July 1982

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THE TYRE WAR The important subject of tyres in modern motor racing formed the topic of D.S.J.'s article in his "Behind the Grand Prix Scene" series in the April issue of MOTOR SPORT. He described the...
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THIS well-known and well-attended event, the 20th of its kind, takes place on July 4th at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire, and not at Luton as mistakenly announced last month. It...
THE Welsh Association of Motor Clubs will be celebrating its silver jubilee later this year with an event which will follow the lines of the recent very successful RAC "Golden Fifty" Rally. It will...
ONE never knows when first-aid information will be needed in home or car. So you may care to keep a copy of "A Matter of Life or Death" by Dr. P. N. Paterson-Brown in pocket or car cubby-hole. It is...
CLIVE JAMES went to Las Vegas with a London Weekend Television film crew during the Grand Prix which took place in the car park of Caesar's Palace in October last year. The fruits of his interviews...
THIS now-traditional racing will take place at Silverstone Club circuit on July 10th, starting at approx. 1.15 p.m. Eight or nine events will been the race-card, with Historic racing-cars competing...
RICHARD NOBLE'S LSR car Thrust II will be on display in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu until July 27th, after which it will leave for another attempt to beat the absolute land speed record at...
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JACKY ICKX and Derek Bell notched up another victory in the classic 24 hour race at Le Mans last month. Driving a 956 Porsche, they took over the lead in the ninth hour, but did not have things...
Michael W. B. May THE death has occurred of that great Alvis exponent, Michael May. Michael began competitive motoring in his University days, with 8/18 and 10/23 Talbots and took part in trials with...
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Acropolis Rally MICHÈLE MOUTON has demonstrated many times that rallying skill is by no means an attribute peculiar to males. At the beginning of June she went a step further by displaying a degree...
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THE pilgrimage of the Vintage SCC to OuIton Park for its annual race meeting was as enjoyable as ever, until a shadow was cast over it by a nasty accident to the Hon. Patrick Lindsay. For this...
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It had to happen THE Maserati firm of Modena did not make very many Tipo 250F racing cars so that each one was known by its personal chassis number and most of them have had their movements well...
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— Improvisation Downtown, Detroit, June 6th IT IS a good thing that we can bend rules and regulations and manipulate procedures to suit ourselves, otherwise there might not have been a Grand Prix...
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—Triumph and Tragedy Montreal, June 13th IN A fitting tribute to the Grand Prix driver of the eighties the Canadians renamed the circuit on the Notre Dame island in Montreal, the Circuit Gilles...
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A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS The Six-cylinder Napiers THE 60 h.p. Mercedes, with whichI dealt in the January issue of MOTOR SPORT, was perhaps the most remarkable veteran car of all the pre-...
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IN showery weather the annual Vintage SCC race-meeting took place at the well-constituted Donington Park circuit on May 23rd, although the entry was depleted by historic-car activity at Monaco....
We have been informed by the VSCC that for the first time ever an International Meeting of historic cars and motorcycles will take place in the USSR. The venue is Riga, the organisers the Antique...
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ANOTHER French Grand Prix is due to be run off on July 25th at Paul Ricard which prompts a memory of the first of the series, held at Le Mans seventy-six long years ago, on June 26th / 27th, 1906. As...
THE 50th Anniversary of the Model-Y Ford Eight is to be celebrated at the Ford Sidevalve OC's National Sidevalve Day at Stanford Hall, near Rugby on August 8th. Admission will cost 50p per adult, 25p...
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1914 GP Mercedes Sir, I read the recent article on the 1914 GP Mercedes with great interest and also Mr. Karslake's reply. I doubt if the tail as shown on the De Palma car in "Power andd Glory” would...
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If anyone wants to complete a 1920s garage scene, a reader informs us that he has two Wood-Milne foot-pumps that appear to date back to that or even to the WWI period. They are complete but "scruffy...
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A process of eliminationMonte Carlo, May 23rd For some strange reason everyone wants to race round the streets of Monte Carlo, probably because of the apparent total illegality of the whole affair...
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THE TEMPORARY nature of the Monte Carlo circuit means that there are no proper paddock or pit facilities and if the situation was anywhere but in Monaco them would be lots of grumbles and threats of...
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IT WAS not too difficult to reflect in the Monte Carlo Harbour as these days the yachts are all fairly small and there is quite a lot of space. Gone are the days of veritable ocean-going linen...
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Ferrari 512S Magnificent machine ”. . . as the solid pack of big sports cars thundered away towards Curva Grande it made Grand Prix racing seem a bit tame.” MOTOR SPORT, June 1970, Monza, Northern...
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The Saab 900GLs A 2-litre of many merits IN MAY we made complimentary remarks about the Saab 900 Turbo, tested in automatic transmission form, which is a way of indicating that "Turbo" is no longer...
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FOLLOWING the discovery of a small number of cases where one of the rear suspension retaining bolts has worked loose through lack of torque, the Austin Rover Group are contacting 20,000 owners of...
I HAVE been driving this 2-litre coupé which is the former GTV 2000 cosmetically modified to make it virtually the GTV-6, but with the well-proven four-cylinder twin-cam engine replacing the 2 ½-...
GENERAL MOTORS now have a diesel version of the new 1.6-litre overhead camshaft engine, first seen a year ago in the front wheel drive Cavalier and subsequently used for a high performance Astra...
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Some notes on the TK-4 An exciting small Pre-War Racing Aeroplane ALLOWING students to build their own concept of racing car or aeroplane must concentrate their minds marvellously and materially...
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Longines Timing IT may have been noticed in recent Grand Prix reports that the words Longines Timing have appeared at the top of the practice-times tables, and occasionally last year it said Tissot...
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Chassis No. 258 Engine No. 2583 The BRM number 258 made its first race appearance in the French Grand Prix at Reims in July 1958 where Harry Schell drove it to record third fastest practice time,...
THE whole history of British Racing Motors (BRM) is one fraught with frustration and drama and one could rightly say that "never was so much effort expended for so little result". After battling with...
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"Jaguar E-Type" by Denis Jenkinson. 134 pp. 8 ¾” x 7 ½". "Mini Cooper and S" by Jemmy Walton. 135 pp. 8 ¾” x 7 ½". "Volkswagen Beetle" by William Buddy. 135 pp. 8 ¾” x 7 ½". (Osprey Publish, Ltd.,...
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Autogyro Sir, The correspondence on gyroplanes (Autogyro was a trade name belonging to the Cierva Autogiro Company Ltd.) brought back memories. About 1963 I found one under a pile of tyres behind a...
GRAND PRIX MODELS of Radlett, who are sponsoring Nick Mason's BMW Mk.2 in Gp.5 racing, have recently added three new model kits to their enormous range of motor-racing miniatures. Two of these...
TIGHT production schedules not only excluded D.S.J.'s Monaco GP report from last month's issue (but see page 884 this month) but "put to bed" some pages before proofs had been fully read. Apart from...
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THE Renault 5 Gordini Turbo is not to be confused with the Renault 5 Turbo. The former is the smallest, and cheapest, mass produced turbocharged car on the market while the latter is a rod-engined "...
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Letters from Readers N.B. -Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them. -ED Project Thrust Sir, Many thanks for the piece...

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