June 1967

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Ford Corsair 2000E v. the "Windsor Castle" There was a time when long-distance record attempts on the road were considered very good publicity value, and they included the London-Monte Carlo runs,...
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Porsche win again Cefalu, May 14th. That Porsche won the annual dice round the Sicilian mountains was no surprise for they invaded the island in force, determined not only to win the 2-litre...
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After the victory by the Ford "Mirage" in the Francorchamps 1,000-kilometre race the question a lot of people were asking was "What is a Mirage?" Put into simple terms it is an improved Ford GT40,...
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With seventeen events in the European Rallies Championship calendar it stands to reason that several of these will suffer with a lack of entries, and I don't really mean quantity-wise so much as...
As each of the 17 rounds in the European Rally Championship appears one can see changes in format as organisers struggle to please the increasingly professional competitors who are, at the same time...
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The Super 90 is a more urgeful version of the original Audi 70, the car Volkswagen have concocted out of the former Auto-Union-D.K.W., with Mercedes four-stroke engine. Using a British industrial...
Sir, I feel that the public may be a little misled by some small inaccuracies which appeared in last month's road-test report on the Simca: 1. The two lidded glove boxes are not both unlockable: the...
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The smalll sports car used to be an item peculiar to British manufacturers, surprising enough when you think that the Europeans have the best of the summer weather, but now that Fiat and Honda have...
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A section devoted to old-car matters THE V.S.C.C. SILVERSTONE MEETING (April 22nd) While the Americans were busy scratching the surface of the moon the Vintage S.C.C. was holding its opening race...
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The Historic Commercial Vehicle Run from London to Brighton is becoming almost as much an institution as the Brighton Run for cars. This year it had two entries from abroad, the 1927 Scania-Vabis...
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Sir, Your correspondent, Mr. Blight, asked for the b.h.p. of the J-type Duesenberg. As far as I know, the figures are as follows: In 1928, when 115 b.h.p. was news, a J-type produced 265 b.h.p. at 4,...
Sir, With reference to the D.H. Tiger Moths used in the film "The Blue Max" in fact both the articles are correct. The facts are that several Tiger Moths were used in the film to represent both...
Sir, I venture to send you the enclosed rear-end view of my 1933 20-25 h.p. (chassis GLZ 37) Rolls-Royce with Barker limousine body, with "matching" number plate! In this country, the Province of...
The Power of the Duesenberg Sir, Anthony Blight asks if I really know the power output of the Model " J " Duesenberg engine and I have to answer truthfully that I do not. However, when I fitted my...
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Sir, I was delighted to see an illustration of the Faun car in your April issue. Your caption to this picture is somewhat inappropriate, as the Faun used to be a well-loved car in Central Europe...
Sir, Your correspondent Mr. N. Buxton would like to know about the Brook's Super Sparker. He will be interested to know that this is the subject of British Patent (not Pattern!) No. 252,808 (not 252,...
Sir, With reference to your excellent picture of a Faun car in a German speed event of the twenties, I can add a few details about this little known make, culled from my copy of "Autos in Deutschland...
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A well deserved victory Monte Carlo, May 7th. It is now just one whole year since the present Grand Prix Formula really got under way, for this time last year the Monaco Grand Prix saw the first big...
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[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., Just recently we seem to have been in a bit of a muddle over here, for we...
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6: Rallying In only one of the previous articles have we discussed a branch of motoring sport in which the driver can use his car on the road as well as in competiticins, namely autocross, and the...
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Still new to this country and seen but rarely, the Fiat 124 has already acquired a reputation as a roomy family saloon which performs well above expectations considering the 1,200 c.c. engine...
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A very wet but interesting race Spa, Belgium, May 1st. Taking place as it did, only a week after the Monza 1,000-kilometre race for Prototypes. Sports cars and GT cars, the Belgian event on the...
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Fast and furious Monza, Italy, April 25th. This year the 1,000-kilometre race, run on the combined road and banked track circuit at Monza, took place in glorious weather, unlike last year when it...
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A look at the Solihull Assembly Plant Having eulogised elsewhere in this issue about the present-day 2-titre P6 Rover, I thought I had better go up to the Solihull factory to see how these extremely...
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With the exception of Stewart and HuIme all the regular Formula Two runners took part in the race on the South Circuit of the Nurburgring, which is similar in character to the main circuit, using the...
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Silverstone, April 29th. Altering the date of the Monaco Grand Prix this year brought it uncomfortably close to the B.R.D.C. "Daily Express" meeting at Silverstone, with the result that the entry...
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Some thoughts about choosing new editorial transport Deciding which new car to have, even when you are not paying for it yourself, is a problem. The best way of tackling it is to draw up a short-list...
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by Philip H. Smith. 147 pp. 8 1/2in. 5 1/4 in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Portpool Lane, London, E.C.1. 25s.). From the number of letters reaching this editorial office there is clearly a...
by W. Michael Salmon. 133 pp. 8 1/2 in. 5 1/2 in. (Model Aeronautical Press Ltd., 13/35, Bridge Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. 21s.) There is so much interest in steam traction engines and wagons...
Although a previous book about Jim Clark has appeared, his up-to-date story is now told by Bill Gavin in "The Jim Clark Story," published by Leslie Frewin Publishers Ltd. at 25s. "The Motor...
This feature takes a rest this month but we append a letter which may be of interest to those who wish to read in full any of the books which it has featured over the past decade or more: Sir, There...
Castrol have issued a set of six full colour pictures of Grand Prix cars of 1948-1967, ranging from the 4CLT/48 "San Remo" Maserati to the present-day Type 83 B.R.M. They are the full side views,...
Two more-than-normally interesting Lesney "Matchbox" miniatures are No. 24, a 3-in.-long Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow to 67:1 scale, priced at 2s., and No. Y-4, a "Models of Yesteryear" 1909 Opel two-...
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13th Mobil Economy Run The problem facing organisers and sponsors of the Mobil Economy Run is not to prove how far cars can travel on each gallon of the product, but to prevent such incredible...
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Sir, In May's Audi advertisement the advertiser compares the Audi with a Triumph 2000 and a Rover 2000. He makes acceleration comparisons taken from Motor. In the table on the last page of Motor,...
Sir, The enclosed photograph was taken on Saturday, April 29th, and shows the view now available from seat 48 of Row 13 in Block A of the South Grand Stand at Silverstone. Judging from the comments...
Sir, A fellow motorist was stopped at a spot check and was asked to show his driving licence. It was brought to his notice that the licence was three months out of date. The motorist apologised and...
Sir, Upon mature reflection, we must admit the 70 limit is an unqualified success. Consider the facts. Before – 5% of accidents occurred above 70, after – nil. There is a slight drawback in that the...
Sir, With reference to the review of this year's Safari in Motor Sport, I was very disappointed in this review, if it can really be called a review. Haying just returned from Nairobi, visited...
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Sir, Your January articles on the E-type and Mr. W. S. Baker's letter in February have inspired me to write to you about my own car, which came to Kenya in 1963. I bought it in new condition the...
Sir, Was there ever such an unholy combination as the Lotus Spares Department and British Railways? As a young, expanding company, Lotus are chaotic; whatever will they be like in middle age? By the...
Sir, As an ex-owner of a 15OS I was interested in your article on the E-type, also recent Jaguar correspondence. Whilst I agree that they represent very good value for money the service facilities in...
Sir, I was certainly interested to read of Mr. Reaveley's M.G.-B motoring having a "B" now ten months old with 15,000 on the clock. My immediate reaction was why did this gentleman buy one? Within...
Sir, The comments by Mr. C. W. G. Russell concerning the Daimler SP250 cannot go by without a reply for it seems that all too many people have the impression that this car consists of a very smooth...

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