February 1967

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Campbell The accident at Lake Coniston in which Donald Campbell lost his life in " Bluebird " when within an ace of raising the Water Speed Record to over 300 m.p.h. shocked the entire sporting...
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There are a few matters arising out of recent events which will benefit from explanation. Plastics and paint: A reader, Mr. A. E. Heywood of Mill Hill, says he no longer has any faith in my opinions...
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Heat and altitude problems Johannesburg, Monday, 2nd January: Three previous South African Grands Prix have been of world championship status at the coastal resort of East London. However, after the...
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Forthcoming Events The International racing season for 1967 is already well under way in New Zealand, Australia and the Argentine and on February 4th the really serious International scene begins,...
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A section devoted to old-car matters The V.S.C.C. Measham Rally, January 7/8th: This traditional winter rally of the Vintage S.C.C. no longer finishes at Measham in the centre of England, where there...
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The Price of Vintage Cars Sir, Mr. C. A. Winder's rather hysterical defence of excessive profits on the resale of vintage cars should be an adequate warning to would-be purchasers. No one objects to...
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A true sports car of impeccable manners and considerable performance It could be said that Germany makes a range of very sound, well-finished cars, France builds practical automobiles, Britain...
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Few cars can have earned as many adjectives as the Volkswagen . . . reliable, dangerous, strong, ugly, well-made, and noisy are just a cross-section of the view-points of 10 million post-war owners...
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" Auto-Universum, 1967." Edited by Arthur Logoz. 201 pp. 12 in. x 9-1/4 in. (Hachette, 4, Regent Place, Regent Street, London, W1. 63s.) This is the tenth edition of this annual new-car review,...
The Lesney " Matchbox " Collector's Catalogue is now available in Great Britain for a cost of 3d. It illustrates almost 130 different " Matchbox " models, including the veteran car gift sets. This 40...
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Not a great deal under this heading this time, but the reference to a No. 14 S-type London omnibus, driven by someone who had handled the old 13-type 'buses in France during the 1914/18 war, in "...
As is traditional, six more Profiles arrived early in January. Of these, perhaps the most interesting is No. 45, dealing with "The M.G. Midget M-type," by F. Wilson McComb. It gives a very clear...
"The decade from 1929 to 1939 ... happened to be a period of stagnation in design when, for the first time, the advertising and sales men dominated the engineers .... This combination of...
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2: Autocross Introducing this series last month we cited the many letters from young readers wanting to take up motor racing, and probably put them all off by estimating the cost of marque sports-...
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Who's Champion ? Championships in International Rallying are rapidly becoming more and more farcically meaningless. The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile not only seem able to bend rules to...
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Some modifications to the Pukekohe circuit reduced the lap distance from 2.2 miles to 1.75 miles and the Grand Prix was held over 57 laps. Before this there was a short warm-up race to decide grid...
We have received many letters on the subject following Mr. Clarke's proposition last month to change the tyres on his Volkswagen each 5,000 miles to get even tyre wear when selling the car at 15,000...
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The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1966 So another year is over and it is time to take stock of the cars I drove during 1966. I make no excuse for writing this series of abbreviated road-...
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N.B: Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and " Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. *** Ford Formula 1 engine Sir, I read everything you write with great...

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