June 1984

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The Threat to Brooklands Track On July 1st the Brooklands Society should be holding another Re-Union at the famous Track. Not on the "40-Acres" as in previous years, but over on the Byfleet side and...
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"I was a train spotter at school, until I began to read MOTOR SPORT. I hold Denis Jenkinson personally responsible for the mess I'm in." - James Weaver on the viscissitudes of the life of a racing...
WE WERE very sorry to hear that John Walker, Competition Secretary of the Motor Cycling Club, died just before the recent Land's End Trial, at the age of 79. We also regret to learn of the death,...
About 18 months ago, Clan Cars Ltd, of Newtonards, Co. Down, revived the very pretty Clan Crusader which, produced by a different company, disappeared from the market ten years ago. The name "...
World Championship Positions (After Safari and Corsica) Drivers (After 5 rounds) Markku Alén ..................48 Hannu Mikkola ..............44 Stig Blomqvist ................43 Massimo Biasion...
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London Car Club The London CC have announced their summer programme of motor racing film shows. On June 7th and 14th the programme is "Uncrowned Champions" (Grand Prix 1970), "Mountain Legend" (Targa...
The Nürburgring is a majestic racing circuit of 20 kilometres length in the Eifel mountains, and it is alive and well, though many of today's racing drivers have no interest in racing on it and...
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Dull Imola, May 6th One thing about Italians, you know exactly where you stand with them; they are either deliriously happy or tragically sad, there is nothing in between. When they are happy they...
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Dijon, May 20th Returning to the tortuous Dijon-Prenois circuit for the first time since 1981, this year’s edition of the French Grand Prix saw Niki Lauda deny the factory Renault Elf team another...
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With the Belgian GP and the San Marino GP on successive weekends (April 29th and May 6th) there was precious little time for anyone to return to base between the races so most of the teams set off...
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As the last car received the chequered flag and before Alboreto mounted the winner’s podium to hear his National Anthem, a Diners Club International helicopter landed on the starting grid and whisked...
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The VSCC ran a cold but interesting meeting at Donington on May 7th, sponsored by Pirelli—so it was appropriate that MOTOR SPORT's Editor arrived on Pirelli tyres, although I have to admit to a...
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Works Porsche lucky Two factors have conspired to reduce the apparent advantage of the factory Rothmans-Porsches this year and both were in play at Silverstone on May 13th when Jacky Ickx and Jochen...
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Controversy mars the Monza 1,000 Kms Endurance racing has been fairly free of politics for some years, but the World Endurance Championship for 1984 got off to a had start at Monza on April 23rd when...
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Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit...
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The Editor Thinks Very Well of the 12-valve Honda EX coupe, Looks at Part of the MCC Land's End Trial with it, and uses it for some Scenic Holiday Runs This year my "Easter egg" was an exceedingly...
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Road Impressions MOTOR SPORT has reviewed many Renault models in recent months, including the more sporting turbo models and the top-of-the-range, very covetable 25. But the less costly cars from the...
"It now looks as though nothing can save the banking, and Gallahers, far from being the saviours they at first appeared to be, have turned out to be about as much use to the Brooklands Society as...
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"The Bassett-Lowke Story" by Roland Fuller. 352 pp. 12 in x 8 in (New Cavendish Books, 23 Craven Hill, London W2. £18.50). This book is far more about model locomotives, railways, ship-models and...
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Knowing my love of the past, the good life as it were, one of the marshals on the VSCC Welsh Week-End gave me a soft-cover publication called "Good Times", by V. C. Buckley. It consists of a wealth...
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The more significant differences between this year's Easter event and most of its 61 predecessors concerned the weather, which was warm and dry, and the entry list, which had gone over 400 within a...
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-- Ferrari fight backZolder, April 29th When the Belgian Grand Prix returned to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit last year, everyone was delighted and full of enthusiasm for a real Grand Prix de...
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Series 2 Porsche’s success in the world markets, and particularly in Britain, throughout the recession remains a phenomenon. A brief cutback in production in 1982 was the result of lower demand in...
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Marlboro Safari Rally With the possible exception of sun-hungry tourists, the coming of Kenya's Long Rains is always welcomed, even celebrated, by both people and animals, but one large section of...
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Yet again Jacky lckx and Jochen Mass took a WEC victory, this time at Monza, but by default — first car home was the Porsche 956 of Stefan Bellof, only to be disqualified for being underweight. Below...
One of the highlights of a varied meeting was the Pirelli Trophy race. Above, Ivor Dutton's T51 Bugatti uses every inch of kerb to fend off Chris Mann's Lotus 16, which finished second behind the...
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Alain Prost (above, drove a commanding race at Imola to score his second victory in a 1984 World Championship qualifying round, his McLaren MP4/2 never being headed from the start despite a routine...
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A section devoted to old car mattersThose forgotten Irish races I am thinking of the sports-car races held at Phoenix Park, near Dublin, at the end of what we now term the vintage years. Many Irish...
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A look back to the roads of the 1920s Continuing to look at 1920s motoring through the eyes of writer Owen John, what do we find? He had been driving, and enthusing over, the then-new (in 1922) 8 hp...
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Freddie Henry, ex-Austin apprentice, which was appropriate, because he used to be taken to school in 1920 in a blue Austin 20 coupe, wrote a booklet about "The Old Man", the First Baron Austin of...
Lanchester Day 1984 was organised by the "Lanchester Register" section of the Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club. It was held at the Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic on Sunday, April 29th. A glorious...
Austin 7s seem apt to go to ground in Wales! Apart from the two-seater we mentioned last month, a late-model Ruby saloon which had been in a shed in a Powys town, we believe since the war, was given...
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For the sake of history, in my review of Rene Dreyfus' excellent book "My Two Lives", in the April issue, I wrongly referred to him racing for Harry Schell when what I intended was Laurie Schell, and...
The present owner of a 1930 16.95 hp Alvis Silver Eagle SD saloon, YD 817, has discovered that at one time his car was apparently owned by Richard Spencer L. Boote, who raced Riley Nines at...
The Midland AC, founded in 1901, put on an ambitious Press Day at its historic Shelsley Walsh hill on May 2nd, to introduce Presspersons to this famous venue. Helped by the VSCC, timed climbs were...
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The VSCC's Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies Race Meeting at the road-circuit-like Oulton Park near Tarporley is one of the most enjoyable in their long season. This year it will happen on June 9th,...
Wrong Fire! Sir, I note in your report of VSCC April Silverstone that you credit Guy Smith with a fire in his Frazer Nash. Unfortunately for me, the fire was in my Nash. As I came out of Beckett's I...
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Final Fling? Sir, In my middle seventies, buying perhaps the last car of all, my sympathies are all with Doctor Faustus who traded in his soul to regain his youth. For that's what I want in my final...
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In spite of recent set backs to its plans for the "40 Acre" site at Brooklands, the Brooklands Society announces that its annual Re-Union at the historic site will be held, a week later than usual...

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