October 1973

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On With The Show This is certainly the theme song of the SMM & T, organisers of the London Motor Show which is scheduled to take place this year at Earls Court between October 17th and 27th. It...
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* Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 14th of the preceding month are included in this list * C - Closed Event. CI - Closed Invitation Event. R - Restricted...
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New, revised, refurbished cars. As that gigantic eyesore in Earl's Court Road prepares once more for its annual four-wheeled beanfeast, the MOTOR SPORT office is subsiding gradually beneath a sea of...
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A Section Devoted To Old Car Matters VSCC Lllandow Thruxton being unavailable, the VSCC went to Llandow circuit in S. Wales for its final race meeting of 1973. There was the attraction of no Armco...
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A Lost Causes Club The two-stroke car is not yet quite exterminated, for the Wartburg is still made in East Germany and here the DKW OC caters for owners of these cars and anyone interested, as the...
Getting it right I always become impatient when people get the sizes of the W.O. Bentleys muddled. It seems so easy - 3, 4 ½, 6 ½, and 4-litre. So I was unhappy to discover that I had been made to...
The 30/98 Vauxhall Register has issued a most Interesting list of these cars which belong to members in the UK, New Zealand, Africa, Canada and Argentina and is working on those in Australia and...
The annual driving tests and Concours d'Etat took place on the Earl of Beauchamp's Gloucester Drive at Madresfield Court, where speed trials were once allowed, in which Morgan three-wheelers went...
The Vintage SCC has moved front rented premises to its own offices. Its new address is 121, Russell Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5JX. Its telephone number is unchanged—Newbury 4411.
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Regular readers will know that occasionally I like to visit an air-display and a traction-engine rally, to keep a sense of proportion. For anyone with these sentiments living near the Midlands, the...
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The presence of two vintage racing ACs at the August VSCC Prescott hill-climb, as reported last month, prompts a few words on the subject. Willoughby's two-seater has the Anzani-pattern side-valve...
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Information is sought about the history and testing at Brooklands of the Godsal Special which was apparently made of 1926-1936 components and is almost ready to take the road again, with its original...
Sir, Like many of your correspondents, my faith in the fairness of police and traffic patrol has steadily been eroded over the past year or so. Finally in February of this year, what little respect I...
Sir, I have just come across the letter from Mr. G. E. Porrett in the June issue and was very interested to read his comments on toys and models of yesteryear. I wonder how many of your readers...
Sir, I have read with great interest your account of your run in the Mercedes 60 and the reference to the Gordon Bennett Race of 1903, held in Athy, Ireland. The Club, of which I am President, the...
Sir, Your interesting article on the three Mercedes 60s in England reminded me that I had seen another one in the Transportation Section of the Smithsonian Institute Museum in Washington, D.C. Being...
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Road Impressions In recent months we have had a good deal to say about the 2-litre sixteen-valve Triumph Dolomite Sprint, justifiably so, because this is one of British Leyland's most acceptable new...
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Osterreichring, Zeltweg, Aug 19th. If anyone has doubts about the popularity of Grand Prix racing they should visit the Austrian Grand Prix, for even though the Osterreichring has only had three...
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The greatest interest in the paddock at the Austrian Grand Prix centred around the re-appearance of the Scuderia Ferrari, after being missing from the Dutch Grand Prix and the German Grand Prix....
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Tuning Topics. The last few days in August were quite significant in the life of the European automotive industry, though probably few people realised it. In the space of three days two new...
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"Black Lysander", by Wing Commander John Nesbitt-Dufort, DSO, C de G, RAF rtd. 184 pp. 8¾ x 5½ in., (Jarrolds Publishers Ltd., 3, Fitzroy Square, London W.I. £2.50.) Flying books are on the increase...
Reading "The Rise and Fall of Horatio Bottomley" by Alan Hyman (Cassell, 1972) one would dearly like to know what makes of cars the vain millionaire swindler indulged in when all was going well with...
"Sentencing The Motoring Offender" by Roger Hood. 244 pp., 8¾ x 5½ in., (Heinemann Educational Books Ltd., 48, Charles Street, London, W1X 8AH. £3.50). "Drivers After Sentence" by T. C. Willett. 182...
Recent Dinky Toy miniatures of vehicles include a 1:76-scale Atlantean bus in "Yellow Page's" livery, this being No. 295 at a recommended UK retail price of 89p while their aircraft series embraces a...
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by Anthony Bird. On July the 28th a sinister little paragraph appeared in Motor warning readers that from August 1st, 1973, it will be illegal to fit multi-tuned or musical horns to new cars. This...
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Some History and Road Impressions of Russ-Turner's Famous Brooklands Lap Record Car "The Bentley was in grand inns, roaring very high round the Byfleet banking, dropping to the Fork in a puff of dust...
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Over the past twelve to eighteen months a great number of people have discovered the motorcycle and it has become quite the "in" thing, as long as the sun is shining. Almost every motoring magazine...
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Six years too late, comfortable seating, poor ride, excessive wind noise , fast and economical There are those who say that certain sectors of the British motor industry would have been in a better...
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VICTORY for Toine Hezemans/Dieter Quester (BMW 3.0 CSL) in the Paul Ricard 6-Hour race in the Castellet district of the South of France on September 2nd gave BMW an unassailable lead in the European...
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This meeting produced a dramatic conconclusion to the MOTOR SPORT Brooklands Memorial Trophy contest. lain Macdonald's Lagonda won, challenged by Cranage's MG (top). Cole's MG (No. 18) retired after...
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The Ferrari Team made a return to Grand Prix racing at Osterreichring with a single, revised chassis. Arturo Merzario (above) was at the wheel and he held fourth place in the opening stages and...
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Ronnie Peterson and Emerson Fittipaldi completely dominated the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in the John Player Lotus 72s, the two team-mates taking the lead as they left the starting grid and...
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Champagne celebrations for winners Dieter Quester (right) and Toine Hezemans (centre), while second-placed James Hunt looks on after the BMW walkover in the Paul Ricard 6-Hour Race, the penultimate...
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Teddy Pilette's Chevron (right) had its second Rothmans European Formula 5000 win of the season at the Bank Holiday Brands Hatch meeting. The Belgian's win gave him the lead in the £90,000...
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Stewart's Championship Monza, Italy, September 9th The Italian Grand Prix produced the first Team Lotus one-two result for some six years, but the race around Monza's famous, if "chicane" bedevilled...
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Safety Measures Apart from all the unofficial people who make pronouncements on motor racing safety, those people whose job it actually is, are always discussing the problem and after the big...
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Chevrolet Firenza 5-litre V8s shine but Fall wins for Datsun Of all the world's international rallies there are but few outside the World Rally Championship which can really claim to be given a great...
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Sir, Following Mr. P. J. Doyle's letter to you in the August issue regarding his troubles with his Fiat 132 1800 S it may be of interest to your readers to hear of my troubles with my Fiat 124...
Sir, In answer to Mr. F. H. Stapley's letter in the August issue about foreign car reliability, my experiences with a Fiat 127 may be of interest, especially as they confirm complaints about Fiats in...
Sir, I have been a keen reader of MOTOR SPORT for a considerable number of years now and provided a useful tally of signatures for your anti-70 petition. I should like some information on a current...
N.B.-Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them - ED.
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Sir, Your MOTOR SPORT apart from being the best 15 pence worth of reading matter anywher ein the country is also very tantalising! Every successive copy brings nostalgic memories of the past in...
Sir, It is, I suspect, a rare enough occasion nowadays to put on record the existence of an engine unit which has long since been out of production, and which to my knowledge has been little, if at...
Sir, I am interested in the comment contained its Mr Stapley's letter regarding the burnt exhaust valves On his Hunter. I am under the impression that the only damage likely to occur through the use...
Sir, I am engaged in restoring a Britannia car which is a vehicle made in very small numbers at Ashwell, Herts in the period 1958 to 1962. 'I he car that I own is index number UNL 417 and from its...
Sir. My 1969 MG-B has served me well over the last year, having purchased it from a British emigrant. My problem now is spares. Fortunately Leyland South Africa has started to produce the Austin...
Sir, Having just hitch-hiked from the Zambian Copper-belt to Cape Town (about 3,000 miles) I thought you might be interested in the makes and types of vehicles I travelled in, so I compiled the...
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The number of one-make organisations is quite prodigious, each one doing good work for its own particular cause. Did you know that Raleigh motorcycles, the Raleigh 5 cwt. commercial vehicles, pre-...
As eleven years have now passed since I restored this car as near as was humanly possible to its pre-war specification, and as it has been much written about meanwhile, I am surprised that all of a...

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