February 1968

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The Back-Britain Crusade With this small Island plagued by Devaluation, strikes, political unrest, mounting crime, foot and mouth, the influenza epidemic, freak gales, unstable trains, uncertain...
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Below is a list of rallies and events, to be held at Beaulie in 1968: March 31st Daffodil Sunday. Bournemouth—Beaulieu Veteran Run. April 14th/15th Easter. Cavalcade of Transportation. April 28th...
On a recent trip to Italy we were able to try the three new 1750 Alfa Romeo models, the saloon, GT Veloce and Spider Veloce. The saloon is the only fully new car, the other two being improved...
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Now that we have had the first Grand Prix race of the year the alarms and excursions of who hopes to drive what car are over and 1968 season lies pretty clear ahead of us. Clark's win in the South...
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When the aero-space and research firm of Engins Matra first showed an interest in motor cars and motor racing, by forming a subsidiary company called Matra-Sports in October 1964, it created only...
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On the very same day that Ford of Britain chose to announce their small car competitor, details were officially released of the biggest merger in Britain's industrial history. The £410 million tie-up...
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Very few motor sporting events nowadays are capable of proving a point even before they take place. One of them was the 1968 International Swedish Rally. The point in this case was the increasing...
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So much interest has been created by last month's account of the aero-engined Wolseley Viper that I feel it permissible to write about another of these monster racing cars of the nineteen-twenties....
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SUCCESSES OF THE ISOTIA-MAYBACH 1922 B.A.R.C. Easter Meeting Lightning Long Handicap 4.3. A. D. Eldridge) tat, at 95.25 m.p.h. 1922 B.A.R.C. May Meeting Lightning tong Handicap E. A. D. Eldridge) 1st...
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Speaking at a Debate just before the House rose for the Christmas recess, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu raised the question of using part of the St. Pancras Station site as a permanent museum to display...
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Gas turbine cars have been attracting considerable attention over here this winter, and 1968 may well be the year that these engines come into their own in racing—both for Indianapolis cars and for...
Mrs. D. E. Benbow, 1 High Park Avenue, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, is to form an active club for owners of Vauxhall Vivas. Anyone interested should contact Mrs. Benbow.
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Team Lotus dominate The first race of the 1968 season was run at the 4.1-km. Kyalami circuit just outside Johannesburg. This year the Grand Prix of South Africa had drawn all the Formula One teams...
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"I know some people think that salesmen make a car. We believe that a car, if it is good enough, will make salesmen."—Henry Ford, circa 1926. New Ford: 1928 After making some 15-million Model-Ts...
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The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1967 Once again it is time for me to summarise the road-tests I did for Motor Sport last year and to look back generally at motoring in 1967. It was in...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. News The Vintage S.C.C. has changed its address to: Bone Lane (off Mill Lane), Newbury, Berkshire (Newbury 4411). Its Measham Rally had to be abandoned...
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The Wolseley Viper Sir, I was most interested in the article "The Story of the Wolseley Viper" in Motor Sport, January issue. I remember the car well in the early 'twenties, when I was a member of...
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"Grand Prix Bugatti," by H. G. Conway. 224 pp. 8 7/8 in. x 7¼ in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Portpool Lane, London, E.C.1. 63s.) H. G. Conway has set himself up as the Bugatti historian, as...
There are no "Cars in Books" this month, for not even in the case of the open car which "had to be pushed out of its garage and the hood put up in case it rained," while a glider was built in its...
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January 3rd: The British United B.A.C. 1-11 arrived at Rabat at about 4 p.m., having made a refuelling stop at Bordeaux-Merignac, where Mirage 4 bombers were on manoeuvres. In keeping with the...
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In last month's article about the cars owned by Sir Ralph Millais, Bt., the impression was conveyed that the Monza Alfa Romeo he had, and which is now owned by Doc. Taylor, was a replica. Although...
(January 6th) The opening round of the Tasman Series, the New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe, was won by Amon, driving a works 2.4-litre Ferrari V6. Gardner, in Mildren's Brabham-Alfa Romeo V8, was...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Another "Short-List" Sir, In March, 1965 you were kind enough to print a...

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