April 1968

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• Motorway Accidents Increase In Spite Of 70-Limit The Ministry of Transport's reply to our anti-70-m.p.h. Petition, published last Month, has proved unacceptable to many of our readers. They are not...
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We deeply regret to report the death, in hospital on his 61st birthday, of Paul Wyand, who, as a young man, worked devotedly on Parry Thomas' racing cars. (He was responsible for "Babs" when it made...
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With the racing season yet to get into full stride, the most interesting sporting news of the past month has been the introduction by American Motors Corporation of its new AMX model. The AMX is the...
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The Daily Mail Race of Champions meeting at Brands Hatch saw the first appearance of new cars from McLaren Racing, the Owen Organisation B.R.M. team, the Cooper Car Company, and Matra-International,...
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A Strange Race Brands Hatch, March 17th. There was a time when the B.A.R.C. led the way in British motor-racing and opened the European Formula One season with a race at Goodwood, but of recent years...
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When the entry list for the Le Mans 24-hours race was published recently the full impact of the C.S.I. dealings last year came to light and the 3-litre limit on Prototype cars and 5-litre limit on...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Hill's 1930 Alvis Silver Eagle Wins 1968 V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Only the Vintage S.C.C. could run this event, one feels. It was conceived by the late...
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Lamberjack as Coach Driver Sir, I may have a few things about Mlle. Lamberjack's father racing motor buses in France. In 1922 the "Automobile Club de Nice" created the "Criterium International de...
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When the Porsche factory finally gave up production of the chunky little 356 series of cars, the new and very changed 900 series was well into production, and since that time variations on the theme...
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A Wankel-powered Sports Car from Japan As long ago as 1920 Felix Wankel, a German engineer, was studying the problem of the rotary piston engine as opposed to the conventional reciprocating piston...
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San Remo Rally It was certainly a good day for Porsche, way back towards the end of 1966, when they allowed themselves to be persuaded by Vic Elford that they should take an interest in rallying. In...
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Motor Sport interviews some owners It occurred to us that there are many owners in Britain of those exclusive Italian cars, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Ferraris. We were interested to know why these...
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"Fast and Furious—The Story of the World Championship Drivers" by Richard Garrett. 200 pp., 9¼ in. x 5¾ in. (Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., 178-202, Great Portland Street, London, W.1. 25s.) In spite...
Dinky Toys' recent release's include a Ford Escort (No. 168) priced at 6s. 11d. and a Ford Cortina rally car (No. 205) at 8s. 11d., both having opening bonnets, doors and luggage boots, and detailed...
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This story could have been entitled "It never rains, it pours down," except that on the weekend in question the sun was shining, the roads were dry and spring was in the air. I was all set to get...
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This new feature, which will not necessarily appear every month, is intended to provide for coverage of those cars which are not entirely new models or are not sufficiently interesting to warrant a...
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Selling highly individualistic U.S. cars in Great Britain is a fairly small operation for the four makes concerned. Yet the demand seems to be increasing and one wanders how much this has had to do...
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After the visiting drivers and teams had journeyed from New Zealand to Australia, leaving the locals to enjoy some National racing, the Tasman series got under way again with a 100-mile race on the...
Stock Cars—500 miles—(February 25th) The high speed race or American saloons round the banked tri-oval at Daytona Beach, Florida, saw not only the usual incredible lap speeds but an almost photo-...
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Nicholas Carroll of The Sunday Times scored a minor scoop in the issue of February 18th by listing those top diplomats abroad who are provided with Rolls-Royce cars. It was stated that of 113 top...
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We tender our condolences to Edward Eves, who was involved in an M1 pile-up in February, writing off the Reliant Scimitar he was driving. This happened just before his article "Safety At Any Price"...
Last month, apart from some rather odd descriptions of the M.G.-C, including calling the steering ratio the turning circle, and the gear lever the gearbox, we ascribed the second of the Readers'...
It may not generally be known that the Rover Sports Register, which publishes a monthly duplicated magazine, Freewheel, caters for P3 and P4 Rover models, of which there are so many still in use, as...
"Much of the track design, I understand, was done by the former G.P. driver Tony Brooks, who is on the B.A.R.C. Council. It has since been endorsed by Jack Brabham, though certain features did not...
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Having seen General Motors' influence on the German Opels, was not surprising to see the American giant adopt similar ideas for their British company, Vauxhall Motors. The latest products from this...
You have read about the high opinion which the police have of themselves as drivers. So it may seem a bit droll that when taking their much-prized train-robber prisoner, Charles Wilson, from London...
What funny things the publicity people get up to! When Ford organised their Main Dealer presentations of the Escort to customers they were faced with providing drinks which would liven up the general...
Offers to road-test tuned cars such as Ford Cortinas and Mini-Coopers are never lacking at Motor Sport. Because of these cars' obvious sporting associations there is a big market for such conversions...
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The year 1938 saw the beginning of a new Grand Prix Formula with a supercharged capacity of 3,000 c.c. and naturally the German teams of Auto-Union and Mercedes-Benz built new and advanced cars for...
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A pioneer of radial-ply tyres, famous for its flexible steel casing "the supple secrets of X"—the Michelin X tyre has been widely copied and remains a very popular cover for those who put road-...
We have frequently praised Hardie electric hand-torches, an essential item of motoring equipment, for their unfailing reliability. Bardic has recently merged with Alkaline Batteries Ltd. of Redditch...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. The "TR" Range Sir, I am surprised at the apparent disinterest, in the...

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