February 1979

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• Oil! The recent oil-tanker-drivers' strike must have made some people wonder what it would be like to live in a World from which all oil-supplies, which to the car-user means petrol, have dried up...
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Ligier landmark Buenos Aires, January 21st The new Grand Prix season started with a flourish in Buenos Aires, for not only were we seeing new combinations of drivers and teams after the "musical-...
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Lotus: Gone are the sleek black and gold creations from Hethel, they are now green with yellow lining. Gone too is the fatuous title "John Player Special", they are now "Martini-Lotus" (though Motor...
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The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.6 Alfa Romeo first used the name Giulietta on a trend-setting sporting saloon introduced n 1955. Now it adorns Alfa's new gap-filler model 'twixt the Alfa Sud and Alfetta....
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A section devoted to old-car matters 100 mph from 750 c.c. As I have pointed out in the review of the book "Morgan Sweeps The Board" by Dr. J. D. Alderson and D. M. Rushton (see page 164) a rather...
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Ballot in the 1921 GP Sir, I was interested for two reasons to read G. L. Easterbrook Smith's letter concerning Ralph de Palma's Ballot in the 1921 Grand Prix dc l'ACF at Le Mans and his quotation...
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Imagine, if you can, Patrick Depailler, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Rene Arnoux, John Watson, Rupert Keegan, Derek Daly and a few lesser lights, taking Formula One Cars to Sweden to race on a frozen airfield...
Late in the old year Chrysler's press information service confirmed that the United Kingdom arm of Peugeot-Citroen and Lotus Cars Ltd. would "co-operate in the production of a high-performance...
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The Vauxhall Carlton The influence of Vauxhall quality and Opel initiative have made the General Motors, range of Luton cars a factor to be reckoned with for those seeking good small and medium-sized...
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"Morgan Sweeps the Board" by Dr. J. D. Alderson and D. M. Rushton. 255pp. 9¾" X 6¾" (Gentry Books Ltd., 16, Regency Street, London, SW1 . £9.95, One of the last books of 1978 was this chronological...
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I am indebted to a reader, Mr. J. E. Robinson of Barnsley, for drawing my attention to a book with some interesting motoring references, namely "Portal of Hungerford" by Denis Richards (Heinemann)....
The Mazda RX-7 sportscar has clearly caught the imagination of the American public and it was obviously not going to be long before somebody capitalised on this 120-m.p.h. machine's competition...
Donington Park circuit's management have taken the courageous step of promoting six-round Grand Touring Championship that caters for modified saloon and sports cars. By accident it has been found...
The RAC have extended the mandatory silencing of exhaust systems for racing cars still further this season. Last year six categories were affected, and a further six are to be drawn within the net...
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The Editor Looks Back on the Cars He Drove During 1978 I had intended giving this annual look-back a miss this time, after more than 25 years of summarising my previous year's road-test reports,...
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An advertiser's query in last month's issue as to whether or not his 1959 Morris Minor 1000, with 6,700 miles on its odometer from new, was the lowest mileage example extant, has been answered by a...
The 1979 International Calendar By the time this issue of Motor Sport appears five international rallies will have been held in 1979, including the first qualifier of the World Championship, the...
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Specialists in Motor Racing Tours, Travel and Trade and Press Conventions Page & Moy of Leicester are synonymous with motor-racing tours for enthusiasts. It all started back in 1959, when Tony...
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"The first 2+2 coupe to be designed as a kit car since the ending of Purchase Tax killed off so many fine efforts," claims Harold Dermott, Oldham-based manufacturer of the Mini-Marcos, of his new car...
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An embryonic Chapman, or mini-Broadley? We talk to the 27-year-old proprietor of a commercial racing cars business, single-seater designer, motorcycle World record-breaker and above-average driver....
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Looking at the photograph of the Bimotore Alfa Romeo that we published in the December issue of Motor Sport, I could not help wondering if it really happened. The idea of building a car with a...
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For years Ford have held a January conference at which they tell an often amazed audience about their competition plans for the coming season. Of late this has really slid down into a parochial...
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With the arrival of the official FIA Yellow Book for 1979, containing all the rules and regulations for International events of all categories (see page 150), we have the list of drivers who have...
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Some years ago I enjoyed myself in these columns comparing the top-cars that were available to wealthy purchasers after the Kaiser war ended in 1918. It was apparent that on paper the short-lived...
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The Opel Senator and Monza Superb handling, performance, comfort and appointments help justify an apparent high price Opel's new Senator and Monza put General Motors' European offshoot firmly on the...
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In the New Year Honours List John Arthur Brabham became the first man to receive a knighthood for services to motor racing. The Australian, thrice World Champion, won 14 out of 127 World Championship...
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The editorial Rover 3500 has been fitted with rather novel Skyport glass sunshine roof to enable the Editor to savour once again at least some of the joys of fondly-remembered open-air motoring. We...
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N.B. -Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. XJ-Satisfaction Sir, At the end of Mr. R. F. Anderson's letter (Motor...

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