January 1979

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• Happy New Year .... This issue of Motor Sport appears a little later than usual due to the present spate of public holidays but nevertheless marks the commencement of another motoring season. And...
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Here we go again! On January 21st the 1979 Formula One season is due to start with the Argentine GP on the Buenos Aires Autodrorne, followed two weeks later by the Brazilian GP, this year back at...
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Lotus: Heading the 1979 list, naturally enough, is Team Lotus, no longer supported by John Player, the cigarette firm, while the cars will not be called John Player Specials (not that we at Motor...
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To mark the 3-million production-milestone of Bedford vehicles, Vauxhall Motors Ltd. has issued a lavishly-illustrated 48-page, large-format booklet tracing the history of these vehicles from 1931 to...
The VSCC would like to run the main race at its Donnington meeting next year for the Nuffield Trophy, for old-times' sake, although, in fact, the pre-war races of this name were confined to cars of...
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Mr. R. H. Beauchamp, AMIME, continues his account of life at T & T's of Brooklands under the great Reid Railton In the December issue of Motor Sport, R. H. Beauchamp concluded his article with a...
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A section dedicated to old-car matters Some Lucas History Last year the great Lucas electrical organisation, on which so many vintage and older cars relied for lighting and starting sets, celebrated...
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Single-Plate Clutches Sir, I wouldn't call myself an historian but I can read reference books, let's hope they are right; single-plate clutches were fitted by E. R. Thomas, De Dion Bouton, Knox,...
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The Land-Rover Register has compiled a list of known pre-production prototype Land-Rovers, constructed prior to July 1948. It knows of ten of the 48 built, or a survival rate of 21% and has three...
VSCC Driving Tests, Enstone (Dec. 2nd) Moved from Silverstone to this new venue on the lofty heights of Oxfordshire beyond Chipping Norton, these annual driving-frolics were, would you believe it,...
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"The Art of Gordon Crosby" by Peter Garnier. 95 pp. 13" x 9¼". (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., Astronaut House, Feltham, Middlesex. £7.95). I may not be the best person to review this book of...
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It looks as if this very long-lived series, which I hope may sometimes bring to the notice of readers books that will appeal to them and which should be available from the lending libraries if...
If you, like me, have suffered a deterioration of sound from your car cassette player because of inaccessibility, Ross Electronics of 32 Rathbone Place, London W1P 1AD have come to our rescue. They...
We hear that the new sports three-wheeler that we referred to in the November 1978 issue of Motor Sport and which is the product of Mr. Tony Divey of Triking, in Norfolk, has been completed. The...
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"He can be regarded as the leader of the latest type of racing-motorist created in the atmosphere of the track" - The Autocar writing about Percy Lambery in 1913. "Because road-racing is so entirely...
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The Bugatti Owners Club held its annual Prize-Giving Luncheon at the Chateau Impney at Droitwich on November 26th last year, with their new Chairman Barry Price in control. We went in a Porsche 928,...
This years Model Engineer Exhibition, which is of interest to so many of our readers, will be opened by Stirling Moss, OBE. It is open from 10.00 to 19.00 hours each day from January 4th to January...
Lombard RAC Rally of Great Britain One year ago we began the review of the 1977 RAC Rally by writing of its immense popularity among competitors and spectators, its enormous organisational costs and...
The Things They Say ... "... it seems probable to me that those who read this book will have been motivated to do so by nostalgia of one sort or another by romantic longings for those more innocent...
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Sparking plugs can be ignored between services in most modern engines, but this is not always the case for some of us with engines of older vintage. Having had experience with fouled plugs on the...
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All set to add another chapter to Sunbeam's sporting history with help from the 16-valve Lotus engine "Last year nobody wanted to know about, or talk to, or drive for Chrysler. Now the World and his...
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BMW announced their 1979 racing plans at a Press Conference held amidst machinery used for past competition glory in the BMW Museum in Munich last month. Not surprisingly the major focus was on the...
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Mentioned in "Punch" Not having been to the dentist for many years we are out of touch with Punch. So it was only by chance that we discovered a mention of Motor Sport therein. It used to be...
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A Car for the Eighties Even under the accumulated mud of a couple of thousand miles spent in a round-Britain pursuit of the RAC Rally the Porsche 928 is a striking car, its bullet shape, futuristic...
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A Ride to Remember in Renault's Yellow 2-seater Turbo Three days spent in the cold but sunny South of France tend to be more memorable than the same period in the damp of an English winter. When...
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N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. The World Championship Points System Sir, Your page of "Winners" in...

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