July 1970

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Celebrate the occasion. When you buy your first Opel Commodore, you join a small but select band of drivers. Drivers who own a car that's distinctively different. The Opel Commodore not only performs...
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Surface Mail: 40/- Canada and America : $5 Airmail: Middle East £6.10.0 Australasia £8.10.0 All other countries £7.10.0 All prices include postage.
Bravo Britain! Just recently this country has produced some new cars which should go a long way towards improving British prestige in world markets. Not only have Ford announced the RS 1600 with...
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June was quite a month for users of engines other than Cosworth, Ford or a combination of the two. It all started, of course, with BRM's win in the Belgian Grand Prix, and one week later, while a...
* Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 54th of the preceding month are included in this list. * C = Closed Event. CI = Closed Invitation Event. R = Restricted...
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Le Mans, France, June 13th/14th For me the 1970 Le Mans race fell flat on its face at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, when Dr. Ferry Porsche dropped the starting flag. In spite of the heroic efforts...
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An interesting booklet on rallying has been produced by a group of amateur enthusiasts who are members of the Bexley Light Car Club. It has been called "An Introduction to Rallying—with Navigators in...
Mosport The Canadian-American Challenge Cup Series entered its fifth year with the death of Bruce McLaren and the hundreds of friends he made in North America deeply mourning his passing. But...
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Starting next year, the Indianapolis 500 will no longer be held on its traditional date of May 30th, the American Memorial Day. A new Federal law that makes all US holidays long weekends has fixed...
Corgi manage to come up with some very unusual miniatures, to add to the fascination of collecting them. Their latest models embrace a Toyota 2000 GT measuring 4 in. in length, this Japanese sports...
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[One day someone may succeed in defining the elusive but subtle differences between the now-numerous one-make Clubs, all of which serve a useful purpose to a greater or lesser degree and tend to...
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STD Register Rally, Wolverhampton (June 14th) A smaller one-make, or rather three-make, gathering, took place when the STD Register, catering for Wolverhampton Sunbeam, Roesch Talbot, Lago Talbot and...
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According to the Sunderland Echo the Police have been making some fast journeys to transport kidneys needed for transplant operations between Northern and London hospitals. A journey from London's...
There were 84 entries seeking one of the 33 starting berths in the 54th annual Indianapolis 500, but despite a great variety of chassis and an array of new equipment, this American classic once again...
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The Belgian Grand Prix Now we shall never know. One of the most interesting talking points this season has been the relative merits of Grand Prix cars and sports cars, particularly the new 5-litre...
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With five rounds of the popular Motor Sport/Shell Formula Three Championship now run, Tony Trimmer is still in front on points-score. His lead has narrowed considerably, though, and Gold Leaf-Team...
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The Ford Escort RS1600 The exciting new twin-cam 16-valve Cosworth BDA-engined Ford Escort RS 1600 eventually arrived at the office and initial (favourable) impressions were published in the May...
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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., Just recently there has been a lot of motoring about in the northern part of...
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It is with sorrow that we have to report the death of Mr. St. John C. Nixon, who died while on holiday in Germany last month so soon after the successful completion of his 1,000 miles round Britain...
"But it was perhaps the morning's tour of the Rover Car Works at Solihull that especially caught the Princess's imagination. She is mechanically minded, with a general fascination for things that go...
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Fabulous Francorchamps - BRM break the Cosworth stronghold Spa, Francorchamps, Belgium, June 7th When the Grand Prix circus assembled in the paddock at Francorchamps on Friday, June 5th, for the...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters A Scrap of History The more encyclopaedias and reference books there are, the less history there remains to be discovered. But thanks to readers of Motor Sport,...
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How to Save £58 Sir, Herewith a salutary tale for any readers with a damaged petrol tank. I took my badly damaged tank from a sleeve-valve Daimler to a well-known London radiator repair company, who...
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We arrived at Silverstone early on a misty spring morning - practice for the Daily Express-GKN Trophy race. Half a dozen cars had already arrived, but, apart from the activities of a few vigilant...
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Living with the Lotus 7 In May, to attract people to Wymondham to see the Group Lotus Car Companies' factories and to raise funds for the Norwich Lads' Club, Graham Hill opened the Lotus Open Weekend...
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A look outside the modified Ford world In recent months we seem to have published a great deal of road tests and general information on Ford products, so on this occasion I intend to look at a...
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We hear that British Leyland are to intensify their efforts in selling high performance parts. The first step, like Ford's recently AVO scheme, is to set up a network of enthusiastic dealers who...
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The turn of Porsche-Salzburg Nurburgring, Germany, May 31st Following on the three first-class races of the Monza 1,000 kilometres, the Targa Florio and the Spa 1,000 kilometres, the long distance...
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Few people would disagree that a Lotus will get you from A to B by road more quickly than almost any other car. The compactness of the car coupled with a power output of 118 bhp and superlative road...
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"World Car Catalogue—1970" Edited by L'Editrice Dell'Automobile Lea. 439 pp. 9 1/2 in. x 11 in. (Eurospan Ltd., 44, Hatton Garden, London, EC1. 96s.) This is the valuable reference work produced by...
There some references in "Papa Hemingway" by A. E. Hotchner (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1966) which should interest Lancia fanatics. For instance, in 1954 Hemingway is described as making a trip to...
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1,000 kms. Nurburgring, Crystal palace, Indianapolis 500, Acropolis Rally, Martini Silverstone, Belgian GP 1,000 kms. Nurburgring After comparative trials before the Nurburgring 1,000 kms. event,...
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A Good £1,125 Car For Covering the Ground The Vauxhall Viva GT has been considerably improved in respect of handling in its latest form and it gets along remarkably well. Having used the body shell...
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The Press Office of British Leyland thought it worthwhile to send us a Press release about an Austin Maxi into which 30 Loughborough students managed to squeeze "to achieve a World record". Perhaps...
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The Acropolis Rally There are eight qualifying events in the International Rally Championship for Constructors. The sixth of them was the Acropolis Rally organised by the Automobile and Touring Club...
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N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. The Motorist's Lot Sir, At the end of last year I was caught in a...
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In praise of the Scimitar Sir, I've had an awful lot of cars, From '46 To '70, Astons, Porsches and the rest, It must be over twenty. But now I've got a beauty, Not as dear as some, But a very nice...

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