February 1969

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Particular interest centres round the vehicle output of Fiat of Turin, because they are now the largest motor manufacturers in Europe, having beaten Volkswagen's record—a fact which has cost one...
Cut Motor Taxes In a country which seems to be sinking into the financial mire, its citizens subject to an ever increasing cost of living and even its essential postal services now costing more (the...
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Sir, May I refer to two references to BP products in your January 1969 issue. Mr. Heywood's letter on page 54, under the heading "Which is the Best Oil?", made references to characteristics "of the...
Believing that females about to invest in Fiats may be confused about which model to buy, the British branch of the great Turin Company has issued a little booklet, of hand-bag size, illustrated in...
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The Editor looks back on the cars he drove during 1968 According to Gilbert and Sullivan the policeman's lot is not a happy one. Which I can believe, in this age of riot and siege. Conversely, a...
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"Road Accidents—Prevent or Punish?", by J. J. Leeming. 233 pp. 8 3/5 in. x 5 3/5 in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 36S.) It is refreshing to find a book about road...
Just recently there has been a lot of discussion on the subject of long-distance motoring, with the Monte Carlo Rally, but more particularly with the London–Sydney Marathon. For many years now...
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Alfa Romeo have just announced their 1969 Giulia alterations. While externally the cars are almost as in 1968—with slightly larger over-riders and changed door handles—it is inside and underneath...
Cyprus invaded by "Capri" During the second week of January the mighty Ford Empire, armed with their latest four-wheel innovation and a specially invited troop of journalists, launched an attack on...
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We notice that the clock tower, which we always knew as Sunbury Clock, at the junction of six roads near Sunbury Station, has disappeared. Because the clocktower made this a very difficult junction...
—It has changed During a recent discussion on Grand Prix racing we fell to discussing drivers, past and present, and the inevitable Fangio, Moss, Clark, Stewart battle raged. We agreed that as...
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The 1969 Porsche racing programme will be concentrated on two major activities, long-distance sports/prototype racing and rallies, and for the first tune since 1963 Porsche factory cars will not be...
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The trouble with tuning an engine for more speed is the possibility that it will prove unreliable at some later date and though many of the tuning firms are very competent a tuned engine, because it...
As these words are being read Group 6 Sports/Prototype cars and Group 4 Sports cars are racing round the combined road circuit and banked track of the Daytona Speedway, in the annual 24-hour race....
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The mid-winter lull in competition activity presents an opportunity to cast a look back at 1968 and the performance of the American automobile industry as a whole. Although the final figures have not...
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One of the more enjoyable parts of my life is meeting regular readers of Motor Sport, not formal pre-arranged meetings in an office, they are tiresome, but unexpected and casual meetings. It happens...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Golden Jubilee of the Vintage Bentley—1969 Nineteen sixty-nine marks the Golden jubilee of the vintage Bentley car. Fifty years ago, in Chagford Street, near...
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From Sir Ralph Millais, Bt. A Tricky Repair Sir, When I brought my Tipo B Alfa Romeo engine block to Messrs. Angell & Williams for repair, I was initially told that it was an impossible job. But...
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Described to the Editor in a recent interview Colonel Rixon Bucknall is a great motoring enthusiast, as well as being an authority on ships and railways of the steam era. He presumably inherited his...
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While I have ceased to be astonished at the numbers of references to cars in non-motoring books I was intrigued when a reader recommended "John Christie of Glyndebourne" a biography by Wilfred Blunt...
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Whatever else the London-Sydney Marathon may, or may not, have done, its result has certainly given the Rootes Competitions Department a shot in the arm; and no one will say that it didn't need it....
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When the Le Mans organisers and the C.S.I. brought about the ill-conceived and hurriedly perpetrated limitation of 3-litres engine capacity to the Group 6 Sports-Prototype cars, Enzo Ferrari showed...
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Racing has long been a favourite sport of the Argentinians and in years gone by the tremendous achievements of Fangio, Gonzales and several others never failed to excite their fellow countrymen....
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A Visit to the West Bromwich Factory Last month we published road-test reports on the superbly safe four-wheel-drive Jensen FF and the less-expensive Jensen Interceptor, both powered with 6.3-litre...
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At the recent Racing Car Show there were three new single-seater racing cars, a Cooper, a Lola and a McLaren, each powered by a 5-litre, or 5,000 c.c., Chevrolet, V8 engine, their destiny being the...
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Reporting race meetings in the D. S. J. manner must be very satisfying for, with Europe as his base, not only can the Continental Correspondent be present at race meetings but he can also observe the...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. — Ed. Stupid Prices Sir, We have been increasingly concerned at the out of...

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