March 1991

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Speed No, not the journal founded by the late Alan Hess and absorbed by Motor Sport before the war (Hitler, not Gulf). Not a guess at what pace this year's Fl cars will attain. Not even a look-...
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Industry Insight Mazda's next generation RX-7 will follow the continuing Japanese trend toward visible muscle and concealed power. Oriental factories are now waging a struggle to gain an edge over...
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The fortunes of British teams in world class rallying have been pretty impoverished since the fruitful days of the Ford Escort RS. British teams using British cars, that is. First Peugeot began...
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Citroën's Sand Dance Mitsubishi had its best opportunity since 1986 to win the Pioneer Paris-Tripoli-Dakar. Not only did the Sonauto squad have more experience than its rivals, it soon transpired it...
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This and That Dear Reader, Not surprisingly my list of "greats" among the top racing drivers of the past 45 years, which I published in the January issue of Motor Sport, has brought forward a lot...
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Corporate Cowardice Already hard-pressed for business and profits, the world's airlines are now hit again by the Gulf war crisis. Many major international companies have forbidden their staffs to...
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Preview The British Touring Car Championship has always been popular, but during the last couple of years it has become even more so. There are a number of reasons for this, but primarily it is the...
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Twenty Five Years On In response to WPK's article on Clubman's racing in the November 1990 issue in which some aspects of the cars in use came under criticism, Ray Mallock has written a robust...
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Valve Angles, Cylinder Heads and their Designers One hopes that WB's obsession with valve and cylinder head design is not subject to cure. His articles on the subject over the years have been much...
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Lifts and Separates Audi call it the "Practical Supercar". Whether those two terms are mutually exclusive is something you'll have to decide for yourself. There is, however, something awe-inspiringly...
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Nothing for Granted "You must be mad," "You need your head examined," "It's a long way to go for illicit sex" were just some of the remarks made as I left on a 600-mile round trip to Stockton-...
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Acid Test October '88. The 'old' Silverstone Club circuit, a cold drying track, few cars and no spectators. A novice racer carefully exits the pit lane in a sleek and potent machine. It is this young...
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Eye Opener Following the reference last month of a development of Rover's K series engine by a Warrior Automotive Research Ltd of Uckfield, we received a number of enquiries at the office requesting...
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In recent times owners of unregistered older vehicles who did not comply with the DVLC's imperious command that they obtain V5 forms by a certain date lost the use of the original Reg Nos. They might...
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A long time ago, when the Motor Sport offices were somewhat closer to the traffic-flow along the City Road than they are now, there existed a secondhand bookshop a few doors away. Browsing there, I...
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The Little Beauty " I must take you to task over a statement which you made in the December 1990 issue of Motor Sport in the Triumphant Trio article when you stated 'after all, where else are you...
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The Perfectionist The Daytona 24-Hour race began as a test of speed and ended as a feat of endurance won, not unexpectedly, by Porsche. With the factory teams of Jaguar, Nissan and Toyota out of...
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Suave Speed " Dear Sir/Madam, Your new D luxury car need not cost the earth. Especially if it is one of the new 1991 Jaguar saloons. This range features a new catalyst exhaust system and, for more...
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No. 98 The North-Lucas Every so often some inventor or abnormally ingenious designer comes up with an unconventional car and in recent years we have become accustomed to seeing "dream" creations on...
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How to Motor Trade! New cars being virtually unavailable for some time after the end of the 1914/18 war, those vending used vehicles were in a comparatively happy position. The demand for 'wheels'...
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David Brodie of Brodie Brittan Racing has sent us some old photographs found in the Hitchen garage which his partner, Ken Brittan, took over in 1932. They are very interesting, as depicting cars with...
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Having been very thoroughly rained on at Brooklands last year, for 1991 the VSCC returned to the spacious and conveniently laid-out Army camp near Andover for its February 2nd driving tests meeting....
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Flying Count Followers of Grand Prix racing will know that Count Felice Trossi was a successful driver of 8C, Monza, and P3 monoposto Alfa Romeos and of Maserati cars before the Nazi war and a...
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We hear that the Coventry-Climax-engined Lotus IX, XPE 6, which Colin Chapman raced in 1955, and which Motor Sport road tested that November, spent 20 years in a complete, but dismantled state in...
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Cecil Clutton As we went to press came the devastating news of the death of Cecil (Sam) Clutton, CBE in a London church, presumably from a heart attack. No-one was better known in VSCC circles than...
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As mentioned last month, the 70th MCC Land's End Trial will take place on March 29th/30th. For those who wish to spectate, the starting places are Basingstoke, Okehampton and Bristol and the first...
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Bentley Special & Special Bentleys, by Ray Roberts. 440pp. 11"x 8". GT Foulis & Co Ltd, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, 8A22 7JJ. £75.00. First impressions could be so wrong in respect of yet...
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Opinions expressed are those of correspondents and not necessarily those of Motor Sport *** Railton Request Sir, At Christie's auction of unrestored motor cars at the Beaulieu Auto-Jumble, I...

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