July 1973

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• The clobbering continues . . . We have received the most encouraging support over the editorial "Stop Clobbering Us" which appeared in the February issue, although, as we exposed in the May Motor...
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Sir, We readers stand like greyhounds in the slips, straining upon the start. But the Game is not afoot. One follows one's spirit, and charges to the papershop to Cry God for Boddy, England and Motor...
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A nice clean race Anderstorp, Sweden, 7une 17th There are some people who think that Grand Prix racing should be made more uniform than it is and bemoan the fact that all circuits do not have...
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Matras ahead Le Mans, June 10th/11th Last year's victory by Matra was somewhat hollow thanks to the lack of opposition, notably from Ferrari, but this year it was an altogether different story. The...
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Orthodox race on revised circuit Monte Carlo, June 3rd When everyone arrived in Monte Carlo they were completely taken aback by the fact that the revised circuit (described in Motor Sport last month...
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Two notable things stood out in the line-up of cars at Monte Carlo, following the Zolder race two weeks previous, one was that Team Lotus were back to three cars after their brief moment of...
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Super Samuri – a 140 m.p.k 240Z Not very long ago the mass-produced sports car market throughout the world was dominated by British Leyland, but while they continued to rely on re-vamped old models...
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• I'll huff and I'll puff. . . . In announcing his vast expansion plans for the British Leyland Motor Corporation, following his sales success with the Morris Marina and his Austin Allegro venture,...
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Lord Stokes recently intimated that part of the Triumph Motor Co.'s role within British Leyland in the future would be to produce small, but refined, four-seater saloons in the luxury high-...
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Scheckter Stateside Since Jody Scheckter's appearance in the Race of Champions in March very little has been seen of the fast-rising South African star on the European scene. In fact he has not raced...
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[By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the editor] Dear W. B., I have just energised my nervous system and exercised my apprehension faculties, and feel very much better...
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The Avon-sponsored Tour of Britain for Group One saloon cars divided into four price-groups, which takes place from July 6th-8th, is attracting much attention and looks like providing excellent...
The Automobile Club of France As is well known the first recognised competitive event for motor vehicles was held in 1894, organised by the then newly-formed Automobile Club of France. Not only was...
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Too easy for Ferrari Nürburgring, May 27th. The annual 1,000-kilometre sports car race organised by the ADAC on the Nürburgring never fails to produce a large entry, for the organisation and the...
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Almost too close for comfort after the Morocco Rally came the Acropolis, the two week intervening period straining car-building and recceing programmes to the full. Alpine managed to get through the...
A 250-kilometre drive across the barren, rocky deserts of Southern Morocco on the edge of the Sahara, where the track is defined only vaguely and sometimes disappears altogether in a sea of boulders...
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telland voor het Wereldkampioenschap der Bestuurders Zolder, Limbourg, May 20th. If the title of this article appears to be gibberish it is intentional, for it sums up the whole scene of the 1973...
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Everyone turned up in good order and well prepared for the Zolder race, as far as the cars were concerned, and before practice began the paddock was brimming over with mechanical interest. However,...
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A section devoted to old-car matters A sizeable mystery The other day I received a letter from Lord Donegall, asking whether I could help him in the matter of an aero-engined motor car he once owned...
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A fast, spacious, comfortable, all-Independently-sprung,3-litre V6 saloon, at a competitive price When I wrote the road-test report on the Ford Granada GTX last October I praised the new range of big...
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The editor takes in the Humber Register Thame Rally, the Veteran Car Club Replica of the 1908 Manchester MC Trial and the Ford Model-T Rally from London to Daventry There is absolutely no lack of...
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Cadillac—The Complete Seventy-Year Historyby Maurice D. Hendry. 416 pp. 8-3/4 in. x 9-1/2 in. (Princetown Publishing Inc., Princetown, New Jersey. 18.95 dollars.) America, at one time so backward in...
Having referred to the smuggling book by a Customs Officer, I read "Benzedrine for Breakfast", by Noreen Price and Peter Jackson (Robert Hale, 1963), to see, as it were, the other side of the coin,...
Dinky Toys have brought out an articulated AEC tractor unit and trailer to 42 : 1 scale, which measures 8-9/32 in. overall and is cast in much detail, including suspension components. It sells for £1...
You might think "The Miniature World of Henry Greenly" by E. A. Steel and E. H. Steel (Model and Allied Publications Ltd., Station Road, King's Langley, Herts., 251 pp., 8-3/4 in. x 5-1/2 in., £3.50...
by Paul Frere. 221 pp. 9-1/2 in. x 6-3/4 in. (PSL 9, Ely Place, London, EC1N 6SQ. £4.20.) This lucid technical writer who knows what he is about because he has been a racing driver and still drives...
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Following the introduction of VAT, Ginetta Cars Ltd. have taken a new look at their marketing policy, and have, for the first time, appointed dealers. Previously Ginetta handled all sales directly...
Holiday guides covering the English Shires and the Heart of England are available from the East and West Midlands Tourist Boards, respectively, for 15p each, and the Welsh Tourist Board offers a...
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Sir, Knowing your interest in flying between the wars, especially in light aeroplanes, I thought you would like to have the enclosed photostat copies of two price lists of aircraft offered for sale...
Sir, Now that the "surface dressing" season has started once more, I would like to protest about the continued use of this ineffective and dangerous method of re-surfacing our roads with tar and...
Sir, I am sure we all enjoyed the excellent event organised by the VSCC at Silverstone on April 28th. However, I feel that the meeting closed with a question mark over what I consider to be one of...
N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Rolls-Royce in a rut Sir, The Mercedes Benz may be the best car in the...
Sir, During the past 15 months British Leyland's PR department has put out some odd advertisements. To name but three. Motor Sport, February, 1972. Can anyone tell me why the driver of the Triumph...
Sir, Having just read the April edition of your magazine, showing the exploits of B. M. Russ-Turner's Bentley Corniche in the VSCC Pomeroy Trophy, I would like to mention the exploits of a Rolls-...
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Sir, It is with interest that I read in the April issue of Motor Sport your various criticisms of the Swansea Computer Centre, as I feel that I am in as good a position as any to complain of the...
Sir, For many years I have been doing research on the life and work of Ernest Henry, designer ot the GP Ballots and collaborator, at least, in the design of the GP Peugeots. Excellent British...
Sir, With reference to Mr. G.E. Gordon-Marshall's letter published and your postscript enquiring about the present whereabouts of the 37/90 PS Mercedes which was owned by Mr. Blythe, the straight...
Sir, May I refer to your "Rumblings" on page 240 in the March issue headed Roads are Getting Faster. It is difficult to make any direct comparison with all the motoring feats in this paragraph, due...
Sir, I was interested to see your reference to my Alvis SA Speed 20. I have owned the car for six years, after finding it in a field near Plymouth. The car when found was 95% complete, but was...
Sir, I was interested to read Mr. Karslake's letter regarding the Enfield. My uncle had one of these cars, a 1914 model open tourer, dark green 5-seater, with dark green leather upholstery. The...
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Sir, With respect to your assessment of the Datsun 160B in the December issue may I dispute your conclusion and I quote, "A useful car but not, I think, one that represents any particular challenge...
Sir, As an expatriate Briton, I find it disturbing to note the apparently inexorable decline in standards of British automobile exports to the North American market. The reputation of these exports...

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