December 1969

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• Adventure Ahead However expensive and congested and policed everyday motoring is becoming, there is no denying that competition motoring in this country enjoys great popularity and diversity. This...
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A strange situation has arisen in the Grand Prix world, for after winning the 1969 World Championship with a Cosworth V8-powered Matra, Stewart now finds himself facing the 1970 season with an...
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The Alfa Romeo OC has purchased a large quantity of spares applicable to pre-1963 models, in order to serve members who are running the older Alfa Romeos, particularly Giuliettas, for which the parts...
Tour De Corse Although British rallyists, both professional and amateur, have always supported French events, particularly the Alpine Rally, it has always been noticeable that few Frenchmen indeed...
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[Last month's article "Two Fiat 'Firsts' and a Fiat Failure" has aroused much interest, as this month's Vintage Postbag (pages 1334 and 1336) confirms.Fiat's Centro Storico has done some useful...
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There was a time when racing came to a dead stop towards the end of September, usually culminating in the presentation of the Motor Sport Brooklands Trophy at Goodwood. But racing is no longer a fair...
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THE 1969 Can-Am series has been completed and despite all the dire forecasts by the prophets of doom there now seems little doubt that it was a success. It is true that the series was completely...
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Riverside All the Canadian-American Challenge Cup races are theoretically of equal importance, but one event, the Times Grand Prix at Riverside in California, has traditionally been considered the...
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"Ford: The Dust and the Glory. A Racing History", by Leo Levine. 630 pp. 9½ in. x 6¾ in. (Collier-Macmillan Ltd., 10, South Audley Street, London, W.1. 63s) The bulkiest of the new batch of motoring...
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Noticing that this feature has dried up in recent months, a reader in Alberta kindly sent me a copy of "One Doctor In His Time", by Bethel Solomons (Christopher Johnson, 1956), which is an unselfish...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Panhard-Levassor Motoring, On the Brighton Run This year's Veteran Car Commemoration Run was a particularly enjoyable occasion, for me at any rate, because it...
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A Report by Owen Wyn Owen The end of October saw the completion of the first six months' work on "Babs", so perhaps a short report of progress would be acceptable to your readers. Already many...
A bull-nose Morris-Cowley engine and chassis, adapted for farm purposes, and an early lorry of unknown make lie on a farm in Berkshire, and a Rolls-Royce chassis, probably a Twenty, is derelict in a...
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No 44: The Beardmore Last summer I met Mr. George H. Allsworth who, although in his 94th year, was able to recall the early development of the motor car very clearly and who in vintage times was...
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Through a chance encounter, Major Lambton discovered in south Wales the original 2-litre Alta engine and gearbox for his HWM, which in recent times has competed at Wiscombe hill-climb and elsewhere...
A Sports Clyno Sir, I enclose a photograph of my "bargain". I bought it in 1933 from a dealer for £12. It was about 1927/28 vintage and I was told the radiator was "furred up". It certainly had those...
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The Austin Maxi has not met with unanimous acclaim from the critics, in spite of which British Leyland are confident that the model has enormous sales potential. In the all-important export market,...
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European Championship The 1969 Championship, which came to a close at the Gran Premio Roma, with Johnny Servoz-Gavin coming through to win from second place with only two rounds to go, taking maximum...
When I received a letter from Barbie Buss, the Editor of Woman, together with a free copy of this magazine, my first through was that something must have gone badly wrong with me, physiologically....
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A friend of mine has a simple saying which is "The name of the game is WINNING" and there is a racing team who used to say "Winning isn't everything, but it's a lot better than finishing second"....
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Enjoyable Motoring in the V6 Version A critical road-test report on the exciting new Ford Capri, which people will insist on calling a Baby Mustang or the pauper's E-type, was published in Motor...
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—entrant of Jackie Stewart’s World Championship-winning Matra Foresight is a virtue with which very few motor-racing people are commonly blessed. They tend to get wildly enthusiastic about an idea...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. The Future of Bluebird Sir, I would like to offset some of the dismay...
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"The Rover 3500, by any standards, must rate among the best engineered cars produced in the world today. From our first experience with the Rover 2000 (December 1964) we have been impressed with the...

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