January 1961

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Saab Wins the R.A.C. Rally The 1960 R.A.C. Rally, which determined the destiny of both the European Rally Championship (won by Mercedes-Benz) and the Ladies' Rally Championship (won jointly by Pat...
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65-year-old Mrs. Radclyffe of Ramsdell, near Newbury, Berkshire, was presented on behalf of VW Motors Ltd. by Lord Brabazon of Tara with a Volkswagen saloon, the 50,000th to be imported into the...
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The Editor Comments on the Progress made in Braking for Racing and Rally Cars, with Particular Reference to a Visit to Ferodo Limited at Chapel-en-le-Frith. IN the early days of motoring high speed...
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With several new racing teams in the field for 1961 there is likely to be a shortage of drivers and some of the top drivers have still not joined their 1961 team. Ferrari has only retained Phil Hill...
Continuing to look for references to cars in non-motoring books, in " Child Of the Twenties," by Frances Donaldson (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1959), there is passing reference to an A.G., owned by her...
A proposal has been made for the rebuilding of the Museum of Science and Industry in Newhall Street, Birmingham. A number of veteran and vintage cars are housed in the old buildings, as well as such...
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What is Vanden Plas? The other day MOTOR SPORT was due to road-test an Austin A55 Countryman but because it had suffered a gearbox calamity at the hands of a previous scribe a Vanden Plas was...
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"Spitfire—The Story of a Famous Fighter," by Bruce Robertson. 211 pp. 11½in. x 8½in.(Harleyford Publications Ltd., Letchworth, Herts. 45s.) Fabulous is the only word I know that describes this latest...
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Those delightful motor car miniatures continue to arrive in interesting profusion. This month, with Lesney excelling themselves with their extremely accurate 1907 40/50 Rolls-Royce reviewed last...
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Writing in The Motor of November 9th last year, Dennis May, in an article called " Ladies' Singles," dealt with some of the better-known lady drivers of the Brooklands days—Gwenda Hawkes, Kay Petre,...
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In which F. J. A. Hobbs, of H.W. Motors, looks at the cars he has owned and known from the angle of an enthusiast with motor trade facilities. My motoring career really started when as a very small...
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Sir, Judging from my own experiences, your correspondents J. K. Skinner and R. Firth seem to have come off lightly in their troubles. I was stopped by a police patrol in March and my vehicle was...
Sir, I am rather tired of reading in your otherwise satisfactory journal criticisms of the excellent B.M.C. mini-cars. I took delivery of my own Mini-Minor last February and have covered 20,000 very...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The V.S.C.C. Heston Driving Tests (December 11th 1960) The Vintage S.C.C. held its usual driving test meeting last month at the mess that was once proud Heston...
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No. 16: Angus-Sanderson On the way to Scotland last year for the R.A.C. Rally, I took the opportunity of stopping in Newcastle to call on Mr. T. C. H. Sanderson, a wine importer, whose late father...
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R.A.C Rally R.A.C. Championship Trial
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Clutton's Criticisms Criticised Sir, I have noted with interest some recent letters taking exception to comments by Mr. Glutton when referring to the Duesenberg. It would appear he enjoys criticising...
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A 3-litre Humber Super Snipe and the New Standard Vanguard Vignale Six Used to Follow the R.A.C. Rally When it had been decided that I should take a photographer to Scotland to cover last year's R.A....
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Engine : Six cylinders, 87.2 x 82.5 MM. (2,965 c.c.). Inclined overhead valves operated by cross-push-rods. 8.0-to-1 compression-ratio. 121 (net) b.h.p. at 4,800 r.p.m. Gear ratios : First, 12.77 to...
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Engine : Six cylinders, 74.7 x 76 mm. (1,998 c.c.). Pushrod-operated overhead valves. 8.0-to-1 compression ratio. 80 (net) b.h.p. at 4,400 r.p.m. Gear ratios : First, 14.5 to 1; second, 8.61 to 1;...
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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, VW and Matters of Policy Sir, Having read Mr. Morgan's letter on...
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MOTOR SPORT publishes above a picture of one of the very latest American automobiles.

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