October 1983

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Up the limits The vexed subject of speed-limits is in the news again, as last month's Editorial emphasised. The leading motoring organisations are rightly pressing hard for the raising or abolition...
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The Riley RM Club The Riley RM Club caters for the later 1946-1955 Rileys, the RM models that were built in 11/2-litre and 21/2-litre form, retaining the inclined-valve, high-camshafts engine that...
The huge popularity of the sporting Golf and Scirocco models has resulted in the formation of an owners club. A news and information service is proposed, and to find further details of these and...
Anyone who follows the Wendy Wools Modified Saloon Car Championship will be aware that the Imp is still the basis for many successful racers. The Imp Club exists to prove that they can still provide...
A new technical adviser for Beta models has been appointed whose interests cover Sedan, Coupe, HPE, Spider and Monte Carlo versions. Apart from a monthly News-sheet and spares Consortia, the Club...
Paul Meale, who runs the Video Archive mentioned last month, has asked us to make clear the fact that for copyright reasons tapes cannot be loaned to motor clubs, but that he will organise film...
It was with sorrow and deep regret that we heard of the death, at the age of 79, in the hotel he was staying in while on holiday in Jersey, of Jack Bartlett. Jack will always be remembered as the...
Les Allard died in Brighton after a long illness borne with great courage. He will long be remembered for his boyish enthusiasm, whether scrambling on motor cycles or racing his blown Allard J2 which...
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German speed showcase Is the era of the German supercar drawing to a close? At the Frankfurt Show last month there were fast, faster and fastest cars, manufacturers vying with each other with multi-...
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A year ago Hannu Mikkola won the Rally of the Thousand Lakes after his team-mate Stig Blomqvist, obviously more than capable of winning, was told by Audi's team manager to slow down and finish second...
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The Jordan Rally THE Middle Ea. Rally Chall, opened the it rally is mk. es, h L172::" e tHrd de= o admit the. inexperience, e Amm. a. Elexel, 2=7. 3. °Xe°333bZ■3317,, ord., 3.133:1, iar d the m COM...
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Paying the piper For a time it seemed as if Grand Prixitis, otherwise known as "politics", had finally entered the blood-stream of Britain's top rally championship, the all-international six event...
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A lucky pair Zandvoort, August 28th The 1983 Dutch Grand Prix returned to its more usual date of the end of August after last year's diversion and resulted in a very satisfactory attendance for the...
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Williams: The official announcement in Austria that Frank Williams had concluded a deal with the Honda Motor Company of Tokyo to use their engines for 1984, with an experimental probe into the realms...
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An old friend! Six million sales in nine years is the record of the Volkswagen Golf, the water-cooled, front-drive family car which arrived, almost too late, in 1974 to replace the Beetle. It did...
The customary driving tests took place at this one-time speed-trials' course on September 4th. In the pedestrian part of the Slow/Fast test Walker's Morgan 3-wheeler made the observer checking that...
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Lancias getting better    The World Endurance Championship will continue with a clouded future until such time as another manufacturer seriously challenges Porsche, and at Spa-Francorchamps on...
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 Storm-swept but exciting The 1,000 Kilometre race at Brands Hatch has a history of bad weather, having been stopped twice in the past six years when the conditions became too bad for racing, and...
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"Grand Prix Bugatti" by Hugh Conway. 272 pp. 11 in x 8 in (Haynes Publishing Group Ltd., Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ, £19.95). This is the second edition of "Grand Prix Bugatti", the first...
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Deception Monza, Italy, September 11th Monza. You either love it or you hate it and I love it. The name itself conjures up thoughts of speed, red cars, racing, noise and tumult, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari,...
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Ron Footitt (AC/GN) clinches Motor Sport Trophy contest THE last 1983 race meeting of the Vintage SCC took place on August 28th, at the very suitable, twisting 21/4-mile Cadwell Park circuit (owned...
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"It would make a nice road car, wouldn't it?" enquired Richard Lloyd as I stopped at the pits for a breather. After a few gentle laps of the Silverstone Club circuit in the Canon sponsored Porsche...
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Twenty years ago, at the Frankfurt Auto Salon in 1963, Dr Ferry Porsche unveiled the Porsche 901 which, through an accident of fate, was renamed the 911 by the time it went into production 12 months...
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A new class for Mercedes It took ten years — three more than is usual in the motor industry — for Mercedes-Benz to design and produce a more compact model than their traditional customers would...
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A section devoted to old car matters A 1910 Humber THE other day, in connection with some filming relating to a TV production about the evolution of the motor-car, I was able to drive the 1910 12/20...
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A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from the July issue)  Going on with the OJ saga of long ago, that motor-noter who wrote a weekly discourse on his chosen subject rather like Alistair...
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(This is the Golden Jubilee year of the Railton car, which we have already commemorated with a long article on this Anglo-American make in the April 1983 issue. From time to time Motor Sport has...
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Back in 1978, at my suggestion, Roger Collings took me on his well-known 1903 Sixty Mercedes for a long run, to personally commemorate the 75th anniversary of Jenatzy having won the Gordon Bennett...
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Tracing Pegasos Sir, As a regular reader of your magazine and actual owner of several Pegaso Z-102 sports cars, I would be most grateful if anyone could help me with information on these fine...
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Comfort at the wheel Sir, AH's comments on the lack of space in the Rover Vitesse highlights a trend that is making life very difficult for people who, like me, are over six feet tall.  The original...

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