October 1975

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World Champion: Niki Lauda waves to the crowd after finishing third in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza and thus clinching the World Drivers Championship. On the left second placedman Emerson...
Cars for Sport At the present time, when motoring is excessively expensive and likely to become more so, fortunate indeed is he or she who can motor purely for the fun and pleasure of so doing. Most...
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— A Ferrari Walk-over Monza, Italy, September 7th There was a strange air of resignation about the place as the teams assembled in the paddock at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. The chances of...
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Fittipaldi was using a new McLaren M23 that had first appeared two weeks previously at the Swiss race at Dijon. It was the tenth M23 to be built, but as M23/8 had been scrapped after its Nurburgring...
The Italian Grand Prix really is a shadow of its former self, for not only have the four-abreast, wheel-to-wheel races disappeared thanks to the introduction of "safety-chicanes", but the paddock is...
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A New Breed of Cat A new Jaguar model is a rarity, every one a landmark in motoring history. Styling has met with world-wide acclaim, performance has been something for other manufacturers to aim at...
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CSI Formula One In Milan recently the CSI made some instant decisions concerning Formula One racing as part of a short-term policy, and formulated a group to consider Formula One in the long-term....
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(September 13th) It is nice to know that some things do not change, especially when they are good things, and the annual Speed Trials on the Madeira Drive at Brighton is one of those. My first...
Regazzoni Wins in France (August 24th) Despairing of being allowed to hold motor racing in their own country, the Automobile Clubs of Switzerland hired the Dijon-Prenois circuit in France and with...
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Records Shortly before his untimely death, as a result of the accident in practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, Mark Donohue had engraved his name in the records book by covering a lap of the...
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As we close for Press Colin Chapman introduced the new Formula One Lotus (seen above), which is the long-awaited successor to the Lotus 72 and the ill-fated John Player Special which turned out to be...
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— A washoutOsterreichring, Knittelfeld, August 17th The entry list for the Austrian Grand Prix was very full, almost to the point of overflowing as regards drivers, but after the debacles of the...
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Even before practice began, the local people of Knittelfeld and Zeltweg were explaining how beautiful sunny mornings could turn to rain by 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Yet the Austrian Grand Prix...
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[Having sensed that Major-General Sir Edmund Ironside. that great military person in every sense of the word, had enjoyed an unusual motoring life we were delighted when his son, Lord Ironside,...
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"History of Lamborghini" by Rob de la Rive Box and Richard Crump. 169 pp. 9 3/4 in. 7 in. (Transport Bookman Ltd., Lyon Park, Branford, Middlesex. £7.00. Postage 35p extra.) With the appearance of...
I have ceased to be surprised at the unusual places in which one finds references to cars. A book my wife had been reading, "Laura Knight" by Janet Dunbar (Collins, 1975) contained a mention of an...
All those readers who wrote in earlier this year suggesting a Club for MG-C owners need want no longer, they have their wish. If they don't mind sharing with MG-B owners, that is. John Hill informs...
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At a time when Secretary for Trade Mr. Peter Shore was lecturing the country about buying British (although surely he should have been advocating trading in European cars since, by the edict of the...
A reader has thoughtfully sent us two publications of motoring interest. The first is a Burnham Signs brochure, which illustrates some of the vehicles used by the firm, which supplies the AA,...
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A section devoted to old car matters The VSCC Winds up at Llandow (August 30th) The Vintage SCC went to Llandow circuit, near Cowbridge, in Welsh Wales, for its final race meeting of 1975, repeating...
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[My request that old chauffeurs with interesting driving careers behind them might get in touch with us, so that we might interview them for the purpose of recalling unusual cars they had in their...
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The Bean CC has published a list which shows it to have six two-cylinder Perrys (the fore-runner of the Bean), three 11.9 Perrys, 34 Bean 11.9s, 30 Bean Fourteens, five 14/40 and 14/45 Beans, nine 18...
Motor Sport and Bentleys Sir, Perhaps to justify your confidence in our records relating to Vintage Bentleys, I thought you might like to have the following information concerning those bought new by...
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That Jacques Laffite would win the French-dominated 1975 European Formula 2 championship was never really in doubt. The 31-year-old former racing mechanic had won five of the six races held when we...
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Cheerful comradeship, front-engined racing cars bearing a squashed resemblance to the inspiration of Chapman's Lotus Seven, and some remarkable lap times from cars and drivers who have deliberately...
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Motor Sport visits the seaside home of an individualistic, hand-built British Sports Car When Martin Lilley, then a director of TVR dealers Barnet Motor Company, rescued TVR from its umpteenth...
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Shortly after my factory visit Mike Casale loaned me the new smaller-engined addition to the TVR range, the Ford 1600 GT pushrod-engined model introduced to take advantage of, or defend, TVR against...
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Rally of the Thousand Lakes When the Rally of the Thousand Lakes used to take place at the end of August, up to 1972, it had a few things in common with the Welsh Rally; it was short, from Friday to...
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N.B. — Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. — ED. The AA Replies Sir, In your September issue Dr. John D. Schofield...

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