January 1976

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The trend of design As another year commences it behoves us to take a look at how engineering is developing in the motoring world. It is remarkable how many, and indeed in many instances exciting,...
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We regret to learn of the death, after a long and painful illness during which she displayed great courage and good humour, of Mrs. Millington, who as May Cunliffe drove so well in speed-trials and...
Subject to FIA recognition, new International Compression-Ignition Class-D records for the s.s. I-mile, 1-mile and kilometre and for the f.s. kilo, and mile have been set by motoring journalist Fritz...
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At the time of writing these words (five weeks before they appear on sale in the shops) the situation regarding Formula One Grand Prix races in 1976 is muddled to say the least, but not as muddled as...
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The last Formula One race to he held was the United States GP at Watkins Glen, and that was on October 5th, almost three months ago; during that time an incredible number of things have happened that...
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Leyland's new rally recruit talks about his prospects in the 1976 TR7 campaign Just under 30 years of age, and securely contracted to Leyland to contest next year's RAC Rally Championship, in the...
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A worthy successor to the sporting 2002 For almost 10 years the BMW 2002 has reigned supreme in the world of compact, 2-litre sports saloon/coupes, a market which the model created and pioneered. Now...
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It is fairly safe to assume that anyone who can afford upwards of £7,800 for a new Porsche won't pale at the size of official Porsche spares and servicing bills. But, just like mundane cars, Porsches...
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Whilst planning our schedule for a recent motoring trip round Scotland it occurred to us that we should be within striking distance of the home of one of Scotland's most colourful racing...
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A section devoted o old-car matters Fragments on forgotten: No. 34 — The Vinot et Deguingand When Paul Finn, Press Officer of BEN, suggested that I might like to talk to Mr. Gordon Usmar, who resides...
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A Mystery for Solving Sir, With reference to your comments regarding the mystery car on page 1261 of your current issue. This is, indeed, the 2-litre Miller Lea-Francis that first appeared at...
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Sir, My letter is prompted by the reading, in your November 1975 issue, of the typically well written article on Sand Racing—very much a part of my early life at Southport— and also by the photograph...
Sir, Your very interesting article on "Sand Racing" contains, I think, an error. The stripped Clyno to which you refer was undoubtedly a Crouch, driven by my father at Southport and by a Mr. Moss at...
Sir, Referring to Mr. Kobayashi's interesting letter last month on the FWD Alvis in Tokyo, perhaps the following information may be of help. The Chassis number on the FWD Alvis is stamped on the top...
Sir, If Mr. Driscoll looks at "Plate 21 (lower)" in Kenneth Ullyett's book, "The Book of the Silver Ghost", he will see several 40/50 Silver Ghost cars photographed at the top of Cat-and-Fiddle Hill...
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Sir, With reference to the paragraph in your November issue about my Company's Benz Dogcart, I would like to correct your statement as I have been its driver in Brighton Runs for the past five years...
Some notes on the Ford Escort Popular Motor Sport may not be the place, in some people's opinion, in which to discourse at any length about the more utilitarian cars, at the expense of space devoted...
Sir, I read with great interest the letter received from Mr. Winkle. AX 201 belonged to my grandfather Daniel Hanbury of Castle Malwood, Lyndhurst. He acquired the car in 1907 or 1908, following use...
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"Climax in Coventry" by Walter Hassan and Graham Robson. 158 pp. 8 3/4 in. x 6 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56, Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CRO 5DD. £5.25.) This long-awaited book...
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An exciting year in Britain's national championship "If anyone expressed surprise at the number of British drivers who finished in the top ten of the RAC International Rally, then that person must...
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Those who collect miniatures of the latest 1 racing cars will be glad to know that Corgi have brought out a 5-in.-long model of the Hesketh 308. Lady Hesketh asked Corgi to wait until Lord Hesketh's...
Those who like engineering in miniature, including transport and i.e. engine items, should note that this well-known Exhibition, the 45th of the series in fact, opened at the Seymour Hall, London, W1...
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Timo Makinen's tarmac-developed Escort RS 1800 Since the introduction of the Escort in 1968, its sporting reputation has been carried by such a host of derivatives that it is sometimes hard, even for...
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John Rowley's 1913 TH. Schneider It seems very unlikely that any more genuine Grand Prix racing cars of the pre-1914 period will come to light, the last such significant discovery having been Philip...
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Makinen becomes second man to score RAC hat-trick It's odd how a point made by Motor Sport will often be repeated much later by a more general news medium, written or spoken, and treated in such a...
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Testing the John Britten Racing Team Morgan 4/4, winner of the BRSCC Production Sports Car Championship, and hairy Plus 8 Traditional triumphed over modern in last season's British Racing and Sports...
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Abarth is the largest manufacturer of speed equipment that I have visited. The writer's previous visit was in the mid-sixties, when the company's sports/racing machines and little two-seater road...
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Latest Dealer Team formation comes from Alfa Romeo. Former Squadra Alta manager Michael Lindsay will look after the Dealer Team from a base at 108 St. George's Road, London SE1 6EU. No sponsors, or...
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Sir, Have component manufacturers really made any progress in making cars more reliable and easy to maintain ? Years ago one's car was fitted with a dynamo which did its job satisfactorily, and with...
Sir, I doubt very much if this will be the only letter lamenting the retirement of the Hesketh Racing Team from Formula One competition. I would like to express my opinion that in this depressing era...
Sir, Your article in the November 1975 issue, "The Mini Revisited", brought back some varied memories, not all of them pleasant. Like C.R./J.W., I too ran a fairly early Mini and like them, the...
Sir, The article discussing two current models in the Mini range which appeared in the November edition of Motor Sport made fascinating reading, and in trying to decide why this should be I could...
Sir, With reference to Mr. Edward's letter offering advice to a prospective purchaser of a 1971/72 Ferrari Dino, I would like to add some further useful advice, as although I have never actually...
Sir, I do not understand why Johnny Cccotto or any other top motorcycle racer should want to "graduate" to four wheels (letter from John Deacon, November). Having spectated at both car and motorcycle...
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Sir, I noted in the October issue of Motor Sport that T. J. Handley is enquiring about various points concerning the Ferrari Dino 246 series of cars. If you still have Mr. Handley's address and can...
Sir, Having, read (in your November issue) of F.B.'s difficulties with an AA Travel claim, I feel I should relate my own, happier experience with an RAC Travel policy. After the distressing...
Sir, I was delighted to read in your November edition of the spirited defence by Mr. Stephen Dear of the MG-B V8. Having read the quite savage comments on this motor car in another journal, I can...
Sir, A small yoke in defence of British automobiles. Having owned a succession of British cars—starting with a Cooper 'S' and graduating through 'E' types and Scimitar GT'Es, I have been the proud...
Sir, The subject of "Tailpiece" in November brings to mind the time and effort involved perfecting the advanced technical innovations which appear from time to time in all branches of motor sport....
Sir, It is not very often I write to magazines about articles etc., but feel compelled to by your column in the October edition of Motor Sport, about the loss of the "Wolseley" motor car. Many...

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