June 1966

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What shall we do with poor Anne Edwards ? Columnists writing for the sensational newspapers have the power, if not the right, to express themselves forcibly on any subject they think will cause...
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As in previous years, the Brooklands Re-union, devised by Bill Boddy and Dudley Gahagan with the blessing of Motor Sport, will take place this month, but as the traditional last Saturday was not...
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The Wee Scot Wins Monte Carlo, May 22nd. Since the advent of the new Grand Prix Formula where the only interest seems to be for unsupercharged 3-litre engines, everyone had been waiting for the 1966...
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While in Milan recently I was doing some servicing and maintenance on my E-type Jaguar in a side street near the Hotel Auriga, when I became conscious of a small boy hovering around, not the usual...
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Zolder Races (May 8th)—Formula Two—Two Heats. Once again the works Brabham-Hondas of Brabham and Hulme dominated a Formula Two race and in the race at Limbourg in Belgium they had it all their own...
Frazer Nash and Porsche O.C. Castle Combe Meeting, May 14th Race Winners : 5-lap Handicap : W.R. Cheston. Half-Hour Trial : J. Morris/J.M. Hone (Porsche 904). 5-lap All-Corners' Handicap : A.C.S....
Sir, I was absolutely amazed to read Denis Jenkinson's comments on the Ford racing programme in "Continental Notes" in your May edition. I am not sure whether he dislikes Ford because they are...
Sir, I think the spirit of sport must have gone out. Big Daddy Ferrari Says "Poor little us, what can we do against the might of Detroit?" This is the end. When the so-called enthusiasts of today...
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The fifth round of the Sports/Prototype Championship at Spa on 22nd May was won easily by Mike Parkes and Ludovico Scarflotti in a 330P3 coupe Ferrari from Sir John Whitmore and Frank Gardner in the...
With the launching of "Free Enterprise III" on May 14th, in a style and atmosphere befitting the £2-million ship, by Mrs. Wickendon, Townsend Car Ferries now have facilities for taking across the...
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Porsche Win Cefalu, Sicily , May 8th. The annual battle against the Sicilian mountains and the ten laps of the Little Circuit of the Madonie was once again a Ferrari v. Porsche affair, for the...
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A Pageant of Speed Silverstone, Northamptonshire, May 14th. The annual day of racing on the Silverstone circuit, organised by the B.R.D.C., started off at 10.30 a.m, on a bright and sunny morning...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The April V.S.C.C. Silverstone Meeting There was much of interest at the first V.S.C.C. Race Meeting of 1966, held at Silverstone on April 23rd, which passed off...
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One of the most enjoyable vintage fixtures of the season is the V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting. This year it takes place on June 25th, starting at 1 p.m., and includes the Richard Seaman Memorial...
The 18th Annual Banbury Run and Concours d'Elegance of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club takes place on June 26th, starting at 10.31 a.m. from Castle Gardens Car Park, Banbury, and finishing there, after...
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Organised by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club and sponsored by National Benzole, this run from the Museum of British Transport at Clapham to Brighton has become as important and popular as the R....
Church of Wimborne St. Giles' Rally, June 4th.—Traction engine rally supported by vintage and veteran cars and motorcycles. Home Park, St. Giles' House, Dorset. Arrival time, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Details...
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Sir, Re the letter "Nostalgia," by Mr. H. Capper, in your April issue, may we have a description of the "Morris-London" car please ? I saw one of these once about 1924-5 in a garage at Hendon. It was...
Sir, I sent for particulars of a forthcoming veteran and vintage auction and the following extract from the terms of sale may interest you:— "Commission on each lot sold will be 12 1/2% and on each...
The-annual visit of the V.S.C.C. to the Montagu Motor Museum can be set down as a highly enjoyable occasion, even if the rain was almost unrelenting. I am able to state that Club officials got as wet...
Sir, In your interview with Grp. Capt. Wynne you mention the "odd noises" made by his 1913 2-cylinder Swift due to "both pistons rising together". No wonder, because if both pistons rose together...
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From the Rt. Hon. Lord Monatgu of Beaulieu Sir, I was gratified to read the Editor's kind remarks about my "Lost Causes of Motoring," though I cannot help feeling that Mr. Boddy has, perhaps...
The annual re-union of Brooklands motorcyclists was held at the "Hand & Spear," Weybridge, on the evening of April 30th, organised by Rex Judd, who, in spite of a recent stroke, contrived to...
Sir, It is interesting to note that Mr. Roesch appears to claim that he can do with push rods what lesser mortals can only do with d.o.h.c. However, I humbly suggest that he has got his basis of...
"Without any hesitation I rank it as one of the only six cars I would personally have in my own garage."—Robert Glenton, writing of the Fiat 500F in The Sunday Express of May 3rd. " . . . a new small...
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Which came first— Sparked off in the April issue, this controversy has caused an unexpectedly large response. Mr. M.H. Evans, Historical and Information Officer of the Rolls-Royce Public Relations...
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For the past two years there has been considerable interest shown by the general public in the Elstree Air Display organised by the London School of Flying, which until this year was only open to...
The V.S.C.C.'s Midland Section used the pleasantly rural setting of Curborough for this very enjoyable speed trial meeting, which was graced by good weather and a representative entry. Fastest time...
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The Tulip Rally The Tulip Rally and the R.A.C. Rally of Great Britain are the two events in the European Championship Rally calendar which have always made a special effort to cater for the novice...
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"Race Proved by Willment" is a phrase which needs no introduction to readers of this magazine. Since its inception little over three years ago the racing division of the John Willment Organisation...
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In the issue of Motor Sport of January 1965 reader R.M. Kitchingman wrote asking if anyone knew the where-abouts or the fate of the two sports cars that Enzo Ferrari built in 1940. This occasioned a...
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Barcelona Formula Two, (April 24th)-6o laps-227 kilometres. The Spanish Club having more starting money available they were able to attract the bulk of the Formula Two runners, including the Brabham-...
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A visit to B.M.C.'s Sports-Car Factory and impressions of the MGB-GT. I am not a rabid pre-war-M.G. "fan" but I think far too many Englishmen underrate the very fine competition record of this make...
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In a blaze of late April sunshine the 1966 International T.T., 31st in the series since it began in 1905, was held for the second time at Oulton Park. It must be said at the outset that, although...
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Profile Publications 2s. The second batch of Profiles has been issued, namely Nos. 5-8, for May. They cover the Lanchester 38 h.p. and 40 h.p., by Anthony Bird, Tim Nicholson on that controversial...
Whilst the T.T. had basked in OuIton Park sunshine, the Ilford Films 500-mile race for GT and sports cars at Brands Hatch the following week started in a torrential downpour which caused the stewards...
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(126 pp., soft covers, 11 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. Iliffe Books Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London. 9s. 6d.) This interim edition of Autocar's reproduced road-test reports covers twenty six-page...
"Great Racing Drivers" (Edited by David Hodges. 175 pp. 11 3/16 x 8 1/4 in. (George Newnes Ltd., Tower House, Southampton Street, London, W.C.2 42s.) With so many books about racing cars, great races...
"The Wandering Years," by Cecil Beaton, the photographer (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1961), based on his diaries of 1922-1939, contain some unusual references to cars, although unfortunately makes...
Corgi have an unusual model in No. 259 of their Corgi Toys series, this being a Citroen DS with Henri Chapron 2+2 coupe body, having openable doors and boot and tip-up seats, together with the usual...
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A small party of Pressmen met at Langley Motors, Thames Ditton, in April, to see how the B.M.W. Blue Ribbon Service, announced in January, works. Every owner of a B.M.W. car sold from last January is...
With another Formula Two race in Spain the Eifel races on the very twisty South leg of the Nurburgring did not receive the full support of the Formula Two world, entries being shared between the two...
The other day I was transported back to childhood, when a reader sent for our perusal a copy of "The Wonder Book of Motors," published by Ward Lock & Co., around the year 1927—because this book,...
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I have used Castrol oil in the engines of the cars I have owned and for topping-up the sumps of road-test cars for as long as I can remember and the only bearing trouble I have experienced has been a...
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Engine: Ferrari 60-degree 12 cylinders in vee formation; four overhead camshafts; bore and stroke 77 x 53.5 mm. (2,989 c.c.). Lucas port fuel injection. Coil and distributor ignition; two 12-mm....
Although Jack Brabham was first off the mark with a 1966 G.P. car with 3-litre engine, and he raced it in South Africa on January 1st, it was not until the Siracusa G.P. on May 1st that we were able...
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Engine : Repco 90-degree 8-cylinder in vee formation; two overhead camshafts; bore-and stroke 88.9 X 60.3 mm. (2,994 c.c.). Lucas port fuel injection. Coil and distributor ignition ; one 14-mm....
Engine : Maserati 60-degree 12 cylinders in vee formation, four overhead camshafts; bore and stroke 70.4 X 64 MM. (2,989 c.c.). Lucas port fuel injection. Lucas transistor ignition; two 10-mm....
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Ferrari has a try-out—and wins Siracusa, Sicily, May 1st. Unlike certain British racing circuits, the Ente Autonomo Circuit Siracusa was undeterred as putting on the first Grand Prix in Europe for...
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Surtees/Parkes win for Ferrari Monza, Italy, April 25th The 1,000-kilometre race at Monza on Monday, April 25th, a national holiday, provided Ferrari with a hollow victory, rather like that of Ford's...
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Sir, I have had trouble with the universal joints of my Morris 1100, both pairs! At 17,000 miles bits of rubber inner universal joint deposited themselves on the road. This caused terrible...
N.B. —Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.— Ed.
Sir. With reference to the letter by Mr. P.L. Ullathorne entitled "Old Rovers Never Die," I would like, if I may, to add to this theme. A rebore, a new petrol pump diaphragm, and a new set of brake...
Sir, Due to recent experiences I feel that I must express my great dissatisfaction of the great British legal machine. Experience No, 1: I was proceeding along Foresters Drive, Croydon, Surrey, which...
Sir, I have been a Jowett Javelin enthusiast for a great number of years, but the Achilles heel of these cars has always been their vulnerability in heavy rain. Nagged by my wife, who has had many...
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Sir, Re the letter on premature failures of B.M..C. Mini constant velocity drive joints, I notice that your comment "invites" any similar experiences. I would think you would experience an avalanche...
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Sir. If, as stated in Pictorial Review last month, Mike Spence won the Lavant Cup race at Goodwood in a Willment-B,R.M., can you please explain how he changed cars during the middle of the race, and...
Sir, I have been following with interest the correspondence on "Traction Avant", and I see your comment on the letter from Mrs. Halliday. In February, 1963, my mother exchanged her 1957 Minor 1000...
Sir, I noted with interest the letter in your May issue about universal joint failure on a Morris Mini—and your own remarks on the rarity of this occurrence. My mother-in-law purchased a new Morris...
Sir, May I refer to your review of the ''East African Safari Rally" in our May, 1966,. edition, and in particular to your paragraph on the two Japanese Datsun cars which finished 5th and 6th. in this...
Sir, I cannot let your editorial comment On Joyce Halliday's letter in the May edition pass unanswered. In 1960 I bought one of the first Austin Minis, which I replaced two years later with a Morris...
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Sir, Having been a reader of your excellent Magazine for sixteen years, I feel that this is a good time to write my first letter to you, and join in the correspondence concerning Messrs. Lotus Cars...
Sir, I am delighted to find an articulate ally, for I, too, am an anti-twiddle monger. Not long ago I wrote to B.M.C. to expostulate about their ridiculous steering in the 1100 and, to my surprise,...
Sir, With the recent announcements in current newspapers of a cycle race now taking place in public roads in the West of England, can any of your readers enlighten me as to why this is allowed....
Sir, Surely Mr. David Tulloch is not suggesting for one minute that the "real" Bentleys were better cars than the Rolls-Bentleys were? If Bentleys had survived the "depression" of the Thirties (and...

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