November 1976

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Showtime soliloquy The International Motor Show at Earls Court, just concluded, lived up to its name, with sparkling new cars from Great Britain, France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, America, Japan,...
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Hunt turns the screw Watkins Glen, New York, October 10th Immediately after the Canadian Grand Prix had ended, most of the Formula One teams loaded their cars onto giant lorries and moved “lock,...
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With two races following on successive weekends in Canada and the United States, most teams hoped that there would not be much heavy work to be done on their cars during the intervening few days...
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RAC Rally November’s premier motor sporting event is the RAC Rally, which starts in Bath on Saturday, November 27th, and finishes at the same venue on Tuesday, November 30th. Sponsorship is vital to...
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I have dropped a lot of dangers in my time, but the one in the October Motor Sport was one of the best yet. I refer to the feature "From the Archives — 12" in which an MG Midget of 1932 was featured...
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Fun with compactness and comfort The Renault 5TS is to the Renault 5L what the 1275 Cooper S was to the 850 Mini. Like BMC did with the Mini, Renault have taken advantage of the 5's splendid...
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More than 50 new cars made their Earls Court debut at this year's London Motor Show, the last appearance of this British Motoring Bonanza in the capital before base is moved to Birmingham in 1978, so...
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Latin temperament, and all the voluble, excitable outbursts which are associated with it, hardly go hand in hand with strict discipline, yet on the Sanremo Rally which took place in early October...
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A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Welsh Week-End (October 9/10th) This annual excursion to Presteigne, in the County of Powys, and observed sections beyond, followed the VSCC's traditional...
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Sir, As the owner of what is probably the oldest and most original Daimler in the world (English Daimler) I was naturally interested in the excellent article on Daimlers in September, although, as W....
Sir, What a pity and what a great disappointment to see that in your September issue you could not see fit to examine and road-test my 1897 Daimler, which is the oldest and in regular use: normally...
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Sir, Your report on The Fox and Nichol Trophy Race under the title "A look back at VSCC Silverstone" in your September issue does less than justice to the race winner, and certainly the motor car....
Sir, The article in September's. Motor Sport on Daimlers brought bock many memories of my Daimler PA 7517. As far as I can remember (and from a badly kept scrapbook) as being bought in Bolney from...
Sir, I am glad to have Mr. Walsh's assurance that the Mercedes driven by Caracciola at Shelsley Walsh was an SSK, but Mr. Walsh has got his other facts quite wrong. Earl Howe's best Mercedes time was...
Sir, I read with more than passing interest the interview with Mr. Chapman, the retired chauffeur of the late Lord Davies of Llandinam„ and the reference to the statue of his Lordship (who is seen...
Sir, In the "Cars in Books" column in the August issue mention is made of the late Queen Mary recording the mileage of a motoring trip during the month of September 1938. It would not have required...
Sir, I was most grateful for Mr. Bonner's letter on the subject of R40 Castrol oil. I should mention that when the engine had been rebuilt the crankcase had been filled with R40 and a small amount...
Sir, Further to the article on the Morgan Monotrace I would like to point out that there were connections with Morgan of Malvern. The Monotrace was in fact designed by H. F. S. Morgan in .about 1923...
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"An MG Experience" by Dick Jacobs. 188 pp. 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (Transport Bookman Publications Ltd., Syon Park, Brentford, TW8 8jF. £3.95 or £4.40 inclusive of parking and postage.) This is an...
"Any Color So Long as it's Black"| by Peter Roberts. 144 pp. 12 1/2 in. x 91/4 in. (David & Charles Ltd., South Devon Howe, Newton Abbott, Devon. £5.95.) This is a splendidly illustrated book...
"The Art of the Tin Toy" by David Press-land. 224 pp. 10 3/4 in. x 12 3/4 in. (New Cavendish Books, 65, Marylebone High Street, London, W1M 3AH. £19.50.) This is perhaps the most magnificent "...
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There is not much about motoring in that otherwise very interesting book "Richard Dimbleby—A Biography" by Jonathan Dimbleby (Hodder & Stoughton, 1975), although it is pleasing to learn that the...
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A VSCC member has lent me "Australia Through The Windscreen" (Angus St Robertson, 1939), which can be construed as a motoring book and therefore one which merits a "Belated Book Review". The author,...
"MG World/75", a 144-page soft-cover publication illustrates historic MGs of all kinds and covers MG activities throughout the World last season. Action pictures and old MG Car Company hand-outs are...
We expect to have more to say about miniature motor cars nearer Christmas. But in the meantime we feel that Vauxhall enthusiasts are going to like the Grand Prix Models' miniature of a 30/98 Vauxhall...
The Pacet Manufacturing Co. of Cookham Dean in Berkshire is making a new kind of windscreen wiper-blade which is of especial interest now that winter is upon us and with the forthcoming inclusion of...
Brands Hatch can't take all the glory for circuit improvements this season. Secured for more intensive use by easing of the stranglehold imposed by local planning permission a few years ago, the...
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Mercedes today is even more impressive than the list of engineering achievements from the past would make you expect. The gleaming premises at Untertfirkheim ripple with the strength of prosperity...
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The Editor has his stint in the Rover new 3500 Last July Motor Sport published a full road-test report by C.R. on the Rover New 3500, Britain's highly-competitive 3i litre light-alloy-V8 £4,750...
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Last year people had one major criticism about the British Formula Three Championship—there was very little British driving talent. The races were all fought out between a Brazilian, Alex Ribeiro,...
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The Daimler & Lanchester OC visited the Daimler 80th Anniversary Exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry on the occasion of its "President's Evening" on October 2nd. After...
The other day I drove to Brierley Hill in Staffordshire to visit a factory where steamcars have recently gone into production. Indeed, they are being made on massproduction lines, which should be of...
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Justice for Hunt Mosport Park, Toronto, October 3rd The Canadian Grand Prix re-entered the World Championship calendar in 1976 follow-a year's absence, and the general feeling amongst the Formula...
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Answer to a road tester's prayer Anyone who has ever read a reasonable selection of reports covering Alfa Romeo's FWD Alfasud will have experienced the impression of, "a very nice small car, perhaps...
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Jean-Piere Jabouille snatched the European Formula Two title neatly from the grasp of Rene Arnoux in a tense final round confrontation at Hockenheim, Germany. The tall blonde Frenchman ended a six-...
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Continuing the traditions of the much-loved Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, Giulia and GT Junior models is a new variation on the Alfasud theme, the Sprint, an attractive coupe which will not be...
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Leyland's shy Jaguar leaps out to make a promising debut Silverstone, September 19th That the BRDC and Silverstone were honoured with the first public racing appearance of the Leyland Cars Jaguar was...
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Sir, In these days of increasing sales of foreign cars in this country it has been particularly satisfying for me to have owned and experienced during the past six months a British car which has no...
Sir, I wonder how many of your readers are aware that the 50 m.p.h. and 60 m.p.h. speed limits, currently in force on non-motorway roads, are due for review in Parliament in November? And I wonder...
Sir, After the "goings-on" of the British and Italian Grands Prix, would you please consider changing the name of your otherwise excellent magazine? Newbury J. M. ALMOND
Sir, As a taxpayer, Mr. J. L. Bloxharn (Vol. 11, No. 10 October issue) should surely mourn the fact that Abingdon may face the total absorption into "Bumbledom". For one minute I don't suppose your...
Sir, I must disagree with Simon Yates' letter in last month's Motor Sport. As he states, Grand Prix racing is a highly exciting sport, but it is also an extremely competitive one, necessitating...
Sir, It was with much sadness that I read Mr. Colin McDonald's letter from San Diego, reporting the passing of Frank Bell. Both with his service at Rover and followed by a period with Blackburne...
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Sir, It occurred to me that if my car, which is only insured third party, was totally destroyed by someone running it, I would only receive "book value" for it. Since I have spent a great deal of...
Sir, I have recently been in Singapore for a few days where I found, to my pleasure, a copy of Motor Sport of fairly recent date. This renewal of the acquaintance of a very old friend went well until...
Sir, Having just read the October issue of Motor Spot I notice that in the classified advertisements section there are no less than 56 second-hand Morgans for sale on offer by dealers, 45 of which...
Sir, I own a 1973 Triumph Stag with a 4-speed transmission. Like almost every Stag owner I have spoken to, I had a lot of grief with my engine. Overheating of the engine and frequently leaking...
Sir, It is all very well for my wife to write and inform you of the camaraderie existing among Motor Sport readers, which apparently extends to the point where a total stranger buys her a cup of...

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