April 1979

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The end in sight When we were younger, between very small and adolescent, a sandwich-man bearing placards inscribed "THE END IS NIGH - PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD" put the fear of the Lord into us. It...
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Everyone, including Team Lotus, was expecting the successor to the Lotus 79 to make its appearance at the South African Grand Prix. However, this was not to be, as the work-force at Hethel do not...
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The present Formula One, for 3-litre unsupercharged engines and 1½-litre supercharged, was started in 1966, since when there have been so many secondary roles introduced that we have had, in effect,...
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A non-event at.... Brands Hatch, March 18th When the Race of Champions was first thought of, in 1965, it seemed a good idea to provide an opening race for Formula One before the serious business of...
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Obituary - Bill Urquhart-Dykes Another well-known personality from the vintage years has gone, with the death, peacefully, after a short illness, of Bill Urquhart-Dykes, at the age of 81. Known to...
A brace of faster Chryslers Chrysler chose the Geneva show to unveil two new versions of their front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, Sunbeam - a design that looks so very like the FWD Horizon that many are...
The Vintage SCC opens its 1979 racing season at Silverstone, commencing at about 13.15 hours on April 21st. This is the traditional 1908 GP Itala Trophy Meeting, at which the main race will be the 10...
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A section devoted to old-car matters Some Thoughts About Bentleys I reviewed Donald Bastow's book about the engineering aspects of all the Walter Bentley products, from BR rotary aero-engines to the...
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"Goff" Imhof's Trials MG Sir, After some 15 years of not reading Motor Sport, purely because I preferred not to be tempted into motoring experiences which I could not afford, I have recently returned...
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"By Jupiter! The Life of Sir Roy Fedden" by Bill Gunscon. 157 pp. 8¼" x 5¾" (The Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place, London, W1V OBQ £5.00). This is a long overdue and entirely excellent...
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Two works Audi 80s will be seen in International Rallying this season as the Ingolstadt company gains experience ready for a major effort in 1980. The Group 2 80s, crewed by Harald Demuth/Arwed...
Cars In Books I found nothing about motoring in "Forty Years Of A Sportsman's Life" by Sir Claude Champion De Crespigny, Bt. (Mills & Boon) in spite of the last chapter being titled "Racing By...
Controversial Formula One driver Riccardo Patrese has gone into the model car business, starting with a model of the Chevron B34 "Trornbo Stebel" Novamotor with which he won the European Formula...
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Mr R. H. Beauchamp, AMIME, concludes his account of life at T & T's of Brooklands under the great Reid Railton One sunny Saturday afternoon in the early summer of 1946 I arrived back at Cheriton...
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A new range of Land-Rovers fitted with the 3½-litre V8 Range-Rover engine has been launched, initially for export only. The Land-Rover V8 slots between the six-cylinder model and the Range-Rover to...
BBC Television has reached agreement with the RAC Motor Sports Association to cover four major British International rallies this year: the Welsh, the Scottish, the Mopar Manx and the Lombard/RAC....
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The editor enlarges on the theory of Lord Montagu's that the craze for the straight-eight engine led several British car manufacturers into bankruptcy. In his excellent study of motoring's "Lost...
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The best supercharged road engine? If the craze for straight-eight engines was almost universally disastrous, as W. B. describes opposite, the story of the vee-eight configuration has been one of...
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Motor Sport visits Browns Lane to try the latest models from Jaguar-Rover-Triumph Ltd. In view of the release of the Series III models from Jaguar and Daimler a few days ago, after the Press had...
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Although it is eleven years since the XJ6 was introduced, the Jaguar/Daimler model range remains unsurpassed in its combination of ride comfort, suppression of road, suspension and wind noise and...
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During a winter when even Formula One sponsorship stopped being the right of every team one could be forgiven for thinking that 1979 might be a very tough season indeed for those racing primarily in...
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Silverstone, March 3rd For anyone with a real interest in cars of all ages, a study of the Pomeroy Trophy results can be most rewarding. This year slight adjustments were made to the traditional...
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Swedish Rally Scandinavian winters being what they are, long and cold, it's almost inconceivable that February's Swedish Rally should have taken place on anything but roads plentifully covered by ice...
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When Jaguar Cars stopped making the E-type they ended the run with a batch of fifty Series III V12 cars, the last of which the firm kept for their own publicity purposes. The forty-ninth of the...
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A return to Munich’s old sporting coupé recipe. Good handling, fast and flexible performance, but a high price. “Near perfection” is how W. B. described the BMW 633CSi in his August, 1977, road test...
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It rained! Kyalami, March 3rd Confusion rained at Kyalami long before the Grand Prix of South Africa was due to start. While everyone was heading for the southern hemisphere to continue test-...
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Lotus: The Martini Team Lotus produced a brand new car for Andretti, Lotus 79/5 (or ML 23 by the factory’s odd numbering!) to exactly the same specification as the previous cars, and presumably put...
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Cars and films are such natural companions that we ought perhaps to establish a Cars in Films column to go with our present book reportage. The Esso petroleum concern are behind two new productions...
Colin Chapman built his first car in Hornsey, not Hackney, as I stated incorrectly in my road test of the Lotus Esprit S2 last month. - C. R.
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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 Silencer Fiasco Sir, As a Formula Ford 1600 competitor, I feel I...

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