August 1965

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Wankel confidence When anything revolutionary is introduced one of the biggest obstacles to its adoption is persuading a suspicious public that it works. Nothing is more revolutionary than the N.S.U...
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The British round of the European Saloon Car Championship is to be held over a distance of 500 kilometres at Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk, on August 15th. The Saloon Car Championship race, organised...
Lotus are proud to announce the introduction of a new service to customers. A fully-equipped van is to be sent to as many race meetings as possible to provide a comprehensive "on-the-spot" spares...
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(Continued from the April issue) LAST month I resumed my shopping spree for a used Rolls-Royce. This time I went up to Great Gidding, near Huntingdon, a town which must surely possess the longest-...
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WITH the present widespread interest in the historic-car movement it behoves any manufacturer having a worthwhile heritage to maintain examples of some of the products on which present-day fortunes...
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Another Clark Benefit Zandvoort, July 18th THE Dutch Grand Prix is usually held in May and has been the first or second event in the World Drivers' Championship for several seasons, but this year it...
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Vauxhall Motors reply: Sir, It was pleasing to read your approving comments on the Viva that you sampled over Whitsun. In fairness to some thousands of British work-people, though, I would like to...
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A section devoted to old-car matters Back to their birthplace The S.T.D. Register made its annual pilgrimage to Wolverhampton on July 4th, supported by its Roesch Talbot members, for a police-led...
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Sir, At the bottom of page 466 in your June issue you mention Lt. B. Alan Hill's Morgan in the 1919 Scottish Six Days. The enclosed photograph of him may amuse you–taken in that trial on the second...
Thanks for the articles on Morgans. My brother-in-law was a Morgan fan so I had some second-hand experience of them. They could certainly climb, Rest and be Thankful top gear (except the hairpin...
Sir, I am interested in your article on Morgans, having had thirteen 3-wheelers and one four. My first was in 1913—J.A.P. a/c., and most reliable. I won't weary you with the full list. The picture is...
Sir, First Mr. Falkner said that his Talbot 90 was dangerous in the wet, and then Mr. Blight unreservedly commended Talbot roadholding. Perhaps seven years' experience of a Roesch Talbot entitles me...
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The Austin Ten Club's initial run took place on July 18th, starting from Epsom, pausing at Newlands Corner where a simple Concours d'Etat was judged by W. Boddy and B. Cobb, and finishing at Cobham....
Sir, With reference to your review of the Rallye Renault (May 30th), may I mention: (a) although Mr. Crabbe's name appeared as the entrant of the "45," I believe it was sold to A. N. Other who has,...
They still turn up, this month's finds including an early Bedford box van in a derelict Brighton garage, a 1930 A.J.S. saloon in Kent, and it bullnose Morris in a Dorset garage. A Strang 500 stands...
As the owner of the rumoured Gordon at in Australia Mentioned in "Fragments on Forgotten Makes" in MOTOR SPORT for March 1965, I was rather dismayed to read that its authenticity is doubted. It would...
Sir, Having once been privileged in a short drive in the 10 1/2-litre Fiat and accompanied my husband Len Gibbs to race meetings and hill-climbs with this car on many occasions, I have been...
Regarding your article "A Taxation Anomaly which Survived the Budget." it states that "The horse-power tax was imposed initially in 1910." Perhaps you may be interested in the following extract taken...
Montagu Trophy: N. Arnold-Forster (1925 Frazer-Nash). Standard Sports and Sports Cars:First Class Award: B. Sismey (1934 Alvis), D. Edwards (1935 Aston Martin).Second Class Award: D. Gahagan (1926...
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GEORGE BROOKS, from Australia, taken to Staines to see the island on which Magna Carta was signed in 1215, surprised his hosts by remarking, "Isn't the Lagonda factory somewhere near here?", thereby...
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A close thing Silverstone, July 10th. THIS year the R.A.C. sold the rights of the British Grand Prix to the British Racing Drivers' Club and they enlisted the support of the Daily Express to organise...
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Reims, France, July 3rd/4th. COMING rather soon after the Le Mans 24-hour race neither Ford nor Ferrari were interested in taking part in the 12 hour race at Reims; so it turned into a glorified Club...
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LAST month we printed a very brief and hasty report on the Le Mans 24-hour race, due to printing schedules being unable to wait longer than a day after the race, so in consequence details of the more...
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No. 32—the Phoenix THE Phoenix Company was formed by J. Van Hooydonk. Hooydonk was born in Brussels and was badly disfigured as a child in a fire at his home. He nearly lost his life and was badly...
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That the co-efficient of concordance amongst twelve motoring journalists trying to discover, through self-applied tests, the pads most suitable for the B.M.C. ADO16 series, should be compared to "six...
This typically English happening took place in the grounds of Padworth College, Aldermaston, in aid of the Save the Children Fund. The organisation was a credit to Major Charles Lambton, the events...
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Those Scots again Clermont Ferrand, France, June 27th. THE French, like the British, seem unable to decide on a real home for their classic Grand Prix event, and after fluctuating between Reims and...
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It is strange how some circuits and organisers have to have at least one Formula One race before they can hold a World Championship Grand Prix, and yet the A.C. d'Auvergne held the Grand Prix of the...
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AFTER the recent Belgian Grand Prix there was a great deal of admiration for Clark having won that race four times in a row. After the British Grand Prix a lot of people overlooked the fact that...
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A beautifully-appointed 120 m.p.h. GT car of considerable individuality THE V.S.C.C. OuIton Park Week-End usually coincides with the testing of a good car and this year was no exception—I set off...
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The British Motor Corporation's Mini Minors need no introduction, for they are as much a part of the British motoring scene today as was the original Austin 7 in the mid-'twenties and 'thirties. They...
The latest Corgis comprise two Chevrolet Impalas, a Fire Chief's Car and a taxi, both 4 1/2 in. long and priced at 5s. 6d. each (nos. 482 and 480) and a working model conveyor on an FC-150 forward-...
At an extraordinary General Meeting the Citroën Company has ratified the amalgamation of Citroën and Panhard. In accordance with legal requirements, the amalgamation had first been approved on 23rd...
Record June sales made the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Corporation the first motor manufacturer in history to sell more than 1 1/2 million new vehicles in a half-year period. The total...
Joe Dembrowski of Cheltenham has claimed the British fuel economy record for cars on public roads. Under observation, his Pirelli-shod Fiat 500D travelled 96.59 miles on a gallon of petrol.
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"Building Aeroplanes for 'Those Magnificent Men'" by Air Commodore Allen Wheeler, C.D.E. 95 pp. 9 7/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Portpool Lane, London, E.C.1. 15s.) This book...
"Fokker The Creative Years," by A. R. Weyl. 420 pp. (Putnam & Co. Ltd., 42, Great Russell Street, London, W.C.1. 84s.) This is another excellent aviation book, different in conception from "In...
"In Full Flight," by Captain A. Spooner, D.S.O., D.F.C. 272 pp. (Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., Gulf House, 2, Portman Street, London, W.1. 35s.) There have been plenty of books by pilots...
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The "Hand and Spear," June 26th. THE idea of a re-union between those who remember the old Motor Course at Weybridge came to Bill Boddy and Dudley Gahagan three years ago after attending a B.M.C.R.C...
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(Continued from the July issue) 1926.—Enthusiasm for Morgan was unabated, in spite of one unkind cartoon which depleted a Grand Prix Morgan and two kids in a pram, the caption reading "The Two-Seater...
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Sir, Your "Tale of two Alfas" and interesting readers' letters in the June issue, prompt me to give some facts and opinions during my Alfa ownership period. This started with a 1958 heavyweight...
Sir, My experience of Alfa motoring has been limited to one car, an Alfa TI Super. Nevertheless my comments about it may be of interest to your readers, as it was an almost unique model to this...
Sir, I have been surprised to read so many carping letters in your columns about Alfa Romeo service that I feel bound to say something to redress the balance. Having been the delighted owner of a...
Sir, After waiting nearly two years for a road-test on the Alta Romeo Giulia TI saloon in your motoring Bible, I feel I must protest most strongly at the apparent lack of interest evinced by Thomson...
N.B. —Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with then.—Ed.
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Sir, I have read your report "A Tale of Two Alfas" and also Mr. Tongue's reply and as the latter must be unaware of what actually happens to Alfa owners, I am writing to place a few facts on record....
Sir, The rather rude and ill-tempered letter written by Mr. Tongue, Chairman of Thomson & Taylor (Brooklands) Ltd., and published by you under the heading of "A Tale of Two Alfas," prompts me to...
Sir, In the first 12 months of owning one of these delightful automobiles, I covered 34,700 miles. Much of this mileage was done its this country, some of it on the Continent. The only replacements I...

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