August 1973

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Triumph's triumph Last month we wrote enthusiastically about the new Triumph Dolomite Sprint. This new British Leyland model has a 16-valve engine, thus taking the monopoly of this classic racing-...
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  There may be a lot of things wrong with the Silverstone airfield circuit, but one thing is definite, it is not a "Mickey-Mouse" circuit. Flat it may be, wide it may be, and fast it most certainly...
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Ford-of-Britain's latest sporting version of the Escort Ford in Britain are not only prominent with their more successful ventures into rallying and saloon-car racing but through their Advanced...
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All those other races. The Formula 3 event was resolved by two heats on Friday and a final on Saturday morning, which was won by Tony Rouff in a GRD. The saloon car race was won by Gardner in the SCA...
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A designer's expression It would be unwise to say when the first carburetter air intake appeared on a racing car, but it was certainly long enough ago to be academic. In the mid-thirties the Barnato-...
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On Tour The most relaxing three days I have had for ages! That is my verdict of the recent Avon Motor Tour of Britain which took place amongst so much ballyhoo last month. But don't get the idea I...
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The cockpit of his E-Type Jaguar, the garden of a Routier between Sarthe and Milan, a restaurant table on a cross-Channel ferry and the transit lounge at Orly are all places where one can imagine D.S...
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A shake-up for Formula One Castellet, July 1st. As the French started their summer holiday season and headed for the Mediterranean coast and the beaches, the Grand Prix circus headed for the...
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Team Lotus were in full strength with their four black and gold Lotus 72 John Player sponsored cars, with R5 and R7 for Fittipaldi and R6 and R8 for Peterson. All four cars had the rear aerofoil...
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New cars from Britain, Germany, Holland and Japan The Austin Allegro After the troubles we experienced with the first road-test Allegro, BL were very prompt in sending us another, a 1750SS, to try....
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A section devoted to old-car matters "Babs runs again" wE were present at a rather historic happening in Anglesey on June 24th—Owen Wyn-Owen, who disinterred the 27-litre Thomas Special "Babs" from...
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The 35th Anniversary of Prescott, the hillclimb near Cheltenham which the Bugatti OC bought for its own use in 1938, was celebrated by the BOC/FOC on a gloriously sunny Saturday in June. (Strictly,...
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Behind all the outward glamour which motor racing provides is a large army of specialist individuals each concentrating on one particular item of a competition car's performance. Tyres, brakes, fuel...
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Austrian 1,000 Kms. – Group 5 – Osterreichring – 5.911 km/lap – 170 laps – Dull & Overcast1st: H.Pescarolo/G. Larrousse (Matra-Simca MS670 3-litre V12) ..... 4 hr. 48 min. 57.80 sec. – 208.63 k.p...
The Le Mans winners have another victory Osterreichring, Zeltweg, June 24th. The 1,000-kilometre race at the Osterreichring never seems to get a very good deal, for it comes just after Le Mans, when...
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[By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the editor.] Dear W.B., The other day some of us were discussing car names and their origins, not the manufacturers' names, such as...
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Rolls-Royce Alpine Compendium, 1913-1973by Christopher Leefe. 160 pp. 9-1/2 in. x 6-3/4 in. (Transport Bookman Ltd., 528-530 High Street, Chiswick, London, W4 5RG. £3.50). It might be thought with...
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Following my reference to an excellent account of motoring in a vintage Bentley which Richard Hughes incorporated in his novel "The Fox in the Attic", I was compelled to read the sequel, "The Wooden...
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"The true home of the motor-car is not in garage or workshop, showroom or factory, but on the open road. There it comes into its own, there it justifies itself, there it fulfils its true and...
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Some idea of the potential of this greatest of all veteran cars can be obtained from some of their lap-speeds at Brooklands, where they were popular before the First World War, in later years...
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It is not surprising that the 60s had been forgotten by then, for 27 long years and a devastating World War had passed since their inception. But Kent Karslake remembered, and his article in Motor...
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You sit looking down at the wide and shapely radiator and bonnet. At knee-level are the eleven drip-feeds, a glass-reservoir hand oil-pump for starting up these lubricators until the engine takes...
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The latest 2-litre fuel-injection model from Munich completely captivates the editor Many things in this life are too good to last. I was reminded of this when the time came to return the BMW 2500...
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Chris Amon/Hans-Joachim Stuck in this BMW 3.0 CSL lead home a BMW 1-2-3 in the Grosser Preis Der Tourenwagen, the Nürburgring 6-Hour race on July 8th. The leading BMWs, were fitted with a new spoiler...
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Sir, I cannot help agreeing with Mr. Jenkinson in wishing for a go-ahead on the Channel Tunnel project. Last year I took my Jaguar XK140 across to the continent, and on the return trip from Cherbourg...
N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them—Ed. Quartic! Sir, I was surprised to read in Motor Sport's brief review of the...
Sir, Today, (17th June) we saw the unveiling of the Austin Allegro. Most readers of Motor Sport will have formed their own conclusions as to its merits and failings. I will reserve mine, having not...
Sir, After over ten years regular readership of your magazine I am at last prompted to write to you, in defence of the TR6, so maligned in the June issue. I purchased mine when it was 21 years old...
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Sir, My son takes your publication monthly, and I take an interest in it, particularly in the correspondence columns concerning the reliability or otherwise of British cars. We see only...
Sir, This letter is the direct result of a month of disappointment and mild torture rained upon me by no less a car than a Fiat 132 1800 S. As a reader of your excellent magazine, plus its weekly...
Sir, For the last decade I have been one of your less affluent readers, which I think qualifies me to answer the invitation (p. 661 June Motor Sport) to give hints or tips about reducing the...
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Sir, I was delightend to see in your June issue that Mr. Voghterr (you got his name wrong) is still capable of writing a pungent letter concerning his last Alvis car, which, if my memory serves me...
Sir, I have noticed over the course of years that your magazine raised interesting comments on the motoring situation as a whole, and I thought readers might be interested in my own personal...
Sir, Having read the recent correspondence in your excellent Journal regarding our entry into the Common Market and Old Car Motoring, I should like to relate a little episode to illustrate that there...
Sir, Speaking personally, my ideal pair is what I have been running ever since September 1958 and they are a 1935 Phantom II Continental Barker Sports Saloon chassis 101 SK and a 1930 20/25 R-R with...
Sir, Having read Mr. C. R. Barnett's recent letter regarding his MG Midget, I have been prompted to add my own comments on the delightful little car. I was fortunate enough to own a 1,275 c.c. model...
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Sir, Oh, my dear Sir, to quote G.B.S., your report on Le Mans 24 Hours. Christine Beckers is most certainly Not the second woman ever to take part at Le Mans: 1934. Kay Petre and Dorothy Chapney,...
Sir, You will not be surprised, I feel, that I should respond to the letters from the Rolls-Royce enthusiasts in the Channel Islands. I agree with Mr. Eades of Guernsey that the Rolls-Royce Corniche...

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