January 1984

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Mixing our metrics For the past two years at least petrol has been sold in litres at major garages, and nowadays a pump that registers in gallons maturity. Yet, having gone halfway to metrication we...
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The Motor Sport / Motoring News petitions against the 70 mph speed limit on motorways proved enormously popular, and we are pleased to announce that a total of 70,000 signatures was amassed. The...
Citroën Anniversary It is 50 years since Andre Citroën unveiled the Traction Avant, with so many innovative features, and enthusiasts throughout Europe will be participating in a wide variety of...
Following last month's announcement of further setbacks to the plans for developing the "Forty Acres" area of Brooklands Track axon Aviation and Racing Car Museum and for Brooklands Society and Motor...
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The German tyre manufacturer, Conti, has announced the ultimate in run-flat tyres which, it hopes, will be adopted by motor manufacturers and be in production in three to five year's time. Unlike...
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Bell's race, Ickx's title For the first time since 1974 the Sports Car Club of South Africa was allocated a championship endurance race, the Kyalami 1,000 Kms event on December 10th being the seventh...
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Ten years ago this month Motor Sport published a lengthy feature article on Oldham & Crowther, a Peterborough company which was rapidly acquiring a fine reputation for restoring jaguar sports...
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Bill Blydenstein's watchword is "driveability". Over the many years he has been tuning cars; concentrating on Vauxhall GM and latterly Datsun Nissan), he has developed a philosophy of "usable...
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Last month in Formula One Scene the current engine situation was discussed with the fact that there are eight different manufacturers battling against one another in the horsepower stakes. The...
The calendar of the major International events is listed below, these being the ones counting towards the various Championships. Bearing in mind what Mr Ecclestone said early in the 1983 season, that...
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The Rally Manufacturers in conflict If nothing else the 1983 World Rally Championship helped disprove two myths. The first, that Germans are without exception coldly and clinically efficient. The...
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The Honda Accord EX The need for a convenient car to use as a tender when! went in the 1904 Mercedes on the Veteran Car Brighton Run gave me a good opportunity to discover that this is just what the...
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In a particularly busy round of autumn announcements, many of them geared to the Frankfurt Show last September, little attention was given to the Lancia Delta Turbo which will reach the British...
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"To finish first, you must first finish" the saying goes and during the 1983 Formula One season most of the top drivers did their best to eliminate themselves from the races at one time or another....
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When FISA finally gave in to an overwhelming demand and created, in 1979, an official World Championship for rally drivers, rather than just their cars, the tussle for the title was nail-bitingly...
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In commenting last Show-time on the trend of design, Autocar pointed to the recent re-introduction of multiple valves as an aid to engine efficiency. Thus we have seen the latest Jaguar AJ6, Mercedes...
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Once regarded as the world's best rally, the Monte is no longer an adventure for the private British teams. Our Rallies Editor explains why. Strange how some people form obscure associations between...
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It has been said that only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon-day sun. The sun shone for the VSCC Winter Driving Test Meeting at Enstone aerodrome near Oxford on December 3rd but it was not...
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An imperfect classic The principle of supercharging is as old as the hills, but it's a brave manufacturer who re-introduces the system at a time when others pursue the "something for nothing"...
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Exclusivity in extremis! An outing with a Bristol is like taking a trip back in a time capsule to a more leisured, high-quality way of life; not exactly 1930s, more the studied, unobtrusive good...
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Body Two-door, 2-plus-2 coupe. Length, 13 ft 1.3 in; width, 5 ft 5 in; height, 4 ft 2.6 in; wheelbase, 7 ft 8.5 in; fuel tank, 52 litres; weight, 1,095 kg 121.5 cwt). Power train In-line four,...
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Books for the New Year "Cooper Cars" by Doug Nye. 376 pp 10 in x 7½ in (Osprey Publishing Ltd, 12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP £20.00) This is a considerable magnum opus by the well-known motor...
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A section devoted to old car matters A Morris Commercial Treat Those interested in the older Morris commercial vehicles have a treat in store if they have not already seen the excellent little soft-...
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A Look Back to the Roads of the 1920s (Continued from the October issue) The 1920s motoring scene seems as far removed from the present as steam trains are from Inter-City diesels, or piston-engmed...
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Two 12-Cylinder Sunbeam Record-Breakers [The Sunbeam Motor Car Company Ltd of Wolverhampton pioneered the 12-cylinder engine, and it was after study of the racing Sunbeam "Toodles V", described below...
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I mentioned recently some venerable ladies who have been driving for longer than most of us. One such lady is Lady Olwen Carey Evans of Criccieth, a daughter of David Lloyd George, who began in 1916...
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Sir, I was amused to see that my old friend Ted Woolley has been "knocking" the VCC again. I am not the Chairman of the VCC however, only its Hon. Editor, and the remarks of which Ted complains were...
Sir, I wonder why that "esteemed veteran enthusiast" (to use his own words in Motor Sport, October 1983) Ted Woolley should use your esteemed magazine to air his views on our Club magazine and...
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Please find enclosed our copy of your petition, containing the signatures of 30 of our friends and colleagues. We would like, through the pages of your magazine, to express our thanks to the VSCC,...
Sir, In your article on the new 3.6-litre XJS Cabriolet, you state that the new car takes a "still impressive 20.1 seconds" to reach 100 mph. As I am sure you are aware, the original 3.8-litre E-type...
Sir, In connection with your recent correspondence in "Motorway Speed Limits" I think the following story highlights a similar problem. I was recently driving north on the MI towing a small, empty,...
Sir, I own a 1975 Lancia Fulvia 1300S which I find very enjoyable to drive. I have had the car for almost four years, my only regret is that I did not have it from new. Because I came overseas the...
Sir, May I through the columns of your widely read magazine extend my thanks to the many modern and vintage motorists who showed the utmost consideration to myself and fellow entrants in the above...
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