June 1979

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• Outlook uncertain Although motoring remains one of the most enjoyable relaxations, within the limits set by its ever-increasing cost, legal restrictions, and the pleasure-decreasing aspect of more...
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We are aware that Bill Lake's GP Sunbeam is started with the aid of Ki-gas, not Ki-grass (page 831). This is the sort of printer's error which can occur when pages are rushed into print without the...
Further increases in the cost of raw materials and wage increases in the printing industry leave us with no alternative but to increase the cover price of MOTOR SPORT to 50p, commencing with the July...
The Essex Constabulary are searching for a stolen 1934 Morgan Sports, registration number LJ 9820, chassis number D/1024, colour maroon with beige upholstery. This bowel-back three-wheeler was engine...
Five new World Records, including the absolute World Record for closed circuits, fell to the experimental Mercedes-Benz CIII Mark IV during testing of a new aerodynamic shape at Nardi) in Southern...
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Some good driving Zolder, May 13th The little Zolder circuit, which is situated in the sandy scrublands of north east Belgium, not far from the Dutch border, is not the most attractive place even...
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At the end of each season the members of the International Racing Press Association vote for the most amiable Formula One driver and the most friendly Formula One team, and the winners receive the...
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A Section devoted to old-car mattersThe Itala TrophySilverstone, April 21st Since this event was run off at Silverstone the VSCC Donington Meeting has happened (see elsewhere), so only a brief report...
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Bentley Facts Sir, Oh dear! Those Bentley production figures again. I thought I had laid all this to rest in "All the pre-war Bentleys — as new" when I wrote that the figures (which I summarise...
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Interview Behind every classified advertisement there must be a story, but it is unusual to find that two lines in MOTOR SPORT's "back-page bible" have literally been the foundation of an Anglo-...
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"The Le Mans 24 hours Race — 1978" Edited by Christian Moity and Jean-Marc Teissedre. 159 pp. 12½" x 9¾". (Menoshire Ltd., 49, Churchfield Road, W. Acton, London W3 6AY. £14.95) Last year's Le Mans...
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A reader drew my attention to "Letters From a Traveller" by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Collins, 1962). Father Teilhard was a Jesuit priest and a leading palaeontologist and geologist of his time. He...
Last November we referred to the Revell kit for constructing a very-detailed 13½ in.-long model of a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II with Gurney Nutting bodywork. This kit has since been assembled for us...
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Mechanically the European season of Grand Prix racing got under way in fine style (see page 837) and there were four new designs in the paddock plus one half-new design. With Ligier, Tyrrell, Brabham...
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What sounds like an exciting speed-trial with a difference is due to take place at Long Marston on July 8th, when three and four-wheeled Morgans of any age will be competing against motorcycles,...
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From prague we have received details of the above rally, the "Tatry 1979", which takes competitors through some beautiful East Slovakia, with visits to places of interest in the High Tetras, the...
To commemorate the 1928/1929 Gipsy Moth Reliability Tour, when a Gipsy I engine was flown 51,000 miles in DH Moth G-EBTD with only routine servicing, after which replacement parts cost a mere £7.2....
Rodney Clarke It is with sadness that we have to record the death of Rodney Clarke, in the middle of May after a short illness, at the early age of 62. Clarke was the driving force behind the...
Several captions were prepared for the V-E-V pages in last month's MOTOR SPORT and in the Editor's absence the wrong one was put under the top picture on page 641, which depicts Bill Wallace's...
The Vintage SCC has its race meeting at Oulton Park on June 16th this year, the main events being the Richard Seaman Vintage and Historic (pre-war) races and the Allcomers' race, all over 16 laps...
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Rear aerofoils The use of upside-down aerofoils to provide an aerodynamic down-force on a racing car has been with us for a long time now, and the orthodox layout is to have small canard-fins on each...
On June 24th the Stratford to Birmingham Vintage and Veteran Rally, similar to that which preceded the Motor Show last year, and sponsored by P. J. Evans Limited, with Lombard North Central and Shell...
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Road impressionsAs expected • • • One of the few records the Triumph TR7 has set to date is that it has taken longer to obtain an example for a MOTOR SPORT road test than any British vehicle I can...
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The Welsh Rally There are several reasons, some apparent and some obscure, why international rallies in Britain’s forests are popular among many of Europe’s leading professional drivers. It was the...
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Bill Morris wins the Nuffield and Shuttleworth Trophies The Vintage SCC having held the very last meeting at Donington Park before the war, it had to wait until this year to return there. It was a...
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Mercedes Estates Mercedes-Benz have rounded off their range of "compact" cars with the introduction to the British market of the T-series of estate cars, based on the familiar W123 chassis. Although...
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Dijon and Silverstone Perhaps the most surprising thing about the World Championship for Makes these days is the tremendous contrast that can emerge between one round and another. The third round of...
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The 750 Motor Club celebrates its 40th anniversary with a commemorative rally at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Sunday, June 10th. Attractions on the top straight of the old racing...
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The Editor Enjoys a Drive in This Delightful and Splendidly-Rebuilt Vintage Racing Car When I heard that Bill Lake had acquired the ex-Segrave 1922 GP Sunbeam so ably rebuilt by Paul Grist I knew...
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Not very excitingJarama, Madrid, April 29th The Grand Prix in Spain was the first in Europe for the 1979 season and inevitably it was held on the “mickey-mouse” Jarama Autodrome, as it is the only...
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There were several winds blowing across the Jarama Autodrome, some of them winds of change, some were winds of discontent and some were mingled with an air of apprehension. The all-pervading wind was...
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VSCC DONINGTON Vic Norman making his meteoric start in the Maserati 250F No. 3, below, leaving Martin Chapman's Monza Lister (2) and Neil Corner in the BRM P25 (1) well behind. The Hon. Patrick...
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Easy winner of the Rivet Supply Six Hours at Silverstone, after the works Porsche 936 had crashed with an hour to go, were John Fitzpatrick, Hans Heyer and Bob Wollek in a Gelo Porsche 935 (above)....
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N.B. -Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them. -Ed.Bring Back the E-type Sir, I have enjoyed the outpourings of your...
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