June 1968

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• Almost Not Worthwhile Motoring and motor cars have provided much pleasure for many people for more than 70 years. From the initial task of making the things go and proving that they were better...
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Madrid, Spain, May 12th After holding a small Formula One race on the Jarama circuit at the end of last season, the Royal Automobile Club of Spain, and ODACISA the circuit owners, organised the...
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Two brand new designs appeared for the Spanish G.P., the BT26 Brabham-Repco and the RA301 Honda V12; in addition there was a redesigned Lotus 49, a second 1968-Cooper T86B, a new Ferrari V12 to the...
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Having been so favourably impressed by the Wankel-engined Mazda 110S (Motor Sport, April 1968), I was anxious to discover whether the Mazda 1500 saloon was equally advanced in the field of high-grade...
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At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15th, seven assorted N.S.U.s set out from Land's End on a virtually non-stop "reliability run" to John o' Groats and back. Just over 46 hours later, at 7.10 a.m. on Friday...
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Porsche improve Nurburgring, Germany, May 19th. The German club took full advantage of the 22.8 kilometre length of the Nurburgring to accept 113 entries for the 1,000 kilometre race, ranging from...
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Alvis cars, 220 all told, congregated at the Crystal Palace for this 13th annual rally, concours d'elegance and driving test. The oldest cars there included a 10/30 two-seater, a 1923 12/40 saloon on...
Approximately 70 cars attended and some 50 entered for the Concours d'Elegance and driving tests.
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The Editor attempts to trace the fate of some of the most significant Grand Prix cars of all time Those who know their motor racing history will not dispute the fact that the most significant Grand...
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A Lotus hand-out reads: "Well over 7,000 visitors attended the Lotus factory at Hethel last weekend when, for the first time, the complete car manufacturing plant was opened to the public. On Sunday...
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The Great Turbine Controversy finally came to a head last month when practice opened for the 52nd Indianapolis 500. Although this was necessarily written before the qualification attempts or the race...
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With the tyre manufacturers designing and making wider tread tyres from one race to the next, all in the interests of greater traction and greater cornering power, other problems follow which are not...
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Alfa Romeo challenge strongly Cerda, Sicily, May 5th When the Alfa Romeo team withdrew from the Monza 1,000-kilometre race it was clear that they were putting all their efforts into the Targa Florio...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters "Daily Express" International Trophy Historic Car Race, Silverstone (April 27th) 12 laps—Full Circuit—Wet A varied field of 28, hampered by the conditions, put on...
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The Editor Goes on the H.C.V.C. Brighton Run The Historic Commercial Vehicle Run to Brighton is a memorable annual event, not to be missed if this can possibly be avoided. This year it took place in...
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On May 3rd the Carmarthen Times published a front-page story headed "Violation of a Dead Man's Wish—Killer Car Must Be Left in Sand Dunes". The car referred to is the 27-litre Liberty-engined Thomas...
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V.E.V. Miscellany.—Portrush U.D.C. has acquired a 1930s Dennis fire-engine. The Madeira fire station referred to recently is confirmed as having a 1929 Willys fire-engine, a 1931 Dodge ambulance, and...
An Historic Landing Ground Sir, I was very interested to read Mr. H. Edwards' letter about early aviation in the Manchester area. The field where Paulhan landed was, in fact, very close to Burnage...
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The 4th Lost Causes Rally was held at Beaulieu on April 28th. The entries, totalling 131, ranged from one car with one cylinder (a Ryte Craft) to several with eight cylinders. The usual classes were...
There are so many restrictions appertaining to present-day motoring in Britain that it is refreshing to look back to the years of comparative freedom. I am aware that vintage motoring today is...
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Team Gulf win another race Monza, Italy, April 25th. The Automobile Club of Milan received an impressive entry of 75 cars for the 1,000-kilometre race over 100 laps of the combined Monza road circuit...
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Of particular interest were the two 3-litre Porsches, making their first rate appearance, though they had appeared publicly at the Le Mans test-weekend. The body/chassis units were similar to the 2.2...
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Automatic transmission is now well established and many experienced drivers pretend they enjoy a car better if it has no manual control over the gears. If 90% of their car travelling is in heavy...
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"Working on the long-established premise that there is no substitute for sheer horse-power, Rover have in many respects transformed the hithertosomewhat underpowered 2000 by giving it the all-...
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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., It is funny how as soon as I make tracks for Europe and put a wheel into...
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Nurburgring, Germany April 21st After Graham Hill had withdrawn, Surtees had substituted Irwin in his Lola, due to his being delayed in Japan, and Ferrari had replaced Amon by Brian Redman, the...
Pau, France April 21st One of the quirks of the International calendar is that the Formula Two races at the Nurburgring and Pau often clash, and as the Pau race is longer established it usually...
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Zolder, Belgium, May 4th Readers may remember the ridiculous situation which arose in last year's Limbourg G.P. for Formula Two when, after the addition of places for the two heats, John Surtees was...
Jarama Circuit, Spain, April 28th With only 18 places on the grid and 24 cars squabbling over them, practice for the Madrid G.P. on April 28th was almost as exciting as the race. This lost...
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For the 20th B.R.D.C. International Daily Express Trophy race at Silverstone, the Club amassed a small but fairly representative field of Formula One cars. Heading the entry were Hulme and McLaren in...
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Not so very long ago, about three years in fact, the most important events in the competition programmes of factory teams, both in Britain and on the Continent, were those which were qualifiers in...
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"World Car Catalogue—1968", edited by Sergio D'Angelo. 670 pp. 10½ in. x 9 in. (Iliffe Books Ltd., 42, Russell Square, London, W.C.1 70s.) This extremely useful reference work is out again, in...
Another advance has been made in the field of motor-car miniatures—Corgi have introduced detachable wheels, to add to all those other items like transparent screens, and sliding windows, and tip-up...
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What I mean is, we had a nice buffet lunch at the Wentworth Club on May 9th, not after playing a round of golf at this maze-like stockbrokers' estate-cum-course, but after driving the new B.M.W. 2002...
Last year we illustrated a road junction near Llandrindod Wells at which drivers were ordered by a fine outbreak of "signitus" to HALT, STOP and GIVE WAY. When passing that way last month we were...
"Lincoln long featured a completely disappearing top (it vanished into the boot) and all American convertibles insist on a top that at least settles below the waistline. Then Rolls brings out a...
An interesting Mini conversion for greater convenience and, perhaps, some added distinction, is now being offered by Tilling Automotive Ltd., of 6, Adam & Eve Mews, Kensington, W.8. This is a...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. "Sportomatic"—A Different View Sir, In a number of magazines lately they...

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