March 1968

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• Reply to the Petition Although we have not had reply to our anti-70 m.p.h. petition from the Minister herself, her Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. John Morris, has taken up the matter on her behalf....
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The Second Annual Conference of the Historic Vehicle Clubs' joint Committee organised by The Veteran & Vintage Magazine was held at the R.A.C. under the Chairmanship of Lord Montagu. A. S. Heal...
Increased prices of new cars, inevitable because the £ has been devalued, are reflected in a revised price-list issued by Fiat (England) Ltd.., one of the first to reach us. The increases range from...
Once again Gurney won the 500-mile race for NASCAR saloon cars on the 2½-mile road circuit at Riverside, this being his fifth victory in six years. He was driving a 1968 factory Ford V8 Torino, and...
We have remarked previously on the quite remarkable number of P4 Rovers which are still serving their owners and the majority of which are in extremely presentable condition. On average you encounter...
"For instance, investors in motor racing do not want to have their stake diluted by insecticides, paints, and varnish—as in Grovewood Securities, the Brands Hatch firm."—Raymond Doyle, writing about...
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"Automobile Year, No. 15" Edited by Douglas Armstrong. 268 pp. 12½ in. x 9½ in. (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Brooks House, Upper Thames Street, London, E.C.4,. 75s.) This luxury annual appears again in...
The Bentley D.C. has commissioned an illustrated history of the Bentley car, to coincide with next year's 50th anniversary of the old Bentley Company. G. T. Foulis & Co. ask us to point out that...
I have encountered no cars in books for this month, but this is not because there are no more to be encountered. Indeed, a reader, Mr. I. D. Tibbenham of Braintree, has kindly drawn attention to the...
Recent Lesney "Matchbox" miniatures cover a Ford Zodiac Mk. IV and a Mercedes-Bens Binz ambulance (Nos. 53 and 3, respectively). Corgi has a Dodge tipper (No. 483) at 8s. 3d. and a 3½ in.-long Commer...
On May 26th the Standard Register stages its annual gathering at Gamecock Barracks, Bramcote, near Nuneaton, and also plays host to other surviving pre-war Coventry-made cars. The Herbert Museum,...
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While Europe spends the winter months thinking about new racing cars for the 1968 season and running snow-covered rallies, the continents of New Zealand and Australia are in full swing with their...
After David Piper had set the local speed record to over 189 m.p.h., de Udy took his Mk. 3 Lola T70 coupé out and recorded 191.8 m.p.h., powered by a 5.9-litre Chevrolet V8 engine.
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A full report on the 24-hours of Daytona is given elsewhere in this issue and, as M. J. T. indicates, it was a lack-lustre meeting emasculated by the C.S.I.'s premature plunge into the 3-litre sports...
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It so happened that when reporting last year's Clubman's Championship at Silverstone the Sports Editor of Motor, having commented that Alec Poole led from start to finish in the Saloon Car Race with...
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When Ford (England) go racing this season with competition versions of the new Escort and a Cosworth V8-powered Group 6 coupé, the cars will be run by Alan Mann from his Byfleet factory. Some people...
Early in the New Year the Austin-Healey Sprite Mk. IV sports car came back to us for a final fuel check. During a week-end journey consisting largely of a fast run up and down the M1 motorway it gave...
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A dull start to the season Daytona, Fla., February 3rd-4th When the F.I.A. changed the regulations in the middle of last year governing sports prototype racing, it didn't give a fair chance to the...
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I grew up with the simple child-like faith in the saying that "the camera cannot lie." Life was straightforward and pleasant until one day in the mid-Thirties I opened my favourite monthly motor...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Driving Tests, Shrivenham (Feb. 4th) The Vintage Sports Car Club season opened with this event, on the day following the traditional Marshals' Dinner in...
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The Wolseley Viper Sir, I was most interested to read your history of the Wolseley Viper, particularly from 1922, because my part in the life or this vehicle commenced in the early part of 1920, when...
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Last Winter rumours began to circulate about the most ambitious British race of all time, scheduled to go from London to Sydney in Australia. We even know of a Land Rover into which someone is...
Work is advancing satisfactorily at Thruxton, the circuit which will be the B.A.R.C.'s substitute for Goodwood since His Grace the Duke of Richmond and Gordon decided that there would be no more...
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Having had mixed feelings about the 1.9-litre Opel Rekord saloon I tested last year, it was suggested that perhaps the Kadett Rallye coupé version of this popular German car, which is now available...
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Monte Carlo Rally Throughout Europe in the past few years, rallying has steadily become so sophisticated that it is almost beyond comparison with the adventurous, shovel-laden journeys of pre-war and...
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The number of active one-make clubs and organisations emphasises the specialist nature of enthusiastic car-ownership. Inevitably, from this, has stemmed specialist garages and spares stockists...
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In this world of increasing automation it came as little surprise to learn that British Petroleum are opening a 24-hours self service petrol station at Billericay, Essex. Customers put a £1 note into...
In one month's time it will be illegal to run a car without both headlights in working condition—and not before time. Birmingham authorities have for some time specified that cars should be driven at...
Sir George Harriman has sent a personal letter to each of 100,000 employees as part of his "B.M.H. is out to win for Britain" campaign. After devaluation the company's production programmes in the...
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General Motors have been developing sophisticated engines for their European family vehicles, with the high-level camshafts of the Opels and the belt-driven overhead camshaft, cross-flow head, 45º...
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It had been Motor Sport's intention to publish comparison road tests between the M.G.-C and Triumph TR5. Both cars were announced at Motor Show-time and both were six-cylinder improvements of...
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After many rumours Citroën recently confirmed that an agreement for co-operation in all aspects has been reached by the French firm and Maserati. Although this may seem "small fry" in comparison with...
Apart from the inevitable printing mistakes which changed the sense of what was intended in a few places, we omitted the maker's 0-60 m.p.h. acceleration claim for the Twin-Cam Ford Escort when...
Perhaps because his Rover 2000TC uses no oil between 5,000-mile servicing periods, last month the Editor referred to lubricating it with Castrolite; the grade recommended by the makers for this car...
The Mk. III Sceptre is now the only car to carry the honoured name of Humber, but should really be described as a de luxe, or in modern jargon "executive," Hillman Hunter. When I tried a Hunter last...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. The Real Healeys Sir, For years now I have had a monthly grumble after...

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