October 1965

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EARLS COURT On the 20th of this month another London Motor Show will open—strikes permitting—at Earls Court. Once inside the Exhibition Hall it will probably seem worth attending, if only because the...
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The Formula Three race took place in the morning, run in two heats of 25 laps each, all the survivors from the first heat taking part in the second. Jonathan Williams in a Brabham-Ford of the Lucas...
We regret that in referring last month to the Ford Motor Co.'s publication dealing with automatic transmissions we inadvertently said it was free to MOTOR SPORT readers. In fact, this book costs 6s....
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One problem with a monthly magazine, especially when printing schedules call for copy near the middle of the month, is that by the time anything appears in print it is either out-of-date or further...
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Polish Rally 1st: R. Aaltonen / T. Ambrose (Cooper S I275) 2nd: S. Zazada / K. Osinski (Steyr Puch 650) 3rd: E. Carlsson / T. Aman (Saab Sport) 4th: R. Trautmann / Mme. C. Bouchet (Lancia Flavia) 5th...
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That Apprentice from Scotland Monza, Italy, September 12th With no major Grand Prix race since the German Grand Prix at the beginning of August, the factory teams had plenty of time to prepare...
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It is amazing, there are still people who say they do not like Monza and that they do not want to go there again, and yet once more we saw the most exciting and close racing that anyone could wish to...
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Those readers who scan the advertisements in MOTOR SPORT before they read the editorial matter, and who doesn't, will have seen frequent advertisements for Westover Driving Shoes, but do not suppose...
A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Madresfield Driving Tests (Sept. 12th) The Driving Tests and Concours d'Elegance which the Vintage S.C.C. holds at Madresfield, by permission of the Rt....
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September 18th It does not seem all that long ago that Bob Gerard's E.R.A. used to vanquish the V16 B.R.M. round Castle Combe at normal, as distinct from Vintage S.C.C., meetings. Now the V.S.C.C....
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Oldsmobile Latest F.W.D Exponents F.W.D. is popularly looked upon as something we inherited from the Continent, like road signs and Moussee. A less likely producer of F.W.D. cars than General Motors...
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Surtees Wins at Oulton Park After the Gold Cup Race for Formula Two cars on September 18th there was hardly a spectator at crowded Oulton Park who did not vote the event one of the most exciting ever...
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"Motor Show?" "Toughest circuit of them all!" "and it was a lot tougher in the Middle Ages when its likely they jousted at Earls Court. But it's still terribly demanding on the feet today!" What sort...
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The Vintage Renaults Sir, The reference to "abominable brakes" in M. Jorrand's letter in your September issue prompts me to mention the magnificent brakes on the 13.9-h.p. (2,121 c.c.) "semi-sports...
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A RIDDLE UNSOLVED.—Views differ as to what finally caused the retirement of Georges Boillot and his blue Peugeot, only French car to challenge the all-conquering white Mercedes team in the dramatic...
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Rovers have announced an addition to their range of cars for 1966—the 3-litre Mark III saloon and coupe, which will include the same mechanical specification as its Mark II counterpart. The majority...
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Intermittent showers over Madeira Drive on 11 September brought about a set of result's which would otherwise have seemed inconsistent. Another factor which had its effect on the day's times was the...
Having recently published a pretty comprehensive history of the vintage Morgan 3-wheeler, it seemed appropriate to call at the Pickersleigh Road works when we were in Malvern and see modern Morgans...
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"Grand Prix Racing-1906-1914," by T.A.S.O. Mathieson. 300 pp. 10 in x 12 in. (Autobooks Ltd., Bennett Road, Brighton, Sussex. £6, 6s. post free) This book is one of the more exciting pieces of motor-...
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All the Fun of the Fair BRANDS HATCH, August, 30th. The B.R.S.C.C. gathered together a first-class entry of cars and drivers for the series of races that they organised on August Bank Holiday Monday...
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To many people the idea of putting an American engine into a European chassis, to produce an acceptable hybrid sports car, is a recent innovation, but it has been going on for quite a time. I don't...
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The Citroen Pallas The Citroen is without doubt one of the World's most advanced automobiles, and is consequently very comfortable, fast and safe. But for years there has been criticism of its rather...
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A Handsome Compact Anglo-American Sports Car with the Emphasis on Effortless Acceleration The use of American vee-eight power units in British high-performance cars is an interesting development...
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When the commentator at the B.D.C. Silverstone Meeting spoke of John Goddard's 8-litre Bentley as having exhaust-driven turbo-superchargers, there must have been those, myself included, who thought...
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The Editor chats with Capt. S. M. Townsend A rising out of the notes we published about the 1904 Gordon Bennett Weir Darracq with the "?" on its hub caps in the June issue, I drove down the...
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Corgi latest is a fully-detailed l.h.d. Chrysler Imperial convertible with a bag of golf clubs in the openable boot - No. 246 in the Corgi toy series. The doors open and have side windows. Lesney...
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It is nice to attend at least one Air Display a year, to see how motoring in the air is getting on and to keep a sense of proportion while contending with congested roads. So I chose the 3-Counties...
A reader has lent us "The Leaf and The Tree," which is the story of Boulton and Paul Ltd. from 1797-1947. In it we read of Dawson Paul, then in his sixties, refusing to have his letters typed on the...
The Vauxhall Viva is a lively, spacious small saloon, with rather supple suspension. This induced Ian Walker Racing to get their engineering consultant, Bill Blydenstein, to go to work on a Viva,...
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An error in dictation over the telephone when preparing the July issue made a nonsense of the praise I tried to bestow on the latest B.M.C. safety-belts—they are, of course, reel-type belts. And I...
August 21st The annual Bentley D.C. Silverstone Race Meeting this year had the generous support. of W. D. & H. O. Wills Ltd. and was open to a number of other makes, including the hottest Minis....
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N.B - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed DESIGNED BY A CYCLIST FOR MOTORISTS Sir, I was interested to see what...
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Some years ago we upset Esso by suggesting that their Fawley-London pipeline had destroyed some of the beauty of the countryside beneath which it was laid, and they arranged for a charming young man...
Henry Taylor, for three years captain of the British Ford Rally Team, has relinquished the driving seat in favour of a more sedate chair. In October he becomes Ford's Competition Manager in Place of...

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