January 1985

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Good intentions for 1985 Now is the time for making New Year Resolutions; we suggest the following resolutions for the following people. Team Managers, Drivers and Designers To accept that motor...
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For the second year in succession, the Triumph Sports Six Club is operating its very practical "Self Help Scheme". This is in essence a comprehensive list of members who have declared themselves...
It had to happen. A major manufacturer has entered legal correspondence with the maker of a fibreglass replica of one of the manufacturer's current models. Many replica makers are technically in...
Sidney Greene It is with great sadness that we learn of the death, at the age of 76, of Sidney Greene. As a teenager, Sid lost his left arm in a road accident but that served only to whet his...
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The calendar listed herewith is the FIA International one for the various World and European Championships. It does not include the multitude of British Championships on our own FIA-approved National...
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It is just 21 years ago this month that the motor racing world was shocked by the sudden death of Reg Parnell at the early age of 52. The man who had become an enduring landmark on the post-War...
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Sandown Park December 2nd The World Endurance Championship title is, inevitably, a poor relation of the top prize in the world of Formula 1 but it is hotly pursued by the leading drivers, especially...
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Books For The New Year "Those Magnificent Flying Machines — A Pilot's Autobiography" by Don Robinson. 160 pp, 11 in x 8½ in. (Blandford Press, Link House, West Sussex, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1LL. £9.95...
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The first properly supported Formula Junior race In Britain took place at Brands Hatch 25 years ago on Boxing Day, 1959, and 1985 marks the 25th anniversary of the first truly international season of...
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Renault 25 V6 Injection The sales-sector for upper-bracket executive class cars is widening and Renault have entered this field convincingly with the new low-drag fuel injection 25 V6, It is very...
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The Renault Eleven TXE Electronic Like Ford in Europe, with its effective implications of serving those who want to purchase "transport" or "Sport", the Regie Renault in France cannot be overlooked,...
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At the 1954 Motor Show was a stand on which was displayed two fibreglass-bodied Kieft Climax 1100 cc sports cars, one in racing trim, one in road trim, and an ambitious flat-four air-cooled engine....
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A section devoted to old car matters The Motor Mountaineer Some people think sheer motoring bliss is extending a good car on a long ruler-straight road or German autobahn, or taking it as quickly as...
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The period immediately following the end of the First World War was remarkable for the number of cars, especially small cars, which appeared on the market endowed with sporting bodywork, whereas...
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Turbo flair, large car excellence The past few years have been marked by energetic and increasingly successful efforts by Audi to muscle in on the highly competitive and demanding luxury saloon...
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Imagine a Wembley cup final taking place after the champions had clinched their position in a semi-final. Such a match, merely to determine runners-up, would be low in spectacle, devoid of...
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A commemoration run was held last year between Pretoria and Johannesburg to commemorate the first 3,500 km Nairobi-Johannesburg rally, which was won by F. Engelbrecht driving a 1936 Hudson Terraplane...
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Last month Michael Worthington-Williams threw a party at Newcastle Emlyn to celebrate the return to mechanical continence of at least one Angus-Sanderson, his 1921 tourer, which has actually been...
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With the December driving-tests at Enstone near Oxford on December 1st, the. Vintage SCC brought to an end its successful Golden Jubilee season, the entry numbering 61 cars, some shared by more than...
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A business in Scarborough is to be sold by auction, when a collection of vintage spares, including gasket sets, pistons, instruments, magnetos, beaded-edge tyres, etc will be disposed of, and also a...
An Armstrong Siddeley Sir, Your article "Out of the Past", page 1345 November issue, concerning the 1924 30 hp Armstrong Siddeley owned by Lady Ewart, has awakened my memories. According by my...
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Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents, and are not necessarily those of Motor Sport. Stuart Lewis-Evans Sir, I would like to thank you for publishing such a splendid article on my son,...

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