June 1986

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The Future of Rallying There was a time when rallying not only sold motor cars but also helped develop new ones. Alas, today the sport can hardly be said with any legitimacy to fulfill either...
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Continental hill-climbs usually offer a much longer climb than their British counterparts, so the chance to enter such an event in Switzerland should be of interest. The AC Suisse are running the...
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Jaguar ends Porsche success story It took Tom Walkinshaw's Silk Cut Jaguar team just seven races to end four years of Porsche domination in the World Sportscar Championship, and fittingly it was at...
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There are some Formula One Grand Prix events that have the happy knack of establishing themselves from the word "go". The event at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari at Imola is one such, another is the...
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Going Dutch with the Volvo 480 ES It might be easy to dismiss the 480 ES as a pretty Volvo from the land of windmills, tulips and Gouda cheese. It would also be a mistake, for the Limburg designed...
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Taken overall the annual Monaco GP round the streets of Monte Carlo never really got off the ground. As a modern Grand Prix race the Monaco event is something of an anachronism which the Formula One...
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I keep meaning to take that There are two types of comment that I have become used to hearing when the subject of the Advanced Driving Test comes up or conversation. The first involves questions...
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The "alternative" power source has been a constant sub-plot of the motoring scene for a long time, particularly during the past 10 years when high oil prices and concern about air pollution have...
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Next month MOTOR SPORT will have a report on the Lancia Delta HF Turbo in which GC followed the retrospective event in Italy in May which recalled the Mille Miglia, the famous Italian road-race. In...
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The news of the rebirth of the Jensen, with the production running initially at about one car a month, sent me to West Bromwich with memories of driving, a long time ago, impressive Interceptors and...
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Surprises at Monza Sprint racing is something new in the World Sportscar Championship calendar, and the 1986 season started up with a 365 kilometre dash through the Monza parkland on April 20th. It...
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From D.S.J. to the Deputy Editor Dear M.L. As mentioned in my last letter I was due to spend a couple of days at Silverstone "messin' about with old cars" and this duly happened. The Friday afternoon...
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Now that D.S.J is writing letters to the Deputy Editor I will content myself with the occasional postscript, when M L 's articles tog the old memory. His piece on 500 cc F3 racing certainly did that...
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In 1934 and 1935 the BMW firm was producing a neat and compact little two-seater sports car in the shape of the 319. It first came to the notice of the British sporting world when it beat the all-...
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The racing history of the Bristol 450 is easily told: five races, 11 starts, three retirements, three class wins. It's a story which would be easy to overlook (how many times did DB-Panhards win...
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Audi 90 quattro Following a fairly recent rearrangement of the renowned Audi model range the Audi 80s will use only four-cylinder engines the celebrated five-in-line power-units (used because Audi...
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Out Of The Past Some time ago we had something to say about early vintage motoring in Wales, in particular in remote Radnorshire, where cars were few and far between in the 1920s. Some research in...
A one-time avid Beetle enthusiast, it was some time since I had driven a VW, when the Scirocco came up for tests, with the 1.8-litre fuel-Injection engine. This was not the latest 16-valve version...
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"Lamborghinl Countach" by Jean-Francois Marchet and Peter Coltrin (Osprey AutoHistory. 1214 Long Acre, London WC2. £7.95) It is an astounding 15 years since the Countach burst on to the stage at the...
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For a car that has yet to be driven by a customer, the Porsche 959 has generated an inordinate amount of publicity. It first appeared at the 1981 Frankfurt Show as a "Studie", then at the 1983...
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Tragedy repeated in Corsica For the second year in succession tragedy has struck the Lancia team whilst competing in the Tour of Corsica. Last year Italian driver Attilio Bettega was killed when his...
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The 2-litre Marlborough Grand Sport The 2-litre Marlborough Grand Sport was an interesting car that never really happened. By which I mean that good intentions went unrewarded and it seems likely...
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The Vintage SCC's first Silverstone Race Meeting of this year, on April 19th, had both sad and happy connotations. Sad because it remembered the Hon Patrick Lindsay, one of the Club's outstanding and...
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No 70: The Vortex The Vortex is indeed a "forgotten make." which I had not heard of until a reader sent us a copy of Police Boo, magazine of the North Yorkshire Police, a journal which does not...
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Continuing the saga of motoring-writer Owen John and his 1920s experiences, it is remarkable, looked at today, when the driving seats of most cars adjust in every possible way, and sometimes heat...
Apart from the opening fly-past by the Griffon-engined Spitfire, there was anotner tribute to Pat Lindsay: his own Spitfire was parked at the end of the Paddock, flanked by his Rolls-Royce tourer and...
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The 40th birthday luncheon and tea at the "Jolly Farmer", Puttenharn, near the Hog's Back, on April 28th, of the Vintage MCC. included a well supported afternoon run. Among those present was Maurice...
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The Editor Drives Again the kind of Jaguar He first sampled 37 Years Ago In the late 1940s the Jaguar XK120 was an exceeding exciting new sports-car and most of us were avid to try one. In fact, I...
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The Vintage SCC's Calton Park racing is again to be a two-day meeting, this year over the week-end of June 7th 8th. At this Seaman Trophies event the historic cars will race for this Trophy on the...
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ARG Sir, MOTOR SPORT'S Editorial regarding the ARG saga missed several vital points. 1, One cannot expect taxpayers' money to be poured into the company for ever. 2. If privatised it is unlikely to...
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Irish GP Car Sir, I feel I must take issue with one error in the otherwise excellent article "If — a story of what might have been", in your April issue. The error concerns the account of the 1966 GP...
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Driving Standards Sir, I have been entertained by the various views on driving standards expressed in MOTOR SPORT over recent months, but find none of them particularly convincing. A. P. Swann has it...

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