May 1991

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Post Budget Blues Post-Budget Blues for many, but not necessarily pale blue, and hopefully not red. . . . From the car-owner's viewpoint it might have been worse. The so-called 'Road Fund' Tax (but...
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Donington Formula 1 Extravaganza The Bank holiday weekend of May 5/6 is one to mark in your diary. Commencing on Sunday, but with the main day being the Monday, the HSCC are organising a meeting at...
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At last! After the dramatic inflation of recent months, and the manner in which most of them drive on what pass for roads in Sao Paulo, the local populace is used to scrapes and close escapes. Yet...
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The Bernard Benetton Just one week after the Brazilian Grand Prix, John Barnard's long awaited new Benetton 191 was finally unveiled in Britain. Bearing a superficial resemblance to its Rory Byrne-...
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Letters Dear Reader By and large our Postal Service gives me enormous pleasure, though there are times when it can be tiresome and frustrating; but at other times it is wonderful, such as when it...
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The Lion Pounces Racing the 905 sports car only for the third time, the Peugeot-Talbot Sport team cruised to a one-lap victory at Suzuka on April 14, the first round of the World Sportscar...
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WSC Prospects -- False Dawn? Just eight 3.5-litre cars were registered for the 1991 World Sportscar Championship when FISA closed the list on March 15, and the administrators must have thanked their...
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"How far have we come since the RS Fords of the 70's? -- JW assesses the new breed." In the mid-Seventies I wrote a Motor Sport feature about a selection of three RS-branded Ford Escorts. All of...
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While the World Rally Championship is the Ford Motor Company's number one priority in motorsport this year, the televised and highly popular British Touring Car Championship is too important to...
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The Coopers are coming (again).... Vintage Sports Car Club racing has a new look this year. For the first time, rear-engined cars are being admitted to the Club's postwar Allcomers' races. Although...
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More Jazz for Alfa 33 Alfa Romeo's 33 model goes deeper into the sporty market with the launch of the 33 S 16v Cloverleaf Permanent 4. Introduced at the Geneva Show in March, the latest version has a...
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Continuing the Trend As MLC reported in December, BMW have launched the third version of the 3-series, the first models of which are just now reaching Britain. To say that this model range is the...
While each succeeding year brings a fresh onslaught of Japanese cars to worry European and American manufacturers, there is at least one less model that will be no such threat, for the manufacturers...
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A Dash of Cosworth Although the Ford Scorpio and Granada ranges in 4 and 5-door bodies have always been front runners in the British big car selling stakes, the German-built machines have not been...
Looking to the Future As red wine is to fish, British Rail is to timekeeping, Stanstead Airport is to mainstream aviation and the Scud is to precision bombing, so diesel-powered cars are to Motor...
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Quietly Charismatic It took three major appraisals before this writer was able to see beyond his blinkered "Original quattro is the best quattro" attitude to the genuine improvements that Audi...
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The Right One It must be all of twenty years since we first warned against the Europeanisation of that unrivalled event in the world rallying calendar, the East African Safari Rally, as it was then...
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No 100 : The Bignan Just as I was debating what car I should make the subject of the 100th article in this series, this interesting letter was received: Sir, I was interested in the report by...
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Chalenor-Barson's Specials Specials-builder supreme, not just in the vintage period but right up to the present, I took the opportunity of chatting about these cars with Mr E Chalenor-Barson while...
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Out in a Silver Hawk Through the generosity of Austin/Rover I was able to investigate, at their Solihull test-track, Chris Gordon's 1920/21 Silver Hawk, the only one of its kind extant, surely,...
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The VSCC Light-Car Section has acquired the Main Section's secret of ensuring good weather for its events, because sunny splendour made the Welsh Weekend (13/14 April) very pleasant. This year a...
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Lotus Ltd, the largest Lotus club in the USA, has asked us to publicise its 11th Lotus OC gathering at Waterbury CT on August 23/25, which is to feature the Lotus Eleven. All manner of attractions,...
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Stage by Stage by Russell Brookes. 160 pp. 11" x 8-1/4". Motor Racing Publications Ltd, Unit 6, Pilton Estate, 46, Pitlake, Croydon, CRO 3RY £16.95. We have had books about the racing careers of...
A little more about the cars used by Clare Sheridan, whose Sahara adventuress with a 1926 Renault we mentioned recently, emerge from a book about her tempestuous career, Cousin Clare by Anit Leslie (...
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Opinions expressed are those of correspondents and not necessarily those of Motor Sport *** Police Discrimination Sir, Matters of Moment (March, 1991) asks what happens to drunken pedestrians...

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