August 1964

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AT LAST! Out in Australia, Donald Campbell has at long last broken the motor-car speed record, by a few m.p.h. His Bristol Proteus gas-turbine Bluebird is the first car officially to exceed 400 m.p.h...
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A Six-Cylinder, Two-Carburetter, All-Independently-Sprung Family Saloon of Luxury Demeanour, Selling for Under £1,100 One of the more interesting aspects of the last Motor Show was the introduction...
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I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Brands Hatch on July 11th, but it was more in keeping with a Bank Holiday meeting than a serious Grande Epreuve, and as for being the Grand Prix of...
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The Editor samples a Simca 1000 "Grand Luxe," drives an 845-c.c. R4L Renault Estate car, and attends some vintage gatherings in a Series-TA 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II I had hoped to try all members...
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Last year the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers instituted a Symposium on the Design of Small Mass-Produced Motor Car Engines. The following is a summary of these. Ford:...
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This isn't a road-test report, but the long week-end I recently spent with a Mercedes-Benz 300SE so profoundly impressed me that I cannot forgo setting down my impressions of this fine motor car....
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The Hants & Berks M.C.s "Sloggin & Clatter," organised by Nancy Cawthorne, is not as ominous as its title - it merely implies that as many unusual and interesting vehicles as possible shall...
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A Well-Deserved Win ROUEN-LES ESSARTS, FRANCE, JUNE 28th. Although the Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France has not been held 50 times, this year celebrated a 50th anniversary as far as they...
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It was my intention to write articles after each major Grand Prix race, reflecting on my thoughts and views which had no direct bearing on the actual race report, but printing schedules and Editorial...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 20th) The E.R.A.s vanquished by Cooper-Bristol   The Paddock at Oulton Park filled with the usual delightfully...
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VINTAGE POSTBAG Brush or Spray? Sir, So the Editor wondered whether the Banfield Chevrolet at the H.C.V.C. Brighton run was brush or spray painted. I wish to assure him that it was coachpainted -...
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Kenneth Ball of Autobooks Ltd. is restoring a vintage Cierva autogyro and would be pleased to hear from anyone who flew, owned, or was in any way associated with these machines. The circa 1927 Dennis...
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The names of Team Lotus, Cooper Cars, Owen Racing Organisation, etc. are household words, for they are constantly in the full glare of publicity. But what of the smaller teams and private owners,...
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Last year's re-union of Brooklands habituees was so successful that Boddy and Gahagan had to do it all over again this year. This time Boddy persuaded the British Aircraft Corporation to let the...
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A Race to the Finish REIMS, FRANCE, July 5th. With the French Grand Prix having gone to Rouen, the A.C. de Champagne had to think up something new for their meeting on the Reims-Geux circuit, so they...
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The Formula Two Race It is said that "after the Lord Mayor's Show...", and in this case there were swarms of the little things. Anyone who was anyone in Formula Two racing had a Cosworth SCA engine...
During the practice for the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch the B.R.M. team produced an experimental 4-wheel-drive car, which was driven by Richard Attwood for test purposes. Evolved in...
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STUTTGART, GERMANY, July 19th. Although it had the makings of a rousing good Grand Prix race the event at Solitude was really only a make-weight for the German Motorcycle World Championship meeting,...
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  The British Grand Prix has never had any particular home, and this year it was to hold the title of European Grand Prix so the R.A.C. not only decided to run it themselves, instead of delegating it...
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In the past, the Swedish Rally to the Midnight Sun has often clashed with the dates of the Coupe des Alpes so that, although both have been qualifying rounds in the European Rally Championship, it...
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The new enlarged edition of Floyd Clymer's Indianapolis Yearbook covering the 1963 race is off the press. This book has a 4-Colour process cover, front and back, and there are 246 large pages, which...
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IGNORE IGNITERS? Sir, No doubt you are interested in the reception of wares advertised in your excellent magazine. I enclose a copy of a letter I am sending to the suppliers of Spitfire Jet Igniters...

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