January 1968

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• Colourful Rise Every year after we have presented our colour review we have thousands of requests for a monthly colour section. Colour is expensive, so while it was impossible to make the pictures...
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At the beginning of 1967 John Wyer formed a company with John WilIment named J.W. Automotive Engineering, and it comprised the racing departments of Ford Advanced Vehicles and John Willment Racing,...
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The article on pages 22-25 deals mainly with the career of the 200-h.p. Wolseley Viper at Brooklands but this car gained another success in the 1922 Southend Speed Trials, when A. G. Miller made f.t....
It is an unfortunate thing that most people have very short memories so that it is most important "what you have done" than "how you did it". We all remember outstanding performances during the 1967...
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Last month I touched on a revolution in France that could have disturbing effects on the rest of the sporting world. Fortunately reason prevailed and what started as a domestic affair remained so,...
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A great many readers keep their old copies of Motor Sport, many having them bound year by year, not only for re-reading during dull moments, but as books of reference. Consequently we feel duty-bound...
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For those who are fearful that as soon as the wheels turn their cars may collide with something solid, there is much to be said for a new safety glass, which is akin to laminated, but with the...
Just before Christmas membership had reached a total of 206. It should be emphasised that subscriptions paid last year run to the end of 1968. We regret to have to record the death, at 68, of W. L....
"Along a two-mile stretch of the A30 through the village there are almost 120 assorted road signs, 38 of these being between the Phoenix Green cross-roads and the Reading Road junction. Such a...
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"The Bugatti Story," by L'Ebe Bugatti. 207 pp., 8 1/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (Souvenir Press Ltd., 95, Mortimer Street, London, W.1. 37s. 6d.) Rolls-Royce and Bugatti are perhaps the two most-chronicled...
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Having last month reviewed the biography of T. H. White, in which his closest friend David Garnett is referred to, it seems appropriate to look at the cars in the third volume of Garnett's...
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Most of the last eight weeks have been spent following the Canadian-American Challenge Cup and a number of the United States Auto Club's championship events, so since this is my first American...
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by Betty Haig Following Motor Sport's review of the new book about Amy Johnson's life, readers may be interested in some first-hand memories of how she made out driving in one of the few major...
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When I discovered a vehicle with seventy-eight wheels and seven engines I felt that it was necessary for me to find out more about it, for anything with wheels and engines has always fascinated me...
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Your 12 issues of 1967 can now be bound in an attractive black cloth case, with gold lettering on the front cover and spine. An index is also included, although this can be purchased separately for...
Towards the end of November last year we were able to visit the Automotive Products Group's splendid Shenington test track near Banbury to try some of the recently announced Downton Stage conversions...
W. J. Wyatt's history of the Austin 7 and a detailed history and technical discourse by H. R. Slater are scheduled for publication at the end of April, and T. L. Nicholson's book about all the...
At the time of going to press the Foot and Mouth epidemic was still continuing. Consequently motor sporting activities have been rather curtailed, all rallies in England and Wales having been...
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The Wolseley Viper racing car was evolved by Capt. Alastair Miller when he held the position of Competitions Manager to Wolseley Motors Ltd. Capt. A. G. L. J. Miller, son of Sir William Miller, Bt....
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The American magazine Road Test bravely undertook recently to prove what many people have long suspected, namely that all brands of petrol are virtually the same, irrespective of what the...
Recent correspondence pointed out the design and structural weakness of the exhaust system of the MG.-B. Our photographer's M.G.-B had been suffering in this respect from about 15,000 miles and he...
The R.A.C. last November observed a World's kilometre record of 46.152 m.p.h. This was the average speed for the two-way run by G. Armitage—who was driving a 3-engined 750 c.c. 400 lb. hovercraft....
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The 37th Model Engineer Exhibition, which opened on January 3rd at the Seymour Hall, London, remains open until January 13th, Sunday excepted, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It covers all facets of...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Silverstone Driving Tests This chilly but inevitably entertaining December event was cancelled because of the foot-and-mouth outbreak. It is not known at...
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What Is It? — A Solution Sir, With reference to the letter and photograph from Mr. W. S. Gordon in your current issue asking for identification of a 4-cylinder engine, this appears to be one of...
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The Ford Cortina 1600E, new at the Motor Show, can be described as the latest Cortina with the new cross-flow bowl-in-piston Weber-carburetted GT 1,599 c.c. 93 (gross) b.h.p. engine and the lowered...
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Described to the Editor in a recent interview Sir Ralph Millais, Bt., whose V12 4-litre Sunbeam "Tiger" and Type 59 3.3-litre G.P. Bugatti are a warmly appreciated feature of present-day V.S.C.C....
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As Bristol Constabulary Sees It Sir, One thing that I like so much about both Motor Sport and its readers letters are their frequently prejudiced views. I think this is a good thing because it means...

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