July 1975

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Bravo Ferrari! Without intending to belittle the very effective position Britain now holds in motor racing, we feel it opportune to remark on how nice it is that Ferrari is again in the ascendant....
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T. G. H. Moore, JP, CP It is with the deepest sense of regret that we record the passing of T. G. Moore, Tom to his friends, and T.G.M. to MOTOR SPORT, which he owned from 1929 until he parted with...
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Ferrari AgainAnderstorp, June 8th A very complete field of runners turned out for the Swedish Grand Prix and all twenty-six were guaranteed a start as the Anderstorp Raceway is large and spacious....
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The Vintage SCC held its first meeting at the shortened 1.65-mile Oulton Park circuit on June 14th, when many competitors expressed their dislike of the new sharp righthand corner after the Cascades...
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When Graham Hill decided to form his own team in 1973 with himself as driver and headcook and bottle-washer he was heavily sponsored by Embassy Cigarettes. He bought one of the first of the new...
The Light Car Section of the VSCC held its annual Rally in the Cotswolds on June 7th and 8th, a weekend of glorious sunshine well-suited to these small cars. Saturday included a 'bus trip to the...
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The combination of a fuel-consumption formula (all the cars had to run for 20 laps or more without refuelling), the absence of many graded drivers, and—worst—the lack of Matra, Alpine, Ferrari or...
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[Enna] There are some motor races that remain enthralling from start to finish, others that, while not particularly memorable, at least sustain interest for most of the distance, and yet others that...
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It's the crudest, ugliest, thriftiest, four-wheeled production car in the world, as French as champagne and as popular too. You need a sense of humour to drive it and if the humour is latent it will...
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The Jaguar XJ 3.4 Since its debut at the 1968 London Motor Show the Jaguar XJ saloons have become the standard by which the opposition is judged in Britain. The XJ range has been powered either by 2....
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Another Ferrari domination Terlamen, Zolder, May 25th Two years ago the Belgian Grand Prix was held on the little Zolder circuit before it was really ready to accept the full onslaught of the Grand...
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With the Belgian Grand Prix taking place only two weeks after the Monaco race there was not much time for building new cars or doing anything experimental, so that the mechanical scene at Zolder was...
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The New Fiat 131 1600S Mirafiori Back in January MOTOR SPORT described the new Fiat Mirafiori range of family cars, explaining how, as with British Leyland's Morris Marinas, these were simplified...
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A section devoted to old car mattersAnother Talbot saved The 1934 Talbot run at Brooklands by Dr. Roth was notable for being fitted, in 1935, with a single-seater body based on those fitted to the...
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Morris Register Rally to Belgium Sir, Having at last found time to catch up on some reading I was amused to note your comment concerning the Czechoslovakia Rally in April's V-E-V Odds and Ends, in...
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Last year I played golf at the behest of Philip Stein, Volkswagen (GB) Limited's Head of Publicity, and this year he invited me to play Polo, at Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire. After all this...
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"A Century of Steam-Rolling" by R. A. Whitehead. 192 pp. 9½ in. x 7 in. (Ian Allan Ltd., Terminal House, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8AS. £7.95.) A book such as this can have but a limited appeal for...
Not a great deal this time, except that from "Laughter at the Door—A Continued Autobiography" by Geoffrey Trease (Macmillan, 1974) we learn that smart De Sotos gave an air of opulence to the tall,...
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The Ford Escort 1300 Ghia Expensive, comfortable, characterless New looks, new trim and a widened range are the main points of the New Escort introduced in March. Ford avoided any radical mechanical...
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So far no-one has written a book about chauffeurs but no doubt it is only a matter of time. Meanwhile, I have interviewed a number of them, devoted servants at the big houses of long ago, men who...
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Punishing Acropolis takes its toll Whether it be Thousand Lakes, Safari, Midnight Sun, Arctic or Acropolis, there is something ear-catching about a title which is appropriate to the region. Each of...
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The Colt Galant 2000 GL The Mitsubishi Colt name offered to the British public on a range of conventionally engineered motor cars is still comparatively new to most of the British public. So far as...
The over-the-Border equivalent of the RAC, the Royal Scottish Automobile Club, have had more than their share of public problems in staging their classic event in recent years. Last year a refinery...
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By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the Editor. Dear W.B., For an awful moment I thought I was going to have to return to the original title for these summer letters;...
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Laffite the master At the midway point in the European Formula Two season Jacques Laffite had the championship won, in fact the 31-year-old Frenchman had so dominated the racing that the only...
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By now our good opinion of BMW cars must be apparent to regular readers of MOTOR SPORT; indeed, some of them who are not aware that this country is now part of Europe write us letters suggesting that...
It has come to my notice, as they say in the more stuffy business letters, that the Reliant Sabre-Six, although it has been out of production for some time, has become the "in-thing" with a number of...
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Plus-Gas has earned a top-reputation as a rust-remover, so we were interested to learn that its dispensers, Plus-Gas Bennett Marketing Ltd., have introduced what they call a "Chemical Toolkit", one...
The economic recession resulting from the prevailing astronomical oil prices has turned thoughts in the direction of electric cars, steam propulsion and all manner of new styles of economy car. We...
As already announced, Grand Prix Models of Radlett has released its kit for building a metal model of the Squalo Ferrari in which Hawthorn won the 1954 Spanish GP. Factory drawings were consulted in...
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Which way is the sports car going? Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, and our own Lotus have pioneered the mid-engined road car formula, setting new standards of roadholding and handling. Porsche...
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If standard of preparation reflects on performance, then the Toyota Celica GT driven by Winston (Win) Percy in the Southern Organs/RAC British Touring Car Championship just has to be a winner. Indeed...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. MG-C and Jaguar Spares Sir I was concerned to read your article entitled "...

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