March 1974

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Regazzoni, the Swiss Ferrari driver, took the lead of the World Championship for Drivers after the Brazilian Grand Prix where we picture him on the way to second place behind Fittipaldi. He finished...
Best buy? The present fuel shortage, industrial crisis and world unrest has had a significant effect on those who regard motoring as a way of life as well as convenience of private transportation and...
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Some readers misunderstood the reference we made in the January Editorial to the driver who wishes to have a short enjoyable drive at speeds of up to 70 m.p.h. being no more unpatriotic than one who...
Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 14th of the preceding month are Included in this list C = Closed Event CI = Closed Invnatton Event R = Restricted Event...
As the last pre-war car meeting at Donington Park was run by the VSCC it was appropriate that their February Driving Tests took place at the venue so ably revived by Tom Wheatcroft. Even if only mad...
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Gordon Allen is something of an engineering adventurer. His various achievements over the years in the pursuit of engineering enjoyment and motor sport pleasure include designing and constructing a...
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It was queried recently what became of the straight-eight blown 8C Alfa Romeo on which Donald Healey based the design of the 2-litre Triumph Dolomite sports-car and which he subsequently had re-...
A section devoted to old-car matters Racing Austins return to Donington On the last day of January Tom Wheatcroft added two more racing cars to his now-famous Donington Collection. They were a Twin-...
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With everyone in this sad country compelled to drive at no more than 50 m.p.h. and drivers feather-footing it in an endeavour to make every expensive gallon of petrol take them as far as possible, it...
Whether or not you approve of museums, Harrah's Automobile Collection at Reno, Nevada, must be counted as impressive, and a remarkably good use for money earned from operating gambling machines to be...
I was going through some old records of various cars which passed through my hands in years gone by, when it occurred to me that it might be interesting to ascertain whether the more exotic of these...
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We have often proved that if a difficult historical motoring problem arises, the best way of getting an answer to it is to air it in MOTOR SPORT. This has never been better proved than in the case of...
Portsmouth City Airport closed at the end of last year. The Portsmouth Evening News published an interesting summary of its stormy history, together with a picture of the opening day air-display in...
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Sir, An addition to your always interesting "Cars in Books" series might be "Cars in Photographs of Historic Occasions". This thought is prompted by finding the enclosed photograph of the arrival at...
Sir, I haven't my copy of John Fothergill's "Three Inns" or whatever the title is by me at the moment so I can only speak from memory but I think that the reason why Fothergill was at the launching...
In the summer of 1920, with the war over and things improving, the Singer Ten was a popular small-car which was seen in its share of competition events. The post-war model had far more of its parts...
Sir, I am intrigued by the White Knight light car, mentioned last year. I suspect that the engine makers should have been shown as Knight & Kilbourne (not Kilburn), an engine in a car of their...
Sir, It may be that the unfortunate experience suffered by the 9 ft.-chassis 3-litre at Mondhery in 1926, in the hands of Wally Hassan, influenced W.O. to install his 4.1/2-litre engine in a...
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Sir, Your article in the January issue of your journal was most interesting and I was pleased to see the reference to the two enthusiasts at the Military College of Science, as I was one of them. But...
Sir, I was abroad when Mr. Gordon Marshall's letter on the subject of the once well-known "White Ninety Mercedes" appeared in your May issue. So if it is not too late, I think the history of this...
The motor racing world welcomed the addition of a fine new facility when twelve of the cars recently in South America for the Argentine and Brazilian Grands Prix stayed on to inaugurate the Autodrome...
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Brazilian Grand Prix Fittipaldi wins at home Sao Paulo, January 27th Two weeks after the Argentine Grand Prix, opening round of the 1974 World Championship series, the Formula One teams moved on to...
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Edited by John Blunsden. 128 pp. 9.1/2 in. x 7 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56, Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CRO 5DD. £1.80). This annual of racing results, with race descriptions, is...
By Griffith Williams. 80 pp., 11.1/2. in. 8 in. (Christopher Davies Ltd.„ Rawlings Road, Llandybie, Cams. No price quoted.) It is said that a little knowledge is dangerous. Whether this book, about...
By Graham Robson. 189 pp. 91/2 in. x 74 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56, Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CRO 5DD £3.60). This is the long-awaited history of Triumph cars, to meet last year...
The RAC has been improving its Public Relations latterly and to this end has published a book called "Protecting the interests of the motorist", which explains what the RAC did for us during 1972. We...
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Sir, Regarding the article on Austin 7, CA 6577, perhaps you would be interested in the following. I purchased the original 1924 CA 6577 in 1955, for £10, from a gentleman in, or rear, Twickenham. It...
Having taken down H. V. Morton's "In Search Of Wales" (Methuen, 1932) in the belief, that the closer you live to things the less you know of them, I fell to wondering what this well-known travel-...
Grand Prix Models, of 113-175 Watling Street, Radlett, Herts. (Radlett 7879) have among their die-cast kits of historic cars a good miniature of the Chevrolet-engined Allard with which Sydney Allard...
Sir, I have read with interest your Austin 7 feature, "Skinner's Folly", in the December issue. As a one-time owner of CA6577, I can add some details of its earlier history. Bitten by the Special-...
Sir, I was most interested to read your article about Ashley Cleave's Morris. However, you are not quite accurate when you state that the Musketeer Magnettes were, "virtually P type Midgets with...
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A Discourse on the World's Best Car at the Time of the Armistice A lengthy and at times heated discussion took place in the correspondence columns of The Autocar on the subject of which was the best...
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Popular Racing Car racing continued as the world's second most popular spectator sport in 1973, with more than 6 million people attending major races. Heartening, perhaps, but statistics compiled by...
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The stylish Capri has become one of Ford's best-sellers since its introduction in 1968 and would possibly have sold many more had practicality not been sacrificed for styling. No such criticism can...
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Ferrari Revived. - In the accompanying photographs we see a 1.1/2-litre V12 Ferrari supercharged Grand Prix car as it was in 1951 and as it is in 1974. This is car number F1 /114 and it was built in...
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The first time I became fully aware of an ISO Lele was back in the early part of last season when I got stuck behind a red one in a creeping crocodile of traffic travelling from Dijon to Geneva....
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Rally Review The Arctic Rally Rainio wins for Saab Event could go ahead, along with some of the qualifiers in the Finnish Ice Racing Championship. Alas the short time which the organisers had left to...
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Emerson Fittipaldi won the Brazilian Grand Prix for the second successive year, this time at the wheel of a McLaren M23. The Brazilian is seen below in hard pursuit of Ronnie Peterson's Lotus 72...
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Emerson Fittipaldi won the non-Championship Fl race at the Brasilia Capital with ease. Against a space age skyline, this picture illustrates the superb new track facilities, including the safety...
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Sir, With reference to the large amount of had reports on Triumph sports cars that appeared in your January issue, I feel that something must be said in their defence! Although having no experience...
Sir, After reading all the letters in your January issue from many dissatisfied TR6 owners I felt I must write to you in defence of the TR6. I purchased a new TR6 on 15-2-73 in the latest 1973 form....
N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them—ED.
Sir, I fully realise that I am preaching to the converted in complaining about speed limits to the readers of Motor Sport and yourself. One remembers the excellent, but, alas, vain campaign Motor...
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Sir, For many years I have enjoyed reading your authoritative and interesting publication whilst admiring your and your staff's independent position. It has always amused me how correspondents have...
Sir, I first started reading Motor Sport when I was 17-years-old. I am now 29-yearsold and in this time I have never written a letter to any magazine until now when I feel it is time to back British...
Sir, I read with interest the various letters kicking Triumphs. I had a 2.5PI from new to 18,000+ miles and the only trouble I had with it during over two years of business trips was the right-hand...
Sir, Having read each month the unending tales of woe from readers on the numerous faults and tribulations connected with their motor cars, I wonder if you might like to print one that tells of...
Sir, After reading Mr. Coleman of Weston-on-the-Green's letter I would like to say that I agree wholeheartedly. It has always amazed me why people are prepared to pay over £1,000 for a new car of...
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Sir, I wish I could assure your readers that manufacturing members of my association are about to produce an electric sports car with an electrifying performance and quite independent of the current...
Sir, I read with much interest your article "The Diesel Background" in the January issue. I purchased, with what I care to think was much foresight, a diesel-engined LWB, hard-top, Land-Rover, last...
Sir, It was with interest that I read your article "The Diesel Background" in the January issue of Motor Sport. An interesting car which I almost purchased two or three years ago was brought to mind...
Sir, I was most interested in your article in the January issue on the diesel engine, especially the phenomenal speeds achieved by some before the war. You asked for the views of those with...
Sir, I wonder if I could beg a little of your splendid correspondence columns to congratulate December correspondent D. R. Kelsey on his most timely letter about switch ergonomics. Surely every...
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Sir, The last paragraph of Mr. Kelsey's letter in December's edition, which slated head-up displays in cars in no uncertain terms, made my electronic engineering hackles rise! I think I can speak...
Sir, Your article this month on the restoration of XK Jaguars has prompted me to attempt a letter. It is not meant to be written in a cynical vein, as I considered myself at one time to he a true...

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