December 1970

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The new Ford Mexico Seven days ago another new Ford came on the market—the Escort Mexico. Motor Sport believes that participation in competition motoring improves ordinary cars and we are pleased...
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Marriott to the post of Assistant Editor commencing on December 1st. He returns to journalism after six months as Manager of the Petonyer-Team...
A change in the regulations for the South African Springbok series for sports car races this year has restricted entry to 2-litre cars such as the new Chevron B19, Lola T210 and sundry Porsches. But...
Whilst gazing enviously at one of the XJ6 Jaguars on show at Earls Court we were intrigued to find that within the glove compartment under the central armrest there nestled a neat and perfect fitting...
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Imola and Hockenheim The final two races of the European F2 season kept the battle between Clay Regazzoni and Derek Bell for the non-graded European Trophy wide open. Replacing the penultimate round...
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The latest Corgi offerings are a replica of the Iso Grifo coupe, faithfully reproducing its styling, including the four headlamps recessed in the nose of this 7-litre Chevrolet Corvette-powered...
For me, there is no single occasion which puts me in mind of advancing age and the passing of the years as much as the Monte Carlo Rally. It seems quite incongruous that a facet of a vigorous, active...
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Laguna Seca The Castrol Grand Prix, the ninth round of this year's Can-Am series was run at the challenging Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey, California, and marked the first time this season that all...
The tenth and final race of the 1970 Can-Am series was held at the Riverside circuit in California and proved to be an all-too-realistic repeat of the Laguna Seca event: Elford and the Chaparral 2J...
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[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, even while he is not motoring abroad, can keep in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., It was my intention to write you a final letter from Europe for...
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A close contest Some years ago, when International racing events were fewer in number, and travel was not so easy, Motor Sport used to report at great length on British hill-climb events, such as...
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Killing umpteen birds with one stone, Ford recently announced that its AVO division is to sell an Escort Mexico to complement the recently inaugurated production of Escort BDAs at AVO's South...
Having received a rather nasty black eye at the hands of an ageing Ford Consul, our trusty staff MG-B became in need of some new bodywork. The quotation for fitting a new wing and headlamp assembly...
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Although Canadian John Cannon had already wrapped up the SCCA's Continental Championship, Mark Donohue scored his second championship win in three starts when he drove Roger Penske's long-wheelbase,...
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If and when the projected V12 Jaguar engine ever appears and ultimately replaces the 21-year-old six-cylinder XK engine, the twin .o.h.c. six must surely go down in the annals of automobile...
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A section devoted to old-car matters To Brighton by Benz I have been on more Veteran Car Runs to Brighton than it is perhaps expedient to count. But this year, entries being restricted, the Montagu...
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Members of the press travelled down in a 1932 33-seater ex-Paris Renault 'bus, provided for the occasion by Adams Bristow Ltd. It has a six-cylinder engine giving 67 b. h.p. at the expense of some...
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(October 17/18th) This year's Presteigne Rally and Trial, postponed a fortnight at the mercy of the RAC, escaped continuous rain but ran into frosty fog, although mainly run in autumnal sunshine. The...
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SERVICE DEPARTMENT 218-224 EAST 54TH STREET, NEW YORK WILLIAM LUTTGEN, Service Manager July 27th, 1925 Mr. Charles Z. Klauder, 400, Gowen Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.. Dear Mr. Klauder: We just received...
David Scott-Moncrieff on the mystery of the missing ex-de Palma 1914 GP Mercedes When I was young, and that was one hell of a long time ago, there was considerable confusion between the two 1914...
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Sir, I read with great interest your article on Mr. P. A. Mann's magnificent restoration of the 1914 GP Mercedes, and I feel sure that Mr. Mann will not mind if I make one observation which may well...
Sir, The correspondence and photographs which you published last summer about the London-Edinburgh Rolls-Royce and the "Brooklands" car bred speculation enough to suggest that a further fragment on...
Sir, With considerable interest have I read the article "Restoration of the Decade" in the June 1970 issue of your magnificent publication. My own preoccupation with old engines lays in another field...
Letter to a nasty reporter Sir, I read with usual interest your report on the July VSCC Silverstone Meeting, including your comment that my Alvis in the Hawthorn Trophy Race was "painfully slow and...
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Sir, One hesitates to question any statement by so great an authority but I wonder if it is correct that Sunbeams were running on Dunlop tyres in the 1923 Grand Prix? In Illustration No. 34 opposite...
Sir, In examining Fiat factory drawings of superchargers used on the 805/405 cars I came up with a hypothesis which doesn't seem to be specifically disproven by any material provided by Fiat or by...
Sir, With reference to Mr. Wright's (of Oxford) letter in Motor Sport re "PRATT'S" petrol cans. I am no great authority on the subject, but had family connections with the Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd...
Sir, I must say that I was very pleased indeed to see a photograph of Mike Cooke's Triumph Light 15 in October's Motor Sport. This car is in excellent condition and motors very well indeed. I would...
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Sir, Come off it! KV 5392 never won the Index of Performance in 1933 (your report on the Spero trophy Race – October's Motor Sport). These sort of statements confuse history and make it increasingly...
Sir, I have been a reader of Motor Sport for over 20 years and am a great admirer of your style of writing and capacity for calling a spade a spade. In the October issue, two matters particularly...
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Observing that the Continental Correspondent is not above spending some time at Santa Pod either watching or driving with the dragster set, I was determined to see the real thing during a recent...
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Tuning Topics One of the biggest Volkswagen strongholds in the world is America, and within America there is one area, Southern California, where they just cannot get enough of the Bug and its big...
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Ferraris finish the season with another one-two Mexico City, October 25th For the final race of what has been a fascinating year of Grand Prix racing the action moved southwards down the North...
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That accomplished motor-racing artist Michael Turner has again produced a set of six Christmas cards illustrating important moments in the 1970 season of sports-car and Formula One racing. Two of the...
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Riverside Can-Am – Mexican Grand Prix Riverside Can-Am Can-Am Champion Denny Hulme heads off into his accustomed lead on the first lap. Vic Elford in the "ground effect" Chaparral 2J tries to find a...
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An open Mk VI Bentley.—The other day we received an invitation from Major C. W. Lambton to try a Bentley which he and John Llewelyn have had built and which can be described as a Bentley with a...
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Montlhéry (October 18) The annual long-distance race held on the Montlhéry combined road and track circuit has yet to achieve classic status and become the final round in the Manufacturers'...
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"German Aircraft of The First World War", by Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. 600 pp. 8-3/4 in. x 5-1/2 in. (Putnam & Co. Ltd., 9, Bow Street, London, WC2. 105s.) What can a reviewer say? The...
by Mark Kahn. 173 pp. 8-7/8 in. x 5-1/2 in (George G. Harrap & Co. Lid., 182, High Holborn, London, WC1, 35s.) Here is another account of the Daily Mirror World Cup Rally, and presumably they...
Edited by Russell Brockbank. 153 pp.11-1/4 in. x 8-3/8 in. (David & Charles Ltd.,. South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon. 42s.) Here is a comic history of the motor carr never previously...
Compiled by Lawrence Dalton. 318 pp. 9-7/8 in. x 7-1/2in. (Dalton Watson Ltd., 76, Wardour Street, London, W1. 80s.) This looks like an attractive book, in its red coverex antique binding, until you...
by Kenneth Ullyett. 160 pp. 8-7/8 in. x 5-1/4 in. (Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., 178-202, Gt. Portland Street, London W1. 30s.) Mr. Ullyett has now added this book about Vauxhall to his Jaguar, MG,...
by W. Boddy. 27 pp. 9-3/4 in. x 6 in. (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill Street, London, EC2. 10s.) Into this little book the Editor of Motor Sport has packed an enormous amount...
by T. R. Nicholson. 143 pp. 10 in. x 7-1/2, in. (J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., Aldine House, Bedford Street, London, WC2E. 60s.) The growing number of motor museums about the world calls for a guide...
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This author has a happy knack of introducing little-known or long-forgotten facts into his histories—a case in point being Palmer Phillips' defence of the original Vauxhall Ten when it was receiving...
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As I never get round to writing to people . . . the fact that I have eventually started this letter, prompts me to go on and to tell you of another, of which you may not have heard. It is "Grand Tour...
"The young market is something the Americans are terribly aware of, and quite rightly, but the message obviously has not penetrated to lorry-minded Lord Stokes and his board. ... Within a couple of...
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Sir, Regarding Fiat reliability (September, 1970), I have as my workhorse a 500F. This car was bought in March, 1968, since which date it has completed 52,000 miles. This includes two Continental...
Sir, May I, through your columns, be permitted to reply to Dr. Reynolds' letter concerning the brakes, or lack of them, on his Austin A35 saloon? First of all I simply do not believe that there is...
Sir, The following extract may be of interest. It is taken from the book "Simply Churchill", by Roy Howells (Robert Hale). The period is the early 'sixties. "The household ran four relatively modest...
Sir, The emotive innuendos of W. A.'s letter constrains me to reply. By whatever route he arrived in the Market Place, Richmond, he must have passed the prescribed traffic signs indicating that he...
Sir, I look forward to reading the result of your meeting with Lord Stokes and know that the idiots who buy foreign cars will be interested in the answers given to your very searching questions....
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Sir, I was intrigued to read in last month's (November) Motor Sport a paragraph of a letter to you from S. Dear, Chairman, MMM Register, in which he stated that the 750-c.c. Q-type MG had the highest...
Sir, I was pleased to see your article on Rileys in the November edition, though your tone seems to indicate that you are not at all sure that they are in the "real" cars category. I expect it...
When staying in Clacton-on-Sea recently I left my car overnight on the street in front of the hotel without lights, having been told in the hotel that this is permissible (it is in most towns these...
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Sir, Our BMC 1100 Automatic has been off the road for five weeks, awaiting delivery of an exchange automatic transmission unit to the garage before it can be repaired. BMC representatives tell us...
Sir, With regard to the letter of Mr. Disley (September Motor Sport), I feel that I must comment. I own a 1967 Morris Mini 850 c.c., which I use for rallies. I obtain all parts for my car, both...
Sir, A car I have hardly ever seen mentioned in Motor Sport is the rather unattractively-named Wartburg. I bought mine new just over a year ago—replacing, for various domestic reasons, an MG-B—and...
Sir, Your Editorial in the November issue on Motorways, bunching and the third lane prompts me to add: What about the slow lane? During a comprehensive tour of France and Germany, it was noticed that...
Sir, I am amazed at Lord Stokes' attitude concerning the purchase of foreign cars. What is required on his part is the production of vehicles that can compete with foreign makes at ex-factory prices...

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