April 1969

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• It's All Happening The sport of competitive motoring is again in full swing. Those who compete and those who prefer, or are compelled, to watch should count their blessings, at the quantity and...
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—A climatic catastrophe Brands Hatch, March 16th This year the annual season-opener run by the B.R.S.C.C. broke new ground in Formula One racing, for instead of the usual uncontrolled and chaotic...
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The Swedish Rally There was once a popular theory that high-powered cars, such as Porsches, were not at all suitable for rallies over surfaces which were predominantly snow- and ice-covered. Now that...
Wheras the Swedish Rally is characterised by snow, the San Remo Rally ought to have been held in the March sunshine of the Mediterranean. But it wasn't. On the coast at San Remo it rained and along...
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[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., Travels started earlier than usual this year, right at the beginning of...
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There will be no steam-powered cars at Indianapolis this year. The last of three such projects fall by the wayside when William Lear, the millionaire industrialist and inventor, announced that Lear...
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Never having led a very regulated or orderly life I tend to let things happen as they will and adjust myself accordingly. Consequently when everything started having an Italian flavour recently I...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition, Silverstone (March 1st) The Vintage S.C.C. had another very cold day for the annual Pomeroy Trophy contest, the...
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John Howell tells us that the V16 Maserati is going together again. The single-seater Austin 7 which W. D. Castello raced at Brooklands (he was killed during the war) has been restored in Norfolk, is...
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The TB three-wheelers were built by Thompson Bros. (Bilston) Ltd., a company of boiler makers and steel fabricators formed in 1827 by some brothers of the original John Thompson, apparently after a...
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It came about like this. Graham Rankin, who lives just round the corner from me, last year acquired an impressive vintage open-bodied Minerva. He asked me if I knew anyone who used to own cars of...
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We have been asked to announce the following:— Auto 66 Vintage/Veteran Fixtures (April 13th and June 29th). These will be open to motoreycles and cars, and consist of tests/static displays at a...
The French magazine, l'Anthologie Automobile, lists a race at Montlhéry on April 19/20th for historic cars in the Coupe de l'Age d'Or. Details from A.A.H.A., 49 rue Petit, Paris 19.
Any fresh information about Rolls-Royce history is getting very hard to come by, and although new things about Brooklands come to light from time to time, even this source is drying up. So I was very...
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Having, on another page, reviewed Sir Harry Ricardo's very enjoyable autobiography, recently published, it was interesting to come upon an article of his in The Automobile Engineer of 1923, about the...
Welcome as marking the end of winter, the full return of spring (it may be snowing, of course) the first V.S.C.C. race meeting of 1969 takes place at Silverstone, over the Club circuit, on April 19th...
The 70th anniversary of the first car being driven into the yard of the House of Commons is to be celebrated on July 3rd, when Lord Montagu will once more drive the same vehicle, the first four-...
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No, not that sort of plug, or even that one. But we were astonished when, immediately after the last-but-one episode of the Forsyte Saga on B.B.C.-1 (in which we noted that Soames was still using a...
Exaggeration Sir, I could not agree more strongly with your sentiments on high-powered advertising of vintage and "specialist" cars: in fact it would seem that not a few firms never built anything "...
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Stewart the Master Kyalami, Saturday, March 1st For the last seven years the South African Grand Prix has been held just before or just after New Year's Day, thereby breaking up the Formula One...
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A little while ago I wrote an article about "The Golden Book" pointing out that in the career of a racing driver the most important thing to do was to win proper motor races, for that would ensure...
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"Memories And Machines: The Pattern Of My Life" by Sir Harry Ricardo, F.R.S. 264 pp. 8¾ in. x 5½ in. (Constable & Co. Ltd., 10, Orange Street, London, W.C.2. 45s.) This is a very enjoyable book;...
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Soon after it was announced in 1963 the Triumph 2000 saloon made a great many friends, for it was a smooth-running, roomy six-cylinder family saloon. Since then it has shared with the Rover 2000 more...
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Dinky Toys (Meccano) have a miniature of a Superior Clarion ambulance with flashing red roof-lamp. No. 277 in this well-finished and detailed series, for which spare tyres can be supplied. Recent...
The month opens well with Easter weekend and in Britain we have two International meetings, one on Good Friday at Snetterton, the other on Easter Monday at the new Thruxton circuit. At Snetterton, on...
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The popular Brighton Run for historic commercial vehicles takes place this year on Sunday, May 4th. The first vehicle will leave Battersea Park, London, at 7.30 a.m., and the Assistant Commissioner (...
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A Dozen of Britain's brighter hopes for F.1 Motor Racing is a fascinating combination of man and his machine and should continue so for many years to come although it now seems possible that one day...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.— Ed. More Experiences with Remoulds Sir, My one and only experience of...

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