July 1981

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The Farnham Fuss There has been a fine fuss going on in Farnham, Surrey, because the Urban District Council has resolutely refused to name its new Sports Centre after the late Mike Hawthorn, in...
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* Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 14th of the preceding month are included in this list * C = Closed Event. CI = Closed Invitation Event. R = Restricted...
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Jaguar Drivers Club To celebrate their 25th birthday, the JDC are holding a special anniversary rally at Woburn Abbey on Sunday July 12th. Over 500 Jaguars of all kinds are expected, including early...
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Seven different winners from seven races. That hard to believe statistic underlines the competitiveness of this year's European Formula Two Championship. Not only are there plenty of hungry young...
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Acropolis Rally Simple societies of centuries past had simple rules; if you did wrong, you got the club. Civilisation has brought less rigid punishments since those early times, and has graded them...
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The VSCC Race Meeting at Oulton Park on June 13th had a big attendance (paying spectators 4,000 they said), and there was some excellent racing, run (would you believe?) in sunshine. It opened with a...
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24 hours of domination for Porsche In winning the Le Mans 24 hour race with Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx not only gave Porsche another victory for the German manufacturer, but also put his name firmly in...
In the May issue I made reference to Edward Eves of Autocar, telling the story of Henry Royce buying the winning 1913 3-litre Coupe de L'Auto Peugeot, in an article he wrote about the origins and...
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Blydenstein's tiny turbo boosts Astra 1.3 The distinction of the smallest turbocharged engine we have tested now belongs to the 1,297 c.c. Vauxhall Astra. The previous incumbent of the title was...
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Richard Noble's efforts over the last six or seven years will be put to the test in October when he will be making an attempt to take the Land Speed Record on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The record...
Due to production schedules, D.S.J.'s reflections and notes on the cars at Monaco appear before the main report of the race, which will be found in the colour section on page 932. There was plenty of...
If at first . . . Last month we dealt in some detail with the conception of the Lotus 88, its reception by rival teams and its subsequent banning by officialdom and the various decisions taken by...
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The biggest technical interest in the pits was the ingenuity shown in cheating the 6 cm. ground clearance rule: the time, money and effort expended on hydraulics, electrics and pneumatics, and the...
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"Racing for Britain"; support for promising young drivers Under the laudable new scheme "Racing for Britain", whereby motor racing enthusiasts throughout the country subscribe money to support...
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In April 1976 we published intimate information about the unsuccessful Sunbeam "Silver Bullet" Land Speed Record car and as we have also looked at the 200 m.p.h. twin-engined "1,000 h.p." Sunbeam of...
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A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters A date with Tom Delaney The other day I had a most interesting conversation with Mr. C.T. Delaney, who raced Lea-Francis cars at Brooklands and who owns two...
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Brooklands had such a large following in its hey-day that it is difficult to appreciate how many people drove there. Very often the name of a driver crops up who is not mentioned in my History of the...
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Arab Information Sir, It was with much interest that I read the reference to the Arab cars and particularly the SR (Spurrier Railton) that appeared in the June issue. I can certainly confirm that the...
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It seems that the ridiculously high prices charged for the older vehicles may be on the wane. At a recent specialist auction-sale, of 93 lots on offer, 49 were reported as unsold, including those...
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Aviation for Everyone — then and now The so-called Great War of 1914/18 removed some of the remoteness, if not the mystique, from the aeroplane. So after it was all over, that bloody conflict to end...
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On Sunday July 12th there will be an unrepeatable opportunity at Old Warden Aerodrome, the home of the Shuttleworth Collection, to fly in several well-known historic aircraft of de Havilland origin....
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The magic and the myth The English dictionary which graces the shelf in Motor Sport's editorial offices gives the definition of the word classical as "of the first class, of allowed excellence". It's...
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A good race Monte Carlo, May 31st It will be a sad day when common-sense prevails and the Grand Prix is no longer held round the streets of Monte Carlo, when Formula One drivers no longer do the...
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For the locally based Rondeau team, the 1981 race brought disappointment. Although the Jacky Haran/Jean-Louis Schlesser/Philippe Streiff car (top, left) salvaged second place, and Gordon Spice/...
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The abrasive mountain roads of Greece are hard on tyres, though both the Escort of winners Vatanen and Richards (above) and the Fiat 131 of second-placed men Alen and Kivimaki (below) are pictured...
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When Team Lotus announced that they were re-joining forces with their former sponsors John Player, they took the opportunity to hold an impromptu display of various Cosworth-engined F1 machines which...
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This year's Lombard Scottish Rally lacked some of its former flavour, but Tony Pond's victory in the silver DTV Chevette HSR (above) was nevertheless steeped in glory. He and Mike Nicholson, co-...
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Yet another landmark in Stuttgart's pursuit of excellence When you have already got a refined, high quality product, improvements to its specification come about through a gentle process of evolution...
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The big news this month is that Grand Prix Models of Radlett have released their long-awaited miniature of the John Cobb Napier-Railton aero-engined racing and record-breaking giant, in their "...
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June 4th. After tea got the Alfetta out and drove along that very pleasant road between Knighton and Bridgnorth to the Midland Motor Museum, where Kay Petre, talented lady racing-driver in the pre-...
With the joy of the forthcoming Royal Wedding later this month there must be those who have pondered on what it would be like if, due to an unpredictable occurrence, a member of the Royal Family had...
If Pelmanism used to be a memory-training method, Ulmannism might be defined as trying to poke criticism at W.O. Bentley. Bentley-folk will recall how Alec Ulmann, the American historian, suggested...
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"Peugeot - Sous le Signe du Lion" by Pierre Dumont, 423 pp. 9 1/2" x 7". (Editions Pratiques Automobiles, 83 rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris. Available from Albion Scott Ltd., Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0GP...
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Encouraged by Hugh Conway, David Sewell has completed a Register of Bugattis in this country, badly needed since earlier editions, based on the original Register incorporated in "The Bugatti Book",...
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In the nineteen-thirties Sydney Allard was a great enthusiast for mud-plugging trials and being a Ford agent he naturally showed a lot of interest in the powerful and light 30 h.p. V8 Fords. After...
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N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. Formula One Sir, Over the past months I have read in the columns of...

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