June 1960

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Coronation Safari The East African Safari, ranking as the toughest test in the world of rally-type cars, deserves more than passing thought – indeed, its lessons should influence buyers of motor cars...
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  The B.R.D.C. successfully put on a very full day's racing at Silverstone, but unfortunately a gloom had been cast over the meeting by the fatal accident to Harry Schell who, in the rain,  lost...
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Sir, Whilst looking through that absorbing book "The Motor Industry," by Maxey and Silberston*, I noticed a calculation which struck me as being of interest to your readers. This is admittedly quoted...
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by W. J. Hughes. 262 pp, 9-1/5 in. x 6 in. (Percival Marshall and Co., Ltd., 19-20, Noel Street, London, W.1. 30s.) If Philip Wright's book is an excellent introduction to the subject of the steam...
"Traction Engines," by Philip Wright. 89 pp., 9-2/5 in. x 6-1/5 in. (Adams and Charles Black, 4-6, Soho Square, London, W.1. 21s.) This summer traction engine rallies seem likely to be more popular...
by Alfred Neubauer. 207 pp., 8-3/4in. x 8-1/2 in. (Barrie and Rockliff, 2, Clement's Inn, Strand, London, W.C.2. 21s.). Translated by Charles Meisl. Here is the long-awaited book by Herr Neubauer,...
by B. W. Locke, M.I.B.C.M., A. Inst. A.A. 120 pp., 9 in x 6 in (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 30s.) This is a revised edition of this useful work which first appeared in...
The Royal Automobile Club's 1960 Guide and Handbook contains more than a million words, nearly 200 maps and town plans and information on some 4,000 towns and villages in the British Isles. New...
by Tom Wisdom. 352 pp., 8-1/2 in. x 5-1/2 in. (Odhams Press Ltd., 96, Long Acre, London. W.C.2. 25s.) This is a breezy, readable yet instructive guide to touring in almost any country any motorist...
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Circuit of Posillipo races Naples, May 15th. Since real Grand Prix racing disappeared from the small circuits of Europe, due to various reasons, the title of Grand Prix for many meetings has only...
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A Porsche day Palermo, Sicily, May 8th. After carrying on the traditions of his uncle, the one and only Vicenzo Florio, so successfully last year, Vicenzo Paladino once again took on the...
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D. Howard shines brightest at 40th B.A.R.C. Members Meeting The Cup Final at Wembley and celebrations following the Royal Wedding reduced spectators at the B.A.R.C. Member,' Meeting on May 7th to a...
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Are press cars faked? Sometimes it is suggested to us that cars submitted for road-test are faked to provide that little extra. The Editor thinks otherwise. Having experienced a Ford Falcon and a ...
Driving tests: Rootes Trophy for best performance: H. Tennant (1933 Sunbeam Speed 20). Runner-up: A. Rawlings (1928 14/45 Talbot). Concours d' Elegance: Express and Star Trophy: C. South (1913 ...
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Since the Maserati factory withdrew from racing at the end of 1957 they have not been entirely inactive on the racing side but given financial encouragement by private owners they have continued to...
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The Automobil Club von Deutschland have announced that the German Grand Prix will be held on July 31st as a Formula 2 race. The race will take place at the Nürburgring on the five-mile long South...
A British car of high quality For Motor Sport Easter was divided between the latest Humber Super Snipe Mk. II and the much-discussed Chrysler Valiant – that is after the appalling London traffic ...
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With especial emphasis on the "Porvic" separator When a motorist expounds on the mechanical excellence of his new vehicle he never mentions the battery, although he is quick to curse it when it fails...
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An exciting race After the Pau G.P. the points position in the F.2 Manufacturers' Cup gave Cooper 22 points for their wins at Brussels and Pau and second place at Syracase, Ferrari had eight for...
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The annual Concours d'Elegance of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club will be held at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, on June 19th at 2.30 p.m. * * * * * The next meeting of the Delage Owners...
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"Motor Sport" visits – Rally successes having put Volvo and Saab in the forefront of the sporting scene, these motor cars are now highly esteemed in Europe and America, so it seemed opportune for us...
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A particularly interesting assessment of the international automobile market can be made by studying sales in Sweden where all cars sell at approximately the same advantage, unhampered by import duty...
This rally is rightly regarded as the greatest test of a motor car in the world, as competing vehicles receive a tremendous battering over some of the most tortuous terrain to be found in Africa. It...
At last the time came to bid goodbye to Mr. Reich and Mr. Andersson, who had looked after us so well during our stay. Sweden is a delightful country and very safety-conscious as far as motoring is...
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A section devoted to old-car matters The V.S.C.C. Silverstone Race Meeting (April 23rd) As in 1959, so in 1960, the first race meeting of the season organised by the Vintage Sports Car Club was...
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Sir, Your article on the Duesenberg J owned by Mr. Phillips is a beautifully done piece! It makes up for the insulting reference to the car in the "Vintage Motor Car" book which said, in effect, didn...
Sir. With reference to the several correspondents wiho have commented on my purported fault-findings of my Morris Oxford 1920 saloon I would like to add my story was not intended to be a chronicle of...
Sir, ln the article on the Belsize Bradshaw, you state that Granville Bradshaw was responsible, amongst other things, for the excellent transverse, flat-twin, shaft-drive A.B.C. motorcycle. I once...
Sir, "The best thing for the newcomer vintage car enthusiast and owner to do, is to join the Club or Register associated with his car, and he will find help, technical advice, spares lists, manuals...
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Sir, I was interested to read your article on the Belsize Bradshaw car. I owned one of these from 1922 to 1930, and was lucky enough to get another chassis in 1955, which was rebuilt and on the road...
Sir, I was very interested in the article in your number of this month n the Duesenberg – I had the model referred to in this article, bought in Pasadena, and for which Walter Murphy of that town...
Sir, It is difficult to understand Mr. A. J. Burt's statement (May issue, page 343) that he was told by the former owner of his Morris car to avoid letting out the clutch when facing up steep hills...
Sir, It is time someone wrote in defence of the frontal appearance of the Austin Healey Sprite. When compared with some proprietary modifications to the bonnet, the original is referred to as having...
Sir. Your mention of the jaundiced view of vintage cars taken by the Daily Mail prompts me to send you a paragraph from the pen of Peter Simple of the Daily Telegraph. It appeared some years ago, and...
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Sir, The 1-1/2-litre Formula, if it survives the execration which has been heaped upon it from almost every side, is likely to encourage a high-revving, complicated and temperamental type of engine....
Sir, May I suggest that Mr. Michael fits a new speedometer to his 100-m.p.h. Riley 1.5. With a little luck he may then find that his car will be capable of exceeding 110 m.p.h. I am, Yours, etc.....
N.B. – Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them. – Ed. Is it an eyesore? Sir, For what must be a pleasant change I am...
Sir, It distresses me greatly to behold the utter disorganisation of our racing car manufacturers – so manifest in recent weeks. Surely the time to object to the 1961 Formula 1 was when it was...
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Sir. Malaya presents the absolute testing conditions for a car, with it's extreme heat, copious torrential rainfall, long, fast and other extremely rough corrugated dusty roads. In this country,...
Sir. In the May issue of your unique journal you say that Goodwood on Easter Monday was "proficiently organised." Had you been on the north side of Lavant at about 3.40 p.m. undoubtedly other more...
Sir, Having read Mr. B. A. Philpott's remarks under your heading "Tales of Woe," I have come to the conclusion that he must have been singularly unlucky, both in respect of the particular car he got...
Sir, I have anxiously been awaiting your interim report of the new B.M.C. "Babies," but as I have now completed 5,000 miles In my Austin Se7en you may be interested in my findings. The "Se7en" was...
Sir, I have followed with interest the recent correspondence concerning the relative merits of the Rootes and B.M.C. 1-1/2-litre high-performance saloons. I think it may interest prospective...
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Sir, I am the owner of an M.G. TC and for photographic aspirations I use a Kodak Brownie and am essentially one of the "snap and hope" brigade, but, after watching the Aintree "200" on April 30th I...
Sir, Your readers may be interested to know that the British motor industry does not have a monopoly in the production of motor cars that rattle and disintegrate soon after leaving the showroom. Late...
Sir, Recently you may have seen the photographs of the burnt-out Lotus Elite – not far from your office by the way. May I, through your excellent journal, issue the following: May I please correct a ...
Sir, May I beg some of your valuable space to relate an experience I had on Good Friday? On a trip to Cardigan Bay for the holiday our silencer developed a vast split, so more in hope than certainty...
Sir, Recently while scanning a well-known trade journal I was interested to note the results of an efficiency test on a popular brand of commercial vehicle. The article headed as follows may be of...
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Sir, As a long-time owner of a 1,192-c.c. VW, may I add yet another letter to your file? I bought my car in Penang, operated it there for 18 months, brought it home on expiry of my tour, and have now...
Sir, I note with great interest Mr. R. E. Savage's remarks regarding the pros and cons of the old car population and their relations with the modern-car motorist. You are so right, sir! In most...
Sir, Your "Tailpiece" in May's Motor Sport might now convert my doubting Thomas's to whom I related an acquatic experience which befell me. One evening in June or July, five to six years ago, I was...

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