September 1962

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B.M.C. takes the lead A dozen or so years ago the editor of Motor Sport leapt out of a British small car and rushed into the house shouting to his wife "At last Britain has a car that holds the road...
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Great Auclum, the eighth qualifying event for the R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship, saw the Jersey/Italian Renato (Tico) Martini backing up his phenomenal Bouley Bay win with an outright win in the...
Major Richard Chichester once again allowed the 1,000-yard drive of Wiscombe Park to be used by the West of England, Taunton, and Plymouth M.C.s for their annual Three Clubs' Meeting. Few top-line...
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The T.T., sponsored for the R.A.C. by the News of the World and run at Goodwood by the B.A.R.C. has in its time been for touring cars, fully equipped sports cars, stripped sports cars and out-and-out...
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Whether the police should be blamed for harassing Motorists over minor matters or whether those who instruct them in their duties are to blame is a moot point. But we commend the common sense of...
The Ulster A.C.'s Craigantlet Hill-Climb, a qualifying event for the R.A.C. National Championship, saw the pattern of events in this year's Championship series take yet another change, with John...
Mr. Roy Nightingale has replied as follows to the item "Do You Recall Them" that appeared last month and we congratulate him on his very fair comment: — "I was interested to read your comments. Of...
According to the Melbourne Herald, the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport, which is the controlling body, imposed a ban on all cars of B.M.C. manufacture from taking part in Australian...
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At the French Grand Prix in July we had an accident of serious potential, but fortunately without serious consequences, apart from material damage. At the German Grand Prix in August there was...
(August 12th) – Formula One – 30 laps – 90 kms. A small field of 10 cars contested this short race over the twisting and flat circuit near the armaments town of Karlskoga and provided a welcome win...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Prescott Speed Hill-Climb (August 19th) This is always a pleasant occasion and, in spite of an overcast sky and one shower of rain, this year's event was...
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V.S.C.C. Admission Charges Sir, As a member of the Vintage Sports Car Club and as a competitor in many of their Silverstone Meetings, I was most surprised to see Mr. H. W. Green's letter in the...
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When the “criminal" motorist commits a parking offence or similar misdemeanour he or she can expect a fine of at least £3. When three boys of 13, 14 and 15, were caught discharging air gun pellets at...
1½-litre Fords When we road-tested the new Ford Consul Classic last year we stated "the performance is nothing to rave about." Ford has since found this out for themselves, for the 1,340-c.c. Classic...
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Without, we hope, giving offence to the 750 M.C. it can be fairly stated that the era of the Austin and Ford based special is near its end as far as road going ears are concerned, due partly to the...
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The Citroën Ami 6 I have always had an extremely soft spot for the 2 c.v. Citroen and after 700 miles' experience of its bigger (but younger) frere, the Ami 6; I am perfectly willing to transfer my...
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Dinky Toys have a fine Airport Fire Tender with the novelty of a real flashing roof-lamps, battery-lit and cam-actuated from a rear wheel. It is No. 276 in the Dinky Toys series by Meccano and...
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A Pleasing Anglo-Swedish Sports Coupé — The Volvo P 1800 Volvo cars from Sweden are very conscientiously made and accurately assembled, as readers of Motor Sport’s account of a visit to the Göteberg...
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"500 Miles To Go," by Al Bloemaker. 278pp. 8½ in. x 5 3/5 in. (Frederick Muller Ltd., 110, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 30s.) This is the Story of the Indianapolis Speedway, from 1908 to present-day...
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A front-drive 1,098-c.c. saloon with self-levelling rubber, all-round independent suspension and Lockheed disc front brakes, available in 4-door saloon form for less than £700 purchase tax paid. Avid...
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August 6th For the Guards Trophy meeting this year the B.R.S.C.C. decided to hold the race for sports cars and Prototypes and arrayed an interesting collection of cars for this 50-lap event, a huge...
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In concluding our Readers' Car Survey we are publishing on these pages a table detailing all the makes which have been owned by readers who took part in the Survey, each make being quoted as a...
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Making their first public appearance at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring were three entirely new Formula One Grand Prix cars, one being a new make altogether and the other two being new...
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A race under impossible conditions Adenau, Germany, August 5th. The Automobile Club von Deutschland collected a vast entry for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, including all the factory...
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At Silverstone on August 11th the 750 M.C. held the 12th National 6-Hour Relay Race, a splendid long-distance contest calling for team strategy and much pit-work – pit-work in this case embracing the...
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In a rather subtle piece of publicity for a certain make of safety belt Polly Elwes, wife of Monte Carlo Rally taximan Peter Dimmock of the B.B.C. explains that, "The harness is not all that...
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After eight qualifying rounds of the R.A.C. National Hill-Climb Championship, Jersey driver Arthur Owen (2½-litre Cooper-Climax) leads the overall aggregate with 63 points from the Scot, Ray Fielding...
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The cost of watching motor racing Sir, As a spectator at motor-racing events since 1954, I am now being deterred by the exorbitant admission prices. Some years ago, Entertainments Tax was lifted and...

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