September 1963

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Important technical developments Three notable technical advances have been announced recently. The first is associated with the dispersal of power. American automobiles are accepted as offering...
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Results: 1st: J. Surtees (Ferrari) .. 60 laps—1 hr. 18 min. 0.8 sec. 221.824 k.p.h. 2nd: P. Arundell (Lotus-Climax) .. 60 laps—1 hr. 18 min. 18.2 sec. 3rd: L. Bandini (B.R.M.) .. 1 hr. 18 min. 18.5...
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Last month the various methods of controlling rear wheel movement on Grand Prix cars were discussed and illustrated, and on this page are shown the front suspension systems on the same six cars. All...
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It was less than ten years ago that the idea of a British car winning a Grand Prix was considered by most people to be impossible. There were British-built green cars in Grand Prix racing, but they...
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(August 11th)—Two heats of 20 laps each On the tight little circuit at Karlskoga, a Formula One race was run in two heats, the addition of times deciding the winner. Brabham led the first heat from...
Driving one of the Indianapolis Lotus-Ford V8 cars, Jim Clark won the 200-mile race at Milwaukee (U.S.A.) against the cream of American professional track racers. Held over 200 laps of a 1-mile...
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Our last article on the R.A.C. British Hill-Climb Championship appeared in our July issue and gave the position after the Midland A.C.'s Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb. Since then five other qualifying...
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August 18th The sun shone and there was over-spill from the large car parks to an adjacent field for this year's Vintage S.C.C. Prescott Speed Hill-Climb. The entry of 103 was truly representative...
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A good all-rounder, capable of over 110 m.p.h., with adequate acceleration and the usual sports-car amenities, plus improved weather protection. From the days of Cecil Kimber the M.G. has, in all its...
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Last March I commented that I had put a 12-volt MotoMeter car clock on a simple Meccano test-rig, energising it from a 9-volt Exide dry cell. The intention was to put this clock in my Morris 1100....
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Stuttgart, July 28th A circuit that is made up from normal everyday roads, with climbs that bring an ordinary saloon down to 2nd gear, descents that make normal people apply the brakes, an 160 m.p.h...
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A well-deserved win Adenau, August 4th As if to celebrate the 25th German Grand Prix the weather at the Nurburgring in the Eifel mountains almost behaved itself for the duration of the meeting, which...
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Whenever anyone has a suspension or handling problem on a car they will eventually receive advice from an enthusiast to "fit a set of Konis." Certainly the Koni shock-absorber has achieved a...
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The Editor revives his enthusiasm for the Volkswagen by driving the VW 1500 estate car for 2,000 miles, finds the Peugeot 404L 7/8-seater family saloon an exceedingly useful and highly desirable car...
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Edgar Barth scored another victory in the European Mountain Championship on August 11th when he won the Freiburg hill-climb with his works flat-eight 2-litre Porsche. Sixty thousand German spectators...
The miniatures continue to flow from the production lines but many of those sent to us recently have been of diggers, earth-moving equipment and the like, to which we have given a miss. But from...
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Rare encounter — a roamer with Duesenberg engine I stalked this exceedingly rare specimen to its lair in Llanelly, a Welsh industrial town on the North shore of Carmarthen Bay. It was no chance...
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The quarterly trade magazine Piaggio will interest those of our readers who enjoy looking at interesting lines and intriguing curves, on Vespas. A pleasing item of the January-March issue is...
Ian Allan's Veteran and Vintage Series. 8 1/2 in. x 5 3/4 in. (Ian Allan, Craven House, Hampton Court, East Molesey, Surrey. 6s. each.) This new series, indicative of the fact that this well-known...
For three years now Nancy Cawthome has organised an unusual and most interesting assembly of privately-owned "specials" from amongst the Hants & Berks M.C. membership. Known by the delightful...
The London Cheshire Home Fete on September 14th, to be opened by H.R.H. Princess Alice—Countess of Athlone, will include a veteran and vintage car gathering, at 2.30-3 p.m., at College Road, Dulwich...
About Britain's Premier Race Circuit:— "It is now very obvious that the positioning of the pits for the Silverstone Grand Prix is hazardous—Autosport, July 26th. *** "The B.R.D.C., efficient and...
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Alec Issigonis, Technical Director of the British Motor Corporation, to whom all who have fun in minibrics are indebted, was recently presented by the Carmen's Company of the City of London, with...
Volkswagen are currently producing at the rate of over 1,200,000 vehicles a year, and expect to sell over 250,000 of these to America. You just can't keep a good VW down—American VW sales for May...
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A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. "Second Silverstone" (July 27th) Ideal weather conditions contributed to the success of the second Vintage S.C.C. Race Meeting of 1963. Apart from a...
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The Amilcar and Salmson Registers, in spite of their small joint membership, are again holding their week-end rally at New Beach Holiday Camp, Earnley-by-Sea, Sussex. The date is September 14/15th...
The atmosphere of the 'twenties is captured by those personal photograph albums then popular (because amateur photography was a new hobby, or was it because life was regarded in those days as a more...
The Morgan 3-Wheeler Club had a breakdown of members' engines in the July issue of its Bulletin. Most popular is the o.h.v. w/c. J.A.P., of which 255 are in Club "Mogs." The Matchless MX2 Comes next...
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The Bean C.C., no matter how small its own membership, has a happy knack of enticing an excellent entry to its meetings. Its Second Summer Rally at Bracknell Sports Stadium on July 21st had something...
We have frequently made reference to the excellent service operated by James Walker & Co., Ltd., Lion Works, Woking, Surrey, for old-car owners in need of new head and flange gaskets. A leaflet...
The Standard Register, formed five years ago to record surviving Edwardian and Vintage examples of the marque announces the formation of a "Post Vintage" section. Models produced between 1907 and...
The Shuttleworth Collection, Biggleswade, described in Motor Sport last March, is now open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays for the remainder of the summer. Admission costs 3s. 6d. for each...
The Veteran C.C.'s Newbury Rally takes place on September 21st, at the Show Ground, Elcot Park, commencing at 12 noon. Entries close September 4th.
Urgently required by an enthusiast building up a pre-1914 Singer Ten is the gearbox/back axle assembly for one of these cars.
A 1904 single-cylinder Rover, with a channel-section chassis having very thin dumb-irons, awaits restoration in Wales, where a 1927 Morris-Cowley 2-seater and a 1930/32 Austin 12/4 saloon are...
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Sir, Enclosed are several photos of a Peugeot Baby Sport Model 172BS that I recently restored to original condition. This is a 1924 model (the same year your publication was founded), with...
Sir, It is hoped that before long a history of the chain-drive Frazer Nash will be published by MacDonalds and written by myself. It is to he hoped that when this book is published it will be as free...
Sir, Nice to see Llanwrtyd Wells getting a spot of publicity, but even I know the Baptist Church isn't the Station, although I've only recently arrived here. Your captions got crossed it seems!...
Sir, I am glad that "W. B." pointed out in his report of the Light Car Rally that light cars in general are primarily for the less affluent members of society and need not attain an unduly high...
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Sir, I wonder how many of the older generation of Austin 7 enthusiasts remember the great comedian George Clark? Clark, who flourished in the middle 'twenties, and who was the monocled "dude" type,...
Sir, I was most interested to read Mr. Donald Cross' letter about J.M.B.'s in your August issue, and particularly intrigued by the photograph, because although I can claim to own a J.M.B. I have no...
Sir, With regard to your comment on the Warrick tricar at the H.C.V.C. Brighton Rally. The tricar was vetted by the Committee and accepted after seeing documentary proof of its authenticity. I have a...
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"Spares for every single part?" Sir, The latest line in VW propaganda facing page 528 of the July issue of Motor Sport made me smile. We were in the unfortunate position of having the fuel pump of...
Sir, Might I be allowed to correct one or two inaccuracies in the otherwise excellent article on my friend Anthony Blight's Fox and Nicholl Talbots, published on Page 613 of the August issue. In the...
Consisting as it does of six hours' racing round the Silverstone Club circuit between teams of six cars, with a continuous, well-informed commentary and, in this year's event, no fewer than 204 pit-...
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And impressions of a Willment modified Ford Cortina G.T. A name that has become more and more prominent as the racing season progressed is that of John Willment, for the Willment team of Ford...
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Brands Hatch THE B.R. & S.C.C.'s International meeting at Brands Hatch on August Bank Holiday Monday, run over the 2.6-mile long circuit was a pleasant contrast to last year's event—blessed with...
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Sir, Your reader L. W. Buckley lists all my complaints about Lodge Golden Plugs. I, too, spent money and miserable miles of poor performance with my Renault Gordini. Unlike Mr. Buckley, though, I had...
Sir, After reading the article under the heading "On Test with a Nerus Modified Austin Mini," I think it should be pointed out in fairness to everyone that "M. L. T." has not got all his facts...
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Sir, The Editor of The Motor—in a moment of true repentance, or of inspiration, or of aberration—published last week a letter from me criticising his journal for being "just another trade publication...
Sir, It would pay Ford to get a psycho-analyst to the estimable "W. B." He must surely have been frightened by a model-T at an early age. And I, a Ford driver of some years standing, knowing their...
I read with great interest and sympathy "Another Tale of Woe" published last month. We have three Series 3 Sunbeam Alpines in the family, and it seems significant that many of our complaints are...
Sir, As it is somewhat fashionable to propose new Formulae for the 1965 Grand Prix series, I hope I may be forgiven for writing on this subject. The wonderful success of Lotus at Indianapolis...
Sir, I wonder whether any of your readers can tell me why one never or hardly ever sees one of the beautiful and handsome Ford V8 coupés that were popular before the war. There are many pre-war cars...
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Sir, Perhaps William Boddy's aspirations for a Ford engine in his Morris 1100 could be rewarded by Gordon Allen, whose Ford Cortina-engined Mini did so well at Silverstone on July 13th. N.M. Hobden...
The use of glass-fibre reinforced resin plastics has become well known in the Motor Trade, being of particular value in the construction of lightweight car bodies and parts, and as a repair material...
Sir, In Brighton, last week, we saw a G.P.O. Mail Van whose "winkers" operate diagonally, i.e., off-side front with near-side rear. Have any other readers seen this amusing (but irresponsible)...
A reader has sent us this picture, of a car seen near Tewkesbury in recent months. In fact, four different versions have been seen, all with FLK registrations (London). One had grilles in the boot,...

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