August 1967

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The commercial side of motor racing King, the monthly which cannot decide whether to be a sex or a serious magazine, and which costs 7s. 6d., perhaps because only 7¾ of its 97 pages carry...
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Over the August Bank Holiday week-end a 2-day fire engine rally will be held at the Montagu Motor Museum, from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on August 271h-28th. Fire engine entrants will receive fuel for the...
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Rouen (July 9th) Most of the star Grand Prix drivers were taking part in this race, except for Gurney who does not approve of top league drivers playing in a lesser league, so that Ferrari's first...
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In many papers recently warm praise was bestowed on attractive Jenny Nadin for having beaten the men in her first motor race, when she won the Formula Vee event at the B.A.R.C. Silverstone Meeting on...
Motoring Which? for July contained an informative article about lubricating oil (apart from a very pleasing piece about going through the customs at Southampton, Gatwick and Birmingham Airport by...
The edge was taken off the petrol sales-war, so far as our interest was concerned, when the Consumers' Association said, in so many words, that apart from octane-rating differences, all petrols are...
"Many slow drivers are not without their share of blame for accidents by refusing to give faster cars the opportunity to overtake. This is a necessary politeness that is far too often ignored,...
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Usually when the Le Mans 24-hour race is finished we hear no more from the district of Sarthe until the end of the year, when the regulations for the next event are published. This year it has been a...
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Team Lotus Dominate Silverstone, England, July 15th The choice of the R.A.C. fell on Silverstone this year, so with the help of the B.R.D.C. and most of the country's motor clubs the British Grand...
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At the half-way point in the 1967 R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship David Good leads by the narrowest of margins from Tony Marsh and Peter Boshier-Jones. Good, who drives the four-wheel-drive 2-litre B....
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When the B.M.W. 1500 was introduced in 1961 it marked a turning point in the Bavarian company's history. Within two years the 1800-c.c. version was introduced, challenging Mercedes' grip on the 2-...
When I flew to Sweden some years ago to see how Volvos were made I remember being very impressed by the great care taken over assembly and testing, and the many careful checks made of proprietary...
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[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., Recent races have kept me very much in the north of Europe and have allowed...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Edwardian and Light Car Rally (July 2nd)  Some of the most intrepid V.S.C.C. dicers seem to be able to produce an innocuous vintage light-car of not more...
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Wolverhampton, July 2nd. Once again summery weather graced the return of S.T.D. Register members' Sunbeams to Wolverhampton, where these fine cars were built prior to the Rootes take-over. This year...
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There has come in to my possession a most interesting book, which, when it was published, was delightfully (if that is the right word) libellous, being an anonymous attack on the British Motor Trade...
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No. 38: The Ruston-Hornsby The roots of Ruston & Hornsby Ltd. go back to 1857. They were a well-established engineering firm in Lincoln when the First World War broke out. Contracting to make...
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A 30/40s Rover Sir, Under V.E.V. Miscellany, June issue, I noticed Morrises sold for 30s,, etc. You may be interested to know that I bought my 1937 Rover Ten for £2 with 2 gallons of petrol, a month...
Caption: A picnic with a 14/40 Humber.
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A Nice French Event Reims, France, June 24/25th.  Coming only two weeks after the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, the Reims meeting could have suffered from a poor entry, but as it turned out it was a highly...
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A Japanese 791-c.c. Twin-cam Roller-bearing Sports Car which accelerates like an M.G.-B, is very well equipped, and sells here for less than £780 Caption: Conventional appearance of the Honda S800 ...
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A contrast between the Honda and the Sprite In the white corner, ladies and gentlemen, we have the challenger from Japan. A light, lively newcomer from the Orient full of new ideas, perhaps a bit...
The Rugby Advertiser reports that a policeman set off to Overslade intent on trapping drivers by radar. The first householder whom he approached about setting up his apparatus in the drive to the...
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A Comedy Le Mans, France, July 2nd. It was the Automobile Club of France who started Grand Prix racing in 1906 and set the standard for this form of competition to be the pinnacle of driving and...
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"Leyland — Seventy Years of Progress." 55 pages, 11½ in. x 9 in. Soft covers. (The Leyland Motor Corporation, Leyland, Lancashire. 15s.) This is rather an off-beat review, because Leyland have...
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British Grand Prix     Rouen Formula Two     French Grand Prix     Reims 12 Hours Raymond Mays, Stirling Moss Tony Brooks, Juan Manuel Fangio Tony Rolt Roy, Salvadori Phi-Phi " Etancelin, Baron de...
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When you read that the Brabham team won in Monte Carlo, or that Porsche won the Targa Florio, or that the Rob Walker team were at Siracusa, I wonder if you ever give any thought to the question of...
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Short List Sir,  It is some time since I last wrote to you. I must apologise for not typing but I am confined to bed. As usual I am seeking support for a return by the industry to basic principles,...

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