July 1976

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A new Rover On the day before this issue of Motor Sport was due to reach the book-stalls and its subscribers, Leyland Cars made a very important release, that of their brave new Rover 3500. The title...
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"As in the case of real cars supremacy . . . has now passed to the Japanese".—A strong Oriental bias expressed in Motor recently by Mike McCarthy, writing of plastic kit model cars. Dinky TR7 In the...
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The Six-wheelers Win Anderstorp, Sweden, June 13th Although the manipulators behind the scenes of Formula One racing have managed to bring about a degree of uniformity to most things, almost to the...
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The March teams were the only ones who had to do any major rebuilding after the ravages of Monte Carlo, both 761/1, Brambilla's car, and 761/4, Merzario's car needing new "monocoque tubs" as well as...
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lckx and Van Lennep win for Porsche; De Cadenet and Craft finish third for Britain Le Mans, June 12th/13th If you had believed all the advance publicity put out by the AC de l'Ouest, the 1976 edition...
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The might of such powerful or competent rally teams as Lancia and Toyota is not easily defeated, so when Harry Kallstrom drove a Datsun Violet to victory in May's Acropolis Rally there was a...
C.R.'s projected season of special and super saloon racing with a 240Z-engined Datsun 1200 Sunny Coupe came to a violent and premature end at Woodcote Corner on the Silverstone club circuit last...
It has long been felt that Swedes and Finns have been the masters of the forests, the only Britisher capable of even getting to grips with them being Roger Clark, who won the RAC Rally against strong...
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Alan Cottam's Day The traditional VSCC OuIton Park race meeting was held in sunshine, after a wet Friday, and had 148 race entries, and another 35 for the Cheshire Life "Beauty Show", won by Neale's...
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Ford Formula One Engine Plans Ford have no definite plans for a new Formula One engine, Walter Hayes, Vice-President, Public Affairs, Ford of Europe, declared at a Guild of Motoring Writers lunch on...
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The correct title of Evan Green's book published by Cassell's and reviewed in April is "A Boot Full of Right Arms".
I had expected to find references to motor racing in "Jack Of All Trades" by Jack Warner (W. H. Allen, 1975), because magazine articles had prepared me for the fact that the well-known stage and TV...
Guinness Superlatives Limited have brought out a second edition of "The Guinness Guide to Motor Cycling", lavishly produced and colour-illustrated (32 such plates) as before, with 280 b.-&-w....
"John Player Motorsport Yearbook 1976".8 in. x 7 in. 336 pp. (Queen Anne Press Ltd., 12, V andy Street, London, EC2A 2EN, £2.95). You would not be far wrong if you said that this annual publication...
"Racing Round the Island" by Bob Holiday 212 pp. 8 3/4 in. 5 1/2 in. (David & Charles, Newton Abbot, Devon. £3.95.) At first sight this book about racing round the loM seems to be rather...
"The Land-Rover" by Graham Robson. 148 pp. 8 3/4 in. x 5 1/2in. (David & Charles, Newton Abbot, Devon. £4.95.) Here is the complete story of that workhorse of the World, the Land-Rover, from the...
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Grand Prix Models of Radlett are to be congratulated on bringing out metal kits for making up two cars from widely differing ends of the motoring spectrum. One is a splendid replica of an SSKL 38/250...
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To continue this feature, which I see a weekly contemporary has Copied, if in a somewhat different context (excellent, because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!), I went not long ago to...
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The Publicity Department of Fiat (England) Ltd. is marketing four framed and glazed pictures, of generous size, of advertising layouts issued by the great Italian Company in the past. The four...
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A section devoted to old-car matters World-Wide Bentley Day It was typical of Stanley Sedgwick, President of the Bentley DC. Recognising that May 23rd of this year was the 40th Anniversary of the...
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Sir, Re-reading your "road-test" of a D-type Staff car in Motor Sport for June 1974, it occurred to me that there was something odd in the use of a Zenith carburetter at that time and an air control...
Sir, Reference Mr. de Little's letter in your May issue. Yes, do keep them on the roads; there are many very understanding garages about from whom to get your MoTs. I am the very proud owner of a...
Sir, For many years I have owned a rare vehicle, a Beardmore 2-litre Supersports. I recall articles in "Vintage Postbag" concerning Cyril Paul's Beardmore and always meant, with the best intentions,...
Sir, Mr. G. N. Petty (May 1976) is quite correct. The white 24/80 tourer did belong to Harry Pilling, who seems to have been a general sales concessionaire for the marque. In October 1925, Lenaerts...
Sir I am always interested in the V-E-V column in Motor Sport, along with most Vintage and Veteran articles. Re road tests in the Isle of Man: Any car (apart from new) brought from the Mainland and...
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Sir. I am trying to locate any photographs that might he in existence of my TT Replica Morgan, This was the works car from 1938 to 1952 and is registered CAB 652. It competed in the TT at Donington...
Sir, In his article in the October issue, Lord Ironside wrote that Sir Geoffrey de Havilland had made a patriotic and generous gesture towards the War effort by handing over his personal Rolls with...
Sir, As one of the greatest admirers of the "White Mouse" stable I was most upset to read that "Romulus" is being raced once again. This unique; one-driver (until a few weeks ago) car should, I...
Sir, Inspired by the letter of Mark L. Dees (Motor Sport May 1976 page 497) concerning the "mystery Millers", which were in turn introduced by Erwin Tragatsch (Motor Sport, March 1976 page 256), I...
Sir, Having -owned and driven many 30/98s in the 20s may I correct the particulars you give in the June issue of Motor Sport. (1) The OE was 4 1/4-litres not 4 1/2. The sidevalve was 4 1/2-litres. (2...
Sir, That Stork to which you refer in the May issue of Motor Sport is also the mascot of the Bucciali, the biggest front-wheel-drive car yet. The designer, Captain Paul-Albert Bucciali, Officier de...
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All-round ability from a pleasing Guigiaro shape Rarely has there been such a versatile machine for enthusiast needs as VW provide in the three-door Scirocco 1600TS. Capable of nearly 110 m.p.h. and...
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Lauda wins for Ferrari Monte Carlo, May 30th If you can accept a scratch round-the-houses as a Grand Prix, the Monaco race is a great leveller, for everyone arrives on the Wednesday before the event...
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There was nothing startlingly new at Monte Carlo, but quite a lot of detail improvements and modifications to existing cars. However, the Scuderia Ferrari produced a brand new 312T2 car, number 027...
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[By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W.B., It's not far off thirty years since I first went to Belgium under my own steam, for I am not counting a...
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Jaguar's Andrew Whyte informs us that this year's third annual Monterey Historic Automobile Races at the beautiful Laguna Seca Raceway on California's Monterey Peninsula will feature a special...
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We have received from Karl Ludvigsen of New York very favourable comment on the article we published last April on the unsuccessful Silver Bullet LSR car, in which he remarks that further technical...
Further to the article on Lewin Spittle's Le Mans MG Midget which appeared in last month's Motor Sport, it should perhaps be made clear that much of the work of rebuilding this historic little car...
The Section Rally on the 6th June was run through beautiful country once again on what must have been the hottest day of the year. The Concours, based on the state of the car and its driver/passenger...
When I felt a craving for some fresh-air motoring the other day and Pamela Wearing of Leyland Cars sought to disperse this by lending me an MG Midget 1500 it immediately rained for days on end. But...
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The Federation Internationale des Vottures Anciennes Rally brought to Harrogate in Yorkshire a most impressive assembly of pre-war cars. It was the first of these International events to be held in...
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Auntie's Sporting Great-Nephew Makes "Buy British" a "Must" Unless I am very much mistaken, June 30th, 1976, will go down in contemporary motoring history as the day that Britain put the plug in the...
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An almost civilised competition car comes to terms with the public road Missing the chance to drive our original Ferrari Dino V6 test car, I had determined that Lancia's lightweight twist to the 2.4-...
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Even if you did not like the appearance of the Stratus, and we found nobody who objected to the basic shape, Berton': would have, to he congratulated on a striking outline. The unstressed glassfibre...
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Letters from Readers extiressed are those of our Garrespandents and MOTOR SPORT :19.5S nal necessarily associate itself with them—ho.
Sir, Your recent remarks in Miniature News concerning the present model policy of die-cast manufacturers are both interesting and provocative, as can he expected from the columns of Motor sport....
Sir, The article on Miniature News in your May issue prompts Me to air some considerations. The only virtue that white metal models (kit or ready assembled) have, is that they attempt to fill the...
Sir, I was delighted to read "Replica Isn't-Real" in your June issue. It is vital for the future of the entire transport preservation movement that a clear understanding of the difference between...
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Sir. Following your recent (January and June) references to a North Country breakers' yard, you may like to include part of the following in your next issue of Motor Sport and save readers who are...
Sir, That the Automobile Association should continue to present itself as an organisation representing and upholding the motorist's interests, is fast becoming a flagrant contravention of the Trades...
Sir, I read with interest in your June issue the mention in "Book Reviews" of "BMW— The Bavarian Motor Works''. I was running a twin-cylinder BMW LS Luxus saloon until quite recently. Its engine...
Sir, For some while I have been courteously flashing my headlights at drivers of a certain well-known Swedish motor car, who travel with their side-lights on during the day. This has provoked mixed...
Sir, I am prompted to write to you by Mr. Colyer's letter (June Motor Sport), re. Mk. V Jaguars. This model, which has virtually disappeared from the roads, is surely one of the most elegant cars...
Sir, With reference to your Road-Test Miscellany article by "W.B." on the Saab 99 GL Combi Coupe, I would like to draw your attention to the remarks: "The o.h.c Triumph Dolomite engine started...
Sir, I read with interest Mr. Colyer's letter in the June issue of Motor Sport, concerning his Mk. V Jaguar, registration mark EDP 100. I owned this car briefly during 1966/67. It was a 1949 3 1/2-...

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