October 1967

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CONTENTS Page Matters of Moment 889 Fixtures for October 890 Seen at Monza ... 891 Italian Grand Prix 894 Letter from Europe 901 Rally Review 902 Gold Cup 903 Veteran—Edwardian—Vintage 906 Book...
MATTERS OF MOMENT 111 THE ANTI-7o PETITION The response to the petition included in the last issue of MOTOR SP-oat has been extremely encouraging and over-time is being carried on in the office to...
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Illott,r Sport Fixture List For October * Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary 'nformation prior to the 15th of the preceding month are included in this list. * C. .. Closed Event. C...
NOT FOR COMMONERS —or the hazards of buying unseen ... " Having acquired my specimen of this much respected and highly prestigious vehicle l'rom a purveyor of horseless carriages in England,...
VIC BARLOW Horace Victor Barlow, who was killed in a road accident on the Kenilworth-Stortebridge dual carriageway last month, was a very wellknown trade representative at all big race meetings,...
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SEEN AT MONZA FERRARI always makes a big effort to get his latest racing car ready for the Monza race, and if he cannot produce a complete car he Usually manages a new engine. Last year he introduced...
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What a race! Monza, Italy, September 10th. As the Italian G.P. was to wind up the Championship races in Europe there was something of a do-or-die atmosphere about the paddock as the teams began to...
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C.S.I. MEETING At a meeting in Italy the Commission Sportive International of the F.I.A. decided that having made a bad mistake they would stick to it rather than retract. So from 1968 there will be...
THE "OH, DEAR-!" DEPARTMENT Although I was not aware of the fact it seems that I was suffering from mental aberration at the German G.P. I described the gearchange linkage on the new F.1 Ferrari...
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LETTER FROM EUROPE [By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.) Dear W. B., Thinking that the worst of the traffic in Central Europe...
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RALLY REVIEW THE 1,000 Lakes proved to be even more exciting and competitive than was predicted last month,. though not exactly for the reasons suggested. There was indeed full works participation...
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The Gold Cup THE original intention of Mid-Cheshire M.R.C. was to run this year's Gold Cup race for Formula One cars with a few Formula Twos to make up the field. But with the race following a week...
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EASON GIBSON RETIRES It was with regret that we learned of John Eason Gibson's recent illness, which has caused his resignation as secretary to the British Racing Drivers' Club and ended a 48-year...
M.G. C.C. REGISTERS There are now four Registers in the M.G. Car Club catering especially for the needs of those who own discontinued M.G. models. Membership is available free to any M.G. C.C. member...
MOTOR SHOW MATTERS THE London Motor Show will be a testing time for British car manufacturers. All will be showing their 1968 wear but in the main this consists of modified versions of existing...
GOODWOOD REUNION (Sept. 17th) Brooklands reunions, and now a Goodwood reunion. This was organised by the 13.A.R.C. to celebrate the first race meeting at this now, alas, defunct venue, which took...
SOME RECENT RACES The 500-km. race at Nurburgring on September 2nd was won by the works Alpine 15o0 of de Lageneste. The race, which has previously had a 1,3w-c.c. capacity limit, was run for the...
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VETERAN EDWARDIAN VINTAGE A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters GRAND FINALE AT CASTLE COMBE TO 1967 V.S.C.C. RACING SEASON C. T. Rogers (1(67o A.G. Special) Wins MOTOR SPORT Brooklands Memorial...
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VINTAGE POSTBAG "The American Invasion" Sir, I read your account of this document with great interest, and although I have not had the opportunity to check who were the concessionaires for the...
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Sir, In your old document the " Flemish " was probably The Flanders, a cheap American car with very costly and often needed spares, for which Studebaker were the agents. Could " Death " have been The...
Is it possible that the " Volume " is the Cadillac? 1 make the suggestion with great diffidence and only because the identification of this car appears to have eluded your readers so far. My idea is...
Those Twin-Cam Touring Darracqs Sir, Referring to your review of the Alvis book and the subsequent letter from John Bolster on the twin o.h.c. Darracq, I would like to have the opportunity of...
• What Is It Sir, Paddy Whitaker is at the wheel, my father Alfred E. Baker in the passenger's scat. The place is Bovington Camp and the time around 1923 or 4. The car belonged to Corporal Bill Shaw...
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BOOK REVIEWS "1 'Worked With Traction Engines," by Jack Hampshire. 152 pp. 8;4 e 5?i in. Sit covers. (.7. H. Lake & Co. Ltd., Falmouth Pucker Work:, Ponsharden, Falmouth, Cornwall. tie 6d.) I am...
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BANK HOLIDAY AT BRANDS HATCH THE 13.R.S.C.C.„ with the financial backing of Guards Cigarettes, put on an enjoyable series of races on I Ioliday Monday, under warm skies and watched by a large crowd...
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SOJOURN IN ENGLAND ACCRI,ERATION.—Hagon leaving the start line at Santa Pod in a cloud of wheel-spin smoke on one of his under-so-second runs. In the nose-cone is the fuel tank, feeding direct to the...
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ACCELERATION Probably not many motorists have given any thought to the desirability of good acceleration for helping fire-engines through the traffic. The August issue of Fire Protection, sent to us...
GOOD HOOD I recently had tined to my M.G. Midget Mk. 11 a novel device by which it became possible to fold back the canvas hood and iron supports, so disposing of the arduous task of a complete...
MINIATURES NEWS " " Just released is the Lesney " Matchbox " model, z in. long, of the VW t000Ti.. To a scale of 61 :t, this has headlamps and three spotlights, opening doors which reveal the 1.11.d...
RECORDS WEEKEND In the past two years the N.S.A. have organised a private two-day meeting at Elvington Airfield. near York, at which cats and ns,.1 cycles have at and set up World, Intermit lima' and...
THE SHELSLEY WALSH RECORD In November 1952 we published an article hy Gerald F. Hooke under
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MAGNESIUM FOR CARS THE Journal of the Magnesium Industry Council, issue no. 14/1967 was devoted to the use of magnesium in cars. The cover depicted an artist's impression of a 64-litre Le Mans...
REWARD FOR BRAVERY A motorist who chased a man who had attacked a girl appeared in Court at Leeds to give evidence, which resulted in the assailant being sent to prison. Ile was praised for bravery....
THE THINGS THEY SAY " We revert to a much earlier topic . .. the immeasurable debt that the whole vintage and veteran movement Owes to . . Dunlops. On two occasions in the last three years this...
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On the Road with products from Ford and B.M.C. Exploring Pre-War Trials' Routes in the Latest Cortina-Lotus and a 1,275-c.c. Austin-Healey Sprite IAIPASSABLE.—The approach to Cusop Dingle Hill, used...
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THE RIGHT VISCOSITY A reader has sent us the accompanying picture of a notice board outside a restaurant in Antwerp announcing that they specialise in mussels and that if you like you can have them...
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PICTORIAL REVIEW SOME OF THE CARS AND PEOPLE OF THE I9A7 SEASON SEEN IN COLOUR
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SPECIALISED MOULDINGS THE FIRM of Specialised Mouldings do exactly what they say : manufacture special glass-fibre bodies for racing cars. They are a Small firm, efficient and highly regarded, and as...
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Weather affects first Canadian Brabhams again supreme Grand Prix TORONTO, CANADA, August 27th AS part of the Mebrations for thc Canadian Centennial Year, the F.I.A. sanctioned a Formula One race to...
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GOOD GOING IN A FIAT so° To prove that apart from the qualities of economy, reliability and compact size, the Fiat 50 has staying power and reasonable performance, two private owners recently...
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LETTERS FROM READERS N.B.—()pinions expressed Lire those of our Correspondents and Atom SPORT I nc a'11\ 4/e i/ elf with them ho THE VOLVO 144S ROAD-TEST REPORT MOTOR SPORT likes to be provocative—...
Of course it is futile to compare the Volvo 144S with the Rover 2000TC. How can you possibly ,compare a car having dual braking systems, ducted ventilation to the rear window, massive hoot, generous...
THE ART OF CORNERING Sir, The other day I read that some " expert " had discovered that many motorists take corners without looking at their speedometers suppose his experiments were, in some way;...
Having been an enthusiastic subscriber to MOTOR SPORT for many years now, I feel I must take you to task Over your Road Impressions of the Volvo 144S, since I have concluded from this that it is...
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HONDA S800 COMMENTS Sir, Having owned one of these excellent little cars 5 coupe) since last April, I was most interested to read your official write-up in the August edition of MoTog SPORT. Whilst I...
It is, I believe, well known to yourself and your readers that rallying of any kind has recently been excluded from cover unless specific permission has been Obtained front the insurance company....
SNAG ABOUT THE JAGUAR XK150 Sir, Are you able to advise me, or maybe your readers can, how to overcome the very unsatisfactory location of the two six-volt batteries in the XK1 SO? Because of the...
THE FUTURE OF M.o.T. TESTS Sir, My Mini was tested—allegedly—for its M.o.T. test at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesday 27th June. It was passed. On Friday 30th June at 7.30 p.m. (approx. 74-1 hours later) the rear...
THE MOTORIST ALWAY PAYS! Ssir, I am in complete agreement with Mr. P. Jennings of Birkenshaw's comments on the high handed methods of the Insurance Companies. Until recently I was running a 1964 SAAB...
I write to concur whole-heartedly with the sentiments expressed in the latter from P. Jennings, as I have also recently received shabby treatment from an insurance company. On April 12th this year I...
THE WORLD'S SAFEST CAR Sir, Surely the people at 343 Fusion Road are going just a little to far in acclaiming the Rover 2000 " the world's safest car." Have they never heard of the Jensen FE? Which,...
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ANTICIPATING A NEW MODEL? Sir, In view of your recent references to the Rover 2000 which you have acquired as your personal car, you may be interested in the engine change which I made to my car....
• • BUY BRITISH! Sir, The enclosed " snap " was taken in a side-Street here in Newcastle.
FOG AND THE 70 LIMIT Sir, I would like to support the views of your correspondent D. J. Rodbard who states that statistics can be conjured by the M.o.T. to support almost anything and not necessarily...
SHORT LIST Sir, My fellow Banker from Margate cannot really believe that his dream car would sell in this year of grace were any manufacturer willing to risk the capital to market a design alas...
THE ARCH-CRIMINALS! Sir, I read recently that for the offence of kicking a policeman unconscious, two men were each fined £20. For a motoring offence in which no other person was involved and which...
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A POST-WAR DAIMLER Sir, The recent and most illuminating correspondence on Daimlers prompts me to write about my own; a car which does not belong, perhaps, to the more important or exciting marques...
A Vintage Miscellany Sir, Page 794. I think Bunty Scott-Moncrieff relayed the story that a motor trading acquaintance of his was trying to sell a reasonably formal saloon to a truly Edwardian grande...
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