December 1974

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Short Staffed Motor Sport will be a bit understaffed on the road-test front for the next few weeks. Not because we are cutting down on employees or cannot afford the salaries, but on account of the...
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Referring to the Calais-Cannes exercise between a BMW 3.0Si and a light aircraft, Mr. Graham Horder, the pilot, informs us that he has no time for magic boxes which take all the joy out of flying and...
The Goodyear Tyre Company have produced an excellent Calendar, size approximately 17-1/2 in. x 24-1/2 in., a page for each month, eleven 1974 Grand Prix pictures and one of the 24-hour Le Mans race...
"I think we have all had enough for the time being of elections and confrontations. We now have a new Government and I hope everyone will support it to the best of their ability and get Britain going...
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It needs sorting out At times during the past season there have been as many as 40 Formula One cars at a Grand Prix meeting, and something like 10 or more drivers all hoping to take part. The...
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A year ago we had a good deal to say about the then-new Alfasud, that near-mass-produced small car from the new Alfa Romeo factory near Naples, after a colleague had tried the normal version of this...
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Evans and Redman win Formula 5000 titles The world of the 5-litre V8-powered single seaters, Formula 5000, has been dominated this year on both sides of the Atlantic by British drivers and Lola cars...
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Quite Sherlock Holmes' like feat of tracing a hit and run car after it had caused a fatal accident involving a horse-vehicle at the corner of Park Avenue and 69th Street, New York, in 1914 is...
Final Triumph for Matra Kyalami, November 9th: The loss of Chrysler (Simca) sponsorship could result in a seriously curtailed programme next year for the Matra team, but they finished the 1974...
Thumbing through a sex magazine the other evening I saw that its Motoring Correspondent had done some long runs in a standard Vauxhall Magnum estate, driving it from Lisbon to Turkey and non-stop...
It seems that new editions of the complete Aston Martin history and of Batsford's "Vintage Car Pocketbook" can be anticipated and that a BMW history is in hand. We also hope not to have to wait too...
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It is with great sorrow that we learnt of the death last month of Anthony Bird, whose erudite letters have appeared frequently in Motor Sport ; indeed there is one in this issue. He was a profound...
A Section Devoted To Old Car Matters VSCC Lakeland Trial, November 9th: On the way to this year's edition of that notoriously tough vintage event, the Lakeland Trial organised by Dick Smith and Frank...
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[I am delighted to publish this article about the 1928 FWD Alvis TT cars, from Hugh Torrens, of Keele University, because it throws new light on one of motor racing's major mysteries — who really won...
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Crossley Reliability Sir, I was very interested to see the Crossley chassis picture. In 1922, my firm had a 25/30 ex RFC Crossley tender, of which the rear wheels (twin) were shod with the steel-...
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The BMW 3.3 L Sports Limousine BMW of Munich have not only built up a great reputation for high-quality cars which are extremely enjoyable to drive and desirable in almost every way but in this field...
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"What do you know about Armaglaze?" This question brought a blank stare and a series of mental pictures that were nothing to do with motoring. The answer is Endrust, the Company that brought...
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"Seven Years With Samantha" -- By Clive Ball -- 247 pp. 8-3/4 in. x 5-1/2 in. (PSL, Bar Hill, Cambridge. £3.95). Most people, especially if they are Austin Seven enthusiasts, will remember Clive Ball...
Something rather exciting for Brooklands enthusiasts—Grand Prix Models have brought out a cast-metal kit for making a model of Count Zborowski's Chitty-Bang-Bang I. It has good detail, including the...
"The Aston Martin—A Collection of Contemporary Road Tests-1921-1942" By Adrian M. Feather. 80 pp. 11-1/4 in x 8-1/4 in. (From specialist motoring bookshops. Recommended price: £3.50). I have...
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His Grace, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, has played a notable part in many aspects of the sporting motoring and aviation scene. His early enthusiasm for fast cars led him to Bentley Motors Ltd. in...
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In 1970 while Stewart was racing a March 701 for Team Tyrrell and was saying, rather unconvincingly, that he thought the March had great potential, Ken Tyrrell was building his own car. With designer...
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A few years ago the McLaren team had a slogan which read "Winning isn't everything— but it's somewhat better than finishing second". While agreeing wholeheartedly with their viewpoint, even finishing...
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My saga in the November 1973 issue of Motor Sport of my unfortunate experiences with a new Triumph TR6 provoked several hundred readers into writing to us, mostly with very similar stories to my...
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Honours were well distributed in the Castrol Anniversary Touring Car Championship There were a lot of doubting Thomases around, including this writer, when the RAC decided to make its British Touring...
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The Assistant Editor is let loose with Stuart Graham's all-conquering Camaro The needle kisses the red sector on the rev. counter in top gear at Knicker Brook approaches at the best part of 140 m.p.h...
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A week after trying the Camaro, British Leyland let myself and other journalists try Andy Rouse's Broadspeed-prepared and John Hine's Bill Shaw-prepared Dolomite Sprints at Goodwood. They were just...
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Canada and the USA In the space of one month the World Rally Championship has become more than a simple international series contested by various manufacturers; it has developed very quickly into a...
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NB.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—ED. Design Logic Sir, Considering the vast amount of effort which has gone...

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