December 1968

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• Graham Hill–1968 World Champion In some quarters the Drivers' World Championship is regarded as an extremely important and tense affair. In others, as a somewhat artificial method of determining...
The publishing date for the next issue will be Saturday, January 4th.
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The Allard Golde Continental sun roof has been given official approval by the Ford Motor Company. It can be obtained in a wide range of colours designed to match the bodywork of the car. Conversions...
In years gone by I had considerable affection for N.S.U. Prinz "cyclecars", which were nicely finished and quiet for twin-cylinder air-cooled vehicles. Then the German firm became ambitious and...
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Despite indications of a comeback by their opposition, the McLaren Racing Team of Hulme and McLaren swept the final two races of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup series and finished first and...
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Now that the Grand Prix season is over we can review the situation briefly, and no one will be displeased with Lotus-Cosworth and Graham Hill winning all the awards, no one, that is, apart from their...
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125 m.p.h. A standing start ¼-mile in 15 sec. A True but Primitive Sports Car Sports cars come and sports cars go but the Morgan has outlived most of them. Just when it seems to have out-dated...
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Three well-known members of the Frazer Nash "Chain Gang", Dr. Stretton, Michael Joseland and Ron Footitt, have joined together to run Cleobury Garages Limited, at Cleobury Mortimer near Kidderminster...
Three well-known members of the Frazer Nash "Chain Gang", Dr. Stretton, Michael Joseland and Ron Footitt, have joined together to run Cleobury Garages Limited, at Cleobury Mortimer near Kidderminster...
Mercedes-Benz have increased the range of their 250 saloons. The normal Coupé will have two twin-choke carburetters and the o.h.c. 6-cylinder engine will produce 130 b.h.p. at 5,600 r.p.m. Bosch...
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It is about this time of the year, with the R.A.C. Rally over and done with, that thoughts begin to turn to what 1969 has to offer, what changes the F.I.A. has made in its calendar and in its...
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As Anthony Blight's four Talbot 105s are mentioned rather prominent in "On the Road" in this issue, following their fine team performance at the B.O.C. Coppa Costantini Race Meeting at Thruxton, some...
As Anthony Blight's four Talbot 105s are mentioned rather prominent in "On the Road" in this issue, following their fine team performance at the B.O.C. Coppa Costantini Race Meeting at Thruxton, some...
More than once, commenting on the exciting Cross-Channel Air Race which the Daily Mail organised in 1959 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bleriot's channel crossing, Motor Sport expressed the...
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The Renault 16TS • B.R.D.C. Clubmen's Championship • A 700-c.c. Estate Car • Bugatti O.C. Coppa Costantini Meeting A few years ago someone whose name escapes me thought up a happy comparison between...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Northern Lakeland Trial (November 9th) "I suppose if someone had entered a modern heavy lorry for the 1927 Mille Miglia it would have won!" These words...
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The 1924 Austin Seven Sports Model Sir, In answer to your inquiry in "The Gordon England Brooklands' Super Sports Austin Seven" article, I can assure you that two of the production cars, i.e.,...
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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 thought my European travels were over by November, but suddenly it all...
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A phenomenon of the motoring sixties has been the mushrooming of firms catering for the man who wants to make his car go that little bit faster. Even with the stagnating 70-m.p.h. limit and insurance...
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The Situation When the latest regulations for Formula Two came into force in January, 1967, the Motor Circuit Developments group, which controls Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Mallory Park and Oulton Park...
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Next year marks the 21st anniversary of the 750 Formula, introduced by the 750 M.C. at the instigation of the late Holland Birkett, to enable impecunious owners of Austin Sevens to enjoy some motor...
We have been ticked off by Lt.-Comdr. D. L. Bayly of Nipper Aircraft Limited for saying in our report of the Farnborough Air Show that the Slingsby T.53 sailplane was towed off by a Nipper instead of...
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Mexico City, November 3rd, 1968. The final round of the World Championship Grand Prix season for 1968 took place at the Mexico City circuit in the outskirts of this huge city. The cars had been sent...
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In "Octave 6" (1923-1930) of "My Life and Times", by Compton Mackenzie (Chatto & Windus, 1967), there is a reference to the "several hair-raising drives" the author experienced with Oliver...
In "Octave 6" (1923-1930) of "My Life and Times", by Compton Mackenzie (Chatto & Windus, 1967), there is a reference to the "several hair-raising drives" the author experienced with Oliver...
In real life the Ford Transit is known to be an extremely successful commercial vehicle, and Meccano Limited have obviously appreciated this, for they have introduced Dinky Toy Transit miniatures in...
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At a period when many car clocks were unreliable and uncertain time-keepers, we enthused about the Kienzle battery-wound facia clocks. The first British car manufacturer to fit them as standard was...
Rome, October 27th. Following Brambilla's victory in the Hockenheim race two weeks earlier, the Ferrari Formula Two team returned to Maranello to prepare themselves for a three-car assault on the...
"What a terrible little motor car! If this one costs more than the Mini they must be joking."—Graham Hill after driving a Honda N600 round Thruxton for The Daily Telegraph Magazine. * * * "The car,...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Another Happy B.M.W. Owner Sir, I read the letter from Mrs. Sheila...

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