August 1968

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• Grands Prix—Triumphant/Tragic This issue of Motor Sport is up to date with a report on the most recent Grand Prix. In the middle of a tragic season of motor racing it is desirable to look as calmly...
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Very Wet Rouen-Les-Essarts, France, July 7th After the upheaval in French motoring circles last winter, when the F.F.S.A. took control of the sport from the A.C.F., a statement was issued that there...
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Shortly before the French Grand Prix at the beginning of July a brand-new Honda Grand Prix car arrived in England direct from Japan. It was new from stem to stern and contained many interesting...
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Gulf London Rally Purists, however businesslike their outlook, tend to regard the infiltration of sponsorship into the sport as a kind of pollution. I number myself among the purists, along with the...
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The eighth round of the 10-race series for the International Championship for Makes was run in the form of a six-hour endurance event at the 2.3-mile Watkins Glen circuit in New York State that is...
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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., I had an interesting trip across to the far side of Germany to the town of...
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Win for a Sportsman With Great Britain's major race taking place on London's back-door step, almost within the sound of Bow Bells, a short rush up the A20, one of our worst "race-track" main roads,...
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The Board of Directors Of the United States Auto Club has rejected a recommendation from its Rules Committee that it place an outright ban on turbine-powered race cars. At the same time, however, the...
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Now that France has got over its political upheavals the motoring scene has returned to normal, but the situation caused a lot of worry for organisers, and hardest hit must surely be Le Mans. The F.I...
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While a great many people were at Brands Hatch watching drivers reclining on their backs in modern racing cars, as they fought the British G.P. for professional gain, I was enjoying seeing around 40...
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This column, as some of the professional journalists put it, has recently been attending one-make rallies which take place mostly off the road. Some are reported elsewhere, but it is interesting that...
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The Fuel-Injection Triumph TR5 PI On October 3rd last year Standard-Triumph announced the latest model in their successful range of TR sports cars, this one being christened the Triumph TR5 PI. Using...
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One day someone will write a further history of the French Grand Prix, and in order to produce facts and figures he will no doubt turn to the bound volumes of his favourite motor magazine. At the...
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Members of the S.T.D. Register have been taking their Sunbeams back to the place of origin of these fine Coatalen cars since 1951, with Roesch Talbot owners corning as their guests. So it was this...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 22nd) The Vintage S.C.C. were unlucky with the weather for their annual Oulton Park meeting, which is usually so enjoyable...
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From Kingston-on-Thames to Hull This account, written by Dr. and Mrs. Howlett, of an autumn tour on a Wolseley, which appears to have been an old car, even in 1907, is of such interest that we...
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The Brooklands Society held the first of its own re-unions at the old Track On July 7th, by grace of the British Aircraft Corporation. The Vickers' police laid on the usual nostalgic tour of the...
V.E.V. Miscellany.—A reader in Berkshire has some spares for a 1934 Le Mans Singer he is prepared to give away. The Kent Mercury carried a story in June about a 1920 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost whose...
A Doctor's Cars Sir, Recently my mother, aged 88, died and I had occasion to sort through numerous old papers. Amongst these I found an account of a motor tour undertaken by my father and mother in...
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Could it be improved? Without delving into the archives or pouring over history books I could not say exactly when the idea of practicing for a race first caught on. It is pretty certain that drivers...
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Following a fortnight after Crystal Palace there was a huge field assembled for the Rhein Cup race at the notorious Hockenheim circuit. The circuit remained exactly as before, a battle of speed,...
The following has been received from Smiths Industries Ltd.:— The application of a Smiths Industries car heater is, one would think quite obviously, the heating of motor vehicles. Naturally this is...
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A Franco-British victory Zandvoort, Holland, June 23rd When the Grand Prix teams arrived in Zandvoort for the beginning of practice the Brabham team were in a shambles, with their 4-cam Repco...
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On the anti-clockwise road circuit around the Zeppelin-stadium on the edge of the town of Nurnberg, under a blazing sun and in front of a crowd of 60,000, a race was held for Group 4 sports cars,...
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Gradually, in recent times, indeed, with growing frequency, gaps in the one-make histories are being filled in. Nevertheless, some serious omissions remain. For instance, we have had a history of the...
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Taking out of the library "The Right Age", by Mary Koutouzow Tolstoy (Macmillan, 1961), to get a break from reading and writing about cars, I had not got beyond page 28 before I encountered not only...
Mettoy Playcraft have produced some exciting new Corgi car miniatures for August. For instance, there is a 4¼-in. replica of the Oldsmobile Toronado, complete with the recently-introduced Corgi "...
A contemporary, reporting on old vehicles for disposal: "A 1934 S.S.11 needs a new home in Brighton". Presumably it likes sea air! And from the same source: "A 1928 Graham-Paige limousine is said to...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those al our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. You Just Can't Win! Sir, While driving my Lotus Elan, I was recently...

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