November 1962

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THE SURVIVAL OF THE SPORTS CAR In a World of increasing automation and a softening human race it is a relief to know that the sports car shows no evidence of dying out. Indeed, some promising new...
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  THE Guild of Motoring Writers Test Day provides an opportunity for foreign journalists to sample the newest British cars while they are here for the London Show. It also enables our motoring...
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The Editor's Annual Discourse on Topical Aspects of the Motoring Scene Do many motorists, in these days of powerful 4-cylinder cars, ever regret their earlier mounts ? Personally, I still remember,...
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The little Lotus factory at Cheshunt in Hertfordshire, is never inactive, and while Colin Chapman and Team Lotus are away winning Grand Prix races, the Lotus design staff are busy on new projects....
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A pleasing aspect of this year's London Show was the number of smaller car manufacturers exhibiting there - Abarth, A.C., Elva, Lotus, Morgan, Reliant, Sabra and T.V.R., while Fairthorpe relinquished...
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Most enthusiasts are usually worn out after touring the car stands at Earls Court and seldom go up the stairs to the Accessory Stands where much of the major development in the Motor Industry takes...
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ELVA AT EPSOM The Elva Press-party was a disaster. Not for the assembled journalists, for they had a good lunch in the slightly-decayed dining room of the R.A.C. Country Club at Woodcote Park. But...
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Clark Wins at Record Speed WATKINS GLEN, October 7th THE success of last year's race guaranteed the return this year to Watkins Glen of the Fourth U.S. Grand Prix. Whereas last year the Drivers'...
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"Move Over!" by Russell Brockbank. 64 pp. 9-7/8 in. x 7-1/3 in. (Temple Press Books, Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 10s. 6d.) This is the fifth of the inimitable Brockbank's books of motoring...
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The 2nd Clubmen's Championship was held on the full Silverstone circuit and this alone produced excitements. Organisation was in the hands of the Aston Martin O.C., Eight Clubs and 750 M.C., who came...
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The pleasant, unruffled atmosphere which prevails at Goodwood normally was upset on September 22nd, when the final races counting towards the MOTOR SPORT Trophy were run off. At the commencement of...
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VINTAGE CAR PRICES THE prices asked for pre-1931 cars, and indeed, many p.v.t. models, have been falling, but are still far too high. The Sword auction sale of last summer realised £49,000 for the...
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5-point lead among light sports cars FASTER GETAWAY Standing quarter mile, 19.5 seconds. Top speed, 92 mph. These performance figures put the new Spitfire way ahead. All from the Herald 1147 cc...
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  Country 'Buses Sir, I was naturally most interested to read Mr. Roy Taylor's memories regarding Stoke-on-Trent 'buses during the 'twenties (MOTOR 'SPORT, September 1962) and, for the sake of the...
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In this second part of our feature covering the concessionaires of foreign cars sold in this country we survey several more foreign makes, with especial emphasis on spares and service facilities,...
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AN accelerative G.T. car devouring a good road at over 100 m.p.h., or a responsive sports car accelerating up through the gears, lifts motoring out of the rut of A to B transportation and turns it...
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  U.S. Grand Prix                                     B.A.R.C. Goodwood                                  6-hr Brands Hatch U.S. Grand Prix JACK BRABHAM in his own car leading Gurney in the Porsche...
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SIXTEEN CYLINDERS AND EIGHT MILES A GALLON You may think that elephants are found in Africa and India but those dealt with in this series have come from Coventry, Milan, Barcelona, Indianapolis and...
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Triumph Spitfire 4 A new small-capacity sports car to challenge the Sprite and Midget market is something of an event. Standard/Triumph have succeeded in extracting another variation from the Herald...
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At the drivers' briefing before the start of the Six-Hour Race B.R.S.C.C. Secretary Nick Syrett cast a doleful eye towards the empty car parks and said to the assembled drivers : "Enjoy yourselves...
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Johnny Wallwork runs a large garage in Manchester where he specialises in preparing cars for racing at OuIton Park, Silverstone and Aintree. And he has himself had eight years' successful experience...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. NO MORE FORDS Sir, I note that the majority of London motorists favour a...

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