October 1961

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MATTERS OF MOMENT ... ... ... ... 817 FIXTURES FOR OCTOBER ... ... ... ... 818 CONTINENTAL NOTES ... ... ... ... 819 FRANKFURT SHOW ... ... ... ... ... 820 FARNBOROUGH FLYING DISPLAY ... ... 823...
THE AGE OF THE SMALL CAR Some readers may wonder why MOTOR SPORT publishes occasional small-car topics. We hasten to remind them that from the earliest days small cars have taken a prominent part in...
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DURING this season there has been a new name among the makes of racing cars, and that is Tomaso. One appeared in the French Grand Prix, another at Solitude, four of them at Modena and three at Monza...
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Farnborough Flying Display THE weather, poor for the first three days of the S.B.A.C. Display, relented on the Thursday, which was only right and proper, because this was the tooth flying programme...
PARKING METER FINANCE The Dominion of Wellington. NZ., states that after five years New Plymouth Council has taken L21,195 in parking-meter fees. This sum is being held for the purchase of more...
THE BRIGHTON COURSE RECORD On page 829 we draw attention to the casual attitude of the Brighton St Hove MC. over who holds the absolute course-record for Madeira Drive. The Club gave the record in...
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On the road with the G.S.M. Delta RACE-GOERS can hardly have failed to notice a pretty little G.T. car circulating the tracks this season in the hands of Jeff Uren as it has won its class in several...
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CASSANDRA ON RALLIES " " " Cassandra " of the Daily Mirror has joined the ranks of the enemies of rallying. He suggests, as a move towards safer roads, " that the motoring organisations desist from...
OH TO BE A POLICE DRIVER Motorists convicted of Minor road offences are heavily fined and frequently have their licences suspended. We would not like them. to. miss a news-item which appeared in the...
THE G.N.-ARIEL Ted Lloyd-Jones has built several "specials," each one more exciting than the last. It was he who thought up the fearsome Triangle Special composed of bits of an Army Scout car, with a...
THE ROVER Too SALOON Engine : Six cylinders, 77.8 92 mm. (2,625 c.c.). Overhead inlet valves operated by push-rods, side exhaust valves. 7.8-to-I compression-ratio. 104 (net) b.h.p. at 4:750 t.P.m....
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BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS Car E.T.D. by Parker's H. K.-Jaguar Special. Allard Dragster Beaten by Three Pre-1914 Motor Cars IT is traditional that in September the Brighton National Speed Trials take...
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" 100 of the World's Finest Automobiles." Edited by Ocee Ritch. 107 pp. tofi, in. >S in. (Floyd Clymer, t268 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, 6, California. 4 dollars.) This is a typical Clymer...
"The Maserati Owner's Handbook," by Hans Tanner. 160 pp. n 1 in in. (Floyd Clymer, 1268 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, 6, California. 4 dollars.) This paper-back hook contains a brief racing...
BOOK REVIEWS "Fokker—The Man And the Aircraft," by Henri Hegener. 224 pp. Ilk in. 8.!! in. (Harleyford Publications Ltd., Letchworth, Ikrts. 45s.) Last month we commenced witIva review of Putnain's...
"Floyd Clymer's 196o Indianapolis soo-Mile Race Yearbook. 136 pp,. 11 in. 8i in. (Floyd Clymer, 1268 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, 6, California. 2 dollars.) Here is another of Clymet's soft-cover...
CARS IN BOOKS Through the thoughtfulness of a member of Camberwell Public Libraries I have been able to read a book that throws much interesting light on the use of armoured cars in the First World...
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FRAGMENTS ON FORGOTTEN MAKES No. 17: THE CRAIG-DoRWALD THE Craig-Diirwald is not to be found in " Doyle's," that invaluable quick-reference to forgotten makes, and when I first heard of it I was...
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— And Vintage Mowers. . . — . . Sir, What about vintage lawn mowers ? I own a 1926 Atco motormower (Parks model), with a 16-in, cutting cylinder, with nine blades. The engine is a two-stroke Villiers...
• Armstrong Siddeley Matters Sir, Re Mr. Bilwell's t2-h.p. Armstrong Siddeley fabric saloon. I hope I may be allowed to correct some of his data, as I remember these and earlier models when they were...
• • Austin Twenty Memoirs Sir, Austin Twelves, Austin Twelves all over the place but, rarely an Austin Twenty. Then in the September MOTOR SPORT an Austin Twenty four-cylinder is mentioned! What a...
Old Typewriters — Sir, read with great interest a letter in last month's edition of your very excellent magazine regarding an 1896 Remington typewriter still in regular use. This has prompted me to...
The Model-j Duesenberg Sir, I cannot help being delighted at the consternation I seem to have caused to the devotees of that silly car, the model-J Duesenberg. Mr. McMillan complains that I quote...
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Bentley or Dachshund ? Sir, For my sins, I spend almost every lunch hour with members of the Bentley Drivers' Club and you may imagine the topic on Which conversation centres. Like doctors discussing...
Stop Press.—Two -early Lagonda light cars are reported to be rotting in a barn in Bucks, a 1924 Humber chassis in N. Wales, in running order, is seeking a new home, and an old Thlbot coupe is rusting...
THE LOST CAUSES RALLY AT BEAULIEU It was, I suppose, fitting that rain should fall on the " lost causes " as they arrived at Beaulieu on September 17th, for there is a dismal ring about the demise of...
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Team Lotus scored yet another Formula Junior victory at the B.A.R.C. Crystal Palace meeting on September 2nd, when Trevor Taylor won the September Trophy and made a new F.J. lap record in so doing....
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XXXII ITALIAN GRAND PRIX An Unhappy Ferrari Win MoNzA, September loth. Iris becoming traditional for the Italian Grand Prix to be considered an " end-of-season-blind," where everyone has a go to win...
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PICTO Ft IAL REVIEW 'tali i an Grand Prix B.A. R.C. (Goodwood B. O.C. Prescott
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Driving the 997-cc. Austin-Cooper 85 m.p.h. -70 m.p.h. in 28 seconds 36 m.p.g. DOWN the years it has always been fun to own a car with a larger engine than normal for its size or weight, giving a...
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B.O.C. PRESCOTT The Bugatti Owners' Club's 22nd National Open Hill-Climb at Prescott on September loth saw Marsh again breaking records, this time with his Et Lotus in a time of 50.70 sec., thus...
TRIPLE TIE FOR "MOTOR SPORT" TROPHY IFOR the first time in the history of the event there was triple tie for the Moroi( SPou'r Brooklands Memorial Trophy. The three drivers concerned were Jon...
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RECENT FORMULA ONE RACES KARLSKOGA (August 20th) This Formula One event, held on the tiny stadium-like track outside the town of Karlskoga in central Sweden, could hardly rank as a Grand Prix, being...
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RUMBLINGS We have been in the game too long to believe average-speed claims, even our own! But we thought it interesting that, after driving the then hush-hush and very THE VALUE OF impressive...
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EXPLANATIONS Writing of the new Triumph TR4 sports car last month I remarked that cool air refused to issue from the facia vents and that an indicated too m.p.h. called for 5,200 r.p.m. It Seems that...
MINIATURES NEWS Lesney's latest " Model of Yesteryear" is likely to be in great demand, for it is a replica (new Y-6) of a Type 35 G.P. Bugatti, in the correct shade of blue, bearing a racing number...
THE VENOM-AUSTIN HABITUEES of the hill-climb and sprint venues have no doubt wondered at the rapid progress of a frankly batteredlooking vehicle called a Venom-Austin. A quick glance dismisses it as...
a few F.J. events, but soon got Daniel Richmond to obtain a Lotus Eighteen for him. Richmond became interested in the Venom and soon fitted one of his own Austin engines, mated with a Dauphine-...
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• • ANTI-FORMULA SENIOR Sir, " Formula Senior "—rubbish! Anyone who witnessed at Monza recently the speed, sound and exquisite workmanship of the Ferraris and the vanguard of new British V8s would...
HYGIENE Sir, While walking along Oxford Street recently, I happened to glance in the window of the Austin Motor Corporation. The sole exhibit, standing in the almost regal splendour and isolation...
• INSURANCE SUFFERER Sir, I was interested, when reading your excellent journal recently, to note that I have fellow insurance company sufferers. I have been driving for fifteen years in the fields...
Sir, The present trend of persecuting the motorist has advanced still further. Not content with raising road tax, raising fuel tax, instituting traffic wardens and parking meters, bringing in the ill...
SPOT-CHECKS Sir, It is not very often that I feel justified in venting my feelings to the motoring press on the subject of persecution of the motorist. However, Mr. Marples' latest imposition compels...
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN Sir, In your September issue " Police Officer " quite rightly suggests that both sides of an affair should be published, but he, of course, argues only one side. Let me...
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• • A TAILOR'S BEST FRIEND Sir, I have read with great interest your recent article on the Peugeot 404 and having one on hire at the moment I am bound to endorse all your remarks, even to the degree...
• • A.A. versus R.A.C. versus Sir, The Automobile Association ask for co-operation by the Motor Trade in returning badges and telephone box keys. My experience is that after bearing the expense of...
BRAVE NEW WORLD? Sir, The letter from Mr. Bowden published in your August issue is really none of my business, except where it refers to the world of aviation and in particular to pilots. I must...
Sir, the July 1961 issue of MOTOR SPORT, page 546, just received by me in East Africa, a comment appears regarding a poster on display in Ford showrooms about the 1961 East African Safari. You might...
Sir, I have just read Mr. Bowden's letter for the third time and am still amazed that such an assortment of ill-informed " waffle " should appear in your pages, unless, of course, you were inviting...
THE CHEVROLET BAN Sir, Speaking for myself, and I am sure many other " exiles," may I say how bitterly disappointed I was to hear of the ban made on Gurney's Chevrolet and Daigh's Ford in the British...
FORD AND THE SAFARI Sir, Having only just received my July copy of your excellent paper, two things catch my eye immediately. One is the " affaire Ford" regarding the Safari. This is not the first...
WORLD SALES Sir, Recalling the advent of the Ford New Anglia, introduced by the childish and unprecedented method of biased comparison with the Volkswagen, I feel that the time has now arrived when...
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A KEEN CONSTABLE Sir, Your recent correspondence on our Police Porte has prompted me to relate an incident which not only shows that some members are human, but that they even read. MOTOR SPORT!...
DICTATORSH IP Sir, is with regret, and not A little disgust, that I have received the news of Mr. .Ernest Marples' latest step towards converting this country into a Police State. The unhappy,...
JAGUAR E-TYPE QUERIES Sir.. Can anyone tell me the life of a set of tyres on the Jaguar Ii-type; please? From what I have been able to see I suspect tyre consumption may be of more interest than...
ONE UP FOR FORD! Sir,. It was interesting to note in the Volkswagen advertisement on page 761 of your September issue that Fords outnumbered the Volkswagens by it t to in the picture. Surely such a "...
THE MOTOR INDUSTRY AND INSURANCE Sir, Sir, In a recent article in the Daily Telegraph the motoring correspondent, W. A. McKenzie, strikes out against the ' almost punitive measures by the insurance...
"' THOSE TESTS! Sir, You appear to he cOnnoisseurs of ten-year teat stories, so I feel the following may be Of interest to you. I own a 1938 Ford 8 h.p., which was ten-year tested in Edmonton last...
*• YOU CAN'T PLEASE ALL THE CUSTOMERS . . . Sir What in ugly mesa has been made of the new TR4 front end Why not the simple Le Mans TRS styling; or, better still, a much smaller intake, Ito grille,...

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