February 1961

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The compulsory old-car tests After toying with the idea for five years, the Government enforces compulsory testing of old cars from the middle of this month, but at first only of those over 24 years...
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This year's event attracted an entry of 265 cars, motorcycles, sidecars, bubble cars and scooters and showed an increase over previous years, when it seemed that the Motor Cycling Club's annual...
The opening event of the day for G.T. cars gave another victory to Graham Warner's Lotus Elite from Chris Lawrence's more accelerative Morgan Plus 4 which held the lead for a couple of laps. Cohn...
Motoring Sport Events for February * Only clubs R , Restricted • whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the zsth of the preceding month are included in this list * Event. C...
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An Extended Test of the Moskvitch 407 Having driven British, French, Italian, German, Swedish and Czechoslovakian cars, I thought it would be interesting to discover what a Russian car is like, so...
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The Inter-Register Contest, between the 12/50 Alvis, S.T.D., Fiat, Humber' Bull-Nose Morris and Austin Twelve Registers, won last year by the Fiat team, is to be resumed this year. The first fixture...
According to the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Mr. G. Vowles is planning a new 4¼-mile race track in Matchams Park near Ringwood, the cost of which is estimated at some £110,000. He estimates that the 30...
Last month we criticised the horizontal fuel filler of the latest Humber Super Snipe which is disguised as a rear lamp, because it precludes filling the tank from a can. We are told that the makers...
Interest in motor car miniatures grows apace and the Miniature Auto Society, to cater for collectors, has been formed, although whether it will operate on a non-profit-making or commercial basis is...
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Jaguar, who are still working full time, have instituted a campaign amongst their workers with the theme that their livelihood depends on quility. How sensible!
Last month it was stated (not as it happened by the VW-prone Editor) that Jet petrol is of German origin. This is not so; this ambitious selling of cut-price petrol is an all-British venture, about...
R.A.C. British Rally Champion Driver of 1960, W. Bengry, started the season with Simcas and then used a 1961-type VW for the rest of the year. Last month Credit-Trends, discussing the British Motor...
There is the crack about a Daimler that, unless they are Royalty, most people ride in one only twice in their lives, to their wedding and at their funeral, one the sequentiality of the other. In...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters"Boxing Night Informal" The popularity of the " Boxing Night Exeter " has grown since the Editor conceived the idea of driving over the route of the 1922 M.C.C....
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The Norton on the " Exeter " Sir, On the route of the Boxing Night Informal I picked up a rather nice pair of gloves by the roadside. I think it is very probable that these belonged to one of the "...
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A silver scale model of a Mercedes car, thought to have been made to the order of the late Count Zborowski, has turned up in Johannesburg. If any collector is interested, we can forward letters,...
After mid-February there will inevitably be a thinning-out of the variety of interesting vehicles on British roads but in the past few weeks we noticed a very original vintage or near-vintage Morris...
In Kuala Lumpur a hybrid Alfa Romeo with 2.3-litre engine in a 1938-type 3-litre chassis with Farina saloon body is rotting in a scrap-yard, and it appears to belong to an R.A.F. officer who bought...
From Devon comes news of a very sound 1926 Austin Twelve saloon bought recently from an elderly gentleman who had cherished it for 30 years, having bought it from a Wiltshire Bank Manager, while a...
Meetings of considerable interest to one-make enthusiasts include the Trojan O.C. Trial and A.G.M. (February 25th), Daimler Day in Coventry (April 29th), and the Model-T Register's Ben Nevis Rally (...
On the vintage commercial vehicle front we hear that a Burford lorry, circa 1922, is preserved in fine condition by a firm in Cardiff, where the Park Coal Co, still operate a few 1922 Walker electric...
A 1929 Austin Seven won the West Hants & Dorset C.C. Christmas Cup Trial last year, " Giles " featured a vintage Vauxhall tourer in his Hogmanay cartoon in the Sunday Express, and a 1921 model-T...
We are informed by Mr. Venning that we were misinformed when we stated last December that his Chater-Lea had been bought by a Mr. Getley.
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[Mr. Bradshaw is, we understand, engaged in designing a rotary-type i.c. engine which he naturally hopes will be a Wankel-beater.—Ed.] The numerous critics of my A.B.C. engines are wrong because they...
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Boats We visited the Daily Express International Boat Show at Earls Court on Press Pre-View day and found Naval skin-divers braving the filthy water of the Cote d'Azur harbour for the benefit of the...
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"History of the American Steam Fire Engine," by William T. King. 150 pp. 11 3/10 in. X 8⅕ in. (Available from Autobooks, 104, Islingword Road, Brighton, Sussex. 40s.) This is an indispensable book...
One Of the privileges and pleasures of editing MOTOR SPORT is the constant stream of interesting correspondence received from its readers, which is something I appreciate deeply, even though only a...
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The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1960 Last year was a particularly busy one, for I drove a pen for more than 200,000 words and forty road-test cars a matter of 18,300 miles; in addition...
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Opinions ... Sir, Your leader article on the prosperity of the British Motor Industry was of interest, but lukewarm—or alkaline—in tone. One reason for the ascendancy of Germany—as quoted by...

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