March 1986

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The Birth Of The Motor-Car Last year the centenary of the motor-car was celebrated in this country, notably with the successful "Motor-100" week at Silverstone, supplemented by other events. The...
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Winters edition of The Lagonda is a splendid production boasting colour photographs inside and out of the Club's visit to the 24 Heures du Mans which of course marked the 50th anniversary of the...
Lamborghini in competition For the first time since the birth of the marque, a Lamborghini racing car will shortly make its appearance. A 5.7-litre V12 Countach engine will power the Group C...
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The Senna Saga Invariably the winter months, when there in no Formula One racing, are enlivened by some inconsequential drama whipped up into a fury by the weekly comics and the media in general This...
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In the general euphoria following Derek Bell's WEC Championship it has perhaps been easy to overlook the fact that Britain produced two other World Champions, Gordon Spice and Ray Bellm, who won...
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Justice done at Daytona For all their achievements in the past, neither Al Holbert nor Derek Bell had succeeded in winning the Daytona 24-Hours, but, with Al Unser Junior, they set the record...
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Innovations From Daimler-Benz Elsewhere in this issue, W.B. looks at the history of Daimler-Benz in Britain and "Matters of Moment" celebrates the company's centenary which is also the centenary of...
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The One Make Series Motor racing is expensive. It is expensive to buy a car to prepare it, to replace the consumable items and to repair the not so durable ones. And the rewards are never going to...
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The Editor Takes a Random Look at the Great German Manufacturer's Presence in This Country, at the Time of its 100th Anniversary Whereas the rest of the World celebrated the birth of the motorcar...
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Take a Seat. . . SEAT have made Spanish Fiats from 1953 onwards. The challenge from Renault proved too much, however, the Renault 5 made in Valladolid becoming Spain's best-selling car. By 1980 Seat...
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Revised Ford Escorts & Orions Over the past twelve months, motoring writers have spent much of their time in the company of Ford personnel as "Uncle Henry" has launched car after car, all of them...
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No driver is more difficult to assess than Archie Scott-Brown. He was a great driver, yet he did not prove himself in the way in which great drivers prove themselves. He won no Grands Prix and,...
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Explorers often endured all manner of hardship and disappointment before the reward of some startling and momentous discovery. Climbers sometimes come very close indeed to giving up an attempt before...
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As good as... When we tested the previous Midas Gold 18 months ago, we ruffled a few feathers by prefacing the test with some comments about kit cars. We remain unrepentent and feel that it's useful...
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Motor Racing Publications, Unit 6, The Pilton Estate, 46, Pitlake, Croydon, CRO 3RY, have acquired the rights to a three-part volume on F1 Ferraris by Editoriate Domus in Italy, each of which is...
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Motoring As It Was - A Look Back to the Roads of the 1920s (Continued from the January issue) In the summer of 1924 Owen John, whose "diary" we are following, had taken a holiday in France, to what...
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News Flash An unexpected if very brief encounter with motoring history punctuated TV coverage of the Westland Affair, that unhappy or welcome piece of Government bungling, depending on which Party...
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The above heading refers not to the occasional electrical idiosyncrasies of the Canon camera I now use, which sometimes causes me to pine for the old Rolleiflex (even if, as older readers may recall...
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In view of last month s article on the forlorn Miramas track in France and earlier references to American board -tracks it was especially interesting to receive a letter from Zachary Zniewski of...
1st class awards: Vowden (MG Midget), Moores (MG J2), Keat (VW) Ray (MG Midget), Bonnet (Fairthorpe). Lyall (Ford Mexico), Groves (Escort). Moss (Escort). Hayward (Escort). Hobbs (Escort). Notley (...
In the days before the war when the MCC reliability trials numbered their entries in many hundreds of cars apart, from motorcycles and three-wheelers, a list of finishers was published soon alter the...
Miramas track in France which was the subject of a leading article in February, is not quite so derelict as we implied, as Cyril Posthumus has reminded us The Kleber-Colombes Tyre Company was...
Last November I mentioned the motoring done in 1960 by a Mr William Cobbett, private-enquiry agent in association with a court case brought against the ETU in respect of ballot rigging. Mr Cobbett's...
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"Bugatti at Brixton" Sir, I was interested in "Bugatti at Brixton" as I now own the 5-litre mentioned in the article. Several years ago I was approached by the Leicester Mercury, who asked if I would...
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Pilbeams in Hillclimbing Sir, As you pointed out in your recent excellent article on Mike Pilbeam his cars have dominated hilIclmbing in the last few years and with reference to the RAC Hillclimb...
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Group C Sir, The answer to "nerfing" lies in horse racing practice. The racers recorded on film and any "intertering" can be seen, identified, and penalised by the stewards. A few suspensions would...
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Elva Story Sir, I have read the Elva story published in MOTOR SPORT with very great interest and would like to comment on some aspects of the Trojan connection. The impression is given that Trojan...

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