January 1987

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Last month we referred in good faith to this journal as being defunct, having been told by the then-Editor, Michael Brisby, that the last number was about to be published. We now learn that it is to...
Nineteen eighty-six was the year when the F1 World Drivers' Championship went the full distance, sustaining interest to the final round, with the ultimate glory richly deserved by Alain Prost,...
Having edited MOTOR SPORT for more than forty years, for half a century if one includes those memorable war years when it had to be done by "remote control" (with never an issue missed from 1939 to...
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For many years F1 tyre supply has been a matter which most teams have taken for granted. There have been odd moments of uncertainty as to which team might run on which brand, but generally it has...
Driving-tests are an important part of competitive motoring life, because they do not call for a car in racing trim, and if you possess a trailer the competing car need not be taxed. In addition,...
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Andy Wallace faced his biggest challenge this season, if not of his career, when he flew out to the Far East to take part in the 33rd Macau F3 Grand Prix. The Lucas British F3 champion had dominated...
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Whether it be at Twickenham, Murrayfield or a levelled coal tip on the slopes of the upper Neath Valley, a rugby match is only as good as its players make it. Send a bunch of duffers to Arms Park and...
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Mercedes 560SEC If there is one marque closely identified with the life-style of a contemporary Grand Prix driver, it must be Mercedes-Benz. Over the last few years you have been able to measure the...
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The Estoril circuit in Portugal has its share of slow corners, where racing drivers need to feed the throttle to get their cars round cleanly without losing time. Mauro Baldi and Per-Gunnar Andersson...
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I went to North America to see a Swedish manufacturer demonstrate its durability with a record-breaking 20 days at Talladega, Alabama, in a trio of production Saab 9000 saloons. We mentioned this...
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How do you fancy a trip to Osterreichring and the Austrian Grand Prix?", came a voice down the phone. "Well, I'm terribly busy at the moment what with this and that," was the best I could do for a...
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The Connaught Story 1954 saw the introduction of a new Formula One and though it was in essence only the then Formula Two with a mere 500cc increase in permissible engine size, it generated a host of...
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The article in November's MOTOR SPORT that was prompted by the writings of Dr. David Styles in the Riley Register Bulletin, brought an interesting cross-section of response. There were the blinkered...
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Mazda Turbo 4x4 It seems hardly a month goes by without some manufacturer launching a car into the `hot hatch' segment of the market and the strides made during the past two or three years have been...
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Honda's Integra fills a vital gap in its model range. It's a pleasantly styled, competent car without being a class leader. Some of the components are already familiar, like the transversely mounted...
The GT Turbo, the twelfth variant in Renault's Supercinq range, packs a 115bhp version of the pushrod four which also appears in 9 and 11 models, using an end-mounted Garrett T2 turbo blowing through...
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Dear AH, I must say I envied you the other day when you had the chance to drive a current Formula One car. Opportunities like that are few and far between, but the important thing is that they allow...
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The Williams-Honda FW11 won nine of 1986 season's 16 World Championship Grands Prix, securing the Championship for the Anglo-Japanese partnership. This was a logical development of the FW10/10B which...
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One of our members recently brought to light an article from MOTOR SPORT dated January, 1985 — "The Motor Mountaineer" — outlining the exploits of the famous photographer George Abraham who, in the...
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It must have been the dream of more than one schoolboy, surely, that a racing-car would come into the pits and, no driver being available to relieve the man who had just vacated its cockpit, he would...
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We have become accustomed to the saying that every other Bugatti was owned at some time by Malcom Campbell and that any 250F Maserati is apt to have been driven by Fangio. This tendency to...
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We note that the rebuilt Ninety Mercedes which appeared at some of last year's VSCC meetings was among the cars in the Beaulieu auction sale by Christies on December 8th. The catalogue entry for this...
Replying to the query as to whether a recently-discovered Ford V8 "woodie", Reg No EXY 3, might at one time have been the property of Sir Malcolm Campbell, Michael Ware, Curator of the National Motor...
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John Dooley has a passion for Alfa Romeos. He drives them on the road for fun, and on the track as one of Alfa Romeo Dealer Team's top drivers in the RAC Saloon Car series. He also owns Brookside...
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Down a back alley in Romford, Essex, is a large shed attached to a garage. The shed is nearly empty, except for one corner, where jacks, tool chests, and piles of tyres surround a single car —...
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The Rolls-Royce 'Wraith' by Tom C . Clarke 24.5 pp. 10'x7'. (R-R.E.C Publishing, The Hunt House, Paulerspury, Towcester, Northants NN12 7NA. £23.50 plus £2.00 postage) John M. Fasal has undertaken...
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Sir, I have just returned with my two sons from a splendid, but somewhat wet, day in Sutton Park to watch a stage of the Lombard RAC Rally. We have watched the RAC Rally for, I suppose, 12 years and...
Sir, Despite Mr Walsh's reservations regarding the ABS braking system as the Granada, I at least am grateful. The next time I have to pull up smartly at unexpected temporary traffic lights I will not...
Sir, Your article in the September issue of `Motor Sport' on Mr Laurence Bell and the Peebles Motor Company of Edinburgh has brought to mind one or two points which may be of interest. Laurence Bell...
Sir, I know you like to beat the drum for Britain when it is justified, as in your November editorial. I also know that you can't include everyone in these days of wide-ranging sporting activity....

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