October 1986

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The Birmingham Super Prix It was the cruellest misfortune which turned the Birmingham Super Prix into a well-publicised shambles. After fifteen years of trying to organise the first road race on...
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A new competition Manager, Jeff May, has been appointed by Porsche Club GB to look after the various sporting activities of the club, in particular the extremely successful Giroflex series which has...
This year's Motor Show at the NEC will be open to the public between October 18th and 26th inclusive. Subaru is among manufacturers displaying 'concept' cars, which are often a useful clue to future...
Following the death of Patrick Marsh, Roger Collings has been elected President of the Vintage Sports-Car Club. If, as we believe, the Presidents of this leading Club have in the past been elected...
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History from the heart of England It finally happened. After years of effort and disappointment, Birmingham had its race. Motor racing has been with us for ninety years but we, in mainland Britain,...
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Letter from Monza From D.S.J. to the Deputy Editor Dear ML, During the brief winter lull from Formula One racing there seems to be plenty of time to speculate on what is, or is not, going to happen...
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 Mercedes 560 and beyond -- Leaving the perils of agitated Subaru owners and all-wheel-drive behind him, our musing monthly writer drives the latest in British offerings from Mercedes-Benz at 150 mph...
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First win for Kouros Sauber-Mercedes The turbocharged, Mercedes V8-powered Kouros Sauber earned its first success in the World Sportscar Championship at the Nürburgring on August 24, Mike Thackwell...
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Monza:  Well, I have never seen that before have been watching Grand Prix racing pretty regularly since 1948 and this was the first time I had seen a Grand Prix starting grid without a front row!...
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The Rally of The Thousand Lakes Wherever you go in the world, be it to a Moroccan oasis, a reindeer herdsmen's camp in Lapland, a fisherman's cottage on the Isle of Mull, or a sheep farm outside...
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Denny Hulme's fourth TT win Two small pieces of motor racing history were made at Silverstone on September 7th. The first was the fact that it was the fiftieth occasion on which the world's oldest...
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Subaru, who were among the first to introduce four-wheel-drive on ordinary-type saloon cars, have come a very long way since I sampled their 1800 GL Estate, back in 1981. That car was impressive in...
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It is only right that Fiat, the largest and most powerful car-manufacturer In Italy, should rnarket a luxury model. In vintage times there was the great Fiat Forty, with a very clean-outlined 4.7-...
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Taking over as top-line model in BMW's admirable 3-series range of small cars is a new homologation special, the M3. Borrowing the M for Motorsport designation which we saw first on the M1, the mid-...
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Seventh out of ten The Grand Prix circus finished a hectic ten week schedule at the Osterreichring on August 17th during which period no fewer than seven rounds of the World Championship had taken...
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The Early Years On 23rd October 1955, Tony Brooks won the Syracuse GP in a Type B Connaught. It was Britain's first GP victory for over thirty years and it's impossible to convey to those who did not...
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I had an interesting meeting with Mr J. F. Andrews, who used to test racing-car tyres for the Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. We met at that convenient centre, the Midland Motor Museum in Bridgnorth, the...
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It was with the deepest regret that we learned of the death of Ted Inman-Hunter, after a long illness. Ted was apprenticed to the Aston Martin Company at Feltham in the Bertelli days and ever after...
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Just to serve as a reminder of how far we have come in sixty years, yet how little has really changed, Owen John was on in 1925 about the AA and RAC still being separate organisations, as they are to...
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When Ford invited motoring writers to drive the Sierra RS Cosworth in Spain last December, the occasion immediately passed into lore. Nobody was prepared for so much excitement and for months...
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The thing I like most about the current range of high performance — sorry, very high performance — BMWs is their relative lack of extrovert styling. There was a time, when the CSL "batmobile" reigned...
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On September 6th the R-REC fulfilled, with the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, a long-held ambition, that of opening the Eric Barrass Archive Building at their headquarters at the Hunt House,...
Many years ago we looked at the Pembroke Motor Museum and the other day, when needing parts for two A7s, we obtained these from the shop at the Llangollen Museum, in the Welsh town where canal,...
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Readers of Motor Sport  are very co-operative in keeping me in touch with odd items of motoring history which appear from time to time in unexpected places. Thus we were recently sent a cutting from...
To give credit where credit is due, it should be noted that at the last VSCC Shelsley Walsh hill-climb, in accordance with the rules pertaining at that venue, only one main award was given to each...
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For a relaxing day when pre-war cars tackle, not too seriously, a series of driving tests, Madresfield would be hard to beat, and in this year's September sunshine it was an ideal venue for social...
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A lasting memory of the 1986 VSCC Cadwell meeting on August 24th was an incident which took place just after the Williams Trophy race when the winner, Martin Morris in John Marks's Type 51 Bugatti,...
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Opinions expressed are those of the correspondents and not necessarily those of Motor Sport ***  Formula One Regulations Sir, The rule makers in international motor racing have long been concerned...

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