June 1982

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The chancellor of the exchequer replies: We have received the following reply from Treasury Chambers to our "Open Letter" to Sir Geoffrey Howe, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the subject of motor...
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TO RECORD their achievement in supplying the winning disc brake pads for all Formula 1 world championships over the last 21 years, Ferodo have produced an interesting publication that provides a...
Citroën Car Club ENTHUSIASTS for this eccentric, but ingenious, marque will be able to indulge themselves to the full over the weekend of June 18th, 19th and 20th when the Citroën Car Club will be...
Monaco Grand Prix UNFORTUNATELY, adverse production schedules prevent us including a report of the Monaco Grand Prix in this issue which has to go to press three days before the race takes place. A...
ONE of the best-Iiked VSCC race meetings is that which takes place at Oulton Park circuit, near Tarporley. This year the date of this Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies Meeting is June 12th, with...
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Doreen Evans IT WAS with much sadness that we heard that Doreen Evans (as she was in the days before she married, and when she was a very popular, and highly accomplished girl racing-driver) had died...
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FOLLOWING the postponement of the races at Brands Hatch and Mugello, the World Endurance Championship finally took off at Monza on April 18th. Those early events were doomed from the very beginning...
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A challenge to Formula One? HERALDED as having the same spectator appeal as Formula One motor racing, Formula One circuit power boat racing is a sport which has catapulted from the purely amateur to...
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IN THE adjacent reports on the VSCC Wessex and Welsh Trials on page 572 last month P.H.J.W. had it that in the first of these events that enthusiastic competitor Branislav Sudjic drove a Tracta (and...
THE 12th annual exhibition of the Guild of Aviation Artists can be seen at the Qantas Gallery in London from June 16th to July 9th. Paintings by such well-known artists as David Shepherd, Michael...
A CONGRUOUS link forged itself between the month's two major rallies. They were both held in countries striving for their individuality to be recognised. The events took place in Corsica and Wales,...
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THE TYPE 59 Bugatti is rare in that it was the last pure racing car that Ettore Bugatti sold to customers. Before this, with the 2-litre and 2.3-litre versions of the Type 35 and Type 51 straight-...
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Audi 80 CD THE latest version of the Audi 80 series is the 2-litre, 5-cylinder 80 CD which was introduced at the beginning of this year to become the flagship of the series. Beautifully smooth...
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— An air of foreboding Zolder, May 9th WITH the Imola "strikers" returned to the lucrative world of Formula One, the Belgian entry was full to overflowing, but their union shop-steward made it clear...
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WITH all the special-builders returning to the fold there were quite a lot of interesting things to see in the Zolder pits and garages. The BMW factory had issued an ultimatum to Bernard Ecclestone...
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AT THE top end of the Zolder circuit beyond the pits the track runs alongside the Albert Kanal that joins Antwerp to Maastricht and traffic along it is fairly heavy, so that during practice, if you...
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A section devoted to old car matters Austin 7 Diamond Jubilee THE Editor has received the following letter from Ken Cooke of the 750 MC and the Austin Seven Clubs Association, about the Easter End-to...
THIS was on the day before the London Marathon, 8th May, and also had a full entry list, but of a more modest 60 teams, which ended up as 52 starters. The runners were mainly northern-based, and some...
IT WAS a pleasure to drive from Wales to Bridgnorth and through part of the English Midlands, sun-roof open on the 500SEC — for it is well known that Mercedes-Benz make the best travel-machines — to...
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THE programme was styled the "Official Race Card" and was priced in shillings; the drivers were accorded the courtesy Mr. or Mrs. before their initials and the newest car was made in 1938, but it...
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NEVER has so much interest been evident in the older motor vehicles, and the motoring history attaching to them. Sc historians in this field are kept busy. Regrettably, there is a Government setback...
Information is sought relating to a vee-eight-cylinder Cadillac which a reader has almost finished restoring, the Log Book has been lost but it is thought that the car may have been used by an...
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Sir, Thank you for your splendid article about the 1914 Grand Prix Mercedes. The suggestion that the design office would have liked them to have longer tails was, I must admit, new to me. Its...
Sir, In his letter (May issue MOTOR SPORT) my old friend Anthony Brooke assumes rather more than I have written. Indeed Peter Berthon often rode with Raymond Mays at Southport, and at Shelsley Walsh...
Sir, I am afraid that Ronald Smith (page 573, May issue) has been misled by the obituary on Lord de Clifford. The diesel engined car which de Clifford drove in the (1933) Monte Carlo Rally was, in...
Sir, I took the enclosed photograph at the Fordingbridge Hill Climb in the late 1940's and hope that one of your readers can identify the car. It did not compete as the owner decided that the loose...
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ON TOP of the World. Björn Waldegård (above) acclimatised himself rapidly to Audi Ouattro driving to win this year's Welsh International Rally, on his first attempt in both car and event. His...
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RENE ARNOUX and Alain Prost in their Renault RE308s lead the small field contesting the San Marino GP into the uphill left hander at Tosa. Behind are the two Ferraris and Alboreto's Tyrrell.
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Refining refinement FOLLOWING in the wake of the introduction of the new 'S' class Mercedes-Benz, the German manufacturer has supplemented its range with an impressive new coupé which is far more...
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WITH THE impressive new pit facility providing a backdrop to the massed field, Arnoux's Renault leads into the first corner ahead of Rosberg's new Williams FW08, Prost's Renault and Lauda's McLaren....
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"Duesenberg — The Pursuit of Perfection", by Fred Roe, 286 pp, 9 1/4" x 7 1/2" (Dalton Watson Ltd., 76 Wardour Street, London, W1V 4AN £27.50) This is another of Dalton Watson's high-class mainly...
"The Constant Search — Collecting Motoring & Motorcycling Books", by Charles Mortimer, 303 pp. 11" x 8 1/4" The Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 717. £19.95). Charles...
"The Golden Age of Motoring" 148 pp., 10 1/4" x 8 1/2" (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £14.95). This composite work from Edita Lausanne is just another lighthearted picture-book...
"Canadian Aircraft Since 1919"by K. M. Moldon and H. A. Taylor. 530 pp., 8 3/4" x 5 1/2". "Lockheed Aircraft since 1913" by René J. Francillon. 526 pp., 8 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Putnam & Co. Ltd., 9, Bow...
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"Tiger, Alpine, Rapier — Sporting Cars from the Rootes Group" by Richard Langworth. 175 pp., 10" x 7 1/4" (Osprey Publishing Co. Ltd., 12-14, Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LP. £9.95) Some time ago Richard...
REFERENCES to cars, or relevant items, oar arise from the most unlikely books. For example, in "The Country House in the 1980s" by John Young (Allen & Unwin, 1981) one is reminded, in the chapter...
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The 1936 King's Cup Race A Personal Recollection IN May 1981 this feature dealt with the first post-war Aerial Derby, held in 1919 and won by Capt. Gerald Gathergood's DH 4R, at 129.34 m.p.h. In...
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PHILIP GORDON-MARSHALL, whose letter about pre-war flying with Italian racing drivers appeared in the April issue, writes of a happy incident which happened to him when he went to the Badminton Horse...
Sir, My father, Alan Yates, shares a glider with Geoffrey Stephenson, they both fly regularly at Dunstable. Geoffrey was the first person to soar across the Channel as opposed to gliding after an...
Sir, The RAFVR was barely a year old when I received my first flying instruction at the De Havilland School of Flying (also known as No. 13 E & RFTS) at White Waltham, Maidenhead. We were taught...
LIONS CLUB of Yeovil, Somerset, is organising an International Paper Aeroplane Contest, sponsored by the Haynes Publishing Group whose motoring books and manuals absorb over 3,000 tons of paper a...
"One thing for which England in particular . . and the greater World beyond that, can give thanks . . . is that British Air Power has been re-established. So long as Great Britain was the subject of...
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Ferrari First and Second Imola, April 25th The Grand Prix of San Marino, held on the undulating Imola circuit, was a straightforward affair. It was a battle between Ferrari and Renault, with two cars...
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THE MECHANICAL scene at Imola could have been interesting had the majority of the FOCA teams not gone on strike. The new Williams FW08 cars were due to make their debut and the Brabham team intended...
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WITHOUT exception all the teams currently active in Formula One use articulated lorry transport for conveying their cars and material about Europe, and the majority of the tractor units are turbo-...
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SINCE W.B.'s words in April's "Matters of Moment", we have had the chance to sample the turbocharged version of the Bentley Mulsanne, albeit briefly. Unashamedly aimed at restoring some of the...
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Sir, As a race spectator since 1948, I would like, through the medium of MOTOR SPORT, to thank the owner and Dan Margulies, for the sight and sound of the V16 BRM at Silverstone on April 17. I...
Sir, This is a letter from a fan of Formula One motor racing: possibly a dying breed. We have all suffered from this long multi-sided argument between the power hungry parties from all sides. At the...
Sir, The current troubles in Formula One concerning minimum car weights makes me again wonder why little mention is ever made of the drivers' weights. I can only recollect ever having seen one...
Sir, Like many other Grand Prix enthusiasts I was deeply saddened by the death of Gilles Villeneuve at Zolder on May 8th and felt compelled to put pen to paper regarding this brilliant little French-...
Sir, Having been an avid reader of MOTOR SPORT and Denis Jenkinson for over 30 years I long since realise that D.S.J. has a number of prejudices which he likes to parade in his column from time to...
Sir, Somewhat belatedly I would like to support your views expressed in the February edition regarding pit stops during racing. I am shocked to learn of Mr. Duckworth's views on the subject...
Sir, "Cynics among the onlookers suggested that only sponsorship makes racing that close . .!" was the comment in your report of the dice between the Hon Patrick Lindsay and Donald Day in the Haggar...
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Sir, In 1957, I began a Technical Apprenticeship with Birmid Industries Ltd., of Smethwick, Staffs., and in 1958 worked for a training period of some months in the magnesium foundries of one of the...
Sir, The introduction of a Metro bearing the MG badge will be met with sadness and not a little anger by many with feeling for the marque. True that the first MGs were no more than special versions...
Sir, For several years I have been a Porsche fanatic, having obtained great pleasure from owning a 911S for four years. Recently, I have made numerous enquiries to Porsche dealers on the Continent to...
Sir, I must reply to the letter from Mr. Roger Millin in April's MOTOR SPORT. He appears to have misread my letter and is also unfamiliar with the heater motor installation on a BMW 2500. The motor...
Sir, Very little is ever completely new in design — in 1950 or 1951, probably 1951, Earls Court show car, the Harold Radford "Countryman" on Bentley Mk. VI chassis, seating three across the rear seat...

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