November 1969

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• Showtime Soliloquy Another Earls Court Show—described by no less a person than Lord Stokes of BLMC as "Stuffy old Earls Court"—managed, after all the strike alarms, to open its doors on time,...
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It is virtually a sine quo non of motor racing that the driver who wishes to get to the top of the tree in single-seater racing must, at one time or another, drive a Formula Three car. Of the current...
Among the latest Lesney motor-car miniatures are two fine "MATCHBOX King Size" models. One of these is of a Dodge Charger saloon, K22, price 6s. 2d. The other is a Mercury police car, K23, priced at...
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Two Fiat "Firsts"—and a Fiat Failure And in looking at the conundrum of the 1923 200-Mile Race, uncovers some more unsolved motor-racing mysteries Perhaps it was tactless of me to think about the...
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Rounds Eight and Nine The eighth and final eastern round of the 11-race Canadian-American Challenge Cup series was held at the Michigan International Speedway circuit about 60 miles west of Detroit....
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Vallelunga, Italy, October 12th. After many rumours and much shilly-shallying, the 21st Gran Fremio Roma, final round in the 1969 Championship of non-graded drivers, took place at the interesting...
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It is quite impossible for Motor Sport to record the antics of everyone who takes part in the increasingly popular Club-racing scene, and we leave this task to the motor sporting weeklies. But it is...
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Two American Championships have been decided in the past month and a third has come close to a decision. On the same weekend, but on opposite sides of the country, Mario Andretti put an unbreakable...
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Autumn in Portugal Rally Despite its proximity to the RAC Rally, October has always been a popular month for British private entrants to go rallying overseas. Perhaps the lure of sunshine when...
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The Motor Show is the occasion for British car manufacturers to tempt their customers with as much glitter and excitement as they can. In motor racing, too, the Brands Hatch long circuit is now...
Mexico City, October 19th After a somewhat lean year of Formula One, Denis Hulme came to the fore in the final round of the 1969 World Championship series at Mexico City on October 19th. Driving a...
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The Fiat 125S A Fast Family Car with 80-bore Twin-Cam Engine and Five-Speed Gearbox Not only are ordinary family cars now possessed of decently high-performance but several makers offer additional...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC Presteigne Rally (October 4th/5th) This popular annual assault on Wales by the Vintage SCC, based on the Radnor Arms at Presteigne, was oversubscribed,...
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The Chic Sir, I read with interest your article concerning Chic cars. Although I have no knowledge of the Australian Chic I can perhaps add a little about the Bond-built car. During a visit to...
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A one-two for Brabham Mosport Park, Canada, September 20th. The World Championship Grand Prix series is gradually becoming truly world-wide, the recently introduced Canadian Grand Prix extending the...
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First Victory for Rindt Watkins Glen, USA, October 5th The 1969 World Championship had been settled while the Grand Prix cars were still in Europe, but to some minds there was even more at stake at...
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—a Gearbox for Every Racing Car Monopoly is a word which is sometimes over-worked, and it often has pejorative overtones. Yet in the space of eight years, the name of Hewland Engineering Ltd. and the...
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After a long and happy association with the 750 Motor Club, Honorary Secretary Colin Peck has left office. The new General Secretary is Dave Bradley, whose address is 16 Woodstock Road, Witney,...
BOOK REVIEWS "British Aviation—The Great War and Armistice", by Harald Penrose. 621 pp., 8 1/5 in. x 5 3/5 in. (Putnam & Co. Ltd, 9, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2. 105s.) This is...
The very active Lagonda CC held its AGM at Egham on September 28th, not far from the old Lagonda works. More than 50 pre-war Lagondas attended, as well as a handful of post-war Lagondas of the David...
Owners of "real" Rileys will be heartened to know that their interests are still being looked alter by the Riley Motor Club. British Leyland's abrupt termination of the marque will have come as a...
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There is now a considerable variety of Ford 3-litre V6-engined cars on the market, most of them designed to appeal to the enthusiast. To our mind these V6 machines are most easily classified into...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Last Words on the Lottery Grand Prix From Cte. Dott. Ing. G. Lurani...

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