October 1962

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Mercedes-Benz victorious The toughest of the European rallies, the Liege-Sofia-Liege, that 4,000-mile marathon de la route, in which only 18 cars out of the 100 starters reached the finish, was won...
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Once again the Earls Court Motor Show has attracted the bulk of the world's motor trade, over sixty manufacturers being allocated stands, while supporting the main exhibits will be the carriage and...
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Grand slam for B.R.M. MONZA, September16th This year the Automobile Club of Milan made two major changes to the Italian Grand Prix, both of them admirable ones. The first was to abandon the concrete...
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The de Tomaso Making a brief appearance during practice for the Italian Grand Prix was the latest car from the small factory in Modena run by Alessandro de Tomaso. This Argentinian came to Europe...
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This is the time of year when 1963 models are announced, some making their appearance shyly, others boldly, at lavish parties for the journalists. But all represent much anxious conjecture on the...
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Taking place on September 15th, the Annual Brighton Speed Trials failed to live up to expectation, despite an increased entry of 247, including most of the leading hill-climb and sprinting exponents...
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XXXIII Italian Grand Prix—Forrnula One—Monza—86 Laps— 494.5 Kilometres—Cool and Overcast 1st: G. Hill (B.R.M. V8) 2 hr. 29 min. 08.4sec. 198.940 k.p.h.2nd: R. Ginther (B.R.M. V8) 2hr. 29 min. 38.2...
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Runaway win for Clark (Lotus-Climax) TARPORLEY, September 1st The Gold Cup race at Oulton Park attracted a good field, in spite of no support from foreign works teams, and twenty-three cars lined up...
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John Gordon, widely-read columnist of the Sunday Express, wrote in his "Current Events" feature of September 2nd that 120 m.p.h. on the Mt may not be illegal but by any standard is extremely...
In the accompanying table we have grouped together the seven cars in the 1,000 c.c. class which we surveyed in detail and the four cars in the 1½-litre class. The percentages for the mechanical...
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Those who recall Stirling Moss in advertisements for Craven A Cigarettes can be excused for being puzzled by the statement, in heavy type, that appeared in an interview with Moss by Nancy Spain in ...
A motor car is an expensive purchase, so it isn't surprising that wise prospective buyers study carefully road-test reports, survey findings and the results of rallies and other competitions before...
From the torrential rain of Shelsley Walsh to the brilliant sunshine of Prescott, the last hill-climb to qualify for the R.A.C. British Championship. Under the auspices of the Bugatti Owners' Club,...
Those who braved the elements to witness the last Shelsley Walsh Championship Hill-Climb of the 1962 season were rewarded by one of the best entries to grace the Championship series so far. Tony...
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Trials Cars That Made Their Mark Between The Wars [In this article G. D. McBanks and James Anderson, M.B.E., F.I.M.T. recall the latter's Anderson Specials. These advanced cars used many vintage...
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With the widespread discussion now in progress as to whether Britain should or should not enter the European Common Market interest of British motorists in Continental cars is greater than ever....
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A section devoted when deemed necessary to cars the engine capacity of which does not exceed 1,000 c.c. The Simca 1000 From France comes a new Simca to join the ranks of rear-engined small cars. It...
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The 1½-litre Fords Last month we announced the 1½-litre 59½-b.h.p. version of Ford Consul Classic and Capri, which replaces the 1961 1.3-litre 54 b.h.p. versions of these Dagenham-built cars. We have...
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A section devoted to old-car matters On with the census The colleague who thought up and conducted the recently concluded Moror Sport Readers' Survey apparently cannot have too much of this sort of...
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Touche Sir, In your report of the recent V.S.C.C. Prescott meeting you ask a question that I cannot allow to remain unanswered. Having reported the fact that Robert Ashley's Frazer-Nash arrived at...
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It is traditional that the Bentley D.C. has its own class at the Brighton Speed Trials and this year there were several very interesting cars in this class. There were, for instance, four 8-litre...
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"Seven Year Twitch," by Marcus Chambers. 225 pp. 8¾ in. x 5 5/8 in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Portpool Lane, Holborn, London, E.C.1 30s.) This book, in which Marcus Chambers describes the...
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A superbly finished glass-fibre body on the Mini-Cooper chassis David Ogle Ltd. entered the Motor Industry in 1961, having already acquired a good background in industrial design work. David Ogle, ...
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According to an extremely fair and well-balanced article in the Andover Advertiser recently, three drivers were tried in Andover County Magistrates' Court for crossing a double white line. Each...
The Cooper-Daimler The practice of using a V8 engine, other than a Formula One Climax or B.R.M. unit, has met with little success in this country, although the Americans have been using Buick-engined...
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The mixture as before was the order of the day at Goodwood with the leading contenders in the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy looking for more points in this penultimate meeting counting for...
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N.B. —Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Scoop Sir, May I as an avid reader, congratulate you on being the first...

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