temporary?) exception of Formula One racing. Motor Sport...
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According to Model Maker, Sqd. Ldr. J. Crampton, one-time enthusiastic owner of a 2.9-litre Maserati, spent his last summer holiday attempting the Solent crossing with his Taplin Twin-powered, R.E.P...
Not resting on their laurels with their new "Classics," described in Motor Sport last month, Corgi have added another of their normal miniatures to the Playcraft Toys range. This is a Citroën ID...
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The Exciting Chevrolet Corvette String Ray In distinct contrast to Ford of America, General Motors make little effort to sell their U.S.-built cars in Britain, so we entertained no hopes of ever...
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On the road with a 120 m.p.h. version of this excellent kit car One of the most pleasant features of the British Motor Industry is the number of small firms supplying cars for the individualist which...
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The British Motor Corporation is naturally anxious to perpetuate the Mini-Cooper S victory in the Monte Carlo Rally. With the European Saloon Car Championship in mind they have introduced a new "...
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Among readers who found pleasure in the photographs of 328 B.M.W. Sports cars in recent issues, was the Press Secretary of the B.M.W. Car Club. He reports that the Club, which caters for all B.M.W....
A reader in Portsmouth writes to ask the definitions of the various grades of motoring events. Briefly, according to the R.A.C. Year Book, they are as follows: Closed: events confined to members of...
The British Porsche Club held a social weekend at Stratford-upon-Avon on February 29th/March 1st and over 50 Porsche cars were present, ranging from a 1952 model 1,300 c.c. to the latest 1964 SC...
The Australian Championship This winter the regular series of races run in New Zealand and Australia were held to a new Formula limiting engine capacity to 2½-litres, which meant that all competitive...
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[This competition history of a rare Italian car is the work of Ivor Linsdell of the O.M. Register, who wrote it in conjunction with the well-known O.M. driver R. F. Oats, others who helped with data...
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Timing Cars and Motor Races The present interest in car performance and motor racing means that, more than ever before, stop-watches are in great demand. We were invited recently to visit Louis...
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The British Motor Corporation, as the World's largest producer of sports cars (in the past 18 years they have made nearly 350,000 Austin Healey and M.G. sports models, exporting nearly 90% of these,...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Rover's Reply Sir, My attention has been drawn to the Editorial of the...

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