January 1967

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An Open Letter to The Minister Of Transport Dear Mrs. Castle, At the commencement of the New Year, which does not look like being a very bright one for Britain, we direct this letter to you,...
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As these words are being read the South African G.P. will be taking place, this year at the Kyalami circuit and not at the usual East London one. (A full report will appear in February Motor Sport...
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"The Evolution of the Racing Car" by Laurence Pomeroy. 240 pp. 9-1/4 in. x 6-1/4 in. (William Kimber & Co. Ltd., 40, Wilton Place, London, SW1. 50s.) This was the last book written by the late...
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From Corgi recently was Gift Set No. 47, comprising a Ford 500 tractor with working conveyor, and Corgi Toy N. 491, which is a Ford Cortina wood-panelled estate car. Lesney have a " Matchbox" King...
"The dashboard . . solid walnut, at a time when Packard and Cadillac were apologising for their painted steel facias by ornamenting them with foppish scrolls."—Horace Fitzpatrick, writing about a...
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The School of Instruction at Hythe Road. I was under the impression, along perhaps with others, that the Rolls-Royce Chauffeurs' School had been a war casualty. This is not the case and, hearing...
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Return of an old friend -- comment on the Fiat 1100R Old friendships are often best but a long acquaintance can wear thin. I have known the Fiat 1100 for a long time. Before the war it came to me for...
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A section devoted to old-car matters The V.S.C.C. Driving Tests, Silverstone, December 10th: The Vintage S.C.C. is on the whole traditional and in December it has its driving tests at Silverstone; it...
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Twin o.h.c. Sir, May I be allowed to correct Mr. Anthony Blight's totally erroneous remark that " in 1930 twin overhead camshafts were a barbaric necessity . . . and wholly unsuitable for commercial...
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The pattern of the car "Profiles" edited by Anthony Harding has now clarified; they bombard us at the rate of six per month, each one costing 2s. and containing between 4,000 and 6,000 words by an...
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Attractive lines and GT performance from the one-litre engine make the Abarth a favourite. Strictly speaking the Fiat Abarth Coupe we tested is not a modified car, but a recognised model in its own...
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The Jaguar E-type is obviously a motor car very appropriate to Motor Sport's readership and it has been covered in these columns in great detail, culminating in a comparison between the two-seater...
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1 : GT Marque racing It may be supposed, without much fear of contradiction, that one young male driver in ten has some sporting inclination. This is probably only embryonic, a small feeling of...
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There are two ways to break into saloon or GT racing. One is to buy the best machine currently available in hope that it will not be superseded too quickly, and the other is to develop the potential...
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So much is heard these days about badly-made and casually inspected cars that it was interesting, while browsing through some old motor journals, to come upon a yardstick by which the quality of pre-...
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R.A.C. Rally -- Ford retire with a win The make of the car may change but in the six years that our premier rally has taken to the forests it has always been a Scandinavian behind the winning wheel...
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Reviewing the Volkswagen 1600TL Fastback, Steyr-Puch 650TR II, Sunbeam Imp Sport Three rear-engined cars came along in succession for recent appraisal. I used to be a confirmed rear-engine...
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Last October I referred in this series to "En Route" in which Roy Trevor described three significant Continental tours undertaken in Edwardian times in a 70 h.p. Mercedes. In concluding, I mentioned...
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Although Group 7 racing has been killed by the trade and the race sponsors in Europe, it is still flourishing well in the U.S.A. and Canada. At Las Vegas, in Nevada, during November there was run the...
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NB: Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and " Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. *** R.A.C. Reply -- Racing in the Isle of Man Sir, It is not often...

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