November 1968

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• Showtime Soliloquy Less than a week ago the Earls Court Motor Show ended, marking the end of another year. It has been a year marred by riots, floods and strikes, and set about with speed-limits,...
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Sir, Once you leave nuts and bolts and bore and stroke, you do have a time with spelling, don't you? The gunmaker doesn't spell it PURDY, you know, but PURDEY. James Purdey & Sons, 57 South...
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The challenge has been put back into the Canadian-American Challenge Cup series. Although the works McLaren team of Bruce McLaren and Denis Hulme remains the strongest, its stranglehold has been...
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"The most magnificent motorcade in history" is how the Daily Express describes its London-Sydney Marathon which will begin from London's Crystal Palace at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24th. I am not at...
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The Editor and the Continental Correspondent Tramp the Earls Court Aisles W.B. and D.S.J. joined forces on Press Preview Day to discuss the exhibits, although the Editor regretted that to do this he...
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Watkins Glen, N.Y., October 6th Two weeks after the Canadian Grand Prix held in the ski country north of Montreal the Grand Prix "circus" moved south-west into the holiday area of Upper New York...
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Ford makes it three in a row with Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi  Photo: Motorsport Images This year Le Mans was run to the new Formula of 3-litres for Group 6 cars and 5-litres for Group 4 and...
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It was not so long ago that 100 m.p.h. was considered a magic figure, attainable only by very special machinery; today any self-respecting car will top the magic hundred, and 200 m.p.h. is the figure...
Koni, makers of those excellent shock-absorbers, have a 16 mm. colour film, which runs for 30 minutes with magnetic recess-type sound track, and shows how Konis work, how they are made, and how they...
I am delighted to learn that my old friend Dudley Noble, a Vice-President of the Guild of Motoring Writers, has written his autobiography, which should be published around Christmas time. Dudley took...
Recent releases include some very welcome new models in the high quality Dinky Toys series, these include a B.M.W. 2000 Tilux at 12s. 11d., a De Tomaso-Mangusta rear-engined coupé at 9s. 11d., a...
It used to be the Guild at Goodwood. Now the Guild of Motoring Writers holds its annual Motor Show Test Day, primarily to give foreign journalists an opportunity to try the latest British cars, at...
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How it is Made : How it Goes The Gilbern GT should be well known to regular readers of Motor Sport, because we described a visit to their factory in June 1963 and published road-test reports on the M...
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The annual weekend of record-breaking attempts at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire saw another big batch of car and motorcycle records broken over sprint distances from quarter-mile to one mile....
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The V.S.C.C. Welsh Week-end (October 5th/6th) This traditional fixture ran true to form, with 93 entries, of which 26 were content to tackle the Saturday driving...
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14/40 or 16/60? Sir, Although I would not dream of crossing pens with Peter Pringle, is RPK500 a 14/40 Lea-Francis? In 1953, when the car was owned by F. Willcox and Maintained by D. W. Wright, they...
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[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., On one trip back across the Channel recently I arrived at the B.U.A....
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"The Complete Encyclopaedia of Motorcars-1885-1968". Edited by G. N. Georgano. 640 pp. 11¼ in. x 8¾ in. (Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury Street, London, W.C.1. 126s.) This enormous work of...
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St. Jovite, 22nd September 1968. The first Canadian Grand Prix held last year at Mosport was sandwiched between the German Grand Prix and the Italian Grand Prix, which made travel arrangements...
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The Le Mans 24-Hour race through the eyes of a spectator The Le Mans 24-hour race was postponed from June to the end of September and this gave a feeling that the whole event was going to be...
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"Although called the Mk. 2, only the badges and a few minor modifications distinguish it externally from the Mk. 1. The interior has been tarted up and a heated rear screen fitted as standard".—...
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30/98s at Luton • A Ford Cortina GT Estate Car • Sunbeams at Sandhurst The third Vauxhall Motors' "At Home" to members of the 30/98 Register took place on September 21st and, having been invited. I...
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Alfa Romeos Over Big Mileages Sir, Since Mr. Dobson's experiences offer one view, which I and many others believe to be erroneous, of Alfa Romeo motoring, allow me to show the other side. Our 1965...

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