November 1975

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Brian Redman won the inaugural race - a round of the SCCA Formula 5000 Championship - at the new Long Beach, California, "round-the-houses" circuit at the end of September. Redman's win, in his Carl...
Showtime Soliloquy With autumn merging into winter this is the period of the Motor Shows, in Frankfurt, Paris, London, Turin and Glasgow, sparked off as it were by that Birmingham Motoring Festival...
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Readers with reliable memories may recall that in March 1974 MOTOR SPORT was able, through a correspondent in Johannesburg, to fill-in for Lord Donegall some details of a giant car he owned while he...
*Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary Information prior to the 14th of the preceding month are included in this Iist *
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Lauda rounds it off - Watkins Glen, October 5th Last year's United States Grand Prix proved to be a very significant race as it started with Clay Regazzoni, Emerson Fittipaldi and Jody Scheckter all...
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STARTING GRID 12 1 N. Lauda E. Fittipaldi (Ferrari flat-12) (McLaren-CO.1yard, V8) 312133/023 M23j8-2 I min. 42.003 sec. 1 mm. 42.360 sec. 7 17 . C. Reutemann J-P. Jarier (Brabbani-Cosusirth 1/81 t!...
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Around and About Leyland Return to Competitions LEYLAND CARS ("please forget the 'British' bit now") have returned to competitions officially with a three-tier programme encompassing rallying,...
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The Diamond Jubilee Motor Show FOR THE 60th Diamond Jubilee edition of the Motor Show, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders increased the finance for staging the Earls Court annual by £75,...
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Where are they now? Briggs Cunningham IT IS NOW 25 years since Briggs Cunningham arrived at Le Mans with a Cadillac saloon and a rather peculiar streamlined Cadillac-based special which quickly...
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Vintage Miscellany (By which means the Editor over-runs his Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage pages commencing on page 1259) THAT 1913 Sunbeam, which was literally dug up from a field near Dumfries,...
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RALLY REVIEW The Sanremo Rally Another Stratos victory IN FOOTBALL CIRCLES it is an accepted fact that teams playing on home ground have a distinct advantage over their opponents who are not. In...
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1976 FIVA International Rally THIS very important event, co-organised by the VCC and the VSCC, and the first of the series to be staged in Britain since 1963, takes place next year from May 26th to...
STD Register 25th Anniversary Rally (Sept. 21st) THIS took place at the RMA, Sandhurst and had an entry of 20 Sunbeams and nine Talbets, spanning the years 1913 to 1935. The President, Winifred...
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"Jim Clark Remembered" by Graham Gauld. 143 pp. 9 in. x 6 in. (PSL, Burr Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £3.95). Here is another book about one racing driver, in this case the greatest, perhaps, in the Formula...
"Ronnie Peterson" by Alan Henry. 164 pp. 9i in. x 6Z in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., Spark ford, Yeovil, Somerset. BA22 777.1,4.25). AT FIRST SIGHT this book, by a writer who must be well-known to...
Batsford have published another of their colour-hooks about cars, this one by their well-known Editor, Anthony Harding and called "Historic Racing Cars". It covers 24 well-known racing cars made...
"Vanwall—The Story of Tony Vandervell and his Racing Cars" by Denis Jenkinson and Cyril Posthumus. 176 pp. 91 in. x 6i int (PSL, Barr Hill, Cinnbridge. £4.95). The release of this long-awaited book...
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The Mini Revisited We look at two of the Mini derivatives, 16 years on. It feels only like yesterday that Issigonis's little, rubber-suspended steel boxes tumbled on to an amused, disbelieving world...
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Some Cogent Comments on British Racing as delivered by Peter Browning SINCE 1972 the Executive Director of the British Racing and Sports Car Club has been Peter Browning. With the BRDC's former chief...
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Chauffeur's Corner CONTINUING this feature, the next retired chauffeur I interviewed was Mr. Bernard Randle of Leicester. Apart from his professional duties he is an enthusiast who started to read...
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The Jaguar XJ 3.4 Excellent value for money £4,998. In round figures that is the price charged for the economy-model Jaguar saloon, with manual or automatic transmission. All things considered, it...
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Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS THE VSCC CYCLECAR RALLY Claddesby lIi1, Leicestershire, September 2151 IT WAS AN excellent idea of the Light Car Section of the VSCC to...
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Sand Racing EVER since I discoursed last March about speed trials and hill-climbs of the vintage period, readers who remember those days have sent in photographs and reminiscences of them. Now Mr. E...
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A Driver's Club Sir, As predicted in your report on the Austin 10 Drivers Club National Rally in last month's MOTOR SPORT, I must write to confirm that my externally-mounted 2-gallon fuel tank has...
Mercedes Memories Sir, What memories W.13, awakens with his salute to those great Mercs. of the late Twenties and the Thirties! Thistlethwayte's SS 36/220 resting outside the Shelbourne Hotel with...
That 3-litre Bentley Sir, Congratulations on your Golden Jubilee issue, it certainly brought back many happy memories. The 3-litre Red Label Bentley on your front cover immediately took my eye and on...
The First Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Sir With reference to the excellent photograph of the 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, registration AX 201 as shown in your Golden Jubilee issue of MOTOR SPORT, I...
Sir, Allow me to congratulate you on quite the most enjoyable article I have read in MOTOR SPORT for some time, viz. "Reacquaintance with the 36/220 MercedesBenz" in September issue—a very real...
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RELIANT DEVELOPMENTS IN TIME for the London Motor Show Reliant released their long-awaited new economy car—the Kitten (another car with an aircraft name)—and an up-dated Scimitar GTE. I saw both, at...
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NEW FORMULA ONE CARS Lotus and Tyrrell AS WE CLOSED for press last month a new Lotus and a new Tyrrell for 1976 Formula One racing were shown outside the firm's experimental departments for the first...
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Before We Lose Track THE 1975 Grand Prix Ferraris were an entirely new series of cars but they continued the 1974 serial numbers and one final 1974 car was built for the early part of this season,...
F5000 Long Beach (September 28th) AT A TIME when open road racing appears to be suffering its death throes, at least in Europe, it may come as a surprise to find it booming in the City of Long Beach...
Weston-super-Mare (October 4th) LAST MONTH we commented on a pleasant day by the sea at Brighton, watching the annual Speed Trials along the Madeira Drive. A similar and equally pleasant event was...
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November in the Forests LIKE COUNTLESS other readers, we were all in stitches when we read D.S.J.'s description of the 1975 British Grand Prix in MOTOR SPORT's Jubilee issue. This column is not about...
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UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPION Niki Lauda won the final Formula One Grand Prix of the year at Watkins Glen on October 5th, starting from pole position and leading all the way to the finish....
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The 1975 Ferrari 312 B3(T) THE 1975 version of the 312/1 (Boxer) fiat-12 cylinder Ferrari Grand Prix car has been one of the most successful cars to come from the Maranello stable of the Prancing...
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SANREMO RALLY The Sanremo Rally attracted the most significant field of works cars of any event in this year's World Championship series, and the heat of the competition was such that only four of...
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FORMULA 5000 LONG BEACH AGAINST MANY PREDICTIONS, the Long Beach Formula 5000 race took place at the end of September round the streets of the Californian city. Above. F5000 debutant Tom Pryce...
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BRIGGS CUNNINGHAM'S MOTOR MUSEUM DAN GURNEY'S Formula One Eagle-Weslake V12 (right) won the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix driven by Gurney himself, and is now on loan to the Cunningham collection. The...
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The Lotus Esprit and Eclat Hethel secures its future with a spectacular new mid-engined sports car and a sportier Elite derivative THOSE OF US with any concern for the declining British specialised...
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Where is saloon car racing going? "BUT, but, I thought saloons were rather dull production things like Broadspeed Triumph Dolomite Sprints, or Toyota Celicas or Hillman Avengers ?" Doubtless you...
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Cars In Books I HAVE been saying recently how one comes upon references to cars in the most unexpected places. This is borne out by something I found in "Odious Child" by Taya Zinkin (Chatto &...
Postscript: Since writing the above I have heard from the authoress of "Odious Child", who tells Me that her father was one of the first car-owners in Russia (make not remembered) but that her...
VSCC Welsh Weekend Oct. 4th/5th THIS ANNUAL EVENT followed the traditional pattern but will be remembered as "30/98 Year", because 13 of these splendid sporting cars took part, or 14 if the...
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Graduates from Two Wheels Sir, The days when a top racing motorcyclist could switch to four wheels and slot straight into the front ranks of a Grand Prix grid belong to the past. Mike Hailwood, who...
Misguided Legislation Sir, As one who has over very many years' readership of MOTOR SPORT, noted many worthy editorials in defence of the harassed motorist, I now write expressing alarm and...
Two Years With An MG-B GT V8 Sir, Having owned one of the much-maligned MG-C GTs for 54,000 miles, the handling of which was transformed by the fitting of Michelin XAS tyres, and which gave minimal...
Used Morgan Inflation Sir, You probably know that the waiting time for a new Morgan from the date of ordering is approximately three years. The good part about this is that many cars are being...
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Buying Secondhand Milos Sir, It seems great interest is now being shown in the Dino 246 GT as a reasonably priced exoticar. Mr. Cotterell in your July issue said he did all his own servicing due to...
Jensen CV8s Sir, Sir, Further to the letter entitled "Better Buy Bigger" in the June issue of MOTOR SPORT from Mr. P. Fredrick de Frere, and to Mr. Malcolm J. Ratcliffe's letter regarding Jensen CV8s...
Multiple Insurance Sir, I am a regular reader of MOTOR SPORT, and a classic car collector, and often have in my possession as many as six or seven cars, all taxed, and ready to drive at any time. I...
Poor AA Service Sir, There has been some correspondence it' the Press recently relating to AA membership. Possibly my own experience with the AA may interest your readers. My membemhip was due to...
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Coach Drivers Sir, My father was the coach driver killed in the Dumfries A74 accident in June of this year. On his behalf and that of other coach drivers I refute the "menace" allegations of Mr. E....
Fl Tyres Sir, May I with due modesty agree with everything you wrote in your September editorial on contemporary n tyres, except when you suggest that it should be permissible officially to flag in "...
No Sunday Grand Prix Sir, I feel that I must come to the 'support of the 1975 British Grand Prix. I, like most of the spectators there, was disappointed by the premature end to the race, and I...
Priced by Computer Sir, In January of this year, I had the good fortune to purchase an Aston Martin DB5 in beautiful condition. Since when I had Connollys to give the leather the full treatment, (a...
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