July 1986

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Points of Principle As we went to press, the controversy over the future of the British Grand Prix was still raging. By the time this issue appears on the bookstalls, it may have been resolved but...
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The Circuit des Remparts at Angouleme has become a popular gathering for pre-1955 automobiles, and this year's event will be held on September 27th and 28th. Although the old town circuit is used for...
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Derek Bell became the most successful English driver ever to compete at Le Mans when he notched up his fourth victory on June 1, driving the Rothmans-Porsche 962C with Hans Stuck and Al Holbert....
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It's no big secret that Alfa Romeo is, as a company, currently in deep trouble. It has the problems which most medium-sized European car makers have and, in addition, a few sell-inflicted wounds of...
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A regular reflective look at significant aspects of today's motor and sporting life that are not always appreciated... The unfortunate spate of 1986 rallying accidents seems to have sealed the fate...
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Fast becoming one of the highlights of the racing calender is the two day HSCC meeting held on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit. There is so much variety which, allied to a full programme of races...
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Regrouping Reactions have been varied to the post-Corsica changes in the rules governing vehicles eligible for the World rally Championship from 1987 onwards. At one extreme there were harsh words...
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Before starting Part Two of the 250F saga a few observations on Part One will not go amiss. A Swiss garage owner has sent a copy of a bill of sale dated 23rd November 1956 on which it is stated that...
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These days Robin Herd is a remarkably elusive man, setting up an intervtew was like trapping a shadow. Half of his year is now spent in the States where over fifty percent of March's production is...
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Nigel Mansell wins at Spa Francorchamps in the 1986 Belgian Grand Prix... In a clear blue sky Mansell leads through La Source Motorsport Images It was going to be a superb Belgian Grand Prix, in...
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The Editor looks at the mechanical champions Having consider ed the Champion drivers s from different ages of motor racing in the May issue, it seems logical to apply the same thinking to the cars...
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Again this year the one-time one-day VSCC Meeting at the pleasant OuIton Park circuit was spreading over two days, a feast of motor racing, bicycle racing, beauty parade and auto-jumbling, attractive...
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From D.S.J. to the Deputy Editor Dear M L., With a weekend off from Formula One I took the opportunity of having a look at the other end of the motor sport spectrum, by visiting Prescott hilIclimb,...
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Following the article last month on the 50th anniversary of the Type 328 BMW, keen readers have pointed out a few errors. Tony Mitchell, the secretary of the Frazer Nash section of the VSCC wrote to...
An opportunity arose in May to drive four of the latest Ferrais, when Maranello Concessionaires Ltd made these available to journalists arid gave them lunch at the celebrated Le Manoir aux Quer...
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No sensible person would argue with or complain about measures to lessen the chances of accidents such as that which caused the deaths of of two competitors during the Tour of Corsica. Halting the...
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The range of Ferrari road cars has remained remarkably unchanged in recent years. With the exception of the Mondial, which arrived in 1980, all of the models available in the early eighties could be...
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The Bentley Drivers' Club has included in its Jubilee celebrations the publication of its "Golden Jubilee Book — 1936-1986", which is one of those excellent ideas which has definitely come off. By...
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— Not the real thing, but the Italians loved it Those of us too young to have read DSJ's tale of his ride to victory with Stirling Moss in the 1955 mille Miglia when it was first published will never...
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The13/55 hp Th.Schneider Among the good, but neglected, sports-cars of the mid-Vintage period must be included the 2-litre Th. Schneider. Theophile Schneider was one of the founders of the pioneering...
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Another Brooklands Apart from the famous Weybridge Motor Course in this country, a correspondent reminds us of another Brooklands race track, that which was founded in 1932 at West Subiaco Aerodrome...
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The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers quite rightly regards the 100th birthday of the motor car to have occured in 1986 and it duly celebrated the occasion at Ragley Hall...
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death. at the age of 82, of Alec Ulmann, in a Long Island hospital Ulmann was a pioneer of sports car racing in North America. founding the 12-hour Sebring...
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Continuing follow the motoring life of O.J., whom we left sampling the delights of the 18/55 hp Talbot in the New Forest, in 1925, and in view of Motor Sport's interest in cars in books, it is...
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It is with great sadness that we learn that Kenneth Noel ("Nonie") Hutchinson died in Italy on May 17th, at the age of 76. A great enthusiast for competition motoring, Hutchinson started with a chain...
Arising from our article on Champion Racing Drivers, a reader, Barry Peters of Bere Regis, has sent us nice little cameo relating to the great pioneer British racing driver, Charles Jarrott. He tells...
I see that in his description of the new Dutch Volvo 480ES last month, MLC says that the last Dutch sports car was the Spyker built in 1910, according to the expert.s Which perhaps shows that you...
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Sir, Congratulations on the fascinating article on 500cc racing that appeared in your May issue. May I bring to the attention of your readership the fact that the 500cc movement is very much alive...
Sir, I read with arnazernent that one of the type 41 Bugattis is expected to realise ten million dollars when oftered for sale at the forthcoming Harrah auction in the USA. My instant reaction is But...
Sir,  In a fascinating article dedicated mostly to prewar racing W.B. suggest that Wimille 'dominated' the 1946-49 era. On reflection it may be observed that he was strongly challenged in each of the...
Sir, I was fascinated by W.B.'s article in the May edition about -The Champions-, and would like to offer my own thoughts on the subject The flaw in the proposed method is that it does not allow for...
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Sir, Refering to your continuing article on O.J.'s diaries. "Motoring as it was", in the March 1986 issue, my family and I travel through "Brandyland" virtually every year. Last August we stayed a...
Sir, Having always admired from afar the erudite comments made by readers about the mechanical, and indeed historical. disputes that occasionally enliven the pages of our favourite motoring magazine...
Sir, Despite a preference for manually operated transmission I drive a 3 Series BMW with a 4 speed ZF automatic gearbox for a substantial mileage each year. As good as this gearbox is I never cease...
Sir, In your June issue on page 648 you erroneously inform your readers in regard to hydraulic brake operation."and in Britain by 1925 Horstman and Triumph had followed suit..." The truth of the...
Sir, I was very interested to read, in the May issue of Motor Sport, the interview with Max Mosley. and in particular his comments about enthusiasts and Formula One I hope that it has also been read...
Sir, Your enthralling article on the 4.9 Sunbeams brought back some memories. In 1930 an Indianopolis Sunbeam was advertised for sale by a firm called Crayson Motors, of London. I think that the...

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