October 1969

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• Earls Court Trends October is the month of fogs, frosts and Earls Court. This year's London Motor Show is important, if only because the Industry has its back to the wall, fighting for sales, with...
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Bill Boddy wishes it to be known that, owing to a difference in opinion over some of the findings of the Committee, he has resigned from the position of Hon. Secretary of the Brooklands Society of...
Lesney have brought out three fastback miniatures in their "Matchbox" series, all with their Superfast axles and bearings which give a very long run from a push start. These models are a B.M.C. 1800...
That combined air display and vintage car show at Booker aerodrome on September 7th was a much bigger affair than had been foreseen. In aid of local charities and with a tea for local old folk who...
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And I mean a quick look. A BEA Trident 1 (600 m.p.h. at 29,000 ft.) got me to Milan rather before midday one Monday morning, on my way to see a few highlights at one of Europe’s biggest producers of...
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For many years the atmosphere around the pit area at Monza was fraught with tough policemen who would throw anybody out on the slightest pretext, especially if they were not displaying an official...
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With the capacity limit raised to 2-litres for this year, the annual Nürburgring 500-kilometre sports-car race has now become a well-established event for it has allowed a much greater selection of...
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Elkhart Lake The Canadian-American Challenge Cup series moved beyond the halfway mark with the sixth of the 11 scheduled races at the very attractive 4-mile Road America course, set amid the rolling...
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Remembering all the race circuits which were mooted in this country, at places as distant as Brighton, Dunstable, Birmingham, etc., but which never materialised, one takes stories of further ventures...
The United States Auto Club has gone a long way toward putting its house in order by finally naming a full-time executive director to oversee all its operations and at the same time announcing that...
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Alpine Rally In most minds mention of the Coupe des Alpes will give rise to thoughts of high mountain passes, winding ascents and descents and what is probably the tightest time schedule of any rally...
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At the high-speed battle that was the Italian Grand Prix at Monza there were numerous experiments being made with and without aerofoils and nose fins, and the results were most inconclusive. Just...
Due to circumstances beyond their control the International Sprint Organisation have had to postpone the Elvington Meeting for one week. If you want to see International record attempts being made,...
"If the Owen Organisation is identified with anything at all it is British Racing Motors, better known by its initials B.R.M. With this company Sir Alfred almost single-handed put British racing back...
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Enna, Italy, August 24th. The European Formula Two Championship of non-graded drivers took an interesting turn when a large contingent of F.2 cars arrived at the Sicilian lakeside circuit of Pergusa...
Almost every week in the sporting papers there are scare-headlines such as "Castle Combe doomed", "Oulton Park threatened", "Lydden Hill in danger", and so on. What the papers are trying to convey is...
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Formula Ford at its Best Monza, Italy, September 7th. When practice began a 3 p.m. on Friday there was a feeling of apprehension in the air, for those teams using Cosworth-Ford V8 engines were very...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The V.S.C.C. at Thruxton Neil Corner (Bugatti) clinches "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy The Vintage Sports Car Club’s final race meeting of 1969 took...
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Ken Revis B.M.C. Publicity Manager, has presented a 1932 chromium-plated Morris Minor chassis, as it appeared Railton saloon, with complete engine, wheels, etc., is reported in a breaker’s yard and...
More About "Babs" Sir, I visited Mr. Owen Wyn at Capel Curig in August and had a long and most interesting talk with him, together with a fascinating look at "Babs". He has made considerable progress...
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[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W.B., Calling in at Stuttgart recently, just after the announcement of the...
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Its common knowledge that Ford will introduce the 3-litre version of "the car you always promised yourself" in time for the Motor Show. Recently Motor Sport was able to borrow a Capri from the Luton...
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"Why Finish Last?", by Andrew Cowen. 129 pp. 8 in. x 5 in (Queen Anne Press Ltd., 49, Poland Street, London, W.1. 21s.) Nick Britten got his account of preparing for and driving in the London-Sydney...
The well-known Esso road maps of the British Isles have been completely revised and re-styled. Several new features have been added to make the map an indispensable aid to drivers. These features...
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The Sunbeam Rapier H120 and The Auto-Union Audi 100LS Two Interesting Closed Cars with High-Efficiency 1.7-litre Engines and Similar Performance—Both in the £1,500 Price Bracket Comparisions are...
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From "Long Before Forty", the autobiography of the late C. S. Forester of the celebrated "Hornblower" books (Michael Joseph, 1967), comes an interesting example of how cars were rated at his public...
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Racing Cars from Lancashire At any British race meeting these days one is tempted to ask where sports-car racing would be without the marque Chevron. Most of this year's international and National...
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The Six-Cylinder BMW 2800 An Extremely Fast and Accelerative Medium-Capacity Saloon which is Near-Perfect in Almost All Respects After reviving their fortunes with a range of extremely good o.h.c....
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. No Assistance from the A.A. Sir, The sentiments expressed in your...

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