March 1985

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RACMSA on the wrong track Just when the organisers of the splendid Birmingham "on the streets" parades seem close to realising their ambition of having a proper motor race meeting in that city, so...
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Starting at the beginning of the alphabet with the AC Owners Club, the February issue of AC Action includes a fascinating article on the history and longawaited restoration of A98, the factory Cobra...
Sir William Lyons The peaceful passing of Sir William Lyons at his home on February 8th, at the age of 83, has taken from as one of the giants of the motor industry. His ability as a stylist first...
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The 750MC has announced two new six-race series, one for Austin Seven-based F750 cars which raced during the period 1949-66, the other for early post-war Austin 7 kit cars. The latter is for...
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Michele Alboreto (Ferrari 126C4), using qualifying tyres, eventually emerged the quickest runner at Rio with a time of 1 min 29.18 sec. Alain Prost (McLaren MP4/2) was next fastest with 1 min 29.89...
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Historical hysterics Was it Abraham Lincoln who said "…but you cannot fool all the people all of the time"? What you certainly cannot do is fool the readers of Motor Sport. My article about fake...
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Audi 90 and 90 Quattro Contrary to what might be expected, the announcement of yet another new Audi after a wave of new releases should go some way to simplifying the designations in the range. The...
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There are times, rather too many of them, when what should be a good motor race settles down to become processional, so that the less-avid onlookers tend to become bored and even those of us who are...
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Most of the motor racing annuals are now safely gathered in and there are some welcome additions to the perennial favourites. The problem with trying to review "Autocourse" (ed Maurice Hamilton, publ...
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Although the building of specials is a world-wide occupation, the British have a particular flair for it, it's part of the great amateur tradition, I suppose. Look into the background of most racing...
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Reynard Adrian Reynard is unusual among production racing car constructors in that he snakes no secret of the fact that one day he hopes there will be an F1 car bearing his name. Even more unusual is...
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The following readers would be grateful to hear from anyone who can help them with information about the cars they own. Letters will be forwarded. Dr A. M. J. Blow from Bourn, Combs, who has a...
Once again the BRDC / BRSCC Production Saloon Car Championship will be sponsored by Uniroyal Tyres in 1985, with the innovation of a Manufacturer's Award, which it is hoped will strengthen "official...
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The Saab 900 16-valve Turbo These days, when most cars, excellent as they may be, tend to be more and more alike, it is good to be out and about in a Saab. The car from Sweden not only looks...
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The Grand Tour — Vintage Style Having pondered on the tour of the Dolomites described in "The Motor Mountaineer" article in the January, issue, When George Abraham accompanied Geoffrey Summers in his...
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The 19-100 hp Austro-Daimler was a comparatively rare sports car so far as this country was concerned; one writer has described it as "the most forgotten of the successful teams to compete at Ards (...
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At the time of going to press we were not in possession of the final times set in Rio and, anyway, forthcoming tests at Kyalami and Imola should prove a more accurate guide to form as new cars from...
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Winning margins of the order of 13 minutes are normally associated only with endurance rallies such as the Safari, or, in Europe, only with something as rough and demanding as the Acropolis. Those...
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It is nearly ten years since the controversial shape of the first Grand Touring Jaguar, the XJS, first made its appearance. Although criticisms were levelled at certain elements of the styling, its...
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Of all the new drivers who came surging through to prominence on the wave of France's motor racing renaissance in the late sixties, Francois Cevert, with his film star good looks and delightful...
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The Secretary of the Autovia CC seeks help in tracing what became of three Autovia V8-engined Specials, the Bentley Special built by Stephen Mond, using a 2-litre V 12 GP Deluge chassis and back-axle...
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Having remarked on how interesting old motor documents from the past can be, Terence Barnes has sent as some pages of old ledgers containing some interesting details of transactions which took place...
The Sunbeam MCC's 48th Pioneer Run for veteran motorcycles takes place on March 24th, from Epsom Downs to Brighton. Entries have closed. The VMCC has its Racing Section dinner and dance at the...
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The Stanley Cup Sir, Thank you for Bill Boddy's article on the Stanley Cup — even though it ended on a note suggesting a road event could not bear comparison with racing. During initial discussions...
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From Count Lurani Bugattis in the Mille Miglia Sir, After four weeks spent in lovely Barbados, I came home and only now I have read with great interest your article on the Bugatti Type 43 that was...

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