April 1970

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ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES SURFACE MAIL : 40/- CANADA AND AMERICA : $5 AIRMAIL : MIDDLE EAST : £6.10.0 AUSTRALASIA : £8 .10 .0 ALL OTHER COUNTRIES : £7.10.0 All prices include postage.
JACK BRABHAM, the oldest driver in the race, made a decisive bid for a fourth World Championship by winning the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami in his brand new Brabham BT33.
DON'T BE AN APRIL FOOL . . . The post-war growth of the vintage car movement has been remarkable. The VSCC now has more than 6,000 members, which compares favourably with 9,600 BARC and 8,100 BRSCC...
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We hear complaints from motorists of the lack of catering facilities along the highway, so it is a pleasure to be able to report the willing and excellent service given by the Welcombe Hotel at...
Citroen Cars Limited, Slough, Buckinghamshire, announce certain price increases, but these do not apply to the Citroen Dyane 6 Comfort, claimed, at £598, to be the least-expensive 4/5-door saloon in...
In the course of nearly a century of continuous and co-ordinated growth, the Pirelli Group has achieved in its sectors of activity a high technological standing, thus ranking amongst the more...
Legal and General announces that its UK motor underwriting results for 1969 show a profit. The Society has decided that premium rates for the insurance of private cars will not be increased during...
The Editor was too clever when he said he felt like a Tupperware salesman while he was testing the Hillman Avenger, because he has discovered since that the Tupperware Co. has ordered 780 Avengers...
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Long Term Assessment of a 1750 Saloon ALFA ROMEO are taking determined steps to increase the sales of their cars in Great Britain. They have had to live down a somewhat tarnished after-sales service...
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PROSPECTS FOR THE NEW SEASON THE institution by MOTOR SPORT and Shell of an International Championship for this season's Formula Three racing has plainly provided this class of the sport with just...
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A good season opener KYALAMI, JOHANNESBURG, March 7th. WITH the break in Grand Prix racing from November, 1969, to March, 1970, all the teams, and some new ones, made remarkable efforts to be ready...
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FOLLOWING the popularity of banked-track racing in America, at Daytona and elsewhere, a new circuit of this sort is being built at Ontario, Canada, claimed to be the most expensive race track in the...
THE big engineering group of GKN are becoming more and more involved in motor racing, to everybody's benefit from an engineering point of view. Now the Club enthusiast can benefit for the Group have...
THE annual report of Grovewood Securities Limited shows a reduced profit under the motor-racing heading of this Group which deals in property investment, chemicals and allied products, optical...
Many Stewart fans were very upset that he did not win the South African Grand Prix, but they should not be, for he has not won a race since the Italian GP last September. He has now lost four in a...
THE latest Lesneys consist of a King Size "Matchbox" model of a Ferguson farm tractor with trailer, Ref. K-3, and a "Matchbox" of the sleek Group 6 Ford P68 coupe, appropriate in view of the article...
IN addition to vintage-car rallies, traction engine shows, flying displays, etc., there is to be a new attraction this year, in the form of aeroplane pylon racing, as enjoyed by the Hendon crowds...
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THE WORKS Plymouths, represented by Petty Engineering and its drivers, the veteran Richard Petty himself and comparative rookie, Pete Hamilton, made an impressive return to NASCAR's superspeedways...
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A GRAND PRIX has been held in South Africa since 1934, but in those days it was rather a local affair run on handicap; however, it always attracted a few European drivers as it was held at the end of...
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WE believe in drivers, particularly those at the learner stage, being able to experience skidding under controlled conditions and to learn and practise the art of skid correction. Consequently, we...
"If we stick to the things at which we excel, whether it be producing Tommy Coopers, Mini Coopers, whisky, children's toys, wheat or beef ... or mini skirts that are Shorter than short, let us get on...
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VSCC POMEROY TROPHY CONTEST, SILVERSTONE (Feb. 28th) THIS competition, for all cars over 2-litres, designed to decide the best all-round touring car taking part, was run in cold but dry conditions,...
"Verdict on a Lost Flyer" Sir, With reference to your inquiry in the January issue as to the type of 'buses which were run by the "Red Rose Garage" at Wendover, the first type that my father and...
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SANREMO-SESTRIERE RALLY GENERAL CLASSIFICATION 1st: Therier/Callewart (Alpine-Renault)* .. 810.5 2nd: K?llstr?m/H?ggbom (Fulvia HF) .. 1,037.7 3rd: Vinatier/Jacob (Alpine-Renault) .. 1,600.0 4th:...
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FROM MEMORY it is difficult to recall a. Grand Prix paddock that had as much mechanical interest and new things as Kyalami had before the South African Grand Prix. There were two makes new to Grand...
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According to the Daily Telegraph a police patrol par demonstrating better driving Crashed on the A283 Washington-Storrington road, slightly injuring the driver and two passengers. The car apparently...
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RACING CARS ARE BIG BUSINESS THERE WAS a time when anyone who wanted to buy a racing car went along to see a designer laid down the general principles of the car he wanted, paid over a large sum of...
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A Ford Failure Which Could Race Again IT WAS at the beginning of 1968 that I crept quietly into a vast gathering at the Hilton Hotel in London, wondering if I had entered a prayer meeting by mistake...
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THE MAVERICK ON ENGLISH ROADS WHEN Ford of Britain enquired if I would like to try some of the Fords made other than at Dagenham and suggested a Maverick as the first one, I was interested, because I...
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"The Record Breakers", by Leo Villa and Tony Gray. 160 pp. 11 3/10 in. x 8 2/5 in. (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., .Astronaut House, Hounslow Road, Fathom, Middlesex. 42s.) I opened this book...
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THE PIPER SPORT AS THE price of factory-produced cars rises, Britain's component car makers are multiplying rapidly and apparently making money in the process. The days when the expression "kit-car"...
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FIRST book I propose to deal with this month is not really a book containing references to cars but a motoring book in its own right, although I venture to suggest that few if any who read this...
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[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, even while he is not motoring abroad and is on a different Continent, keeps touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., This really is rather ridiculous,...
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A VISIT TO TRIPLEX AT KING'S NORTON SAFETY HARNESS is not worn by all motorists but few of us would care to drive behind a plain glass windscreen. Yet it occurred to me, when thinking about this,...
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A Road-Test Report on the Latest Hillman—The Rootes Group's Great Gamble THERE WAS so much advance publicity for the Hillman Avenger that I thought it must either be the family car of the century or...
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1970 PROSPECTS GOOD RACING rather than interesting technicalities has been the keynote of the current 1600 c.c. Formula Two and things do not look greatly different for 1970. For the past three years...
WE have been taken to task for remarking that (a) the Hillman GT has acceleration better than that of the Ford Cortina GT but inferior to that of the Ford 1600E, and (b) that the Ford Capri 1600GT...
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No. 47: THE BATTEN SPECIAL JAMES BATTEN was demobilised from Malcolm Campbell's Squadron of the RFC at the end of the 1914/18 war, after adventurous times flying Sopwith Pups and similar aeroplanes....
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THE RACES in New Zealand and Australia first came into prominence in Europe when drivers such as Peter Whitehead and Tony Gaye, who operated from England in the summer months, went "down under" for...
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A MAN AND HIS MG-B Sir, Whist not wishing to inaugurate a slanging match, I take extreme exception to Mr. Mills’ “well-known woman’s shopping car” remark, and I feel that cudgels must be taken up on...

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