July 1984

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75 Years of the Morgan — A Tribute It could be said that there are too many people and organisations ready to have an anniversary celebration at the slightest provocation these days. But no one will...
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BMW Car Club The weekend of June 16th/17th saw the official inauguration of an Historic section within the parent BMW Car Club. As the club itself caters for all BMW owners of the Munich cars, right...
Earl Howe, CBE, son of the well-remembered racing-driver, died at his Buckinghamshire home on May 29th, aged 75. He was also known for his motor racing and his love of fast cars, and his campaigning...
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On two occasions now the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal has underlined the fact that you can never ignore the Brabham team. Two years ago Nelson Piquet arrived from the previous weekend's Detroit...
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Team work: You may think that drivers win races, or you may think that cars win races, or even that engineers win the races, but in truth a race is won by the whole team. However, there is one...
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Ninth victory for Porsche Even when they announced their boycott of the Le Mans 24-hour race in March, Porsche must have known that success was assured. Did not they take the top eight places last...
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One’s earliest images of motor racing are always the brightest and one never recaptures the excitement of the schoolboy poring over every word of a race report. The first motor racing magazine I...
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MARTIN MORRIS was the outstanding driver at this sunny Seaman Trophies Meeting. winning both the Seaman Memorial Trophy races, He won the I listoric race in his ERA, leading from lap 2 after the...
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In May, Lotus Cars reached a new milestone when they completed the 30,000th Lotus to be made since 1966 at the Hethel factory. Of the total, 5,508 were Elans and 9,887 Europas. The current models,...
Martin Morris was the outstanding driver at this sunny Seaman Trophies Meeting, with both the Seaman Memorial trophy races. He won the Historic race in his ERA, leading from lap 2 after the Bentley-...
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For quite a long time we heard rumours and stories that Daimler-Benz of Stuttgart were about to enter the "small car market" with an entirely new car. Mistakenly we assumed it was aimed at the mass-...
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There has been a great deal of discussion and speculation recently about the future of Formula Two and Formula Three. Formula Two has admittedly declined over the years, in 1978, for example, up to...
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Nissan Silvia Turbo ZX Just as Ford has its XR series, Nissan is spreading the ZX designation down from the recently introduced range-topping 300ZX to less expensive models through the range, so that...
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Acropolis Events of the present are rarely without their counterparts from the past, and quite often one can recall from years gone by an incident almost identical with one of very recent origin. One...
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On June 2nd Ivan Capelli won the Monaco GP support race and so, according to motor racing lore, is likely to be seen one day in F1. On June 7th the man who dominated the race in the early sixties...
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"Adventure with Fate" by Harald Penrose, OBE, CEng, FRAeS etc, 394 pp, 9 in x 6 in. (Airlife Publications Ltd, 7 St John's Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 11E. £14.95.) Here is the book I have...
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There is a whole range of adjectives to describe cars that aren't quite what they seem: fakes, replicas, re-creations and inspirations are just a few of the descriptions. But like the Autokraft AC...
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The Big Cat goes convertible It was the summer of 1981 which heralded the arrival of the new broom at Jaguar, John Egan blowing the cobwebs off the range with the introduction of the HE series of V12...
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It was a few seconds before ten minutes to five on Sunday June 3rd that Jacky Ickx, as Clerk of the Course for the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, finally gave the instruction to show the red flag and the...
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A section devoted to old car mattersTalbots in London At the instigation of Stephen Lally, the 80th Anniversary of the Talbot name, in particular the opening of the factory, Ladbroke Hall, in...
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I can never resist talking to people who remember the old motoring days. So the other day the Alfa 6, its carburation out of sorts, was nevertheless headed along the beautiful Wye valley road, a...
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A Look Back to the roads of the 1920s(Continued from the June issue) Continuing the saga of Owen John, the Crossley-owning motor-noter of 1923, we find him, after enthusing over the new Gwynne Eight...
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-- The Bean CC's magazine recently carried some intriguing items relating to Police cars in vintage times. It first drew attention to a statement in the Daily Express in 1932 to the effect that a...
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The Ford Side-Valve Club has issued various useful books about these cars but now, more professionally for those who can afford £10.95, Osprey of 12 / 14, Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LP have come up...
-- The Vintage Austin Register has its Avoncroft Rally on July 15th, and its Ashover, Chesterfield, Rally on August 12th. An American correspondent, writing to the Standard Register magazine,...
Valve Gear Sir, Your article about Arab valve gear was very interesting, and I hope you will keep passing on your knowledge of early engines in many similar articles. Of course, there are several...
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Wonderful weather enhanced the annual VSCC racing at Oulton Park on June 9th, the extension to the circuit a further attraction. For those who like figures, when the VSCC first went there 28 years...
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Sponsored by Digital Equipment Ltd, who back the British Air Racing Championships, the Digital Schneider Trophy Handicap, for piston-engined aeroplanes up to 12,500 lb. maximum weight, will take...
Perhaps one should not have expected to find much for this feature in the much-read, controversial "Peter Hall's Diaries — The Story of a Dramatic Battle" (Hamish Hamilton, 1983, edited by John...
While at the London Toy Museum recently, besides admiring again the seemingly endless vistas of model cars, locomotives, railways, ships and aeroplanes, etc, and the loop of passenger-carrying 7½ in-...
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Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents, and are not necessarily those of MOTOR SPORT. Whither Fl ? Sir, Having watched the Monaco Grand Prix I feel inspired to write questioning where...

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