November 1960

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MATTERS OF MOMENT ... 897 FIXTURES FOR NOVEMBER ...898 NEW AT THE SHOW ... 899 SHOW TIME COMMENT ... 900 FIAT 1500 ROAD TEST .. 902 PARIS MOTOR SHOW REPORT 904 WOLSELEY 6/99 ROAD TEST 907 FORD SEVEN-...
British cars at the London Motor Show Thirty makes of British cars face 37 foreign makes at Earls Court and it is patriotic to consider what defence our cars offer to competition in World markets....
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Motor Sport Events for November Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 15th of the preceding month are included in this list 11. Restricted Event. C. Closed...
Anstice-Brown (Halselec) wins "Motor Sport' Trophy THE Final Of the MOTOR SPORT Silverstone Trophy, which was contested at the North Staffs M.C. meeting, provided a comfortable win for John Anstice-...
Rapier Register The new Secretary of the Rapier Register, which caters for owners of Rapiers and Lagonda Rapiers (not Sunbeam Rapiers !), is now C. B. Wragg, 45, Hastings Road, Millhouses, Sheffield...
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Humber Super Snipe Dual headlamp styling has been a feature of many American cars in recent years but the trend has only just reached England, in the shape of the 1961 Humber Super Snipe. Rootes...
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The Editor's Annual Discourse on Topical Aspects of the Motoring Scene ONCE again it is the time of the London Motor Show and the stands at Earls Court are filled with glittering motor cars each, so...
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An Attractive Farina-styled Convertible, with Light Controls and an Exceedingly Smooth and Economical Engine I AM indebted to Fiat (England) Ltd. for lending me for test one of the Fiat 1500 two-...
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Engine;  Four cylinders, 78 X 78 mm. (1,491 c.c.). 80 b.h.p. (90 S.A.E. h.p.) at 6,000 r.p.m. Overhead valves operated by twin overhead camshafts. 8.68-to-1 compression-ratio. Gear ratios: First, 13....
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THIS year from October 6th-16th saw the 47th Paris Motor Show to be held and even if it is no longer the gay and sparkling array of special exhibits that it used to be, it still has an atmosphere...
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ONCE again at Paris Show time the French Press Association organised a test day at Montlhery so that visiting journalists might drive the various products of the French industry. The full 12 1/2-...
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What a wonderful gift a year's subscription for MOTOR SPORT will be for your friends or members of your family. They will enjoy its original and distinctive features, its fearless criticism and those...
Road Impressions of a Six-Cylinder Disc-Braked Luxury Car with a Famous Name The Wolseley 6/99 has a famous name illuminated on the radiator grille after dark, extending back to the birth pangs of...
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The New Anglias Cover Well Over 10,000 Miles, Each At Over 60 m.p.h., Average 32.2 m.p.g. During the the week in in which the Ford Anglia celebrated its 21st birthday, but not, we think, on account...
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A late contender in the Formula Junior race is the Kieft Junior. The name of Kieft has been in the shadows recently but now that well-known competition driver Lionel Mayman and his co-directors have...
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"Vintage Cars in Colour," by James Barron and D. B. Tubbs. 71 pp. 8 3/4 in. X 7 9/16 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 12s. 6d.) It is time Barron's photography received...
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Zeltweg Airfield, Austria ON September 18th the Austrian motor-sporting public had a great day, for they were able to see World Champion Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss in action with F.2 cars on the...
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AUSTIN A55     Stand 102. In common with other " B " series engined B.M.C. cars, the A55 engine has improved combustion chamber shapes and a new camshaft to reduce tappet noise. As might be expected...
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AUSTIN A99     Stand 102 Although using the same basic body style as the smaller Farina models the A99 seems to look a better-balanced car. With the Austin Healey 3000 engine and disc brakes at the...
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ALVIS 3-LITRE Stand 113 The 3-litre Alvis with the Swiss Graber-designed body built by Park Ward continues to be built in small quantities almost entirely by hand and offers moderately high...
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A.C. ACE Stand 135 The well-known Ace continues to elude our road testers and also continues without change except that disc brakes are now standard equipment and the Ace engine develops 102 b.h.p....
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ABARTH Stand 146 To be seen for the first time anywhere in the World is the new Abarth 1000, while the 2200 model will be exhibited at Earls Court for the first time. Also on the stand will be one of...
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THE advent of the British Motor Corporation's AD015 mini-cars has set a new standard of baby-car design, putting most of the established peasants' cars in the background. However, small as they are...
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THE N.S.U. SPORT PRINZ THE N.S.U. Prinz II saloon road-tested by MOTOR SPORT in June 1959 was fitted with the 24-b.h.p. version of the twin-cylinder overhead camshaft. 583c.c. engine, but for the...
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TWO subjects which can always be relied upon to get a good argument going are front-wheel-drive and two-stroke engines. The subject of this road test has both of these and is therefore of more than...
THE NINTH R.A.C. INTERNATIONAL RALLY The R.A.C. Rally, which is rapidly becoming a popular event with Continental drivers as well as British experts, will be held this year from November 21st-26th....
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EVERY year my Proprietor demands this stop-press report of the Show almost before it has opened, and on the day of the B.M.C. luncheon, too. Consequently I am looking at the exhibits through a haze...
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A Two-Stroke Front-Wheel-Drive Small Car Possessing Considerable Individuality and Excellent Roadholding and Cornering Qualities EARLIER this year, MOTOR SPORT reported on a visit to the Saab...
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Last year three new American compact cars made their appearance in time to add interest to the Earls Court Show - the Ford Falcon, the Chevrolet Corvair and the Chrysler Valiant. A road-test report...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters THE MODEL-T FORD RALLY AT BEAULIEU (Sept. 25th) LAST year a model-T Ford annniversary Rally waas organised by the Montagu Motor Museum and in the meantime the T-...
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No. 15: THE CASTLE THREE LAST month I drove to Worcestershire in an ultra-modern car - a Chrysler Valiant - to chat with Mr. Stanley Goodwin about a " lost cause" of the vintage years, namely, the...
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Sir, Whatever the merits of Mr. Bradshaw's other designs, no one could deny that his Panthette engine was a honey. It consisted of a 250-c.c. o.h.v. V-twin built with a car-type four-speed gearbox...
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Sir, The many interesting articles from your contributors dealing with their experiences of early cars prompts me to give you particulars of a car which up to now I have not seen mentioned in MOTOR...
Sir. Reading your comment regarding a Hispano-Suiza lorry, prompts me to send you the enclosed snapshot which was taken in Barcelona whilst I was on a visit to Spain. [Picture not reproduced.—Ed.]...
Sir, In your last issue there was a photograph of a Protos with request for information from Mr. Morris. The only Protos I know is a beautifully restored one belonging to my friend, Rupert von Siemen...
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After Mr. Padley-Smith had written to Motor Sport to inquire if any of the Foden steam drays once operated by Meux's brewery still exist, a surprisingly large number of correspondents responded,...
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Henry Taylor's Lotus-Ford Wins B.R.D.C. Silverstone Finale TEEMING rain in practice, more rain on the day, spoilt the B.R.D.C. British Empire Trophy Race over 105 miles of the full Silverstone...
Moss Proves He is The Master THE final Oulton Park Meeting of the year was in every way a great success, with exciting racing, in delightful weather, before a big crowd. The Cheshire-C.C. put on the...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our orrespondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. PIONEER CLIMAX USERS Sir, I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Scott Watson's's...
Sir, In answer to Mr. R. J. Rickards, I would like to say how much in agreement I am with his remarks on the Wolseley Eustace Watkins 1935 Special. I am in possession of an identical model, which I...
Sir, I enclose a photograph of my 1933 E. W . Hornet Special, which has given many years' faithful service. Always an exciting and invigorating car to drive, it never failed to please in some way (...
HORNET'S NEST  Sir, Had Mr. Rickards been a member of the Wolseley Hornet Special Club, he would have known that a claim of 180,000 miles from his 1935 14h.p Eustace Watkins Wolseley Hornet Special...
PRICES IN PARIS Several readers' letters have been published recently, both in MotorSport and in other motoring journals, comparing the merits of English and Continental cars. Mr. Cropp (August 1960...
OUR EXPORT TRADE Sir, I note that the imports of foreign cars drop off in the United States; the one exception being the VW. As an owner of this machine and, quietly, previously the owner of several...
Sir, Perhaps Mr. R. J. Rickards, whose E.W. appeared in your September issue would be interested in my 1935 E.W.. which has a 11-h.p. o.h.c. power unit with twin S.U. will top 70 m.p.h. if it's ...
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COMMENT ON THE VEHICLE TESTS Sir, I have noticed that a dealer who advertises in one of the well-known motoring weeklies, states that a Certificate of Roadworthiness, to comply with the new "over 10...
Sir, I have read with interest your comments and those of other informed persons on the, in my opinion, iniquitous 10-year test, and thought that you would probably be interested in my personal...
FORD FAN  Sir. In your December 1959 issue, in the article " 2,000 Miles in the 80-Bore Ford," you stated: "Moreover, the early claims for 43 m.p.g., and later of 'up to 50 m.p.g.,' which emanated...
Sir. I enclose a photograph of my 1933 Wolseley Hornet Special Daytona, which I have owned for about one year. I have used the car every day since I bought it and I have made two tours of Devon...
"THE WORLD'S MOST EXCITING LIGHT CAR" Sir. Mr. Isaacs' letter in your September issue about the World's Most Exciting Light Car prompts me to relate my own experiences. I bought a Ford New Anglia in...
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JACK BRABHAM Mr. Henderson, in his letter in the October issue, has virtually said that Jack Brabham is not worthy of a World Championship title, as he is not nearly as versatile a driver as previous...
JACK BRABHAM Sir, Some years ago, I was required to close my eyes and fold my hands in supplication before commencing a meal while the senior at the table said a few... now forgotten ... words of...
THE GOLDEN AGE OF MOTOR RACING Sir, I would like to disagree wholeheartedly with Mr. Jordan in his opinions about Grand Prix racing today. Undoubtedly the "Golden Age" has passed, along with Collins...
THE PETERBOROUGH CRASH Sir, May I correct what could be a misleading report on the Peterborough M.C. meeting. In the 1,172-c.c. event it was Eyre who spun on the approach to Woodcote, not Youlten as...
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