April 1967

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Britain and Formula One Before racing commenced at the well-organized Daily Mail "Race-of-Champions" Meeting at Brands Hatch last month (report on page 263) a few minutes silence was observed in...
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The Ferrari factory sent three cars, all with 3-litre V12-cylinder engines, three valves per cylinder, two sparking plugs per cylinder and with four overhead camshafts. Two of the cars were those...
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A Great Day for Anglo-American Racers Brands Hatch, March 12th: With the help of the Daily Mail newspaper the B.R.S.C.C. revived their Race of Champions, which was first organised in 1965, and they...
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April 7th is the 50th anniversary of the first operational flight of the Bristol Fighter which took place on April 7th, 1917, and Sunday, April 1st, is the 49th anniversary of the formation of the R....
NASCAR Grand National Championship 1st: M. Andretti (Ford)... 235.464 k.p.h. 2nd: F. Lorenzen (Ford) 3rd: J. Hylton (Dodge) 4th: T. Lund (Plymouth) 5th: J. Grant (Plymouth) 6th: D. Dieringer (...
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Last month, and again this month, we have published letters from a reader, giving experiences with E-type Jaguars, both 3.8-litre fixed-head coupé models. I was particularly interested in these...
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A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Contest, March 18/19th -Talbot BGH 23 proves itself again. Intended to define the best all-round touring car, this is the only V....
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What Was a Brook's Super Sparker? Sir, I wonder if you can help me. Recently I found in an old tool-box of my late father, a Brook's Super Sparker, bearing the Pattern No. 252608. It is a little...
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As each European season begins I receive numerous letters from readers who are planning a holiday on the Continent and wish to take in a motor race while they are there. Quite often they ask for...
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Italian Flowers Rally Finding suitable routes for rallies of International status in Western European countries is pretty well a major headache as far as most organisers are concerned, for without...
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British Aviation—The Pioneer Years by Harald Penrose. 607 pp. 8-4/5 in. x 5-2/5 in. (Putnam & Co. Ltd., 9, Bow Street, London, WC2. 84s.) Yet another of Putnam's beautifully produced and...
Some time ago I referred in this feature to a rare book by Toby Rawlinson about his experiences as a member of the R.A.C. Corps in France during the First World War. I did not think it likely that...
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Lesney's February release consisted of three commercial vehicle miniatures, a Scammell Contractor 6x4 prime mover with pipe-truck body in the " Matchbox " King Size series, No. K-10, eight inches...
"And with a little thought any man would realise that the lounge is not the place in which to work on car engines."—Mr. Justice Baker during recent divorce proceedings. *** " Putting the internal...
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Serious competition work with the Fulvia coupés, producing second place in the Monte Carlo Rally and third in the Flowers already this season, plus the team prizes, has encouraged Lancia to exploit...
A luxury version of B.M.C.'s 1800, the Wolseley 18/85, has been announced with power steering as standard equipment and Borg-Warner 35 automatic transmission as a £94 option. The price of the...
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Motorists have endless uses for reliable electric torches, especially if they are the kind of motorists who indulge in night rallies and map reading contests. In general I have found such objects to...
Profiles are becoming a habit. Providing accuracy is safeguarded, they will be a sought-after source of reference in years to come. February's half-dozen covered, in No's. 49 to 54, the 1905 3-...
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Modified test on a Vauxhall with the Brabham kit plus cylinder-head conversion Vauxhall is the third British manufacturer to secure the name of a champion grand prix marque for a production car but...
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4: 750 and 1200 Formulae More than ever, money is the criterion in motor racing today. Starting money, prize money, trade sponsorship and bonuses, form a vital part in the successful activity of a...
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The latest Hillman proves to be a pleasant semi-sporting family car The reputation of the Rootes Group was built up on solid, comfortable, well-equipped middle-class cars appealing to owners with...
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The road-clinging Viva SL90 and the sumptuously-equipped Viscount Since I first tried it I have liked the Vauxhall Viva. It is a useful 1,159-c.c, car of conventional layout, almost of 1-1/2 -litre...
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In the article on the Fiat Dino last month the acceleration time was given as 16.6 seconds for the standing-start 500 metres. This figure should have been for 400 metres, which is the nearest metric...
Closing the gap in their range following the introduction of the new Cortina last October, Ford announced a Lotus version in March. Using the former Special Equipment engine in standard trim,...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—ED. *** 157,000 miles -- no rebore I was very interested to read the...

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