January 1969

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• The Result of the Marathon So the greatest rally ever organised is over! The first six placings, confirmed as Motor Sport goes to press, are presented pictorially. From a rather over-dramatised...
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United Artists Corporation's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" Genuine lovers of the older motor cars need feel no disappointment if they do not have a chance to see this film. It is pure fantasy, having not...
The Bogus Ones That odd vehicle which is being offered as a prize in a Daily Express competition, is described as a "delightful copy of a 1909 Humber". As it has a V4 1968 Ford engine, automatic...
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Some notes on the four-wheel-drive, Dunlop-Maxaret-Braked FF and The Interceptor. Luxury cars with 6.3-litre Chrysler V8 engines. My previous association with Jensen Motors of West Bromwich was four...
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Owing to preoccupations with Motor Sport, the Hon. Secretary has not been able to devote as much time as he would have wished to Society affairs in recent weeks. But it is expected that announcements...
The road-test report on the N.S.U. Ro80 promised for this issue has had to be postponed, because when we went to Sales Link Ltd. to collect the Press car it was away in S. London having some...
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A Rover Experimental Sports Car Most of us at some time or another must have sat round a fire with a group of friends and designed the perfect "special", the car to fulfil all our needs and built...
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For the second year in a row the United States Auto Club's National Championship was not decided until the very last race of the season-the Rex Mays 300, held on the Riverside circuit in California....
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Before every Grand Prix season begins there are inevitably changes amongst the various teams, with drivers coming and going, and it would be interesting if the laws of libel were to allow us to know...
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Driving the Datsun 1600 It would be comforting, but exceedingly foolish, to ignore the challenge of the Japanese Motor Industry. Motor Sport has not gone out of its way to publicise such products,...
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During 1969 the Castrol Clubs' Department will be offering a range of items invaluable to organisers of Club meetings. Start and finish banners and racing banners are familiar at most meetings, but...
A useful device that all amateur engine-tuners should contemplate purchasing is the Color-Tune 2 kit. Using this device will eliminate a lot of guesswork when adjusting your carburetter to obtain the...
It is sad to have to bid goodbye to the The Aeroplane, the final issue of which was published last October. This lively, controversial, and respected weekly first appeared in 1911. The famous C. G....
After ten successful years of working to provide single-seater racing for the amateur club driver, steering clear of the professionals and unlimited-money class of club racing, and keeping the...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Silverstone Driving Tests (December 7th) The traditional driving tests of the Vintage S.C.C. took place, in traditionally damp and cold conditions, at...
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When tyres of obsolete sizes are required for old cars it is customary to obtain them from the Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. When an old car is discovered either without a body or with the bodywork in...
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It was amusing to see, in a recent Newsletter of the Veteran Car Club, advertisements for a 1932 Hillman Minx and a 1938 Armstrong Siddeley. Number two of a Doncaster Gazette publication called "Old...
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A Spot of History Sir, I am writing to support Mr. Keith Poynter in connection with the query he raises about the 1929 B.R.D.C. 500-Mile Race. I can confirm the information given by him. My car was...
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There are still a few British Class records established before the war which have not been improved upon and which are therefore still on the records book. These include the Class E (1,501 to 2,000 c...
According to the Electrical Times for November 28th, last year, the Autolite-Ford Parts Division in America has constructed a car powered with 20 Autolite batteries, which has covered a flying-mile...
Although record attempts are by no means so frequent as they were before the war, this form of high-speed motoring is not defunct. Apart from the abortive British Vita project, outlined above,...
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"Conquerors Of The Air"", by Heiner Emde. 204 pp. 12 in. x 10¼ in. (Patrick Stephens Ltd., 9, Ely Place, London, E.C.1. 190s.) This is a lavishly produced history of aeroplane evolution from 1903 to...
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Last month in the first half of our trip around the tuning shops we spent considerable space discussing the tuning divisions of two major manufacturers B.M.C. and Ford. But readers should remember...
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There is a good deal about T. E. Lawrence's love of speed and his Brough Superior motor cycles in "T. E. Lawrence—Letters to his Biographers" by Robert Graves and Liddell Hart (Cassell, 1963). Most...
After Brooklands Track was opened in 1907 there were complaints about the inconvenience caused to local inhabitants. These included anxiety about noise from the new Motor Course, which was described...
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R.A.C. Rally of Great Britain January is usually the month in which this page looks back upon the R.A.C. Rally and, despite the overshadowing influence of the London-Sydney Marathon, that is...
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by D.S.J. A great part of the enjoyment of Continental race coverage for Motor Sport is the time between races, motoring about from circuit to circuit, criss-crossing Europe in circles, triangles and...
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A Series II, Hillman Imp-engined coupé A car for the enthusiast Whether you could ever be a happy Ginetta G15 owner depends very much on the kind of person you are. You will be an out-and-out racing...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. — Ed. Which is the best Oil? Sir, May I request, through the medium of your...

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