March 1967

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Traction Avant This year's Monte Carlo Rally, refreshingly free from protests, underlined what we have long advocated—abolition of the prop-shaft in cars of under 2-litres. Outright victory went to...
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Results: Buenos Aires, January 22nd. 1st: J-P. Beltoise (Matra-Cosworth) -- 140.563 k.p.h. 2nd: E. Offenstadt (Lotus 55-Cosworth). 3rd : J-P. Jussaud (Matra-Cosworth). *** Mar del Plata,...
Corgi claim that their new Bedford tipper miniature faithfully reproduces the solid short stubby appearance of the original; No. 494 in the Corgi Toys series of die-cast models is four inches long,...
Results: New Zealand Grand Prix, Pukehohe, January 7th -- 57 laps, 100 miles. 1st: J. Stewart (B.R.M. 2.1-litre) -- 162.49 k.p.h. 2nd: J. Clark (Lotus-Climax 2-litre). 3rd: R. Attwood (B.R.M....
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Interesting engine developments The new Formula Two came into being on January 1st of this year and will remain in force until December 31st 1971, which means that we will have five full seasons of...
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News from McLaren At the end of last season the McLaren Racing Team decided to cut their losses and abandon the 3-litre Ford-Indy-engined Formula One car project, as well as the abortive Serenissima...
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The Renault 10 The other day I was without a car and then the 'phone rang and I was told a Renault 10 was available. I suppose because I went all through last year driving but one Renault, the...
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American cars used to be something of a joke so far as Europeans were concerned, when bulbous and (to us) ugly styling concealed dreadful inadequacies in suspension and braking. But then, they were...
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Swedish Rally Results -- General Classification (top five): Ist: B.Soderstrom/G.Palm (Cortina-Lotus) ....43,726 penalties 2nd: S.Lampinen/T.Palm (Saab V4).....44,440 penalties 3rd: R.Aaltonen/H...
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A Sports Car from Turin The whole basis of the Fiat Dino car is the V6 engine which is a production version of the interesting 4-o.h.c. Ferrari engine, which dates back to 1957 when Enzo Ferrari...
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Ferrari triumph Daytona Beach, 5th February 1967: When Ford won the Manufacturers Championship last year it was achieved with a very diminished opposition from the chief rival, Ferrari, and now at...
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Considering the fantastic amount of publicity their many rallying successes have brought them, most people will already know that the B.M.C.Competitions Department is situated only yards from the...
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Over the years since 1953 when the European Rally Championship was first inaugurated many different makes have figured in the winning stakes; back in the late 'fifties it was Alfa-Romeo and Volvo,...
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Those who remember the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Rally which took place at Goodwood in 1964, when 1,100 of these cars were assembled and the more interesting models were paraded, will be pleased to...
We have had winter experience of driving with the aid of a " Farlite " stainless steel iodine-vapour series 777 spotlamp made by Notek Ltd., of Bromley in Kent. The lamp is supplied with cable and 12...
" B.M.C. Sprites and Midgets at their present prices cannot hold a candle to the Honda S800."—Paul Frère comparing Japanese with European cars in a recent issue of Motor. *** " I would say that...
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Ever since the M.G.-B was introduced it has been the subject of snide remarks from the competition fraternity on the score that it is too heavy to be anything but a quick touring car, and from the...
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" Doble Steam Cars," by J. N. Walton. 203 pp. 8-3/4 in. x 5-5/8 in. (Light Steam Power, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, 37s. 6d.) Although steam cars have been dead for many years historical interest in...
The travel books dealt with recently in this feature seem to have attracted another book of a similar nature, namely, " Round France In A Motor" by C. Neville (Cambridge, 1906), which posed an almost...
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So many books have been published, so much has been written about the Rolls-Royce car that there would not seem to be much more to contribute. A discourse which some advocates of this make may not...
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When the British Drag Racing Association in conjunction with Drag Festivals Ltd. brought American-type Drag Racing to the public notice with their Festival in 1964 it seemed that there might be a big...
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No. 36: The G.W.K. This series is intended to fill in gaps by providing hitherto unpublished fragments of information about the lesser known cars, after an opportunity has arisen for me to meet...
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This does not mean that I have bought the paper or even that I have taken over temporarily from the Managing Director. Merely that I have been driving about for a week in a sumptuous Ford Zodiac, the...
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A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. Driving Tests, Shrivenham, February 5th: Traditionally (and, as I have observed previously, the Vintage S.C.C. is closely associated with tradition) the...
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The Vintage " Mod" Sir, I think the Vintage " Mod " in your February issue is a Rover. It reminds me very much of a neighbour's car which I last saw in 1925. I suspect the open door conceals part of...
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3: Formula 3 "I'm over the hill—at 28" admitted John Fenning, one of Britain's leading private-entrant Formula 3 drivers, when discussing his career. He was not talking about his driving ability or...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—ED. A.A. Discounts Sir, I am enclosing a copy of a letter I have sent to...

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