August 1975

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The Editor looks back It must be apparent from the contents of this issue that MOTOR SPORT has attained its half-century. This is, we are told, an auspicious occasion, so the present Editor proposes...
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A Motoring JamboreeSilverstone, July 19th An evening out at the circus is always pleasant, a full day at the circus is really enjoyable, but three whole days of circus is almost more than anyone can...
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Morocco Rally If a bookmaker had to give odds on the runners in the RAC Rally, the Monte Carlo Rally or the Thousand Lakes, he would hardly be likely to place among the favourites anyone driving a...
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Swiss Grand Prix The Swiss Grand Prix used to be one of the classic motor races, held on a very fast and challenging circuit in the forest of Bremgarten, on the outskirts of the Swiss capital city...
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Mundy's Marvel Since the days of the 3.8 Mk. IIs, Jaguar saloons have grown into rather more "luxury" than "sporting" carriages: the performance is there still, but the cars are somewhat softer in...
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"Francois Cevert" by Jean Claude Hall. 213pp. 8¾ in. x 5½ in. (William Kimber & Co. Ltd., Godolphin House, 22a, Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AE, £3.50) Nearly every racing driver of note in...
From "The Rainbow Picnic", Daphne Fielding's portrait of Iris Tree (Eyre Methuen, 1974), I learn that Iris Trees mother was badly disfigured in a motor accident while being driven by the actor Lewis...
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Stuart Turner was one of the many keen and enthusiastic young men who have worked within the pages of our contemporary Motoring News, founding the Verglas rally column, which is still a weekly...
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An Englishman wins Zandvoort, June 22nd Everyone went to the seaside circuit in Holland resigned to the fact that the Dutch Grand Prix would be another Ferrari walk-over. Memories of the way Lauda...
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A section devoted to old car mattersThe Brooklands Society reunion(June 29th) The Brooklands Society staged its Annual Re-Union at the old Track, by courtesy of the British Aircraft Corporation, on a...
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Today impecunious young enthusiasts buy shot Minis and have their fun via Issigonis's front-wheel-drive. When I was a young man in the early 1930s one looked for an old cyclecar, a worn-out Austin 7...
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On July 6th the House of Seagram, importers of G. H. Mumm's Cordon Rouge champagne, again sponsored the Classic Prescott hill-climb and, incidentally, gave me an excellent champagne lunch; which was...
The Truth, At Last, About That Renault Missing Link We publish hereunder a most interesting letter from the one person who really knows about those straight-eight Renaults intended for the 1930...
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No. 20—Hoyal the Coachbuilders IN 1929 Hoyal was a name well-known in both the car and boating worlds. The Company made motor-boats at Hamworthy in Dorset and bodywork for cars at Weybridge in Surrey...
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Runaway win for FerrariPaul Ricard, Castellet, July 6th The outcome of the French Grand Prix was made abundantly clear just before practice ended on Saturday afternoon when Niki Lauda showed his...
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I was hanging out of a sidecar at the time, riding as passenger to World Champion Eric Oliver in 1948, when W.B. Said "While you are there, you might like to write something for MOTOR SPORT about the...
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When the Brooklands Gazette was started in July 1924 Great Britain was well respected in Grand Prix racing, with the works Sunbeam team having won the French Grand Prix in 1923 and their supercharged...
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Motor Sport visits the home of Britain's most exclusive car Since the end of World-War-Two the Bristol has earned a great reputation as a car manufactured to immaculate engineering standards, such as...
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James Hunt scored a fine win in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in his Hesketh 308. Hunt (top left), can be seen on the winner's rostrum, laughingly knocking the Goodyear cap off third placeman...
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On June 29th, 1956, the new, standard production, short-nose D-type, XKD 573, was handed over to Phil Weaver, head of Jaguar’s “Competitions shop”, for preparation for Le Mans on July 28th/29th....
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When the Jaguar D-type made its racing debut in the 1954 Le Mans 24-hour race, it marked a complete departure from the XK 12—based C-types which had won the race in 1951 and 1953. instead of the C-...
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Willie Green in the Bamford Ferrari 275LM (right) gave victory to Modena in the Jaguar v. Ferrari v. Aston Martin race at the Aston Martin Owners Club Silverstone meeting. Colin Crabbe chased him...
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Nearly two years have passed since AC Cars Ltd. first revealed their mid-engined, Ford 3-litre V6-powered, two-seater sports car and still the car hasn't reached the production stage. To find out the...
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Motor Sport tests two significant British high-performance cars of very different eras. 1924/5 3-litre Bentley Road-test reports, as out-spoken as we deem necessary, have been a feature of MOTOR...
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W.B. is a little off the mark in saying that the XJ.12 coupe was unquestionably the correct British car for coverage in this Anniversary issue. In fact the original intention had been to feature...
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Testing Memories by Rodney L. Walkerly It must have been 1927, when MOTOR SPORT, incorporating The Brooklands Gazette ("every month one shilling") had been appearing for three years, that I joined...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with chem.—Ed. Please Quote Prices! Sir, As an avid reader (cover to cover including all...

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