May 1962

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CONTENTS Page Page MATTERS OF MOMENT 311 FIXTURES FOR MAY ... 312 BOOK REVIEWS 314 READERS' CAR SURVEY— THE MANUFACTURERS REPLY 316 LOMBANK TROPHY...... 320 GRAND PRIX OF BRUXELLES 322 RUMBLINGS 327...
MATTERS OF MOMENT MOTORISTS AND POLICE The need for -amicable relations between the Pace and the motorist is becoming generally recognised. The Metropolitan Commissioner of Police has instructed his...
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BOOK REVIEWS "Sleepless Knights," by John Sprinzel. 123 pp. 81 in. x 5.4 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 62, Doughty Street, I.ondon, W.C.I. 21S.) This is John Sprinzel's light-hearted account...
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Motor Sport—Readers' Car Survey The Manufacturers Reply AFTER the first part of our Readers' Car Survey was published last month we contacted VW, Standard/Triumph and B.M.C. to obtain their views on...
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Sir, I welcome the opportunity of taking part in your Readers' Car Survey, which reveals my B.M.C. Austin Seven as a very unreliable car, most of the troubles described by other readers have occurred...
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International Lombank Trophy Meeting Snetterton, April 14th THIS was the first event on British soil where entries had been made for Formula One cars using the Climax and B.R.M. V8 engines. Three...
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GRAND PRIX OF BRUXELLES BRUXELLES, April 1st THE third Grand Prix of 13ruxelles on the 4.552 kilometre circuit of Heysel, north of the Belgian capital and near the Atomium, opened the European season...
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RUMBLINGS The Volvo t2.2.S has a fine reputation for high quality and now that it is available with the new 1780 c.c. 90-b.h.p. BI2 engine and disc front brakes it has a very good A VERY GOOD...
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Motoring Memories BY VICTOR HODGSON MY earliest memories start with the stone age cars of the Avon tyre advertisements and the 1907 14116-11.p. Argyll. I was only eight years old when this car was...
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MOTOR SPORT's Candid Opinion of the VW 1 500 A Iflitre Car of the Highest Quality FOREIGN DIV ADER.—The rsoo in front of the lighthouse at the 11111 of Portland, high above the Chesil Reach on the...
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Motor Sport-Readers' Car Survey (Part 2) With part two of our readers' car survey we report on the Ford Anglia, the Austin-Healey roo and 3000, the Renault Dauphine and the Austin-Healey Sprite....
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CONTINENTAL NOTES OW that the Grand Prix season has begun it is worth casting a look at who is driving what, so that the alarums and excursions of the winter can be ignored. Taking Ferrari first, as...
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weather BEATEN Enjoy a new freedom with the Volkswagen. Freedom from garaging, from worry over weather deterioration. Freedom to leave your car wherever you like, whatever the weather. Every VW has...
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WHITE ELEPHANTITIS RENDEZVOUS WITH A GODDESS IT should have been Bath, where you can see in the museum the head of the Goddess Minerva, claimed to be the most beautiful, best preserved and most...
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PICTORIAL REVIEW Bruxelles G.P. Lombank Trophy, Snetterton W.E.C.C. Debden Sprint B.A.R.C. OuIton Park IN THE SECOND HEAT of the Bruxelles Grand Prix Willy Mairesse (Ferrari V6) tried hard to keep on...
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VETERANEDWARDIAN VINTAGE A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. SILVERSTONE RACE MEETING (April 14th) IN spite of bitterly cold weather both grandstands at Silverstone were full for the V.S.C....
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FRAGMENTS ON FORGOTTEN MAKES No. 19: THE TAMPLIN THE cyclecar boom began in 1912, when nearly 40 different makes were 'exhibited at the Motor Cycle Show at Olympia and it was claimed that the first...
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V.S.C.C. POMEROY TROPHY COMPETITION News from the Registers. The Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq Register's Inter-Register contest will be a day rally in Warwickshire on June 3rd. The Fiat Register's driving...
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Any Deemsters? Sir, I have a shy friend who is the proud owner of what I think is the only Deemster in existence. Can any reader contradict this or confirm it ? Middlesbrough. M. P. WILSON. •
Kelly Lorries Sir, Anyone remember the Kelly ? Many of us in Chesham certainly recall these giants among the early commercials, with their Renault-type bonnet, left-hand control, massive chain drive...
Smokeless Cars Sir, Sir, In your article on Pilgrim cars in your February issue you featured an extract from the sales catalogue of the 25/30, in which it was stated that the car ran without smoking...
The Model-A Ford Sir, I found the article on model-A Fords very interesting as from the middle 'thirties until the outbreak of war I worked for a firm who ran a fair-sized fleet of these cars on self...
VINTAGE POSTBAG A.G. and Warrick Carriers Sir, Your reader, Mr. Collis, last month reminisced on A.C. and Warrick carriers. There has always been confusion with these two firms and I will give you...
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THE GRAND PRIX OF THE GLOBULES Kendrick Achieves an Astonishing 58.68 m.p.g. in an Austin-Cooper in Tough Mobil Economy Run NOT CONDUCIVE TO ECONOMY.— The Editor taking a Vauxhall Victor de luxe...
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MONTAGU MOTOR MUSEUM FIXTURES Those contemplating a visit to this famous Museum, Stately Home and Abbey at Beaulieu, Hampshire, may care to note that on the undermentioned days rallies will be in...
THE GOODWOOD SEASON OPENS THE. B.A.R.C. opened the Goodwood season with a SportsCar Meeting on March 24th which was extremely well attended in spite of bitterly cold weather. The new track surface...
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REV T. Fresh air control, windscreen vent, passenger's side. 2. Fresh air control, ventilation to floor. 3. Fresh air control, windscreen vent, driver's side. 4. Parking lamps indicator light (green...
VW isoo CONTROLS AND FACIA LAYOUT NOTES.—The control layout is mainly self-explanatory from the diagram and key below. The very small push-buttons have identification symbols and are generally...
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THE TWOCARBURETTER B.M.W. 700 An Energetic 697-c.c. Air-Cooled, Flat-Twin, All-IndependentlySprung Sports Coupe from Germany BAYERISCHE Motoren Werke of Munich built up a fine reputation for high-...
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WISCOMBE PARK HILL-CLIMB This excellent venue in Devon, close to Honiton and adjacent to delectable seaside resorts, anticipates a very good season this year. Amenities have been carried out and...
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LETTERS FROM READERS N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport " does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. UNHAPPY COURIER Sir, I do wish that I had read Mr...
THE SUNBEAM ALPINE Sir, I must concur with your correspondent Mr. Leslie Seyd in his views on the Sunbeam Alpine. I have owned a t,6o0-c.c. model for the past year and my overall impressions have not...
Sir, I purchased a Sunbeam Alpine in November 1959 (a 1,5oo-c.c. model) and had the same extras as Mr. Seyd. I would agree entirely with Mr. Seyd concerning the water leaks and gearbox. I still have...
WHO D'THEY THINK THE'RE KIDDIN' ? Sir, Reference the recent " too,000 miles " R.A.C. observed trials on various cars using B.P. visco-static motor oil. For some time past we have been induced to...
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A " SURVEY " REFLECTION? Sir, Three days ago I took delivery of a new Mini-Minor, since then I have driven it about 16o miles. In this time nothing has gone Nvrtmg. Is this a record? Old Windsor. "...
BRITISH CARS IN ROME Having read with much interest the contributions of " Unglaubiger " and Major Peaty on prices in France and Germany, may I add in turn some equivalent information on the...
▪ • * BRITISH PRESTIGE IN SWEDEN Sir, The entry of Britain into the Common Market being possibly imminent, the future of Britigh cars in the face of full Continental competition is open to conjecture...
MADE BY HAND Sir, We would appreciate it if you can publish a note to the effect that we would be pleased to loan a colour film entitled "Made by Hand" descriptive of the Porsche car to any...
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* * ALL A HOAX? Sir, At the time of the introduction of the to-year tests, there was a certain amount of publicity given to the fact that Mr. Marples might have been hoaxing* but there seemed to be...
GOOD SERVICE I notice-that from time to time you publish refreshing examples of good service from garages. May I add one ? I had a puncture in a tubeless tvre almost mid-way between Hertford and...
PERFORMANCE COMPARISONS 1 am enclosing the .attached road-test comparisons, one concerning a recently published report on the Vauxhall Victor and one on the jowett Javelin published in The Moto?. in...
POLITICAL ISSUES What dim-witted people J. F. Duncan must take us tO be— and what an odd commercial practice he ascribes to the Czechs (and, presumably, other East European countries). Of course, the...
SNETTERTON'S FACILITIES Sir, the letter that you wrote to your own correspondence columns in the April issue, you query the presence of a public telephone at Snetterton; look closely at your cover...
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LrE1 ENGLAND -÷ 76 BENNETT ROAD, BRIGHTON, SX., Veteran Car Owner's Manual by Ernest F. Carter by Ernest F. Carter This book gives an insight into the world of veteran cars; their acquisition,...
Workshop Manuals During the last few years, due to the increase In garage labour rates, no motorist can afford to be without his Workshop Manual. An average Manual contains 150 pages, I tin, by 9in...

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