June 1980

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MATTERS OF MOMENT A NUMBER OF THINGS "The World ts so full of a Number of Things. That We should all be as Happy as Kings" — Robert Louis Stevenson. The above quotation may sound trite but it is...
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Motor Sport Fixture List for June * Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 14th of the preceding month are included in this list* C = Closed Event. CI = Closed...
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THE MONACO GRAND PRIX Reutemann a good back-up for Jones WHEN we left England in a heatwave it was almost inevitable that the other end of Europe would be grey and gloomy, and sure enough it was. By...
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Common Sense! We are glad to be able to report that when speed-limits were being discussed by Nottingham County Council earlier this year, the Chief Constable, Mr. Charles McLachlan, expressed the...
Oh Dear Department Brune models are not available in kit-form, only as complete models, contrary to what appeared under the -Miniatures News.' heading last month
Open Air Golfing UNTIL the late 1960s convertible versions of many popular European saloons were offered. Remember the Consul, Zephyr, Super Minx and Morris Minor convertibles for instance? The line...
Sponsored Push ON Sunday, June 15th, crew members of the BARC Rescue Units and other BARC marshals plan to push the National Girobank Reynard F. Ford 2000 for 50 km. (approx. 13 laps) round the...
The Things They Say . . . -AMID all he weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth over thc demise of the MG Morgue I hope the flood of tears will not wash sexy or blind us to the truth, which is that...
What's on Many of the World's top rally drivers will be in Scotland this month for the gruelling, 1,000 miles Esso Lombard Scottish Rally, which starts in Glasgow on Saturday the 7th. Works entries...
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Gordon Brettell's Pre-war Austin Seven Racing ALTHOUGH the Austin 7 is not raced as much as it was before the war, when it represented almost everyone's first-car and an excellent beginner's...
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I hr Individuality Road Impressions of the Citroen CX2400 Gil — One of the World's Most Sophisticated Cars I HAVE been road-testing, over a considerable mileage, the Citroen CX2400 GTi. It is a car...
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Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS VSCC Silverstone — Moffatt (Bugatti) Wins ltala Trophy THE VINTAGE Sports Car Club opened its 1980 racing season at Silverstone (Club...
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The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer (Continued from the May issue) AS 1916 merged into autumn Flying Officer X, as I shall refer to the compiler of these war-time diaries, was still busy at...
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Inter-Register THE STD Register held a social week-end in Wal. on April 19th/20th and with it trombined a round of the annual Inter-Register competition, Inn points towards the I-R Challenge Shield....
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Edwardian Brake Tests THROUGH the thoughtfulness of a Police Officer at New Scotland Yard we have been sent a copy of Clearway, the Traffic Magazine of the Metropolitan Police, which contains an...
Vintage Tyre Supply Developments STIRLING MOSS, OBE, opened a new tyre store M Stanmore Middlesex last April, where Vintage Tyre Supplies Ltd. now have facilities for stocking 8,000 covers and tubes...
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SHEW Vehicles Apropos Michael Worthington-Williams' letter on page 338 of the March issue, the photograph taken on February 3rd 1910 is reproduced from a newspaper cutting, from which the following...
That 1908 GP Panhard-Levassor Thank you for your description of the 1908 Grand Prix Panhard et Levassor which I much enjoyed. At the same time it illustrates, once more, the difficulties which beset...
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Blydenstein's 2400 "Straker" BILL BLYDENSTEIN has a passionate belief in large capacity, four-cylinder engines. "By this means it is perfectly possible to achieve 4-litre performance with 2-litre...
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Welsh Rally IN what was akin to Acropolis weather conditiorts, Ari Vatancn and co-driver Dave Richards took their immaculate Rothmans Escort to its first victory in this year's Sedan Open rally...
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MINISTER OF SPORT An interview with a very sporting MOTOR SPORT penetrated the corridors of power at the Department of the Environment in order to interview Hector Motto, MP. Officially listed as...
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Bentleys On Parade .1' I Ili A N N UA L. Kensington tiardens' Coo,oun d'Elegance of the Bentley Driver. , will take place on June 28th, an 04,1,10.11 When I mIlLIOnCrS .11 Nee .1111C %TIN ht,...
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Monza, April 27th A fortnight later came the first of the De Cadenet's two cliff-hanging victories, in the Six Hours of Monza, which returned to the World Championship for Makes for the first time...
Mugello, April 13th Fastest in practice at the serpentine, mountain girt circuit of Mugello near Florenm was a 2-litre Gp 6 Osella-BMW PA8 shared by Lela Lombardi and Vittorio Brambilla. Beaten off...
Endurance Racing Review Two up to de Cadenet UP UNTIL the Monza Six Hours on April 27th, Alain de Cadenet had never won a major motor race. He had tried many times, and come close once or twice, but...
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And so to Le Mans ohs these reports were written, only a month remained before the highlight of thc endurance racing year: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year the French arc emphasising durability and...
Silverstone, May 11th For Silverstone, Lancia again had the only tour factory team, with Alboreto returning to partner rally star Walter Rohrl, and Eddie Cheever joining Riccardo Patrese in what was...
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"The Lotus Elan and Europa" by John Bolster. 128 pp. 7'/2" x 9" (Motor Racing Publicanons Ltd., 28 &32 Devonshire Road, London W4 2110. £6.95). To their earlier landscape-style books, which they...
"The Porsche 911 and derivatives" by Michael (.anton 128 pp. 71/4" x 9". Motor Racing Publicanons Ltd., 28 Deveruhere Road, London, 11742110. £6.95). This is a further book in MRP's "Collector's...
"The Sunbeam Motorcycle" by Robert Cordon Champ. 205 pp. 91/4" x 61/2". (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkled, Yeovil. Somerset BA22 7JJ. £6951 This book is about Sunbeam motorcycles (and the Sunbeam...
Cars In Books A FE. miscellaneous motoring snippets appcar in the paperback "For Adults Onlyby Diana Dors t W. H. Allen. 19781, lent to me by my secretary. In 1953 Diana Dors and Sc, first husband...
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A Further Look at the Napier Railton THE NAPIER Railton, which will forever hold the Brooklands lap-record at 143.44 mph., is an impressive car, which I took a further look at, last month. I recall...
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The Ferrari 250 GTO THE 250 GT Berlinetta Ferrari was the standard for competition cars that everyone tried to emulate. The 3-litre V12 engined coupe went through a long development life closely...
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Formula One Trend Of Design Aerofoil Adjustments DESIGNING AERODYNAMIC aids for the modern Formula One car is one thing, making the best use of them is much more difficult Information about the...
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The Formula One Scene RECENTLY THE FISA have been announcing a long list of new rules. some to come into effect immediately. others as long-term thinking and many of them arc aimed to ensure that...
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Ferrari Festival THE Ferran Owners' Club are to repeat their very successful Ferrari Festival at Honington Hall, Shipstowon-Stour (off the A311) on Sunday, July 6th, from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Around...
Racing Car Development CARS designed and built for record-breaking probably undergo more development and changes for less running fime dim any other form of racing car, but if the development is good...
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Grote Prijs van Belgie Straightforward and simple Zolder-Terlamen, May 4th THE EUROPEAN Grand Prix season began at Zolder with the Belgian race and the major improvement to the circuit was the...
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The Porsche 928S PORSCHE has never been a company for resting on its laurels. Development is an ongoing thing and while face to face Porsche personnel are loath to accept criticism, in practice they...
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Rallying on the Roof of the World THE CHALLENGE of tackling the unknown is always one of the great excitements of going rallying. Practice breeds familiarity and pace noton provide a pr.ision which...
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Notes on the Cars at Zolder THERE WAS along gap between the Grand Prix of the USA (West) at Long Beach and the Belgian GP at Zoldcr, but none of the teams were idle. They were repairing damaged cars...
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Reflections at Zolder "IHE UMW I, , ',evince ‘el Belgium, between Antwerp and Liege is not the most pleasant part of Europe. being flat and sandy and pretty featureless. The scenery is either fa-...
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Chevron Saved A , 1 1,11 consortium has secured the future tit t hey Cars Cod., which went fins liquidation January 30th boo. The company and its assets have been acquired from the Receiver by racing...
Porsche Withdraw from Indianapolis POR,H1:. tc,tally frustrated by the conflio, and myopic decisions and indecisions of the 115 organising clubs. reluctantly withdrew trom the Indianapolis 500 on May...
1190 and if chi, is more a high,peed driving-test than a speed-trial it mattered little in the warm sunshine. It .was a pleasantly lazy, well-run occasion. with plenty of ...lookers, whose cars. for...
Wrong month OUR apologies to the many readers whose Aped issues of MOTOR SPORT carried a May date on the front cover. The error was rectified part way through the rust. For the record, so that...
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The Lotus Esprit Turbo IN THE March issue of MOTOR SPORT we published a description of the new Lows Esprit Turbo. Production is now at five a week. The first 100 will be numbered, Essex Commemorative...
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Batten Spcials A copy of your Jan. 1980 issue has been shown some in connection with the letter from Mr. Guy Burroughs on V8 specials. A friend thought that the car mentioned by Mr. Burroughs and...
Mgr. Disregard Sir, While putting Dino Ferraris into ntass production is obviously not a good thing, I find myself very much in agreement with Also Cathairt & the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club...
Symmons' LMB V8 Special My attention has been drawn to some correspondence in the 1979 issues of MOTOR SPORT regarding the LMB V8 special covned by HG. Symmons and I am happy to fill in some details...
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"Hotted-up" Histories May I use your pages to discuss the issues raised by the correspondence about the authenticity of historic racing, sports-racing and road sports cars? The dialogue between 0.6....
An Historic Anomaly As the scene involving historic racing cars has been the subject of so much comment in various motoring journals recently, could I introduce another element into this discussion....
Buy British Sir Michael Edwardes is absolutely right that in its hour of greatest need we should all be backing the British car industry and indeed British industry in general. How sad that his plea...
Buying British I read Mr. Dorman's letter just before I took off for Brighton for a week's holiday and am writing this immediately on my return having covered 1,440 miles averaging 25 miles per...
Childish Egos I was horrified to leant that the South African Grand Prix for next year has been "cancelled" pending the outcome of an inquiry concerning a certain FIA member's restriction from the...
Replica, Sir, The production of replica or re-manufactured "historic" racing cars is indeed a gritty, and thought-provoking subject. On one hand one regrets the possibility of deliberate trickery and...
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A Belt-Up Compromise I fully appreciate that nobody should be compelled to wear a seat-belt; undoubtedly for a few this would mean compulsory death. Nevertheless if everybody did wear a seat-belt,...
Misleading Descriptions I have read with interest over the last few issues of MOTOR SPORT the controversy on authenticity and/or originalitv iif racing cars and Mr. Alan Cathcart's letter —...
Return Of The Badge I was interested to read in the January 1980 issue that Rudge is to re-appear on a new motor cycle. I owned one of the 500 c.c. touring models in, I think, the late 1920's when...
Tax On Possession Sir, I read with interest the letter from Mr. Martin Pulbrook on the subject of vehicle road tax and the report in the Northampton Memory and Herald that the Minister of Transport...
The BRMC Dinner Sir. Re your interesting account ot the lirinsh Racing Mechanics' Club Diluter in 1,36 in Me April MOTOR SPORT. The Mr. L. Ass/sod "of Weybridgc" was Les Anstead whti was reputed to...
The Triangle Flying Saucer I was most interested in the letter in this month's MOTOR SPORT from Mr. F. M. Wilcock regarding the Rolls-Royce Kestrel Engine in the Triangle Flying Sc. Rolls-Roycr was...

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