November 1967

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MATTERS OF MOMENT • PRESENTING OUR PETITION The Morog SpoKr and Motoring News Petition against the 70-m.p.h. speed limit on Motorways has brought in a response of over 265,000 signatures. The...
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The Opel is back UNTIL the outbreak of World War II, Opel cars were sold in this country through the Pride and Clarke organisation. The 1.1-litre s.v. 3-bearing 4-cylinder Kaden cost about as much as...
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A WEEK OF LUXURY Making the acquaintance of the new 34-litre V8 Rover Saloon IT HAS been common knowledge for some time that the Rover Company was introducing a VA engine for their former 3-litre...
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Rome G.P. (October 8th) THE Formula Two season closed for the year with the final round of the European F.2 Trophy held at the Vallelunga circuit some 25 miles north of Rome. The majority of the...
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OPENING DAY AT EARLS COURT Dictated from Stand No. 4 at the Earls Court Motor Show, October 18th. ON THIS page I am going to attempt my annual feat of reporting the Motor Show in a matter of hours...
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The Editor's annual Showtime Soliloquy ANOTHER round of Motor Shows is over; another year has gone by. It has not been a particularly happy twelve months for motoring enthusiasts, for the 70-limit...
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BOOK REVIEWS "The Standard' Car, 1903-1963," by J. R. Davy. 143 pages, 7a in. x 4-Min. (Sherbourne Press Ltd., Hermitage Buildings, Longfellow Road, Coventry. 15$.) Here is yet another one-make...
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THE LAST OF THE PROFILES CAR PROFILES are no more. These fascinating 2s. " potted histories " with colour pictures of the cars concerned, edited by Anthony Harding, apparently did not make enough...
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CARS IN BOOKS FROM a book which I !Oinkd quite fascinating, '' Spy Ring," by John Bulloch and Henry Miller (Seeker & Warburg, 1960, which tells the story of die Naval Secrets Case of 1960-61, one...
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MINIATURES NEWS CAR miniatures appeal either because the real cars on which they are modelled are attractive or because the miniature has special attractions of its own. The latest Corgi Playcraft...
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VETERAN EDWARDIAN VINTAGE A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. WELSH RALLY (Oct. 7th/8th) THE Father Figure of all the Motor Clubs does not make life exactly easy these days for all the...
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VINTAGE POSTBAG "The American Invasion" Sir; The " Cat-cycle " (i.e., The Cyclecar) surely dates it somewhere between November 19 t 2 and October 1913, at which date The Crciecar became The Light Car...
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A selection of new models Some of the new cars seen and tried at Motor Show time THE Rootes Group brought out a complete range of -196$. styles for their Hillman, Sunbeam, Singer and Humber vehicles...
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UNITED STATES G.P. Team Lotus lucky WANKINS GLEN, N.Y., October 1st. FOR the seventh time the Grand l'rix of the United States was run on the 3.7-kilometre Watkins Glen circuit. With no starting...
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CanAm Group 7 series—halfway stage positions AFTER being runners-up in so many Group 7 races last sciion the works McLaren-Chevrolets have established their superiority in the Canadian-American...
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"Where there's a wheel there's a Dunlop tyre" Some notes on Fort Dunlop's great service to the Vintage and Veteran movement THE continuance of the hobby of motoring in veteran and vintage cars, and...
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LETTER FROM EUROPE [By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., This will be the last letter to you from Europe this...
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Looking back on Formula Two AT THE beginning of October we saw the last Formula Two race for 1967 and the outcome was a win for Ickx driving a Matra-Cosworth. This made him the European Formula Two...
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FARNBOROUGH RAG WEEK CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE/D'ETAT (Sept. 24th) BECAUSE I like to see the younger generation taking a pride in their old cars 1 agreed to he one of the Judges in the znd Farnborough Rag...
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RALLY REVIEW AhTER my homily on the subject of Groups 5 'and 6 last month, fate decided to teach me a lesson and for the Spanish Rally I found myself in the hot seat in a Group 6 Lancia Fulvia....
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SPACIOUS AND DE LUXE The Austin z800 Crayford Estate Car ESTATE cars come in many makes and sizes and are undeniably useful. I have been trying a Crayford-converted Austin 1800, which is not only...
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CIRCUIT OF ALBI (September 24th) THE French Formula Two series finished with a 272.711-kilometre 75-lap race round the airfield circuit of the town of Albi, in the Midi of France, in very warm...
Nicholson-tuned MG.-B GT ITS a peculiar business, tuning cars. Many non-drivers or non, enthusiast drivers have queried the benefits of modifying a sports carwhich " surely is fast enough anyway." We...
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AMBASSADORS AT HOME Sir, Many visitors to Britain and indeed many of Britain's own critics have often complained of the BritiSher's unwillingness to co-operate and get on with the job. I have found...
PARKING METER REVENUE Sir, When the system of parking meters was introduced whereby the motorist was charged for parking On his own road and was obliged to pay fines if he overstayed the statutory...
POLICE TRAINING METHODS Sir, I thought that the following anecdote would provide interest in connection with your current cause celehre. I.ast Monday (11th September) at approximately 7.30 p.m., I...
ROVER 2000 TC v. VOLVO 144S Sir, In the October issue of MOTOR SPORT, MCSSrS. Cockle, Richards and Sokel have very conveniently forgotten to mention the two essential engineering points of the Rover...
SHORT LIST Sir, Having recently had a short test-drive in a friend's Rover 2000 my findings re the driving-position and gearchange are as follows— bloody awful on both counts. If I remember right,...
THAT DIRTY JAGUAR E-TYPE Sir, I read today that an unmarked red E-type Jaguar driven by Bucks police officers trapped no fewer than 132 motorists on the MI during a nine-day spell. I am totally...
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A CASE FOR QUARTER-LIGHTS Sir, One of the main disadvantages Of life in the West Indies is that very often Moroa SPORT arrives several weeks late. However I hope you will still he interested in...
ANGLIA ACCIDENTS Sir, Your article " Things they say" in the July edition of MOTOR SPORT: The reference to the Police Ford Anglia accident prompts me to Seek enlightenment on this problem of fire...
THE NEW INSURANCE DEAL Sir, In this age of frozen prices and incomes I feel I must relate my experiences With a well-known insurance company. Some months ago I exchanged my Triumph TR3 for a Mini-...
ILL-INFORMED Sir, It was with regret that " we " hear that BP are to withdraw from racing. However, it was with some surprise that I found, on page 784 of the September issue of MOTOR SPORT, an...
MOTORISTS UNITE Sir, I wonder whether A.A. members realise that if they have brake or steering troubles on the road the A.A. will not help to put it right? I have this in writing. I found this out...
SINGERS ON Ti-IF. COLMORE Sir, While reading your excellent article on Ford and B.M.C. products I was interested to note your mention of a team of white Singer Nines competing in the S.U.N.B.A.C....
• SNAG ABOUT THE XK150 Sir. With regard to Graham Rogers' plea for help I feel I may have some to offer. I have owned an XI(150 for the past six years and among the many modifications I have carried...
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"The American invasion" Sir, I have hesitated to join in the correspondence in that delightful work "The American Invasion," but I am a little doubtful of Mr. Kent Karslake's identification of "The...
Correction Sir, With reference to your "'The Bentley D.C.. at Silverstone," page 9o8. For the record : in the second 5-lap handicap, Langton's " Nurburg Frazer Nash " should read Langton's' low-...
ISN'T IT STRANGE? When my car runs out of petrol, it comes to a very ungracious halt, having gone through a process of gurgitating and re-gurgitating, even when I use the brand of petroleum having...
M.O.T: TESTING Sir, Mr. M. H. Armstrong's attitude to garages concerning M.O.T. tests, based on one, albeit hair-raising, .encounter, is wholly unreasonable. He is under the misguided impression that...
* The Norris Specials Sir, Your report of the Vintage Prescott Meeting refers to my Norris Special Frazer Nash " now with Alvis Speed 25 engine." Far be it for me to suggest that your information is...
VIEWS ON VOLVOS Sir, Having noted the letter from Mr. Kane, I feel that it would be unfair not to make some reply. I also bought a 121 Volvo new in August 1965 and have covered to date 26,000 miles....

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