October 1968

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• Earls Court Prospects From the 16th to the 26th of this month Earls Court Opens its doors to another London Motor Show. While remaining depressed about a show of cars at which it is virtually...
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The cancellation of the Reims 12-hour race for prototypes and sports cars took much of the sparkle out of the traditional Champenois feast of speed. All that remained, apart from a couple of French...
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Monza Monza, Italy, September 8th The mere mention of Monza conjures up speed and Grand Prix racing with no ifs or buts, and once again the Italian track lived up to its reputation. Although practice...
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One of the biggest talking points at Monza was the exclusion of the two American drivers, Mario Andretti and Bobby Unser. The Italian organisers disqualified them from the meeting under the rule that...
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V. & V. Trophy.—On September 15th, at Beaulieu, William Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport, was presented by Lord Montagu with The Veteran & Vintage Magazine Trophy for major contribution and...
Results : Driving Tests : Touring Cars : First Class Awards : D. Jones (1937 Riley) and D. Franklin (1929 Rover). Second Class Award : J. W. Rowley (1913 Talbot). Third Class Award : A. G. Templeton...
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It is often the case that just by simple observation of a fellow human being one can determine the type of car he or she drives, and in general the habits of drivers of the same kind of machine are...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Thruxton Race Meeting (September 14th)Footitt (A.C./G.N.) Wins Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy from Cobb (Frazer Nash) and Abson Lagonda Rapier)...
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The Canadian-American Challenge Cup series has entered its third season with every indication of continuing the enormous success it achieved in its first two years. The series consists of six races,...
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While I enjoy a good Grand Prix race as much as anything, it makes a great change to watch a long-distance race, especially if there is no great need to follow it closely lap by lap, for this allows...
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The Honda N 360 • A 1922 G.N. • The Renault 16 • A 1910 Hotchkiss The Editorial Rover 2000TC having been rammed in London by the driver of a Humber taxi, who, as he said he possessed brakes, I can...
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The weather relented by Tuesday and most of the flying pro­gramme of the Air Show was possible. Incidentally, the Show is organised by the S.B.A.C., but this now means Society of British Aerospace...
The weather relented by Tuesday and most of the flying pro­gramme of the Air Show was possible. Incidentally, the Show is organised by the S.B.A.C., but this now means Society of British Aerospace...
The Hockenheim circuit was the scene of another International Group 4, 6 and 7 Preis der Nationen race. Porsche entered a works 3-litre 908 for Herrmann, backed by a host of private Porsches inclu­...
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Rally of the Thousand Lakes Last month this column was initiated in the cabin of a Finnair Caravelle on its way from London to Helsinki. It was in a similar place some months before that the idea...
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At a time when the Conservative Party is being accused of apathy, it is pleasing to note that a punch-packed book by P. G. M. Gregory, called "The Plight of the Motorist", has emanated from the...
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This time, thanks to a reader, Mr. J. H. Dunn of Weybridge, we are able to quote a rather luridly written passage from "The Log of the Maken", by Ian Nicolson, which will be of interest to members of...
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The Editor recalls the days when fast racing boats and well-known racing drivers contested International events on London's River The Thames fascinates me and it has long been my intention to...
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No. 39: The Dolphin The Dolphin was a comparatively rare make of car but I fortunate in being able to obtain some first-hand information about by driving into Kent (with an apprehensive eye on the...
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A Flashback to One of the Last of the Cyclecars With another spate of Motor Shows looming up, it is not a bad thing to look at some of the lesser motor vehicles of the past, a habit which enhances...
A Flashback to One of the Last of the Cyclecars With another spate of Motor Shows looming up, it is not a bad thing to look at some of the lesser motor vehicles of the past, a habit which enhances...
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The V.S.C.C. is attempting to work a scheme for the supply of new wheel rims to take beaded-edge tyres of various sizes. This entails four tools totalling £680, so orders in advance, with cash, are...
V.E.V. Miscellany.—Alan Betteridge has rebuilt the vintage racing hydroplane "Jazz" formerly owned by the late Don Rowe. She is powered by a Prince Henry Vauxhall engine and was entered for last...
V.E.V. Odds and Ends.—The few fine days of the summer brought out some of the older cars. For instance, we followed for some distance out of Frimley a girl, not in a black bikini but in a white...
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Mystery of the T.T. Humbers Sir, I was interested to read the letter from F. R. Waly regarding the fate of one of the 1914 T.T. Humbers. According to my records all three cars appeared after the war...
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Some Notes about a Small Sports Car which is now as dead as the Dodo but which was extremely Popular and Successful during the period 1924 to 1927 If you ask the present-day Austin 7 fraternity if...
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An article in the Farmers' Guardian last July explained the terrible state in which the Army left the Donington Hall 2,000-acre estate near Derby. According to this article they erected some 200 huts...
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Sir, I apologise for the poor Cyril Fletcher imitation but it does relate my recent motoring experiences: "Vauxhall Rubbish" they used to say; "The bodywork just rots away." But what is this...
[By means of which the Continental Editor, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W.B., Had you been at the top of the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps, shortly before the...
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Enna (August 25th) Formula Two racing moved to Southern Europe on August 25th as the culmination of a series of National races at the high-speed circuit of Enna which skirts a large lake in the...
Jyllandsring (August 25th) The incredibly twisty and slow 2.48-kilometre circuit at Jyllandsring in the Jutland area of Denmark held its first race of major International importance on August 25th....
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Traditionally the Summer Bank Holiday meeting at Brands Hatch features powerful cars, and this year, after an apparently unsuccessful attempt with Formula Two in 1967, the organisers plumped for...
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Zeltweg, Austria, August 25th. As they have no Formula One race yet in Austria the OAMTC give the title of Grand Prix of Austria to their major event, and this year it was the 500-kilometre race for...
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"Cars In Colour", by Michael Sedgwick. 174 pp. 8 11/16 in. x 8½ in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge St., London, W.1. 25s.) Batsford are back on the motor-book bandwagon with this rather...
The latest fully-detailed Corgi miniature is of a Chevrolet Camaro SS350. It is a fine piece of small-scale die-casting and has the "Golden Jacks" wheel-changing system which Mettoy Playcraft...
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Safety Belts Sir, I was once more astounded to read your comments on safety belts. You state in "On the Road": Issigonis has said that, like me, he has had no use for safety belts, having made a very...

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