November 1981

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Not yet The news as we close for press is that Richard Noble has failed by 210 m.p.h. in round figures, to break what is popularly known as the Land Speed Record (officially the World's flying-start...
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The Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd. of Standard House, Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4DA are progressing with plans to publish short's, book containing all W.B.'s "My Year's Motoring" reports for the...
Over the weekend of October 10th/11th the Vintage SCC held another effective piece of entertainment for its members, embracing Concours d'Elegance, driving tests, a road section, and the Welsh trial...
Our review of "Bugatti by Borgeson" last month has provoked a letter from the author. He calls our comments "a good review, criticisms and all", saying that we grasped the spirit in which the book...
Mercedes-Benz have built cross country vehicles for many years, but it is not until now that they have produced a competitor for the Range Rover, equally at home being used as a conventional estate...
Following a meeting in Paris in mid-October, the organisers of the Peking to Paris Motoring Challenge, scheduled to start from Peking in June 1982, have decided to re-route the event due to last...
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Borgward Drivers' Club After a rather busy second year of existence, during which the membership has grown considerably, the Borgward Drivers' Club are looking forward to the tuture with plans tor...
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Jones signs off with a win Las Vegas, October 17th The whirlwind of frenzied Formula One activity finally reached its climax for 1981 in the dusty, sun-scorched car park of the Caesars Palace hotel...
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The shape of things to come? That was the question on our minds as we surveyed for the first time the concrete jungle that made up the final backdrop to a somewhat lacklustre 1981 Formula One World...
"The sort of offer I have had is very difficult to turn down and if Lauda, Hunt and I came back it would be the greatest thing on earth for motor racing." — Jackie Stewart, quotted in The Standard,...
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The Davrian needs no tntroduction to those acquainted with Mod-Sports racing or rallying. Some 500 kits have been supplied by the Company for building up these fast and safe-handling little cars, up...
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When BL launched the Triumph Acclaim to the press early in September, the senior management were in buoyant, optimistic mood, for here was the second car in their five year product-oriented recovery...
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As reported briefly last month, James Thomson clinched the National Hill Climb Championship before the final round at Mune at the end of September. His final score of 98 points out of a possible...
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Most lady drivers are content to compete for trophies only against others of their own sex and we would not be doing them any injustice by saying that against men they have very little chance of...
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Gone are the days when cars went out on rally routes and officials were content to tally their scores only when they returned. Nowadays organisers must have a base which is in contact with various...
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Some people think that the money from the big sponsors like cigarette companies or food and drink companies is what keeps Formula 1 going. It certainly helps to pay for lots of good things like new...
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(The report of the Canadian Grand Prix begins in the colour section, on page 1586) It never ceases to surprise me where I meet readers of Motor Sport and the last place I expected was on the...
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When Mazda took us to Belgium earlier this year to try the revised version of the RX7, the rotary engined coupe, we were, on that brief trip, very impressed with the improvements which had been made...
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A section devoted to old car matters The Life and Times of Montie Grahame-White (Continued from the October issue) Because of his late return front India Grahame-White (hereinafter called G-W) was...
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Some Notes on a Brooklands Calthorpe The subject of this discourse was dubbed "The Ghost Car" by the Daily Express, when that newspaper published a photograph of it, I assume on account of its thin,...
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A chance contact at a VSCC meeting sent me to Hereford last month to talk to Mr. Percy Pritchard about ttte old motoring days. He very kindly showed me his and his father's photograph albums. The...
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A Projecta, or not? A READER has sent in a rather faded post-card depicting a canoe shaped cycle-car standing under a banner saying ". . .Race". The carts with very spindly, three-stud wire wheels...
The reader who enquired about the early history of his ex-Brooklands' 1934 MG NA has received some useful information which we were able to forward to him, and another reader, in Illinois, is...
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Sir, You may be interested to know that on May 3rd 1935 I bought, second hand, from Green Bros. of Leeds, a racing Singer Le Mans, Registration No. KV 5670. It cost me £160; its colour was red. From...
Sir, I noticed some correspondence in the Sept. and Oct. issues concerning M. G. Magnette Na. BHX 238, and can add a little information which might prove of interest. This car was owned from new by...
Sir, I was interested in the article entitled The Brooklands Miller in the current issue, and Icon, perhaps, add some information concerning the history of this car. On its arrival at Brooklands its...
Sir, In answer to your correspondent W. Gibbs, Jean Bugatti did complete a practice rim at Shelsley in 1932, crashing during a later run. C. A. N. May in his book "Shelsley Walsh" states that the...
Sir, Your interesting article on Singers and the Barnes family brought back some interesting memories. Originally the Barnes show-room was in the High Street in Stourbridge where Woolworth's arc...
Sir, In your obituary of Kaye Don you say that after the 1934 Mannin Beg accident "which resulted in the death of his riding-mechanic K. Taylor from the MG factory, he was imprisoned on a...
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It is recounted above how a popular Brooklands Calthorpe vanished without trace, during the 1930s or in the early war period. It is by no means the only such car to have done so. Although Motor Sport...
Philip Watkins of the Association of Panhard Owners is very keen to have information about the manufacture and workings of the producer-gas plants which were fitted to buses, trucks anti private cars...
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After Rolls-Royce Ltd. took over the old Bentley company in 1931 there was a slight pause before anyone knew quite what was going to happen. Then in 1933 the Derby firrn announced its new Bentley 3 1...
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A good deal of information has been given in Motor Sport about the Renault Fuego since its introduction, and the more sporting 18 Turbo might be thought of more appeal of our readers. However, the...
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Heroes all Montreal, September 27th I am sure most people arrived in Canada expecting the mm-st as far as thc weather was concerned, and they were not disappointed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or...
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Power is usually associated with the production of movement, not its prevention. and one might have difficulty thinking of a machine winch can use its power to produce either. Such machines do exist...
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BMW's 528i anti Ford's Granada 2.8 injection have much in common — both have fuel-injected 6-cylinder engines with a nominal capacity of 2.8 litres, both are built in Germany, both are five-seaters,...
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Sir, Anyone who believes that Ader flew, or even "hopped" in "AEOLE" or "AVION" in the late 19th century should read Charles Gibb-Smiffi's exhaustive book on the subject. Gibb-Smith uncovers the...
Sir, The photograph of the Parnall gyroplane submitted by Mark Parnall is of great interest since there are few published photographs of these machines. George Parnall & Co. constructed two of...
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"Drive It, — The Complete Book of British Drag Racing" by David Hardcastle & Peter Jones. 184 pp. 11" x 8" (Haynes Publishinc Group Ltd., Sparklord, booed, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £4.95) Drag racing...
"Supermarine Aircraft since 1914" by C. F. Andrews & E. B. Morgan. 400 pp. 8 1/4," x 5 1/2" (Putnam & Co. Ltd., 9, Bow Street, London, WC2E 7AL. £15.00) How nicer see Putnam's "back in...
"The Schneider Trophy Races" by Ralph Barker. 272 pp. 5¼ n 5½'. ?Airhle Publishing Ltd., 7 St. John's Hill, Shrewsbury. Salop, £8.951 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the last of the Schneider...
"The TVRs — Grantura to Tasmin" by Graham Robson. 128 pp. 7 1/4" x 9 1/4" 'Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 28 Devonshire Road, London, W4 2HD. £7.95, There has been a good book about that enthusiasts...
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This time, thanks to the generosity of a reader, Bob Hammond of Palm Springs, California, I have been reading what I think must be avers rare title, namely, "The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert...
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Sir, Following your leader "Compulsion" in the September issue I would like to make a few points about the restrictions we must apply to ourselves in order to maintain a free society. You are correct...
Sir, Many of your readers must have Company cars. I have seen no protests from them yet in your excellent magazine at the Conservative Government's proposed swingeing increases in "Taxable Benefit...
Sir, I was delighted to see my D-type Jaguar featured in your interesting series on Number Plates, and thought you might like a few more details of this car's active career in recent years. John...
Sir, I have been a reader of Motor Sport for many years and value it highly. One grows to tolerate your quirks; your judgement of a car by the ability of the glovebox to swallow an antique Rolleiflex...
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Sir, I was interested in Mr. John Norman's letter in the September issue on the Alta remnants which browned in the late fifties, and I think that Jean in part answer D.S.J.'s question of "Where is it...
Sir, Ferrari seems to have stretched the engine capacity limiting rule of Formula 1 with the intermittent external combustion energy supply to the cylinders' intake described in the "The Ferrari...
Sir, Congratulations on the excellent series on number plates. Last month's feature about OKV 3 was of especial interest to we as a long-time • admirer of the car and the was in which it is raced and...
Sir, The article on OKV3 reminded me of an incident twenty-five years ago. At that time I had seen OKV 1 and OKV2 raced by Duncan Hamilton and Bob Berry respectively, but not OKV3. That was until the...
Sir, I was most interested in D.S.J.'s article on the D-type Jaguar (p. 1457). The same number, with the addition of the suffix T was used by Jaguar in 1979 on the new Series 3 press car. Coincidence...
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Sir, I have just received my August Motor Sport, and was very interested to read Denis Jenkinson's article about DAD 10, that well known Lotus Elite owned by Les Leston in the early sixties. DAD 10...
Sir, With Reference to C. B. F. WinstanIcy's letter (October issue), the Napier Nomad was in fact a horizontally-opposed 12-cylinder engine. It was the Napier Deltic which had three banks of six...
Sir, I recently suffered a case of severe mechanical indigestion on my Rover 2.6. Within an hour of being notified to the AA, Newmans of Redbridge, Southampton, badness a mechanic, diagnosed the...
Sir, Motor Sport continues to bring joy and interest monthly to this Spanish hillside and your October edition was no exception. "Chasing Ghosts" chased up a memory for me—an a boy of 141 was at the...
  Sir, Prize money, or lack of it, has always been a problem with motor sport in Australia. However, things are improving. In a Super Sprint, competed in recently, organised by the Australian Racing...
Sir, I write to inform you of "The British Leyland standard squeak" which I am sure you will be interested to hear about. My epic started on April 15th, 1981 when my August 1976 MG Midget Mk. 3 motor...

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