October 1978

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The rape of Brooklands That line of historic sheds on the west side of Brooklands, from the Parry Thomas "Hermitage" to the premises occupied right up to the war by racing driver W. B. Scott, have...
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A hollow victory Monza, September 10th Practice began on Friday morning under warm and sunny skies and 28 contestants were ready to qualify for the 24 places on the starting grid. To support the...
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Reflections in the Park were hazy to say the least, for apart from the chaos and absurdity of the result of the Italian GP as it was run, there was the sad news that Ronnie Peterson had succumbed...
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It is with great regret that we have to record the death, at 81 years of age, of Harry Weslake when he suffered a heart-attack at the World Speedway Finals at Wembley on September 3rd. Harry Weslake...
Following the first successful cyclecar rally held in 1975, a second such event took place at the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden Aerodrome on September 3rd, a lovely sunny day, at the same...
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Last year the streets of Montreux on beautiful Lac Leman echoed to the sound of racing cars commemorating the Montreux Grand Prix of 1934, a round-the-houses race won by Count Trossi's Alfa Romeo...
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Not a Vintage Year Silverstone, September 17th In 1905 the first Tourist Trophy was won by J. S. Napier in an 18 h.p. Arrol Johnson at an average 33.9 m.p.h. around the Manx circuit. The fastest-ever...
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“The Cars That Henry Ford Built" by Beverly Rae Kimes. 136 pp. 81" x 101". (Automobile Quarterly Library, 245, West Main Street, Kutztown, Pennsylvania I9530, USA. 19.95 dollars - de luxe edition,...
“The Ulster Vintage Car Book of The Ards TT" by John S. Moore and Members of the Ulster VCC. 96 pp. 71" x 81". (Blackstaff Press Ltd., 2550, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3JF. £2.95.) This...
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An indication of the universality of the Model-T Ford is contained in travel books written when this was about the only mechanical road transport encountered in the backwoods of the World. Thus much...
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As for the past two years since 1976, Vintage SCC wound-up its racing season at 'hi twisty but accommodating circuit in Lincoln shire, where the Club is given a warm welcoml by the circuit owners and...
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As mentioned on page 1422, while I was up at Leyland Truck & Bus seeking Parry Thomas information, Peter Morris got out their 1915 S3 Type Leyland 3-ton platform lorry for me to drive, a vehicle...
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Sir, Regarding Mr. Spencer's letter, I feel I can add something to the subject of Carden Cyclecars and their designer. John Valentine Carden was born about 1890, he was therefore in his early-...
Sir, Your two references to the late Dennis Fields on page 1108 in the August issue, could give rise to the impression that the Veteran Car Club is no longer going to be able to date veteran cars may...
Sir, Reference page 1108, top of column 1 in the August issue Of MOTOR SPORT, I must point out that Max Sailer did NOT win the 1921 Coppa Florio by finishing second in the Targa Florio that year. The...
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Sir, As is usual, I rushed out this morning to buy my copy of MOTOR SPORT, and noted amongst your comments a reference to the ex-Victor Bruce/Mollart AC which you say is an Aceca, and owned by P. M....
Sir, Following the article about early 30/98 Vauxhalls a few issues back, you may be interested in the enclosed photograph, lent to me by a friend, Mrs. J. Callaghan. It shows her father, Wing...
In a beautifully-produced publication issued in 1976 to commemorate 80 years of Leyland commercial vehicle and 'bus production, the claim is made for Parry Thomas' ill-fated Leyland Fight car that it...
Sir, On page 1111 in the August issue of MOTOR SPORT you list a number of guests staying at the Hotel Eller Hof during the 1935 German Grand Prix. You admit to miss a couple of the names, so I will...
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Wheel Craftsmen in Magnesium Elektron Since 1973 Dymag racing car wheel's made by Competition Wheels Ltd. have become an increasingly common sight. Now it's easier to say who doesn't run Dymag in...
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Although Humprey Cook is best remembered in our world as the financier enthusiast who made Raymond Mays' dream of the ERA an English Racing Automobile in the voiturette class come true, he began his...
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Transport I have often had occasion to compliment the Formula One teams for the way they invariably arrive at a circuit well on time, whether it be in Sweden or Spain. Teams arriving late for...
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A fine win in the Williams Monaco Trophy race at the VSCC's final race meeting of the season, at Cadwell Park on Bank Holiday Sunday, clinched the MOTOR SPORT Brooklands Memorial Trophy for Chris...
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Twenty years ago the Lister-Jaguar was the absolute king of British sports car racing, its successful image created by Archie Scott-Brown, who tragically lost his life in one at Spa-Francorchamps in...
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One of the closest finishes ever, saw three people set a new course record of 17.48 sec. in the Fribourg and Treyer Brighton National Speed Trials. First to set it was World Standing Kilometre Record...
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Niki Lauda (above) was awarded first place in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 10th, although his Brabham BT46 finished third on the road. Bottom left, Patrick Tambay's McLaren finished...
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The tail shot of Poncin's 1929 Lancia Lambda, left, on the descent from the Col Saint Bernard, illustrates some of the arduous terrain faced by competitors on this Paris-Montreux-Turin rally route....
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The fifth round of the British International "Open" series provided Ford with a one-two-three grand slam with Mikkola, Brookes and Clark. The all-loose surface rally, in the Galloway and Argyllshire...
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Sir, Spanish bullfight promoters will be heartened by the publicity given to Spain's multi-million pound bullfight (July issue). British bullfight fans may he saved any inconvenience about attending...
Sir, I was surprised to read, on page 1281 of the September issue of MOTOR SPORT, that my friend Eoin Young has joined up with me in my business of Second-hand motor book selling to "exploit the...
Letters from Readers Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate with them. ED
Sir, The questionable reliability of sports cars was put to the test this summer when the Marcos Club organised a "raid” to the Ferrari Factory in Italy. Marcos cars built between 1965 and 1971 (...
Sir, I was really sickened by two letters which appeared in the September issue of MOTOR SPORT. which decried almost everything to do with the British Grand Prix. It was the first motor race I have...
These days turbocharging seems to be very topical when discussing high performance car engines. Why then does no one ever mention the turbocharged Corvair manufactured by Chevrolet during the 1960s....
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Sir. The suggestion that the streamlining on the LNER locomotive "Mallard" owes something to the 1936 Bugatti 57S is surely nonsense. The first Gresley's A4 streamlined Pacifics was in service by...
In the August issue of MOTOR SPORT I note that you have resurrected my old Wolseley 7 (page 1108). This was indeed an horizontally opposed twin 14 b.h.p, manufactured in 1923, so. like its one time...
Sir, I have just re-read my March 1978 issue of MOTOR SPORT and as always, particularly for a displaced Englishman living here in northern California, it is a great source of interest and pleasure....
Sir, I was interested to read Mr. Littlewood's letter to MOTOR SPORT, "A Shattering Tale", and was surprised to read that he had so much trouble in obtaining a replacement windscreen in Germany for...
With reference to the question put by Mr. K. Bearpark in the July issue, it all depends on sex! No, Gentlemen, not that kind of sex, but the sex of the knock-on hub nuts. On an MG which has ordinary...
Sir, In your article "Recalling the 1935 German GP” you mention walb and suggest be was an Auto-Union technician. Willi Walb seas Auto Union's Racing Manager but, unlike his counterpart Neubauer,...
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Sir, I have just read with interest your article on the TR7 with V8 engine. I have just completed 25,000 miles with my own version. In many ways the specification is similar, i.e. 11.1 compression...
Sir, I am a member of the Under Seventeens Car Club and we meet once a month at Silverstone circuit for the day. Unfortunately we are unable to have the whole circuit as there are other meetings...
Sir, Liking cars of character but being of relatively slender means, I am contemplating acquiring a Rover P4. Unfortunately, I am experiencing some difficulty in obtaining the necessary information...

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