November 1985

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The design matters Looking at design trends towards the close of another year, one sees that racing and rallying still appear to have useful lessons to contribute, because many aspects in the...
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A social visit to the National Motorcycle Museum is to be organised by the Lea-Francis OC on November 9th. The Museum is at Sicken Hill, Solihull, near the NEC, and there is of course a Lea-Francis...
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Fuji 1,000 Kms Europeans lose face Nine years ago Niki Lauda made a decision which cost him the Formula 1 World Championship, when he pulled out of the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji. It was pouring...
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Hero Time Brands Hatch, October 6th One thing that the British sporting world is not short of is the ability to step in and take advantage of a "situation". It was just that which gave us the...
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This year's Marlboro British Formula Three Championship has been the strangest in years for no one driver has emerged as the star of the series. It has also been one of the closest with the outcome...
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Brands Hatch 1,000 kms – a hard race The last World Endurance Championship race of 1985 to be held in Europe was also the best of the season, two works Porsches and two works Lancias locked in battle...
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If it can be assumed that readers of Motor Sport like to drive to the full extent of their abilities and sometimes feel irritated by those mimsers who progress at a crawl on uncongested 60 and 70 mph...
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1985 sees the 50th anniversary of HRG cars. M.L. tells the story of the marque. If every ideal car planned by a group of friends over a few glasses of ale in a pub was built, there'd be an awful lot...
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One of the greatest of British hill climb champions was Tony Marsh who won the RAC title in 1955, '56 and '57 and, after a varied career in other departments of the sport, returned to the hills to...
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Opel Monza GSE I drove one of these fine cars, in the guise of the Vauxhall Royale (no longer available, the Senator now being Vauxhall's top model), six years ago and still recall its pre­cise...
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"Getting Started In Motorsport" by Stuart Turner & Tony Mason, 144 pp. 10¾ in x 8 in. (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £6.95). Here is another, but comprehensive,...
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The Editor Meets Again That Well-Known 1907 42 hp Renault I first met "Agatha — That Scarlet Woman" 50 years ago. That is what she was called when the Mills brothers owned her, before the war. Before...
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Cheering fans swarm onto the circuit to applaud Nigel Mansell's victory in the GP of Europe at Brands Hatch, the Englishman brandishing the chequered flag as he makes his lap of honour in the course...
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De Tomaso Pantera GTSS "Whottleshedo, Mister?" The De Tomaso Pantera GT5S is a star. I've never driven a car which has such an extraordinary effect on people. As you burble by, parents tear their...
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M.L.'s article in September on Buckler history prompts the following memories, because I knew Derek Buckler fairly well. I went as his passenger on the MCC Exeter Trials of 1949 and 1950, for...
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The Changed Face of GP Racing Renault are withdrawing from Formula One racing, which was the subject of last month's Editorial. This brings up the subject of how the face of Grand Prix racing has...
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Last month Gallaher Limited celebrated at Brooklands the reinstatement of 100 metres of the Members' banking, previously destroyed. The contractors, Kyle Stewart, who are building the Gallaher five­...
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In 1925 the ban fell on speed events on public roads, brought to a head by the accident to a spectator at Key hill near Princes Risborough (non-fatal, contrary to some reports) which was the last...
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Charabanc on Stilts Sir, I refer to your photograph on page 1012 of the Charabanc on Stilts. The photograph was taken at Burgh Island, close to Bigbury on Sea in South Devon, and a vehicle of this...
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Road vs track Sir, I didn't think that Idris Francis' letter was particularly amusing, nor original, because for many years the merits of "heeling and toeing" have been discussed through your columns...

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