August 1966

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TIMES CHANGE! The heading does not refer to the disappearance of advertisements from the front page of The Times, although that is certainly a break with tradition, like the serious articles...
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Of the fourteen events in which points can be scored, seven have been held as we go to press, although one other will have taken place before publication date. Outstanding has been the performance of...
The B.R.S.C.C. Meeting at Brands Hatch on August 7th will he a benefit for the St. John Ambulance Brigade. Readers need not be reminded that motor racing owes much to this splendid organisation which...
"There's no doubt this is the best car I have ever driven in the whole World."- Jackie Stewart reporting on the Mercedes-Benz 600 in The Sunday Times Magazine. "It is an unfortunate truth that V.S.C....
Watchet Flower Show & Fete, August 3rd. Parade and gymkhana of veteran cars. Driving tests on show ground. 3,30 p.m. Entries have closed. Details : D. G. Blackford, The Manor House, Cherhill,...
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A Popular Victory Reims, France, July 3rd SINCE the previous Grande Epreuee there were two questions outstanding, what would John Surtees drive as he had terminated his contract with the Ferrari team...
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Timing issues leaves the result of 1966 Le Mans in confusion  Photo: Motorsport Images THE 24-hour race at Le Mans is now six weeks old and the vast American armada that came over and slaughtered "...
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THE Reims meeting must have been the biggest concentration of single-seater racing cars ever gathered together, with races for Formula One, Formula Two and Formula Three, So that the whole atmosphere...
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  THE R.A.C. organised the British Grand Prix this year and took it to the Brands Hatch circuit, where it had previously been held in 1964, and a day of racing and stunts was concluded by the 80-lap...
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ROUEN, FRANCE, July 10th AT the Reims meeting the Formula Two and Formula Three races had been the supporting events, but at Rouen they were the main attractions and as support the V.S.C.C., in...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters THE V.S.C.C. OULTON PARK RACE MEETING (June 25th) PERHAPS the best of the Vintage S.C.C. race meetings, this fixture fell on the last Saturday in flaming June, so...
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The "Lost Causes Rally", after being abandoned for some years, will be held again at the Montagu Motor Museum, Beaulieu, on September 4th, from 1 p.m. to about 4 p.m., no doubt because a new edition...
According to The Birmingham Post an 84-year-old consulting surgeon still runs the 40/50 Rolls-Royce he bought in 1920. It has a specially-built touring body-and has covered approximately 300,000 ...
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(June 19th) Nowadays, veteran and vintage vehicles are an attraction at so many carnivals, fetes, traction-engine rallies and what have you that I content myself with reporting on one such rally a...
The Delage Association has been formed and has acquired the entire stock of Delage spares held previously by Elephant Motors, comprising several tons of parts for late-vintage and early p.v.t. cars....
In connection with our recent reference to Dodge Bros. and a mysterious rival quoted as a Leaver, an American reader has sent details of the 1930 Elcar with Powell Lever motor. The interesting thing...
A 1934 Armstrong Siddeley 15 with seized engine was for sale in Surrey for 10s. and the remains of the ex-McCalla 1924 G.P. Sunbeam have been found in Ireland. That Austin 10/4 van in Wales is still...
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As a change from seeing vintage and historic cars taking part in races or driving tests, on August 14th you can attend the annual V.S.C.C. Prescott Speed Hill-Climb, public admission to which is free...
Vertical Twins Sir, I was interested to read your footnote to .a letter headed "Vertical Twins." I was offered a Violet-Bogey car far the M.C.C. 1913. "Exeter." This car had a vertical twin engine in...
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General Classification 1st: G. Staepelare/A. Aerts (Ford Lotus-Cortina) 228 points2nd: A. Fall/H. Liddon (B.M.C. Cooper S) 278 points3rd: J. Oiger/B. Oiger (Panhard 24 CT) 296 points4th: G. Verrier/J...
General Classification 1st: Ake Andersson/Sven Svedberg (Saab) 3,453 penalties2nd: Pat Moss-Carlsson/Lig Nystrom (Saab) 4,096 penalties3rd: Bjorn Waldegard/Bertil eriksson (VW 1600 TL) 4,623...
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General Classification 1st: R. Aaltonen/H. Liddon (B.M.C. Cooper S) 8,320 marks2nd: B. Soderstrom/G. Palm (Ford-Lotus Cortina) 8,373 "3rd: T. Makinen/P. Easter (B.M.C. Cooper S) 8,377 "4th: S. Zasada...
When it was announced earlier in the year that the roads of Britain's State Forests were to be made available to more motor clubs for use as special stages there was jubilation among those who...
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Driving the Latest Cortina-Lotus and the new V6 Zephyr WHEN MOTOR SPORT road-tested the Ford Cortina-Lotus in its original form, reporting on it in the issue for January, 1964, we found this Cohn...
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WHEN the Team Broadspeed entourage arrives at any circuit, first impressions are invariably that here is a setup which must surely be the ultimate in professionalism. Their transporter, always well...
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Impressions of the Revolutionary 7-litre Front-Wheel-Drive Oldsmobile I COULD not resist using the above heading to this article, but in fact quite a number of people who were confronted by the...
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July 3rd THE annual rally ot the S.T.D. Register to Wolverhampton will never reacts the impressive proportions of one-make gatherings like the Rolls-Royce and Bentley assemblies or the invasion of...
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I'T was impossible to count how many pre-war Austin 7s attended this popular event, organised by the Austin 7 Register of the 750 M.C. When we arrived, mid-morning, Beaulieu's rally field was full of...
Saloons seemed more addicted to brass radiators than the Chummies. Why  Offenders included Poulson's 1928, Fowler's 1930, Oborn's 1929 and Mrs. Pegler's 1929 saloons: consecutive numbers in the field...
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It is sad that the Grand Prix de l'A.C.F. cannot stand on itsown as a Grande Epreuve and that it is deemed necessary to have supporting races. However, it was some consolation that both extra races...
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"Rolls of Rolls-Royce," by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. 250 pp. 4¾ in. X 5½ in. (Cassell & Co. Ltd., 35 Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 36s.) Anything appertaining to Rolls-Royce is read avidly,...
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Somewhat embarrassed to find that "The Well of Loneliness" by Radclyffe Hall (Hammond, 1928-1956) had been brought home from the library (it was dismissed as "very boring" but when first published it...
The days of record-breaking flights by light aeroplanes are almost if not completely moribund, so it is a pleasant duty to offer the sincere congratulations of the motor sporting fraternity to...
The latest Corgi is a Rambler sports fast back, No. 263, with opening doors, tilting seat backs, plated bumpers, working suspension, etc., price 6s. 9d., while Lesney have a Leyland 8-wheeler, pipe-...
A considerable sensation has been caused by "The Tortoise and the Hare," Pirelli's 37-minute film based on the Aesop fable, which won a National Film Award this year. It was made mostly on the...
We have received four more "Profiles," those two-bob-a-time surveys of famous cars. How long it can last, who will buy these miscellaneous but conscientiously contrived soft-cover, uniform 12-page...
The bearing material used for the Ford GT's which dominated the Le Mans race, and also for the Ford engine of Graham Hill's Indianapolis-winning Lola was Clevite 77, which can carry sustained...
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AT the end of each of car various magazines and organisations hold ballots to decide which car can be considered the "Car of the Year." Some of these decisions are made by journalists, some by...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. MOTORISTS AND THE EXCHEQUER Sir. It may be of interest to note that in...

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