May 1976

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A sensible speed-limit suggestion Police Chiefs, concerned with maintaining Law and Order in these troublesome times and keeping traffic flowing smoothly in our ever-more-congested cities, and...
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A tribute to Graham Hill Silverstone April 10th/11th The annual Springtime motoring garden party at Silverstone, organised by the BRDC with the help of the Daily Express, this year took on a new...
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[BY Means Of which our roving European reporter can keep in touch with the Editor even when he is not roving.] Dear W.B., With activity on the European mainland starting a bit late this year I...
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VSCC Light Car Welsh Week-End (April 10/11th) This informal but efficient affair, confined to light vintage-only machinery, has become one of the most enjoyable happenings in a 'crowded VSCC calendar...
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Another link with the old days of motoring sport has been severed with the sad demise, following a stroke and long illness, of H. J. Aldington. "Aldy" will be forever remembered by the "Chain Gang"...
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Taylor's son brings back a famous name Many readers will remember Geoffrey Taylor and his Alta cars during the nineteen-thirties, especially in the sport of speed trials and hilIclimbs, and also...
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A section devoted to old car matters The McKay Car In answer to a query in the March issue about the McKay car of Nova Scotia, we have received an interesting letter from Mr. B. M. Patchett, of the...
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Publication last March, by kind permission of Mrs. Barton, of the first-war cartoon of the La Cigogne Squadron of French flying-aces, has aroused much interest. One correspondent, Mr. Clemons of...
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Sir, My uncle, Captain Harry Pilling, worked for Beverley-Barnes during the period of the Company's existence. I am not sure of his actual position in the Company, but it was either Sales Director or...
Sir, Your "fragment" on the Beverley-Barnes was of immense interest, as I did some research into the story of this make some years ago. Technical development was primarily the work of C. E. Noel-...
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Sir, It was with the greatest interest that I read in your admirable "Chauffeur's Corner" series of Reg Smith and the splendid stable of cars belonging to the Perrins family of Davenham (not...
Sir, With the sagacity of old age, 1 regretfully turn my back on the Vintage scene. The scene has changed. The sharp claws of commercialism have ousted the days of carefree enthusiasm which began...
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Sir, The so-called Miller single-seat racing car described on page 256 of the March 1976 issue of Motor Sport resembles no product of Harry A. Miller of whiclf I am aware, certainly no 1 1/2-litre...
Sir, I was most interested to read the letter from Mr. Pelton regarding the regular use of pre-war cars. I too am concerned over the lack of use of these cars, for I know of many which travel only a...
Sir, Thank you for your most interesting article in the March Motor Sport about the Hon. Victor Bruce and his exploits with the AC car. This revived many memories as I used to follow these events...
Sir, You ask for details of the Mackay (sic) car built in Nova Scotia. The correct spelling is, in fact, McKay, and the car was based on the Pittsburgh (US) built Penn 30. Built first at Kentville...
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The Portuguese Rally Politics are to sport as water is to oil, and we have no time for any situation in which race, colour, creed or political leaning can exert influence on any sporting occasion,...
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Recalled in a recent interview with the Editor I had long regarded Antony Powys-Lybbe as the personification of the amateur racing driver who was notable for many successes with those distinguished...
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Regazzoni wins the street fight Long Beach, California, March 27th After all the controversy and discussion over safety facilities at Barcelona and Monte Carlo, and opinions expressed in high places...
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Attempting to sort out the sports car racing scene has grown increasingly complex over the years. In the 1950s we had cars that were recognisable as relatives to their roadgoing counterparts "...
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"A History of Motors and Motoring, Vol. Two (1901-1902-1903)" Edited by Michael Frostick. 226 pp. 10 3/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford,Yeovil, Somerset. £2.50.) This is a follow...
"Aston Martin-1983-1972" by Dudley Gershon, C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E., M.I. Prod.E, A.M.B.I.M., F.I.W.S.P. 136 pp. 8 3/4 in. x 51/2 in. (Oxford Illustrated Press Ltd.) Shelley Close, Headington, Oxford,...
Last month we noted the dearth of recent car miniatures from the well-established, big-output sources. This is endorsed by the fact that the only model of remotely motoring associations to come from...
"Some Unusual Engines" by L. J. K. Setright. 138 pp. 10 in. x 7 1/2 in. (The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, MEP Ltd., PO Box 24, Northgate Avenue, Bury Si. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6BW. £5.50.)...
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Astonishing, the places where cars crop up! "Arthur Rackham—His Life And Work" by Derek Hudson (Heinemann, 1960, republished 1974) is about the talented artist. But I espied a reference of interest...
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Now that some of the dust has cleared from the impact that the Ryder Report made on Leyland, the Government, and former Leyland managing director, John Barber, I felt it ,night be interesting to talk...
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In the world of the motor car the economic and fuel crisis hit hardest at the manufacturers of expensive, exotic cars. Some coughed and died, others spluttered along a bank-loan tightrope, but...
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BMW introduce the 6-series coupe' For such an expensive car, BMW's trendsetting, six-cylinder, two-door coupe series, from 2.5CS to 3.0CSi and CSL, enjoyed extraordinary success, selling 45,000...
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“Anthony Hutton,” they said at our recent encounter with four Thoroughbred sports car contender around Silverstone Club circuit, “yes, Hutton is the man you must talk to before you write anything...
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The view ahead, into what had now become a full-blooded 100-m.p.h. power slide, was through the unfamiliar screen, and over acres of dashboard space, belonging to the first factory TR7, which is...
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How the big names of racing and tuning have survived the fuel drought For a country which seems to have the most stable economic base in Europe, West Germany displayed astonishing panic symptoms when...
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A proper motor car We had travelled to the South of France by public transport, an Air France Caravelle, with an interior decor not unlike a Parisien house of ill-repute, had taken us from London to...
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Sir, Naturally we were extremely sorry to read of the troubles with your photographer's Triumph Dolomite Sprint, and in particular your comments on our London Service Centre at Western Avenue....
Judged by the volume of letters received in response to the 28,000-mile staff car report, the Triumph Dolomite Sprint obviously found a ready market amongst the Motor Sport type of enthusiast reader...
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Sir, What a sad story you relate for a 27,000 mile motor car. The strangest part seems to he the owner's insistence on returning to a particularly inept garage time and time again. [That's what I...
Sir, I felt considerable sympathy oil reading your report on the Dolomite Sprint. I too bought one of the original mimosa cars and have had very mixed feelings ever since. I do admit to driving my...
Sir, I was extremely interested m read your article "A Tale of a Dolomite Sprint", I have been running one of these cars for about 2 1/2 years, which I bought when the petrol coupon crisis was...
Sir, After having read your article in the March Motor Sport concerning your Dolomite Sprint, I felt I must put pen to paper to tell you of my experience with, possibly, one of the same batch which...
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From Mrs. Graham Hill Sir, To put the minds at rest of all Graham's admirers, I have received permission to present a trophy annually in his name, at the BRDC Christmas Dinner Dance, to the up-and-...
Sir, Having been resident in Italy for most of the last twelve years, I am used to the authorities using my birth date, place of birth and occasionally my parents' names as vital statistics. When I...
Sir, The mystery car pictured on page 408 of the April issue is a Rover P8 prototype. This car was the planned replacement for the P5 3.5-litre model, but was dropped before going into production. It...
Sir, I was interested to see your "mystery car" Tailpiece in the April issue of Motor Sport. This very car passed me approaching Lichfield at Easter 1975. I was nearing a roundabout in the rain in my...
Sir, I would like to point out what a wonderful service open two-seater sports cars are given by the Constabulary. I have always driven reasonably quick cars. But since I went topless about two years...
"My Sprint has completed 42,000 miles. Its life history has been erratic, causing no trouble at all for long periods, then causing chaos in a week." A. G. Morison, London SE24. ". . . the best car I...
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Sir, We cannot see the British Grand Prix live on TV because it coincides with the first day of the Olympics; that is understandable. However, now that motor racing really has become a dirty word in...
Sir, There have been numerous guesses about the cost of subsidising, through the good Lord Ryder, each unit produced by Leyland Cars, before they are offered, through the showrooms, to the taxpayers...
Sir, In the obviously indisputable knowledge that all happenings which would not occur in the absence of the human mind must be caused by the said mind, pray permit me to give vent through your...
Sir, This is an open letter to those with influence in the British motor car and motorcycle industries. At this time when enormous effort and change is essential for Britain's recovery, it is...

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