July 1969

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• On Motoring Museums In view of the great heritage on which our Motor Industry has thrived and the enormous and growing interest in everything associated with the history of road transport, it is to...
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The Brooklands Re-Union takes on July 6th, at 2.30 p.m., admission to the Track being confined to Members and Associates with current membership cards. The arrangements will be as in former years,...
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Ickx takes win for Ford GT40 after fierce battle with Herrmann's Porsche 908 Le Mans, France, June 14/15th Photo: Motorsport Images No matter what the situation in the annual Sports Car...
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Despite the fact that they purloined Richard Petty from Plymouth at the beginning of the year and then brought out both a new engine and a new car designed specifically for late model stock car...
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Round 1 Mosport The Canadian-American Challenge Cup series for unlimited displacement Group 7 cars has been expanded to 11 races this year from six in each of the first three years, but the...
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This year's Indianapolis 500 produced one of the most popular winners of modern times when Andretti drove his turbo-Ford-powered Brawner-Hawk, owned by Granatelli, to a record victory in the 53rd...
Although it is not on the racing calendar, nor on the International list, one event that must surely make itself felt on the International scene is the voyage of 43 "chain-gang" Frazer Nashes from...
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Books have been written about Austin racing history and before this special articles in Motor Sport provided very adequate coverage of the subject. But some significant gaps are filled in by a very...
Acropolis Rally One of the adjectives dearest to journalists' hearts when describing motor sporting events of long standing is Classic. Exactly what this means is not clear, though it certainly has...
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G.P. Du Limbourg (June 8th) The controversial cancellation of the Belgian Grand Prix was a serious blow to Belgian people, who were thereby denied the opportunity of watching top racing drivers...
By increasing the power of the four-cylinder Ford-based FVA engine to around the 435 b.h.p. mark, Cosworth Engineering has put Britain firmly back on top in the Formula Two world. The works Ferrari...
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Remember those balmy hot days in June, that week of sun that caught us all by surprise? Well some of us have got a tan as a legacy. No we did not have time to lie in the sun but we have recently had...
Figures for steam waggon acceleration are hard to come by. So we were interested to find, in an article about Mr. Tom Ward's 1933 Sentinel S4, in The Atkinson, house journal of Atkinson Vehicles Ltd...
It is always an event in the miniatures field when Lesney introduce new models in their "Models of Yesteryear" series. The latest are a 1907 12/16 Peugeot closed carriage to a scale of 43:1,...
Sir, May I reply to the letter on petrol prices? It should be pointed out that the Budget increase was 2.3d. a gallon and not 2d. As stated. National Benzole recommended that stations selling its...
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A Step in the Right Direction Oh my goodness! This has put the fun back into motoring. From the moment I slid into the reclining driving seat of the Lotus Europa I thought "this is going to be a riot...
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[By means of the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., I’ve done it again! Last year I travelled to Le Mans in a mobile caravan with...
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Experience with two M.G.-Bs has indicated that the car has a long life, the body does not rust very quickly and the use of a simple five-bearing push-rod engine, working well within its limitations,...
Oulton Park, May 26th The Tourist Trophy has a fine and long history dating back to 1905 and has been run on circuits like the Isle of Man, Ards, Donington and Dundrod, and numbers among its winners...
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V.S.C.C. Fixtures Owing to premature printing schedules it has been impossible to publish a report of the Vintage S.G.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting in this issue of Motor Sport, although this popular...
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Headlamps on Old Cars Sir, Over the last two or three months we have noticed that there have been various letters concerning the problems of double dipping headlamps for vintage and P.V.T. motor cars...
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"Our Transatlantic Flight" by Sir John Alcock and Sir Arthur Whitten Brown. 195 pp. 9½ in. x 6 in. (William Kimbe & Co. Ltd., 6, Queen Anne's Gate, London, S.W.1. 50s) The first direct crossing...
"It is equipped with everything a British car should have—but hasn't. Too many turns of the window winders are required but anyone who has the money to purchase a car of this price and knowingly does...
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A Technical Appraisal of Current Production Practice by Autolycus (Continued from the June issue) The three-bearing chilled cast-iron camshaft of the Hillman Imp engine is mounted in a separate die-...
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Porsche über alles Nurburgring, June 1st. This year the annual long-distance classic race at the Nurburgring was held later than usual and being only two weeks before the Le Mans race the entry...
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Crayford's 3-Litre Escort Driving to work the other day I spotted, in the opposite lane, a rather hairy-looking Ford Escort with a bulge on the bonnet and the word Eliminator embossed on it. What a...
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There is no denying that for those who appreciate quality-car motoring of the more sedate kind, usually in closed-car comfort, a Rolls-Royce is the ultimate. No other make fascinates to quite the...
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An Appraisal The cars made in Germany by the Adam Opel Aktiengesellschaft (and marketed here by General Motors from their Buckingham Gate office, servicing being looked after by Lendrum and Harman,...
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Or an excuse for a fast run in an Aston Martin DBS The idea of having a really topical, if touring, picture on the front cover of this issue of Motor Sport seemed a good one. All that was required...
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At about the same time as the Aston Martin DRS was leaving London for Caernarvon, this 1923 11.9 A.C. of G. W. K. Condon was leaving Marble Arch bound for John o' Groats, to win a £100 bet from his...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Lotus Elan Brakes Sir, I should like to endorse the comments of Mr. A. G....
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If you are going to Wales this summer, which the investiture of H.R.H. Prince Charles has made a popular move, Shell's splendid Guide to Wales is essential reading. It also contains some excellent...

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