January 1977

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The future of MCC long-distance trials In a world in which motoring and motor-racing have changed down the years; about as much as the political and environmental scene, there has been a pleasing...
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This time last year there was a wrangle going on between the Formula One Constructors Association and the CSI and officially no Formula One races were scheduled for 1976. However, it was all sorted...
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March 771/240 When saw the Tyrrell Project 34 six-wheeler, with its four tiny wheels at the front, you either approved or thought it was daft. If you approved then the huge rear wheels stood out like...
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The Lombard RAC Rally of Great Britain One year ago, we began our review of the 1975 RAC Rally with a discourse about the tremendous following which the sport of rallying has in Britain and the vast...
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The very spacious Renault 20TL, that I used as my tender-car on last year's Brighton Veteran Car Run was well-liked by those who encountered it and although the brief week for which I had it was all...
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A visit to Maserati and De Tomaso, newly-blooded brothers For the motoring journalists sitting around a boardroom table in the eighteenth century grandeur of the Canalgrande Hotel in Modena, it was...
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The annual Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton, as a "modern" spectacle, if it can be thus described, has been going strongly since 1927. It is said to bring millions of onlookers to the route,...
I have been delving yet again into "The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh" (Edited by Michael Davis, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1976) and find that I have missed a few motoring items in the 814 pages of this...
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"We'll conquer the World ..." The period prior to Christmas was thick with manufacturers' invitations requiring a journalist to hear details of next year's competitions plans. Significantly none of...
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A section devoted old-car matters VSCC Silverstone Driving Tests (Dec. 4th) Insane it may be, but it's great fun! I refer to the annual driving-skill frolics of the Vintage SCC, held this year in...
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From time to time we receive readers' photographs which are very interesting to study and speculate upon In this category are some old prints, reproduced opposite arid on this page, kindly sent to us...
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Sir, Re the November "Cars in Books'. Captain Frazer Nash had no hyphen in 1925. In The Autocar of March 11th, 1938, "The Scribe" says: "Archibald Goodman Frazer Nash has changed his name by deed-...
Sir, Following the picture in October's Motor Sport of a DH Gipsy Moth being towed tail-first through Shanghai, you might like to have for your records the enclosed photographs of DH Cirrus Moths...
Sir, I enjoyed your Ghost Story very much in the October issue of Motor Sport, I also enjoyed very much the excellent pictures of Mr. Southall's 40/50 Tourer 89 AE. What brings thiS letter is that I...
Sir, I know you are interested in vintage aeroplanes so I thought you might like to see this copy of a photo from my family album. The Gypsy Moth was G-AAAG and is of the same type as a G-AAAH, Amy...
Sir, Having watched the Veteran Car Rally (Sunday, 7th November) on the London. Brighton run, I thought that you might like to have an eye-witness account of the first occasion in 1896. A great uncle...
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Sir, I much enjoyed your feature on early Daimlers (September 1976 issue), and so imagine my surprise when leafing through some 30- or 40-year-old motoring magazines, out fell two faded photographs...
Sir, I have no wish either to cross swords with my old friend Dennis Flather or to set myself up as the poor man's Dennis Field, but I really cannot let pass Mr. Flather's unqualified assertion that...
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Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as...
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In which we take the chance to drive the mid-engined Esprit, are inspired through a vigorous Colin Chapman discussion, and meet most of the senior executives who play a major part in bringing the...
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Not so much a formula - more a way of life SuperVee has more to intrigue the casual reader of single-seater regulations in technical and driving terms. From the lightweight, thoroughly tuned engines...
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Exhilarating road manners mask detail failings. Beautiful, comfortable, quiet—and expensive, but worth it. If something is worth having, it is worth waiting for, says the old adage. Motor Sport has...
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"Motoring My Way" by Stanley Sedgwick. 192 pp. 10 in. x 7 1/4 in. (B. T. Botsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W1H OAH. £6.95. Author's proceeds to the Bentley DC's W.O. Bentley Memorial...
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Sir, I read with curiosity David G. Styles letter (November) where he deems it necessary to ban all goods and public service type vehicles from overtaking whilst using two lane motorways. He argues...
Sir, Mr. M. P. Spicer has a valid point, why should MG suffer the inadequacies and inefficiencies of other parts of British I.eyland? Leyland should be split up into separate, smaller companies; the...
Sir, I note from the October issue of Motor Sport that Leyland are showing a Range-Rover in the Donington collection as "one of the Range-Rovers which made the first continuous journey from North to...
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Sir, Readers letters, page 1352, November issue, Agreed Value, H.F.F. Summerson, I have had no trouble in insuring a 1960 car for an "agreed value." This can be done with K.M.G. at Lloyd's or with...
Sir, Having read through your comments on Meccano models in the April issue of Motor Sport and seen Mr. T. A. T. Pettitt's letter in the October issue I think this Meccano model racer may be of...
Sir, Mr. H. J. Wibner (letters, November) surely knows more Stags than I, but the following quick fix for one of our troubles may be of interest. My '72 car, in the family three months, over-...
Sir, I feel I must write in support of Mr. Martin's letter in November issue in extolling the virtues of his Capri 3.0. I too recently purchased one, albeit a Ghia 3.0 having disposed of my Scimitar...
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Sir, Despite the complimentary review of Niki Lauda's attributes, given by Peter Messenger last month, who can deny the consistency of our new World Champion? In the BBC "Superstars" competition...
Sir, I derive little pleasure in extolling the virtues of continental motor cars, hut I must make sonic objective comments to Robert Elliot-Pyle's letter in the November edition of Motor Sport. I run...
Sir, Since Motor Sport is a magazine about cars, it cannot be often that a query about boats is received. There has recently been much correspondence over Riley marinised engines, supplied to the...
Sir, With spectators risking their own and the lives of competitors, by jumping out of the way at the last moment and standing in dangerous positions it is lucky that only four spectators ended up in...
Sir, I have been a Motor Sport reader for some 25 years, putting up with your occasional involvement with trivia and your seemingly frequent attacks on the British Motor Industry and its products,...

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