May 1968

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Mere words are inadequate to express our feelings . . .
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During that sudden, savage snow-Fall at the beginning of April, a staff member had to make a journey to Derbyshire by way of the M1. In driving snow, a stop was made at a service area on the...
Momentus happenings have occurred recently. The Budget has been and gone, leaving behind the inevitable savage tax increases on the not inconsiderable section of the community that motors. The...
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Jim Clark is dead. Killed in a Formula Two race on the German Hockenheim circuit on April 7th, driving as always a Lotus single-seater. What can I or anyone else say, what is there to say, mere words...
At Oulton Park on Good Friday, the B.R.S.C.C.'s North-Western Centre organised a most successful National Open meeting with a 37-lap combined Group 4 and 6 race and a Formula Three event to be run in...
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The B.R.S.C.C. do it again Brands Hatch, England, April 7th Last year, when the B.R.S.C.C. and the British Overseas Airways Corporation combined to put on our first decent long-distance race for many...
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Easter Monday saw the first major meeting to be held at the B.A.R.C.'s new 2.356-mile Thruxton circuit in Hampshire. For their traditional Bank Holiday meeting, the Club had organised an...
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Technicalities of the 1968 Formula One Cars To the casual eye all Formula One or Grand Prix cars look the same, in as much as they have multi-cylinder engines mounted behind the driver, a gearbox...
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"Scientific Design of Exhaust and Intake Systems," by Philip H. Smith, C.ENG., M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E., has gone into a revised edition (quite thick, with 246 pp.), which includes a new chapter on...
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Owners of Jaguar XK120, 140, 150, C-type and D-type cars interested in forming a club catering exclusively for these models are invited to drop a line to A. P. Henshall, Esq., 178, Moor Lane,...
In the 16 years since its inception in Coronation year', the East African Safari Rally has escalated almost to the top of the ladder of rallying recognition, and is now commonly regarded as the most...
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Burmah Oil, who are connected with Castrol, made their first entry into racing with the Alan Mann Ford V8 as well as other teams, with Burmah Petrol. The scene is changing, Esso and B.P. out, Gulf....
I quote: "over Paddock, with Bruce McLaren, in the new Ford missing a gear and dropping back" Autocar; "and Bruce McLaren hung badly just after the line as if he had missed a gear" Motor; "with...
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It is May, and to a vast throng of American motor sport enthusiasts the month of May means only one thing—Indianapolis, the hallowed Brickyard and the 500-mile race. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
Once again Castrol Limited have published their booklet noting some of their more notable achievements in the lubrication field during the past year, but this time a new look is apparent, for the...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Silverstone Races (April 20th) Both Sir Ralph Millais' 1934 monoposto Alfa Romeo and Cameron Millar's 1938 CTF Maserati, recently imported from South...
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The Rover 14/45 Sir, Thank you for publishing yet another of my laboured efforts in Motor Sport. Having driven various types of Rover cars, I am especially interested in all Motor Sport references to...
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Hardly a classic Most motor races usually have some highlight which, when looking back, bring the event into perspective. The 1968 Sebring 12-hour race lacked anything at all outstanding. This didn't...
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"The Austin Seven," by R. J. Wyatt. 192 pp. 9½ in. x 6 in. (Macdonald & Co. Ltd., Gulf House, 2, Portman Street, London, W.1. 50s.) This monograph, just published, about the Austin Seven, is...
Very soon after introducing their 1912 Simplex "Model or Yesteryear" Lesney brought out another of these delectable models. This time it is a yellow-hued 1913 Cadillac two-seater, with hood, detailed...
Castrol, following the sales success of their "liquid tungsten" range of motor oils, have recently gone one step further, and have adopted a new name among their range of oils for the first time in...
The Montagu Motor Museum took on the role of a transport museum when the "Bournemouth Belle" went to live in Lord Montagu's garden. This role was extended when, on April 6th, the SR.N1, the World's...
"'Just give us an automatic transmission—Porsche thought—and we'll have an everyman's car, every man who can afford over 86,300 that is.' Well it doesn't work. Not only is Sportomatic a funny name,...
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There always seems to be something to drive, or just cars to "mess about with," like some people "mess about with boats," and before the European racing season got under way I found myself with more...
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Although Formula Two has been dropped by all but one British race organiser, on the Continent of Europe the Formula opened in 1968 at Barcelona in Spain with a full entry list and many hopefuls being...
The Hockenheim Formula Two race was certainly the most tragic event in British motor racing history and any report of the meeting must be coloured by Jim Clark's death. The National newspapers who...
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Part two of a series in which Motor Sport interviews some of the owners Patsy Burt's hill-climbing and sprinting, activities are sufficiently well known not to need recalling here. She feels that her...
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It is instructive to find out about different aspects of motoring, to discover how the other half lives. So every now and again I like to drive a commercial vehicle. When the Continental...
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I have driven all the Sunbeam Rapier variants, from the first of these cars which had a rather pathetic performance to the later models which, rally-developed, were excellent, rugged fast saloon cars...
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A 3½ -litre vee-eight version of the well-established Rover 2000 At the time of the last London Motor Show the Rover Company created a lot of interest with the vee-eight version of their former 3-...
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"The Cars That Got Away," by Michael Frostick. 104 pp. 10 1/8 in. x 7½ in. (Casell & and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1., 50s.) This author is noted for his scissors-and-paste...
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Described to the Editor during a recent interview Those who frequented Brooklands track in the 1920s will recall Major Ropner, M.C., M.P., as a particularly successful driver of the 30/98 Vauxhall "...
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The Brooklands Society is becoming active with the approach of summer. The big news is that a Re-Union at the Track will take place on Sunday July 7th (the first race meeting at Brooklands was held...
In 1961 the Editor paid a visit to Ferodo's Chapel-en-le-Frith factory, and described in detail their exacting development and test procedures. Since then, the 16-acre works among the Derbyshire...
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Not wishing to postpone any longer the opportunity of comparing the current Rolls-Royce motor car with the earlier Silver Clouds, and finding ourselves confronted with tasks which would entail a long...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. The A.A. Badge Sir, Once again, I am happy to write to my favourite...

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