June 1964

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The Sport and the Roads at Whitsun The wide-flung manifestations of motoring sport were in evidence at Whitsun, when in this country alone there was racing at the Crystal Palace, where an "outsider"...
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B.R.M. Sweeps the Board Monte Carlo, May 10th. Being the first of the Grand Prix classics for 1964 all the leading teams had hopes of fielding their latest cars all ready, tried and proven, but in...
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I admit freely that tears of emotion welled up in my tired old eyes as I watched Jim Clark pull out a five-second lead in the first three laps of the 1964 Grand Prix of Monaco. It seemed unbelievable...
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While at the Targa Florio I had occasion to be taken for a short ride in one of Carroll Shelby's Cobra cars and it was quite an experience. These cars consist of a primitive chassis comprised of two...
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500 Kilometers at Spa (May 17th) The Automobile Club of Spa ran a 500-kilometre race for homologated GT cars on the magnificent circuit at Francorchamps in weather that was perfect for spectators but...
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(Continued from the May issue) Standard-Triumph. The second paper at last year's I.A.E. Automotive Division Symposium was delivered by D. C. Eley, New Projects Engineer, Standard-Triumph Ltd., and...
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So far this year. the major International rallies held in Europe have been rather frustrating for the Ford France team. Last year—1963—saw a steady increase in confidence which started with a very...
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An Inditement by Alec Ulmann of America Alec Ulmann is a brave man! In the March-April issue of The Bulb Horn, official journal of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America, he dares to suggest, in an...
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Jack Brabham, who has been advising the Honda works on the development of their Grand Prix car, has entered a Honda S600 sports car for the Nurburgring 500-kilometre race on Sunday, September 6th....
Rosemary Seers has been appointed Press Secretary to Lotus Cars and will be inaugurating an advisory service for owners of the Elan, Seven, Elite and Lotus Cortina. Regular bulletins will be issued...
Six Penalisations on April 25th The results of races at the 61st B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting were not always what they seemed, because the no-spinning-onto-the-grass or even just motoring with all...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The H.C.V.C. Brighton Run (May 3rd) One of the more picturesque events of the year is the Historic Commercial Vehicle Rally from London to Brighton. Now in its...
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Brookhirst Igranic has been presented by Vincents of Reading Ltd. with a beautifully restored 1907 Type V 10 h.p. single-cylinder Adams "pedal-to-push" mail phaeton, as successors of the Bedford...
The Montagu Motor Museum announces the cancellation of the A.C. Rally intended for June 14th and the postponement of its Italian Rally until July 26th. The latter is open to all Italian makes of cars...
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It is generally accepted that an antique is some objet d'art around 100 years old. If it wasn't, those old chairs, a bit outdated and shaky in the seat, stuck up in the attic a dozen years ago would...
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Miscellany.—The 1½-seater streamlined Singer Nine raced at Brooklands by F. W. Carr and others came to light in Berkshire recently, and has found a new owner. The Sky Fame Museum at Staverton Airport...
The Standard V8 Project Sir, Mr. R. E. Lewis wants to obtain details of the Standard V8 project after it had passed into the hands of E.R.A. In fact it never passed into the hands of E.R.A.; in 1939...
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[Alan Burnard Sorted Out the Present Whereabouts of these Historic Racing Cars.—Ed.] There seems no doubt there were four cars built in 1926/27, three cars eventually coming to this country, two...
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Silverstone, May 2nd. The B.R.D.C.'s "Festival of Speed" has become an important fixture for many British spectators, who enjoy a full day's programme for modest admission charges. This year over 100...
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This year's Re-Union of Brooklands' car enthusiasts—which means anyone who drove, passengered, acted as mechanic or official, or who spectated at the Track, will be held on Saturday, June 27th....
A weekly contemporary describes the new Fiat 850 as "understeering strongly" but another weekly from the same publishing group states that it has "a distinct tendency to oversteer"!
Discoveries.—Readers report a Delage 2-seater at a farm in Scotland, a 1927 Essex Super Six for sale in Devon, and three Foden steam wagons, two Sentinels and a Fowler steamroller in a disused quarry...
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The Editor Samples a Ford Consul Corsair Automatic, an M.G. Magnette Automatic, the R8 Renault in 1,100-c.c. Form and the Hillman Minx 1600 Series Five Not a wildly exciting selection, perhaps, but I...
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A GT Victory Sicily, April 26th. This year the Targa Florio was notable for two outstanding things, firstly a powerful onslaught by Caroll Shelby and his team of A.C. Cobra-Ford V8 cars and, secondly...
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Road Impressions of the Panhard 24CT I for individuality is kinder to Citroën, of whom Panhard-Levassor are a subsidiary, than writing P for peculiar, although that is how many owners of conventional...
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Elwell Motorist's Shovel British winters are seldom bad enough for drivers to need all the paraphernalia of the rally driver, and few people own tyre chains, studded tyres, or snow mats. However, the...
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If you drive northwards up A 5 and instead of turning right at the traffic-lights into industrial Tamworth you go straight on, in a few hundred yards you will see factory buildings on each side of...
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"Automobile Year No. 11." 231 pp., 12 3/5 in. x 9 3/5 in. (Edita S.A., Geneva. English agent: (G T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Portpool Lane, London, E.C.1. 52s. 6d.) The beautifully-produced annual...
Having previously referred to a book about the defence of London from air attacks written by Col. A. Rawlinson, the driver of racing Darracqs, and far more recently to the surprise I received on...
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Our explanation for the absence of a Motor Sport test report on the Rolls-Royce seems to have done other journalists a power of good. Tony Brooks was commissioned to report on a Silver Cloud after...
Goodyear Tyres have made a film of Craig Breedlove's high speed runs on the Bonneville Salt Flats last August when he achieved a speed of 407.45 m.p.h. The 16 mm. film, which is in colour, lasts 27...
The 1964 R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship series got under way on April 26 with the Severn Valley M.C.'s Loton Park Hill-Climb. Current Champion Peter Westbury appeared with the four-wheel-drive...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. The Car That Has Less Than Nothing! Sir, Until I got down to the...
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The last two pictures in last month's article on the Rileys raced by Comdr. H. G. Dobbs were transposed by the printers and are thus incorrectly captioned, while the "Riley Race" mentioned in the...

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