January 1986

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The Safety of Rally Spectators Another very exciting and interesting RAC Rally has, with luck, safely concluded, watched by astonishingly large numbers of spectators — we sometimes wonder which...
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With the Sierra RS Cosworth Ford has built a car in a class of its own. It is quite simply the best high performance saloon in the world. When it goes on sale in March it will be priced in the £16-17...
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Thirty years ago, the marque "Elva" came to the scene and, for a decade, was one of the world's most successful makers of production racing cars. During a period of roughly 10 years, beginning in...
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The 1985 Grand Prix season was a good one and it looks as though the 1986 season is going to be even better. In 1985 we had a lot of interesting developments, and a few unfortunate ones, but the...
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Tom Walkinshaw's Jaguar XJR-6 sportscar team has achieved much in the space of four months, and earned its best result in Selangor, Malaysia on December 1 when Mike Thackwell, John Nielsen and Jan...
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New cars dominate Lombard RAC Rally Had we been asked a few years ago whether we believed it possible for a new car to be entered in a round of the World Rally Championship for the first time and,...
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Ford 2.8EFi Granada Scorpio 4x4 Having got accustomed to a Ford Sierra 4x4 for 9,000 troublefree miles and liking it very much, the top-of-the-range Granada Scorpio 4x4 arrived for assessment. With...
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Last November we received a package containing photographs and negatives taken at the Borehamwood race meetings in the early Fifties. A reader had been sorting out his late father's effects, had come...
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It's ironic that Britain's most successful manufacturer of hill climb cars, Pilbeam Racing Designs, is based in Lincolnshire on the edge of the Fens where the land is as flat as freshly-trowelled...
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In the colour-pages you will find an interesting account by M.L. about driving a modern Bentley Eight from London to John O'Groats. inspiration having been derived from a similar run I did in 1938...
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In 1938 Bill Boddy road tested a Bentley by driving it from the Palace of Westminster to John O'Groats. It was one of those ideas which catch the imagination and when we recently reprinted his...
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Paddock I remember, at the 1969 British Grand Prix, standing by the Shell Bridge and offering a pound for a paddock transfer from those returning from the infield. I was lucky with the first person I...
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The Bamford and Martin Aston-Martins were made a long time ago, in quite small numbers, but interest in them has never been greater, thanks to the research into their history by the AMOC. Justifiably...
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This article, by R. King-Clark, was the opening chapter in his as yet unpublished book about his extensive flying in his aero-planes, a Miles Gypsy Ill Hawk G-ACT D and a Miles IIA Whitney Straight G...
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"HRG — The Sportsman's Ideal" by Ian Dussek. 176 pp. 10 in x 7, in (Motor Racing Publicalions Ltd., Unit 6. The Pt/ton Estate. 46 Pitlake Road. Croydon, CRO 3YR. £14.951). This long awaited one-make...
Having read about Osbert Sitwell 's motoring in this feature, a reader in Seaford has drawn my attention to "Great Morning" (Macmillan and the Book Society, 1948) in which there is a description of a...
Last month we referred in the "In Miniature" article to a scale model of the LSR car "Babs" made for the Castrol oil company, that has disappeared since it was shown at a 1927 Motor Show. There is a...
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It is no secret that Peugeot Talbot's recent history has been full of incident. The marque Talbot has not been a success due to in-herited problems, poor initial quality control, and the wider...
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Fragments of forgotten makes No 68: The Dawson A car which was almost a lost cause before it was announced appeared lust after the Armistice, in the form of the Dawson. At that time it was generally...
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 570 cc Fiat Topolino the Fiat Register is to hold an International Topolino Meeting, with dinner and Concours d'Elegance in Lincoln in 1986, over the...
In connection with the Madresfield speed-trials article in the November 1985 issue, David Sewell confirms my impression that, in pre-war days, the course was from the road towards the mansion and...
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Sir, My motoring background goes back 40 years and includes several years of competition driving; older readers may even recall my "Cars I have owned" article in MOTOR SPORT, March 1956 and driving...
Group C In his report on the Spa 1000 Kms Race (October MOTOR SPORT) your correspondent, M.L.C., says that some of the sports cars are going too quickly for the tracks. This statement begs the...
Letters Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents, and are not necessarily those of MOTOR SPORT.
Even at £1.00 MOTOR SPORT will remain excellent value for rnoney. I, for one, am reassured at your slated intention to remain outspoken, and reading the final paragraph of G.P.'s report of the Ivory...
Sir, It appears that we in the UK have been hoodwinked in the interests of mass production into accepting a change to a basic control that makes its usage distinctly awkward. I refer to the indicator...

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