March 1996

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Tearing The Fabric The Indy Racing League is probably feeling reasonably satisfied. As you can read elsewhere in this issue, the inaugural event of this breakaway series has already taken place, and...
Cover Price As from next month, the cover price of MOTOR SPORT will rise to £2.20. This situation is necessitated by the continuing increase in the price of raw materials. In short, the cost of...
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1 FIA boss Max Mosley reveals that "black box" recorders will be developed to allow extra insight into Fl accidents. 2 Renault Sport boss Patrick Faure commits the Regie to a continued F1 programme...
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On the eve of another new Formula One season, the FIA President spoke to Mike Lawrence about his immediate objectives for Grand Prix racing, and the sport as a whole In 1980 at Brand Hatch I...
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The international rally season traditionally opens in Monte Carlo. David Williams explains how, this year, it both did and didn't . . . There is a school of thought that Patrick Bernardini is on to a...
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The alliance of Messrs Riley and Scott back in 1990 has created a company which has ruffled the US racing establishment, reports Mike Cotton To some, Riley and Scott might sound like a vaudeville duo...
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While the Indy Racing League stumbles uncertainly into life, David Phillips contends that things have never looked better for the CART/PPG World Series How times change. For years critics of IndyCar...
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Should the establishment be fazed by the arrival of world champion Audi? Paul Fearnley looks forward to the 1996 British Touring Car Championship There is a sense of foreboding in the BTCC. The...
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Britain might not need further supplements to its racing calendar, but Legends Racing Europe promises to be different. Simon Arron tried it On first acquaintance, it looks like a cross between a...
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The S4S is the first new Esprit since the racy sport 300, from which it has borrowed some soul. Ryan Baptiste wonders whether this is the best incarnation yet? Whilst filling in the accident report...
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David Finlay settles in with Citroen s ground-breaking new suspension system The Citroen Xantia Active's principal claim to fame is a suspension system which senses when cornering forces are trying...
There is far more to this Korean off-roader than a dubious name as Simon Arron discovered You are unlikely to miss a SsangYong Musso, should you happen to overtake one. Its cosmopolitan origins (...
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• Brooklands Books of Cobham, Survey, have two more Gold Portfolios in their enormous range of one-make books. which must now constitute the most complete historical source of reference available, at...
Brooklands Giants, by Bill Boddy. Haynes, £19.99. And "giant" is the right word — WB rules out anything of less than 10 litres for this second work on Brooklands monsters, following the one on aero-...
Prime Movers, by Karr Lucivigsen. Transport Bookman, £25.00. Here is a full account of lImor Engineering Ltd and its place in modern racing, from the capable hands of Karl Ludvigsen, who has made a...
Renault Formula One Motor Racing Book, by Xavier Chimits and Francis Granet. Dorling Kindersley, £9.99. This is a refreshing breath of fresh air on the F1 scene. It covers every conceivable aspect...
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We are informed by Vintage Car Publishers that the price of A Lifetime With Cars has been increased recently to £29.95. The title is somewhat misleading, because Rivers Fletcher has told in detail...
• The club magazine least affected by the vagaries of fashion is Bugantics, the house journal of the Bugatti O C — its cover has remained the same since before the war. Prices of the older originals...
Daimler Century, by Lord Montagu and David BurgessWise. Patrick Stevens, £19.99. Daimler is our first manufacturer to score a century, and this heavy volume ties in with the company's current...
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Sir, I have owned for some time an aluminium-bodied Jaguar XK120 roadster, chassis no 670100 the 100th left-hand-drive car. Its original owner in the States was a Captain Alberto Guerrero, with whom...
Sir, So from 1997 Formula One is to be screened by ITV. Fantastic. Nowadays we have three short sprints for most of the leading cars. Now it can be done properly. All the championship contenders...
Sir, W B's article A Racing Driver's Aeroplane (Feb 1996) told the story of the Segrave Meteor. Some years ago I acquired the original sales catalogue for this aircraft. The Aircraft Investment...
Sir, It is not very often that I can add to anything written in MOTOR SPORT, but I read the very interesting Peter Walker article and would venture a few observations. Prior to the 1956 accident,...
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Rebuffed by the authorities, orphaned and winner only by default at Le Mans, Ferrari's 250 LM had a sticky start. Laurence Meredith recalls boyhood dreams of Maranello's misnamed missile. Most folks...
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Early February saw the seventh running of the Monte Carlo challenge, organised by the Classic Rally Association, aka Philip Young and Peter Browning, with start points from Oslo, Bristol, Noordwijk...
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Every collector dreams of that "barn find" — a forgotten treasure, complete but neglected. Well, it does happen, even now, Bill Ford, an American collector, has just extracted a remarkable survivor...
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Two laps of the Targa Florio circuit should be a strong temptation to take your pre-1965 car or motorbike to the 8th Giro on April 17-21. This FIVA rally offers 600 miles of competition, with six...
Fans of the "Big Banger" sport scars of the sixties should have an extra opportunity to see them in action with a new series planned for 1996. Six meetings, two in the UK, will bring together pre-71...
If you're bored with the run up the M1 to the NEC, how about taking your classic to Britain's most northerly car show? Shetland's eighth Classic Motor Show will take place on May 11/12. and offers a...
Over 80 crews have already entered for the Peking to Paris challenge, due to start in September 1997 on the 90th anniversary of the great 1907 achievement. A first briefing at Brooklands Museum...
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This is an appropriate subject for this series, with the centenary of the British Motor Industry now being celebrated; moreover, according to the Guinness Book Of Records, the Arnold's forerunner, a...
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Like any live magazine MOTOR SPORT receives its share of readers' questions, which we endeavour to answer or refer to other readers. A recent one came from a correspondent in America who knows a lady...
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One of the attractions at VSCC Colerne and other venues has been the active appearances of Roger Smith's excellent replica ABC-engined propeller-driven rear-axlesteered Leyat saloon cyclecar. I hope...
The Motor Cycling Club (MCC) held its 68th Exeter Trial on January 5-6 last; the event attracted a full house of 220 cars plus 100 motorbikes. The preferred four-wheeled transport seemed to be the...
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Mr Boddy's comprehensive history of the Brooklands phenomenon contains a minimum of reference to winter sports at the site, but such activity would have been feasible on January 27, after a couple of...
The Motor Cycling Club was founded in 1901 and intends to mark its 95th year with its End-to-End Touring Trial on May 28/30. MCC events, are open only to members, with a few exceptions. But the MCC...
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To commemorate the forming of the VMCC 50 years ago its Founder. C E Allen, BEM, appeals to everyone who can ride a vintage motorcycle to do so on May 5 this year. It would be a wonderful "first",...
Lt Cdr Home Kidston, younger brother of Bentley Boy Glen Kidston, has died at the age of 85. His interest in cars began early, acquiring a Morgan three-wheeler at 14 and a Type 37A Bugatti while...
One of the greatest modern artists, Terence Cuneo, OBE, has died at the age of 88. In our world he will be remembered for his few, but outstanding, motoring studies. One of the best known of these is...
Charles Atkinson, who has owned his 30-98 Vauxhall 0E28 for some eleven years, succeeds David Marsh as the 30-98 Registrar. He is also engaged in AECC activities, with the intention of installing...
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A decent debate could be centred around which of the records, in the days when racing drivers and record breaking were largely synonymous, was the most difficult to achieve. To run for 24 hours...
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Celebrations for the centenary British Motor Industry have commenced early, with Stirling Moss launching the Auto-Windscreens Classic & Sports car Show by appearing at the Canal Basin, Coventry,...
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The spell of Arctic weather which is prevailing as I write has made me think of the peace of mind which an aircooled engine can give in terms of its immunity from destruction by frost. I know that...
According to Christopher Booker, in his Comment column in the Sunday Telegraph, the latest folly, or one of them, from the EC in Brussels is the edict that commercial vehicles drivers who wear...
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Arguably one of the most misunderstood cars of the post-war era, Porsche's 356 actually the Professor's 349th design — first appeared as a crude, but sound, VW-based chariot amidst the economic gloom...

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