December 1966

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A MOTORING POLITICIAN When Edward Heath, Leader of the Opposition, opened the London Motor Show at Earls Court he told an attentive audience that he was an avid reader of motor journals as a boy,...
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—the R.A.C. disapprove LAST month I wrote about the possibility of holding the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy race on the Mountain Circuit in the Isle of Man, a circuit that is used twice a year for...
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THE F.I.A. has accepted the South African Kyalami circuit as the venue for the 1967 Grand Prix of South Africa, so that next year's Championship series begins on January 2nd. It was also agreed that...
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BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS "Motor Road Tests, 1966 Series." 130 p.., soft covers, 11 3/5 in. x 8 1/3 in. (Temple Press Books Ltd. George Newnes Ltd., Tower House, Southampton Street, London, W.C.2. 31s.) At...
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In time for Christmas, Lesney have their first steerable "Matchbox" miniature, a 2 7/8 in.-long, 65:1 scale replica of Ford Mustang, No. 8 in this famous series, priced at 2s. Other seasonal "...
MOTOR SHOW "200" BRNADS HATCH, October 30th THE B.A.R.C. ran a Formula Two race at Brands Hatch at the end of October that was memorable for more than one reason. The race replaced the "200" that was...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters BY CADILLAC TO BRIGHTON The Editor Co-Drives the Brighton Motor Museum's 1903 Model-A on the London-Brighton Veteran Car Run NO. not that sort of Cadillac!...
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As usual, the Brighton Run brought out vintage cars in force. The best of them was a very smart Rover Eight two-seater, and we also noticed an all-black Model-T Ford, a Swift Ten tourer, a bull-nose...
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No. II: CITROEN Today the manufacture of the complex Citroën with its hydraulic services has reverted to France, although at one time it was largely assembled, then manufactured, at Slough, where the...
The Fate of a 1913 Indianapolis Sunbeam Sir, I was very interested to read a letter regarding a 1913 Indianapolis Sunbeam, in which S. T. B. Cripps made a kind reference to my late brother, Group...
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The B.B.C. 2 " Wheelbase" programme looked recently at the question of what to call p.v.t. cars and the status of post-1945 sports cars, the filming being done at the Montagu Motor Museum. The Bucks...
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1966 FINALE TO COOPER-MASERATI MEXICO CITY. Sunday, October 23rd. ONCE again the Formula One season ends here in Mexico City, on the 5-kilometre circuit set in the vast sports park. As usual the high...
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THE Rover 2000, which has been affectionately dubbed the "Solihull Sitroen," had a wildly enthusiastic reception when it was announced in 1963. Motor Sport roadtested it in November of that year, the...
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The shape of things that must come When Eric Broadley's Lola coupe, with Ford V8 engine mounted amidships behind the cockpit; appeared at the 1963 Racing Car Show I was very excited, as were most...
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PRIDE OF THE HERD? THAT LOW-CHASSIS SLEEVE-VALVE DAIMLER DOUBLE-SIX 50 THIS series of articles commenced in June 1959 and dealt with a Sickleley Special of just under 5-litres swept volume. I then...
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I HAD always intended to "buy" a Royce from old-pal "Bunty" Scott-Moncrieff, but Leek is a long way up the map and, to my shame, I never got as far as his new showroom full of R.-R. and Bentley cars...
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Six more "Profiles" arrived early in November, these 2s. publications appearing now with a regularity that almost matches the rising of the moon and the setting of the sun—and if they failed to do so...
IT is natural for owners of vintage cars and sports cars to wish to get together to compare their cars, discuss kindred matters and swop experiences. The rarer the make indulged in, the greater the...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itselfwith them.—Ed. AUCTION SALE PROCEDURE Sir, My Lagonda V12 was entered in the July Sotheby...

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