June 1970

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FRONT COVER PICTURE : CHRIS AMON in his red STP-March chases Jackie Stewart in the blue Tyrrell March during the second part of the International Trophy meeting. Stewart stayed in front but Amon's...
IT'S ALL HAPPENING . . . . There are compensations about being a heavily-taxed, Police-hounded motoring enthusiast. For instance, there is so much to do, so many diverse events to attend, that...
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A Spectacle of Speed SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM, May 17th THE 1,000-KILOMETRE race on the superb Belgian circuit in the Ardennes, near Spa, was the sixth round in the Sports Car Championship of 1970...
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FRAM WELSH RALLY GENERAL CLASSIFICATION 1st: W. Sparrow/N. Raeburn (Cooper S 1340) .. 52 min. 30 sec 2nd: C. Sclater/M. Holmes (Escort TC 1598) .. 55 min. 09 sec. 3rd: C. Knowles-Fitton/C. Nash (...
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The 28th Monaco Grand Prix - The Best-Laid Plans MONTE CARLO, May 10th THE QUESTION of the qualifying race on Saturday Afternoon, before the Grand Prix, found no support at all and rapidly died a...
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WORLD CUP RALLY AS we go to press, the competitors are somewhere in the Andes. Next month we will be giving an interesting report, results and reflections on this incredibly expensive "Bonanza".
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IN THE question of who drives which car, when and where, it will be noticed that some discrepancies have begun to appear since the Grand Prix in South Africa, and especially over the last two races....
WHAT a bit of luck that the muddle over how to select sixteen cars for the galling grid was sorted out quickly and amicably, for the race round the streets of Monte Carlo is such a classic event that...
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DEREK BELL is a clear leader of the 1970 European Trophy for nongraded drivers, having scored two third places and one first in the three qualifying events which have so far been held. Scoring is on...
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SILVERSTONE, April 26th IT SEEMS that the great majority of Formula One entrants these days feel that the only incentive to take part in races is when there is the lure of World Championship points....
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AS WILL be remembered, last year the Belgian Grand Prix was cancelled because certain members of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association thought this was wrong, and that was wrong, with the Spa circuit,...
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AT SILVERSTONE FOLLOWING the opening round of the MOTOR SPORT/Shell Championship on Good Friday at Snetterton the scene changed to Silverstone and the opening event of the popular International...
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TWO OF THE Sports Car Club of America's professional series opened on the same weekend in California, the Trans-Am Championship for sports saloons at the twisty Laguna Seca circuit south of San...
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A Hard-Fought Battle CEFALU, SICILY, May 3rd THE PORSCHE factory has won the Targa Florio for the last five years as well as five times before that, but not consecutively, and to many people that...
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ANYONE using or restoring a 1922 to 1939 Austin 7 is well catered for, the Austin 7 Clubs' Association co-ordinating the activities of the Austin 7 OC (London)-two groups, the Bristol Austin 7 Club,...
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April 26th WITH race Meetings scheduled in three different countries on the same weekend, Barcelona's Formula Two event around the scenic Montjuich circuit in the city's park might well have suffered...
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WESLAKE-CAPRI 3-LITRE IN THEORY, Weslake-designed and manufactured speed equipment for the versatile 3-litre Ford V6 engine has been available for some time, but until last month such a car had...
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Nicholson Moves FORMERLY a successful motorcycle scrambles rider and now an equally competitive circuit driver in his well-known MG-B, registered 286 FAC, "Bill" Nicholson has moved away from...
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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., Somehow I seemed to miss the World Cup Rally as it crossed Europe on its way...
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THE SPORTS CAR, almost impossible though it is to define—was it Cecil Clutton who disposed of the problem by deciding it is any motor car through which you cannot walk whilst wearing a top hat ? —has...
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HIGHSPOT of the Annual General Meeting of the Daimler and and Lanchester Owners' Club, held on the week-end of April 18/19th at the Jaguar factory, was a Concours d'Elegance. This was won by Mrs. S....
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters A VARIETY OF ANCIENT THINGS LATE APRIL and early May gave me an interesting variety of veteran and vintage happenings to attend to. It began one Thursday when I...
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OPEL OMNIPOTENCE.—Opels used to be particularly very dull cars, although the post-war Kadett, seemingly made of tin and brown paper, endeared itself to quite a number of drivers because it handled so...
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EVEN AT this distance of time, looking back at the wrangling that went on in the paddock before the Spanish Grand Prix still makes me feel sick and very apprehensive for the future of Grand Prix...
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A Sports Shooting-Brake THIS IS to some extent in the nature of a recap., because the pros and cons of the 3-litre Ford V6-engined, plastic-bodied Reliant Scimitar in normal form were discussed in...
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Mr. Philip Mann's 1914 GP Mercedes— Winner of the French Grand Prix PERHAPS the most exciting discovery and subsequent meticulous racing-car rebuild of the past decade has been that by Mr. Philip...
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Car. No. 1.—Driven in the GP by Sailer. On show in Mercedes concessionaires in Paris on outbreak of war. Requisitioned by military authorities. Saved from active service by Baron Petiet, Inspector of...
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A Hard-Fought Race MONZA, ITALY, April 25th THE ITALIAN long-distance classic race is held on Liberation Day, April 25th, and this year it was on a Saturday, with practice on the two previous days....
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The new circuit near Toulon, financed by the French drink firm of Ricard, was opened with a mixed race meeting which included a race for 2-litre Group 6 and Group 5 cars and was the opening round in...
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ALFA ROMEO VIEWS FROM BELGIUM Sir, I, for one, eagerly await the next instalment of your long-term assessment of the Alfa Romeo 1750 saloon. For once, however, maybe we readers have a chance to...

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