June 1969

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• Sir William Lyons on the Future of the Specialised Car At the end of April, Sir William Lyons, F.R.S.A., R.D.I., Deputy Chairman of the B.L.M.C. and Chairman and Chief Executive of Jaguar Cars,...
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The cancellation of the Belgian G.P. is still provoking much thought and comment, and having moved closer the issue is much clearer, though not officially. In Belgium, as in Germany, France, Spain...
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Results : Montagu Trophy (Best overall) : T. E. Ely (1934 Riley Ulster Imp). Martini Trophy (Best in Concours d'Elegance) : N. Arnold Forster (1911 10½-litre Cottin et Desgouttes). Driving Tests :...
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Pau, France (April 20th) One of the more pleasant venues for Formula Two racing is the round-the-houses circuit of Pau in South-Western France and this year's event was once again the first of four...
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Rallye du Maroc Whilst Championship rallies tend to get talked about far more than any other, there are quite a number of worthwhile events of International status which are not in any championship,...
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Monte Carlo, May 18th. It will be a sad day when the "do-gooders" and "improvers" in our midst cure all the problems surrounding the Monaco Grand Prix the way they have dealt with the Belgian Grand...
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To mark the publication of Vol. I of his European "Lost Causes" book, reviewed on page 628, Lord Montagu held another gathering of defunct makes, in front of Palace House on May 18th. There should...
The first day of June will see the 1,000-kilometre race take place on the Nurburgring, organised by the A.D.A.C., as distinct from the A.v.D. who organise the German G.P. on the Nurburgring. While...
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The United States Auto Club's 1969 Championship Trail got off to an unexpected start when Follmer won the opening 150-mile race over the 1-mile oval track at Phoenix, Ariz. It was unexpected for two...
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Silverstone, May 17th. It will no doubt be a cause of considerable satisfaction to enthusiasts for the older cars that the Historic Racing Cars Race was the fastest of the day's live events. The...
The Daily Mail Air Race was a splendid institution, for which Motor Sport can perhaps take some credit, inasmuch as some time before the first announcement of it appeared we had suggested that the...
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A Porsche Monopoly Cefalu, Sicily, May 4th. The Targa Florio is not so much a race as a state of mind and a drive down through Southern Italy and along the fantastic northern coast road of Sicily...
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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., Before leaving Spain on a recent trip I made a detour down to Sitges, just...
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A good race on a fine circuit Spa, Belgium, May 11th. The question that puzzled many people after reading about the cancellation of the Belgium G.P. at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, due to various...
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A technical appraisal of current Production Practice by Autolycis A survey taken ten years ago would have shown that there were only 14 makes of cars in series production throughout the world with...
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Some Real Motor Racing Monza, Italy, April 25th. Held on the National holiday to celebrate the 1945 liberation of Italy, the 1,000-kilometre race for sports cars and sports-prototypes was run over...
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"Lost Causes of Motoring—Europe: Volume 1", by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, 258 pp. 8½ in. x 5 3/5in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1 50s.) Lord Montagu's first "Lost Causes"...
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On the recommendation of a reader I have been enjoying "Flanders and Other Fields", by The Baroness de T'Serclaes, M.M. (Harrap, 1964). There are some unexpected references to motoring in it. For...
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It is fashionable these days to assess motor cars used by motoring writers at mileages of 12,000 and 24,000—don't ask me why. The Editorial Rover 2000TC has been reported on at various times; not...
Readers who are interested in vintage motorcycles and three-wheelers are reminded that the V.M.C.C.'s most important fixture, the Banbury Run, takes place on June 22nd. This event is confined to pre-...
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Madrid, Sunday, May 4th. Seasoned readers of Motor Sport will remember that the circuit at Montjuich Park close to the centre of Barcelona was first used for racing as long ago as 1933. But as a...
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Sales of Dunlop racing tyres reached a total of nearly 50,000 in 1968. Of these, over 75% were exported, to countries as far afield as Russia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Argentina and Australia. The new...
On Saturday afternoon, before Formula One practice, there was a Formula Three race of International status which attracted a small but good field. The Swiss driver Dubler shot into an immediate lead...
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An Assessment The eventual arrival, in show rooms as well as in the pages of the Technical Press, of the long-promised new Austin 1500, represents a landmark in motoring history, so cannot be ignored...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Driver's Mate on the Brighton Road The Editor Goes on the H.C.V.C Run in the ex-Chivers’ 1919 Leyland Van That companion Run to the Veteran Car Brighton, the...
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It was appropriate that Roesch Talbot-owning members of the STD Register should bring them back to the Barlby Road works of the Rootes Group for a rally, the first of its kind, for it was here that...
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One of the most enjoyable fixtures in the V.S.C.C. calendar is their Oulton Park Race Meeting, if the weather behaves. This year it takes place on June 21st. As the V.S.C.C. believes in tradition and...
When a barn was demolished in Bedfordshire recently it revealed a somewhat tatty Standard Avon saloon, which was in danger of being broken up. A keen reader of Motor Sport who covers about 25,000...
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A further selection of the letters relating to pre-war cars which have been bought in recent times for reasonable prices, instead of for the ridiculous sums too often asked for these days, is...
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Converting Lamps on the Older Cars Sir, I was interested in the letters in your March and April editions regarding the fitting of double-dipping headlamps to older cars, as some years ago I converted...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. How Long Do Lotus Elans Last? Sir, With reference to the letter...

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