May 1983

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The modern Bentley  As the road-test report by A.H. in the colour-section of this issue of Motor Sport is on the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, it is appropriate to reflect on the Bentleys made by Rolls-...
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Standard Motor Club  Formerly the Standard Register, this Club was formed in 1974 to set up and operate a central spares scheme for Standard owners, to hold events and social meetings, and to produce...
The Marquess Camden  Lord Camden, a member of the RAC since 1933, has died at the age of 83. His love of motor sport was nurtured by his old schoolfriend Henry Segrave, whom he accompanied on many of...
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A complete French victory  Le Castellet, April 17th  In a vain attempt to make the French Grand Prix pay at the Paul Ricard circuit on the desert-like plateau in the hills behind Toulon and Bandol,...
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The Vintage SCC's first race meeting of 1983 was run off in summer-like sunshine at Silverstone on April 16th. Before it opened with the customary 40-minute High-Speed Trial, we were treated to a...
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Survival of the fittestLong Beach, March 27th At the time of its running it was suspected, but not confirmed, that it was to be the last Formula One race through the streets of Downtown Long Beach....
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So that was the end of Formula One racing through the streets of Long Beach in the shadow of the Queen Mary, for three years at any rate. Not because the city fathers or some busybody has made a...
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A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle...
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A. F. Atterbury's R-R reminiscences are so acutely nostalgic that I cannot resist chiming-in just for the record.  When I joined R-R Derby on 3.3.'33 straight from Bemrose School, I was sponsored by...
Pat Mather recently took his 1919 Baughan cyclecar, which gives he says 60 m.p.g. from its side-valve JAP vee-twin engine, back to its birthplace at Stroud for a new transmission bearing. The firm...
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A recent Bentley Drivers Club first was a rally for vintage Bentleys (the sort made by W. O. Bentley until 1931) in South Africa. The fortnight-long 2,400-mile run was greatly assisted by Total, who...
Last month we referred to Club magazines which reflect the healthy state of the specialist and one-make organisations. In this category is The Leaflet, bulletin of the Lea-Francis OC, the latest...
Fine weather graced the driving tests at Llanwrtyd Wells, light-hearted frolics which included a row for the more intrepid drivers on the Abermant Lake Hotel's water, after which followed the annual...
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Sir Algernon Lee Guinness used to tell the tale of how he got fed up with Pierre de Vizcaya in his Bugatti passing his rivals on every lap of a race in full view of the spectators in the grandstands...
Midgets come in different sizes  Sir, Since you mention my interest in American track cars, I should perhaps point out that these came in two handy sizes. From the 1920s the Americans had been racing...
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Having remarked that to the enthusiast motoring should be as satisfying as the cars in which it is conducted, when the top-model of the Ford Sierra range, in the form of a luxury-equipped 2.3-litre...
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Bovis is to sponsor an Aston Martin Nimrod long distance racing car along with Pace Petroleum during 1983. The car will be racing at Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Le Mans.  The car is owned by the Rt...
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Motorists worried about driving abroad can take a close look at Continental motoring conditions before they go with a new AA Travel video.  The hour long guide is packed with essential motoring...
Through the courtesy of Mr. G. L. Mackie of Exeter I have been reading "Libyan Sands" by Ralph A. Bagnold, who was an Officer of the Royal Engineers, Signals and Tanks, stationed at Abbassia on the...
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An enjoyable event Brands Hatch, April 10th  It would have been difficult to find a weekend more unsuitable for staging a non-championship Formula One race than April 9th/10th, for in the...
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Lancia shows promise  The debut of the Lancia-Martini at the Monza 1,000 Kilometre race in April was a qualified success, although one car was delayed and the other retired due to damage caused by...
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First lady of rallying There is no doubt that Michèle Mouton has had as much impact on international rallying as the car she drives. Some would suggest her involvement is even more meaningful....
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In last month's road-impressions of the BMW 323i it was wrongly stated that reverse gear is to the left of the gate, when right was intended, and S. C. H. Davis, not "Davies", should be read on page...
The Danish Motor Museum in Copenhagen has closed, the required average of 35,000 visitors a year to break-even never having risen above some 14,000. We hear also that the Shuttleworth Trust has...
"Until 1933, no Rolls-Royce was equipped with reverse gear. Sir Henry Royce was unwilling to have his car adopt what he regarded as an undignified mode of progression" and "On the exceedingly rare...
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So favourable was the response from readers to our comparison, published last October, of an Enstrom light helicopter and certain upper price bracket cars that this month we describe an even smaller...
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Having devoted considerable space to the Air Speed Record and having made the point in connection therewith that it was a fallacy that, for some time in the between-war years, racing cars or Land...
The London-Londonderry Air Race to com­memorate Amelia Earhart's solo flight from America to Ireland in 1932 is being held again this year on May 14th, sponsored by the London World Trade Centre....
"Monsieur Ricard is also the father of the French Grand Prix" At Le Mans ". . .the cars snake through the Virages under the famous Michelin bridge!", — from "Club Internationals World of Motor Sport...
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A unique motoring experience — at a price!  No fewer than 30 years passed between the introduction of the R-Type Bentley Continental and the subject of this month's Motor Sport colour test, the...
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Redex Economy Run  Traditionally, the Hants & Berks MC ran another Economy Run this year, much in the former format, thanks to sponsorship from Redex, who in return injected 5 c.c.-per-gallon of...
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"Renault — The Cars and the Charisma" by J. Dewar McLintock. 184 pp. 9 3/8" x 5 5/8" (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £9.95) There have, as we outlined not long ago, been several...
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Denis Jenkinson is working on the all-embracing book about AFN history — Frazer Nash, BMW, Porsche, etc. — with the very keen and historically-minded John Aldington and we understand it will surface...
In February we reviewed "Der Rallyesport 82-83" by Reinhard Klein and Helmut Deimel, published in Germany by Druckhaus Rudolf Müller. We now hear that a limited number of the English edition is...
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Would you believe it possible for a driver to win a World Championship rally having twice broken his rear axle in competitive sections? Or for a driver to be classed as a finisher after amassing...
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The Alfa 6 Sir, I do hope that at the grand old age of 36 years I can look forward to many more years of driving my "old gentleman's" Alfa Romeo Alfa 6. Could it possibly be that one has to be that...

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