May 1975

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CONTENTS page Matters of Moment .. .. 457 27th "Daily Express" International Trophy Meeting .. • 459 Society for the Protection of the Motor Industry .. 461 VSCC Silverstone Meeting .. .. 462 VSCC...
MATTERS OF MOMENT • THANKS A MILLION, HEALEY! The above heading could have been facetious, but is actually genuine, inasmuch as the Budget did not increase petrol tax or VAT on the purchase price of...
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Motor Sport Fixture List For May * Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 14th of the preceding month are included In this list * C ... Closed Event. CI ......
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The 27th "Daily Express" International Trophy Meeting Silverstone, April 12/13th THE ANNUAL Silverstone race meeting organised by the British Racing Drivers' Club for the "Daily Express"...
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Society for the protection of the motor industry IN 1902 Frederick R. Simms, inventor of the joystick and founder of the RAC, was behind the formation of an organisation designed to represent the...
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VSCC Light Car Welsh Week-end (April 5th-6th) THE Light Car Section of the VSCC received a record entry for this year's Welsh week-end. Saturday was devoted to driving unobserved over the Southern...
VSCC Silverstone Stop Press Report (Saturday, April 19th.) FINE WEATHER, 167 entries, and big spectator support ensured the success of the first Vintage SCC race meeting of 1975. Unfortunately, the...
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Jaguar E-type The end of production and end of an era— but not of a legend. SHADES OF TODAY, in March 1961 the British Motor Industry was suffering a slump, but petrol cost about 5s. a gallon, there...
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Before We Lose Track THE NAME of Shadow is a comparative newcomer to Formula One, these cars being the products of Nichols Advanced Vehicle Systems Inc., the engineering firm run by American Don...
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Group 5 Racing—Still in Good Shape LONG-DISTANCE sports car racing has enjoyed a chequered career to say the least since its great days in the early Fifties, but six months ago endurance racing for...
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Around and About Silverstone sidelines SATURDAY, the day before the Doily Express International Trophy at Silverstone, was entertaining for one of our number who was able to take a ride round the GP...
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The Things They Say.... "The World's energy problems and the consequent necessity to maximise upon the efficient use of existing oil reserves has led to a very high level of demand for diesel engines...
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Formula Two Review JUST AS Hanschen Stuck dominated the two opening rounds of the European Formula Two Championship last season, Frenchman Jacques Laffite has emerged as the early season pacesetter...
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Sporting Comfort From Two Under-rated Opels DURING the spate of announcements that surround the London Motor Show, it is easy to find that something worth while has been overlooked after the first...
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RALLY REVIEW The Safari Rally PREDICTIONS occasionally have some merit when they purport to foretell the results of sprint rallies, as events with many short, high-speed special stages are often...
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The Circuit of Ireland EASTER WEEKEND is traditionally Safari Rally time but for British national rally drivers there is another annual pilgrimage, this time across the Irish Sea for the Circuit of...
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Another Ten Years IN THE ISSUE of MOTOR SPORT for May 1965 I wrote an article entitled "Ten Short Years", in which I expressed surprise that ten years had passed since May 1st 1955 the day on which...
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MG-C and Jaguar Spares FOLLOWING a number of complaints from readers about the poor availability of MG-C spares, we approached British Leyland's Parts and KD Division at Cowley for clarification of...
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"The Classic Single-Seaters" by Doug Nye. I43pp. I If in. x 8 in. (Macmillan Administration (Basingstoke) Ltd., Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 2XS. £4.95). This is really a picture book to...
"The Way To Win" by Stuart Turner. 176 pp. 9 in. by in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56 Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey CRO SD)). £3.80) There can be no quarrel over the right of Ford...
MINIATURES NEWS Grand Prix Models of Radlett, Herts., have brought out two more of their 1/43rd-scale metal kits, covering a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 roadster, modelled on the full-size car owned by...
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ROAD TEST The Renault 16TX DURING the whole of last year road-test Renaults eluded me. Seeking to rectify this omission I rang the young lady who looks after the modem Renault Press-fleet and she...
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The Renault 30 TS Expensive but technically worthy ON APRIL 25 of this year a most significant Renault went on sale in its native France, offering more of everything than any modern Renault,...
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Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS ROLLS-ROYCE ARMOURED CARS ONE SUB JECI. which refuses to die away is that of Rolls-Royce armoured cars; we have received from Major R. S...
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OUT OF THE PAST ONE OF THE rewarding things about editing MOTOR SPORT is the arrival in the office from time to time of unusual snippets of motoring (and flying) items from the past. For instance,...
Starting a Rolls-Royce Sir, Reading your March issue (page 238), I came across a statement regarding the owner of a 1936 20/25 Rolls-Royce, who was able to start it "on the switch". [ After it had...
Wedierby Grange Park Sir, Your article on Hill-Climbs and SpeedTrials led me to look up some snapshots I took at one such meeting in the late 1930s I think, at Wetherby Grange Park in Yorkshire, one...
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A Renault Correction Sir, Sir, From the lion. E. G. Greenall It was moSt interesting reading your article "Random Renault Recollections" in the March 1975 is-sue, concerning the two Renault 45 owned...
Sir, May I add a little more information about the Monoposto Alfa Romeo No. 5006, so beautifully illustrated by Tony Matthews in the March isue of MOTOR SPORT. While researching my book on Alfa Romeo...
The Monoposto Alfa Romeo Sir, Your article on the Monoposto Alfa Romeo (MOTOR SPORT, March issue was most interesting, perhaps the following facts may help to complete the picture. I owned the ....
VINTAGE TAILPIECE
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On the Road with a Hillman Avenger GT VARIETY should be the spice of motoring life. I had an interesting instance of how this can be experienced, even in the familycar category, when a Renault I 6TX...
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Continental Notes AFTER THE Winter recession of motor sporting activity in Europe, during which the Monte Carlo Rally took place and hardly anyone noticed it as it's whole character has changed so...
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ROLLS-ROYCE OF CREWE ROLLS' ROYCE MOTOR SPORT visits the Most Successful British Motor Company and gets updated on "The Best Car in the World". SEVERAL YEARS having passed since I last went to the...
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To explore the bush tracks of Kenya we used a Range Rover. eminently suitable Or this, but still nol proof against the penetrating African dust. A rallyman's guide to Kenya's exotic Safari A NUMBER...
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NEXT MONTH: We continue our African Safari with a look at the role of aeroplanes in this demanding event.
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460 Chrysler horses past Big Ben to Brands Hatch HEFTY CHRYSLER leads taxis over Westminster Bridge. The Hemi'Cuda exhibited almost docile traffic manners once it was south of the river. BELOW: The...
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Drag racing. Possibly the most dramatic and exciting of all motorsports and yet, the most misunderstood. Simply put, a drag race is a race between two cars or motorcycles over one quarter of a mile,...
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Where the action is. May 2 Boxing: The Amateur Boxing Association Finals, Wembley. 3 Football : F.A. Cup Final, Wembley. 3 Rugby : Middlesex 7 a-side Finals, Twickenham. 3 & 4 National Drag Race...
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THUXTON FORMULA TWO FRENCHMAN Jacques Laffite (above) heads for victory in the first heat, his Schnitzer-BMW-engined Martini leading the March-Ford of Britain's Brian Henton, the works March-BMW of...
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Rob Walker's 314-litre Delahaye THE DISTINCTIVE blue and white colours of R. R. C. Walker have been connected with motor racing since the early 1950s when Tony Rolt raced ERA/Delage and 2-litre...
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Jensen-Healey Experiences Sir, Do not fear the Jensen-Healey. The cur rent scene has reduced our choice of new open cars. Of the non-exotics, there remain only the Midget, Spitfire, MG-B, TR6—and...
Napier versus Rolls-Royce Sir; I read with interest Mr. J. P. LaT. SheaSimmonds' letter in the De.cember issue and Air Commodore F. R. Banks' comments in February regarding the above and in...
Nomenclature Sir, I was most interested in the letter from R. Dobson concerning Noinenclature, with regards to the difference between a "berline" and "limousine". I have always been led to believe...
Sir, Mr. J. L. Weatheritt's sorn.,% haillinformed and almost hysterica' Ws..k on Messrs. Rolls-Royce, and On y" remarks about the Napier _Sabre engin, . ontained in his letter under the heading \ .....
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Activating the AA Sir, I must write to add my support to your Editorial and to the most recent letters concerning the encroachment upon the private motorist, particularly those in your April issue...
Aviation Nostalgia Sir, How odd that you should review "No Echo in the Sky" by Harald Penrose in February 1975 MOTOR SPORT. Some books make a profound impression on one and they are never forgotten,...
Camargue Enlightenment Sir, With reference to your interesting and thought-provoking article in the April edition of MOTOR SPORT concerning the new Rolls-Royce Camargue the enclosed cutting from the...
Did Rudge Inspire DAF Sir, With reference to the letter from Mr. C. Maddox in connection with the DAF car and his wife's comment on the transmission principle being too new for some people to absorb...
P4 Rovers Sir, With reference to recent correspondence and editorial comment, may I put forward my own solution to the problem of securing satisfying motoring in these dismal times? I get a great...
The Motorist's Lot Sir, I refer to your editorial and readers' correspondence concerning the unhappy lot of motorists because of legislation and Police persecution. Whilst it is encouraging to see...
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A Jaguar Mk. IX Fan Sir, I have recently purchased a 1960 Mk. IX Jaguar, in my opinion a car of true Jaguar character and outstanding performance for its year. On reading your readers' letters over...
Elan Tips Required Sir, After reading J. Holmes' letter in your April issue, regarding not purchasing a secondhand Lotus Elan because of "an engine tune-up each week, and a major rebuild every 30,000...
Where's that Patriotism? I was hoping that by April's issue of MOTOR SPORT some other reader with a modicum of patriotism would have aired his or her views via the readers' letters on the present "...

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