July 1968

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• Offenhauser at Indianapolis It is the policy of Motor Sport not to over-publicise new cars before they have proved themselves or we have been allowed to try them and, in the case of racing cars,...
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The Brooklands Society held a social evening at the "Steering Wheel" on May 24th, which was combined with J. H. Morgan's Brooklands' Personalities gathering at this Club. Amongst those present were...
We give below the results of the competitions which were part of National Alvis Day at the Crystal Palace on May 19th, but which were received too late for inclusion last month. The plaques presented...
Mr. Victor Riley, of 22 Albert Road, Wellington, Salop, has recently been appointed Secretary of the Riley Register. Their Coventry Rally, incidentally, is to be held on July 6th and 7th.
Results: Montagu Trophy : N. Arnold-Forster (1925 Anzani Frazer-Nash). Martini Trophy : G. Seaton (1930 3-litre Lagonda). Concours d'Elegance : First Class : F. M. Hawke (1934 Riley). Second Class...
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The Fastest Francorchamps, Belgium, June 9th. The "circus" started arriving in Spa, Stavelot, Francorchamps, and Malmedy on Thursday, but with practice from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, many travelled...
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The Belgian Grand Prix "Stand back, they are all going off on a warm-up lap. Bonnier is very late starting; something wrong with a rear-wheel fixing; did his mechanic strip the studs?" "Here they all...
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Colin Chapman and STP's Andy Granatelli went into the first qualifying weekend for the Indianapolis 500-mile race with high hopes of winning the pole position. Their optimism was more than justified...
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After the early-season rush of Formula 2 races, all the teams had three weeks in which to strip and rebuild their cars before Crystal Palace on Whit Monday, the second and last Formula 2 race to be...
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The Editor attempts to trace the fate of some of the most significant Grand Prix cars of all time (Continued from the June issue) Last month I wrote of those pre-1914 Peugeot racing cars evolved by...
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As I have said before, factory rally teams, particularly the two British ones which still have full programmes, are tending to place less emphasis these days on the European Championship and seem to...
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[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., Not long ago there was a sort of unofficial competition at Monte Carlo on...
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Having had a "Fiat Easter", I spent Whitsun, or the Spring Bank Holiday, driving an Alfa Romeo. Re-acquaintance with the Milan make was pleasing because, although the version used on this occasion...
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When we were invited by the Chairman and Directors of The Daimler Company Ltd. to a reception at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on the occasion of the presentation of a new Daimler limousine with...
Last month we referred to the top praise bestowed on the Rover 2000 by the American magazine Road Test. Now we see that another American journal, Car & Driver, has held a readers' poll in which...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters B.A.R.C. Historic Car Race, Thruxton (June 3rd) 10 laps—Sunny and Dry Following tradition, the British A.R.C. held a Whitsun historic car race, as it used to do...
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Last Month, under this heading, I described a home-made car which was used on the roads of England in the nineteen-twenties without its builder losing his licence because of the horrified reactions...
"Where Have All the Peugeots Gone?" Sir, Your article on the Peugeots ends up with Mrs. Menzies' car having made its last appearance at Shelsley-Walsh. I can add a senile reminiscence to this. This...
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Advice on how to buy, restore and enjoy one of these post-vintage thoroughbreds in the £150 to £600 price span The advantages of the Derby-built Bentley may be summarised thus: (1) It is not so slow...
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A motor journal can check accurately on the performance of cars submitted to it for road-test by using stop-watches, a fifth-wheel, electric speedometer, fuel flow meters, and so on. But it is...
"Bill Newburg, the old president of Chrysler Corporation, told me he could count on the sale of at least 500 Imperials a year, simply because I owned one."—Tom McCahill, the outspoken American road-...
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"Floyd Clymer's 1967 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Yearbook", 168 pp. 10¾ in. x 8¼ in. Soft covers. (Floyd Clymer Publications, 222 N. Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, California. 83.) This is the latest of...
This feature has been reinstated by the kind loan, from a reader who runs a modern Alfa Romeo and who is rebuilding a 1750 Alfa Romeo Zagato found in a very dismantled state (he needs a supercharger...
The most recent Corgi motor miniatures to come to hand are Nos. 275 and 506. The former is a 3¾-in. replica of the Rover 2000TC, fitted with detachable wheels and those Corgi "Golden Jacks" mentioned...
The most recent Corgi motor miniatures to come to hand are Nos. 275 and 506. The former is a 3¾-in. replica of the Rover 2000TC, fitted with detachable wheels and those Corgi "Golden Jacks" mentioned...
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Readers have been sending us cuttings relating to two accidents involving Police Panda patrol-cars. In one of these a Police driver of a Ford Escort emerged from a light-controlled crossing near...
The most recent Corgi motor miniatures to come to hand are Nos. 275 and 506. The former is a 3¾-in. replica of the Rover 2000TC, fitted with detachable wheels and those Corgi "Golden Jacks" mentioned...
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A classic motor race again Monte Carlo, May 26th Quite often people ask the question "What is a classic motor race?" and one simple answer is "The Grand Prix race round the streets of Monte Carlo"....
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On Saturday afternoon, before the Grand Prix practice, two heats for F.3 cars were held, the fastest eleven from each heat starting in the final, held over 24 laps, after the Grand Prix practice....
Every year the Grand Prix scene seems to get bigger, better and more exciting and the pits at Monte Carlo were so full of exciting machinery that it was difficult to decide which way to look next. Of...
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Team Gulf do it again Spa, Belgium, May 26th. Falling between the gruelling 1,000 Kms. race at the Nurburgring and the projected Le Mans 24 Hours, the annual Grand Prix de Spa meeting was not...
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Hidden away in darkest Wales I have a large single-seater Duesenberg racing car that was brought from America by the Scuderia Ferrari in 1933 and driven briefly by Count Trossi at Monza. Then Whitney...
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Triumph's incredible new GT6 GIVES RACE-BRED PERFORMANCE WITH GRAND TOURING COMFORT AND SAFETY The power bulge on the bonnet of the GT6 is not there for show. It makes room for a big, 1998 cc. 6-...
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Oulton Park, June 3rd The chequered career of the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy took a turn for the better on Whit Monday, when it was run as a 110-lap 303.6-mile race for Groups 4 and 6 sports and prototype...
"The Lotus Europa is an absolute gas, as a 4,000 dollar toy, for two slim enthusiasts to take out for an hour's blasting around on a Sunday afternoon. But as a generally worthwhile, functional piece...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Selling British Cars Sir, Now that B.M.C. have merged with Leyland, will...

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