August 1969

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• See How They Sell Man, we are told, apart from needing somewhere to live, rates his motor car as his most important possession and sometimes likes it better than a wife. Certainly those who have...
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Silverstone, England, July 19th During the days before official practising, the Silverstone circuit was a hive of activity, so that at one stage it almost looked as if the Grand Prix had begun. The...
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Matra one hundred per cent. Clermont-Ferrand, France, July 6th. Unlike the Monaco, Dutch, German and Italian Grand Prix races the French Grand Prix seems undecided as to where its real home is, so...
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A very heavy programme of European Formula Two races virtually came to a close at the end of July, leaving the graded drivers to concentrate on Formula One. The European Championship for non-graded...
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Round 3 – Watkins Glen The Can-Am series of races took on a new dimension in the third round which took place at the Watkins Glen circuit on July 13th, with the appearance of the first car to be...
August starts off well with the German G.P. at Nurburgring on the first Sunday, and in spite of numerous rumours about moving it from the magnificent Eifel mountain circuit it remains at its...
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In recent weeks four major happenings have taken place in the racing world, all no doubt with far-reaching effects. It would be a matter of biased opinion to put them in any order of importance, so I...
The Riley has joined the Lost Causes, a victim of the Leyland octopus. Mr. George Turnbull, Managing Director of Leyland's Austin Morris Division, announced on July 9th that over the next few months...
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'Private' Porsches Dominate Watkins Glen, July 6/7th. A visitor driving through the village of Watkins Glen in New York State, U.S.A., might be forgiven for thinking that it was a sleepy American...
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In the race for Group 4 and Group 6 sports cars, on the 6.925-kilometre circuit of real road racing character, Piper and Craft won driving an ex-factory Porsche 908 owned by de Cadenet. For much of...
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It all started when the Dutch held their Grand Prix on a Saturday instead of the normal Continental race day of Sunday, for this gave me an extra day in my normal week of getting from one race to the...
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It takes a long time to progress Attempts to put 4-wheel-drive into Grand Prix racing are by no means new, and date back to the Edwardian days, but successful attempts are another matter. Even so,...
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The widely-publicised reciprocating steam engine with which William P. Lear was going to revolutionise the American automobile industry has been abandoned. However, the multi-millionaire...
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International Scottish Rally THE Scottish Rally, one of the four Home Internationals to be held this year (the Gulf London Rally having been cancelled), was both interesting and disappointing. In the...
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When the Marcos two-seater coupé first appeared nearly five years ago I thought it was one of the best looking cars this country had produced, and today it has lost none of its appeal. It was...
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This is a great Bentley year, with Jubilee celebrations organised by the Bentley D.C., but of greater interest to those who associate the pre-war Bentleys with high-speed action are the timed...
The Brooklands Re-union on July 6th was almost washed-out by continual heavy rain, but it takes more than this to quench motoring nostalgia, and a large number of Members and Associates turned out...
In view of the way in which Le Mans-type starts are made ragged these days as the drivers fumble with safety harness, we wonder if Agostini was strapped to the saddle when he won the Senior T.T. for...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 21st) This popular event was as well supported as usual, with 151 entries, and was run off in sunshine and showers on a...
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No. 43: The Chic The Chic was made in Adelaide, or perhaps assembled would be a better description, having been designed by the Yorkshire Company which was responsible for the Bond car. The Chic...
A reader who has completely restored a 1933 Armstrong Siddeley tourer needs an open touring body for it. A 1922 Minerva saloon is being restored by a motor dealer in Glasgow, work which includes...
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The Vintage Sports Car Club, in its wisdom, is having a slight frown at specials built from vintage, p.v.t. or Edwardian-period components. The idea is to ensure that pukka cars in these categories...
As a change from circuit racing at Oulton Park and Silverstone, and later this year at Thruxton, the Vintage S.C.C. holds its traditional hill-clithb at Prescott on August 10th, the Saturday being...
Gahagan did not keep for long the vintage Mors tourer reported on in our May issue; he sold it to Colin Crabbe. A reader is researching the story of the 1913 Lambert Brooklands Talbot and the story...
Those Old Leyland Lorries Sir, In your account of the H.C.V.C. run to Brighton you commented on the sterling qualities of the World War 1 Leyland vehicles supplied to the R.A.E. You may not be aware...
It is becoming a popular gambit, when a used car is advertised for sale, perhaps at an elevated price, for the vendor concerned to offer it as a "Collector's item". I find myself wondering who these...
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At the conclusion of our report on the S.T.D. Register London Talbot Rally we remarked that the Sunbeams would have their turn later, at Wolverhampton. This happened on a perfect summer Sunday at the...
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"Louis Renault", by Anthony Rhodes. 235 pp. 8½ in. x 5¾ in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 45s.) Some years ago a book was published about Renault and I complained that,...
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Stewart Wins Again Zandvoort, Holland, June 21st If the Dutch Grand Prix is looked at in the overall scene of International rating it was satisfactory enough, with Stewart winning for the second...
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Nurnberg, Germany, June 29th. The 200-mile race organised by the very enthusiastic Motorsport-Club, Nurnberg branch of the A.D.A.C. was run in two 41 lap heats of the Norisring with the final results...
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The Ford Escort Twin-Cam Last year, when the Ford Escort was an exciting new model, I tried it in 1300GT form, which is about the best all-round version of this useful two-door-1,100 size car. I have...
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Britain's contribution to the European Touring Car Championship has rapidly increased in status in recent times and the six-hour event at Brands Hatch late in June had plenty of interest. As the...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Strength in Numbers Sir, Some months ago I was sitting in a car which was...
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An outfit for the Continental Correspondent? He has become keen on caravans in recent years and is wildly enthusiastic about the Lotus Europa. This Europa is towing a 9 ft. 4 in. Dixon-Rate...

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