September 1964

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LONG-DISTANCE RACES Although some race organisers maintain that a meeting devoted to a series of short races is a better spectator attraction than a long-distance race, the fact remains that to those...
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Since our last bulletin on the European Hill-Climb Championship, two further events, Cesana Sestriere on July 26th and Freiburg on August 9th, have taken place. Barth, who had already assured himself...
Positions in the R.A.C. British Hill-Climb Championship at the time of going to press (excluding Shelsley Walsh on August 30th) are as follows : 1st, P. Westbury (2.5 Ferguson-Climax P99), 84 points...
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The other day I was driving a vast boudoir of an American automobile and came up in traffic alongside a Jensen C-V8. Perhaps catching its elderly occupants unawares, I beat it on acceleration, but...
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It would seem that the past month has, been "holiday time," for most of my friends suddenly disappeared from their normal habitation; people I tried to telephone or call upon were invariably away,...
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This year the Mid-Cheshire M.C.'s Oulton Park Gold Cup Race Meeting due to take place on September 19th, has been relegated to Formula Two. However, a full supporting programme should ensure a good...
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Provisional Results : 1st : Hagley Minis, 292 laps (Tempest, Neal, Mrs. Taylor (1071 Cooper Ss), Schirles (970 Cooper S), Parrish (Cooper)). 2nd : Cherwell Imps, 290 laps (Payne, Harrison, Hartwell,...
With the first four places in the R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship all being close together, the Ulster Automobile Club's Craigantlet Hill-Climb on August 15th received entries from current Champion...
The Polish Rally is one of the longer established Internationals and has been held twenty-four times since its instigation in 1921. The past four years at least have seen the German team of Mercedes...
Unfortunately, at the time of going to press very little is known about what happened on the Finnish Rally of the 1,000 Lakes, but at least the results make interesting reading. Last year, after the...
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For the last few years the big B.R.S.C.C. sports-car meeting on the Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend has provided the best racing in the country at the time. This season's event was well up...
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Last year the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers instituted a Symposium on the Design of Small Mass Produced Motor Car Engines, at which eight papers were presented. The...
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(Continued from last month) John Fisher John Fisher is a car and motorcycle dealer in Portsmouth and has been sponsoring a racing team since 1954. His main driver has been Bruce Milford, who drove...
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Surtees (Ferrari) Wins Again ADENAU, August 2nd. The German Grand Prix took place on the 22.81 kilometre Nurburgring, in the Eifel mountains and there were four separate practice sessions, two on...
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In which the Editor recounts his experience of the Renault Caravelle Coupe, Series IV Sunbeam Alpine and Rambler Classic 770 Pillarless Sedan If variety is the spice of life, my motoring life has...
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The long-awaited Grand Prix car built by the Honda Motor Company of Tokyo made its first public appearance at the Nurburgring for the German Grand Prix, having been out on test on the Zandvoort...
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Maybe Ferrari is slow to learn, or maybe there are good business reasons, but the German Grand Prix was a repetition of 1963. Last year the early part of the year saw Ferrari concentrating all his...
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in an age of independent selfishness We make no excuse for paying tribute and giving thanks to "Stanley"—as he is known to many in the Printing, Paper and Allied Trades, for his unassuming quiet and...
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Ford's support of competition is mirrored in the growing appreciation amongst enthusiasts for the Cortina GT and, by those who have been intrigued by the saloon-car exploits of Jack Sears and company...
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Driving the 1.8-litre Pininfarina coupe version is a reminder of the excellence of this front-drive, flat four Lancia When the ordinary Lancia Flavia came along for road-test late in 1961, driving it...
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The splendid wood-rimmed wheel fitted to the Flavia prompts us to deplore the usual slippery black device fitted to the average car. These have long been disliked, as witnessed by the rash of wood-...
Engine : Four cylinders, horizontally-opposed, 88 x 74 mm. (1,800 c.c.). Push-rod-operated overhead valves. 9.0-to-1 compression-ratio. 92 (net) b.h.p. at 5,200 r.p.m. Gear ratios : First, 12.9 to 1...
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"Jim Clark at the Wheel," by Jim Clark. 208 pp. 8 3/5 in. x 5½ in. (Arthur Barker, 20, New Bond Street, London, W.I. 18s.) It is customary these days for famous racing drivers to do what Charles...
"Ruins in the Sky," by Brian Fawcett (Hutchinson, 1958) is another book which should give railway enthusiasts great joy, describing as it does the author's pre-war experiences with the Central...
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750 M.C. RELAY RACE GERMAN G.P. GUARDS TROPHY VINTAGE PRESCOTT
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The Editor Goes For a Flip in Wing Commander Craddock's Akela G.N. Sooner or later, if you are a true-blue vintage enthusiast, you have a yen to associate with G.N.s. It was half-a-dozen years ago...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters THE V.S.C.C. SILVERSTONE RACE MEETING (July 25th) THE sun beating down, a big crowd, an entry of 150 and no serious accidents ensured a V.S.C.C. fixture fully up...
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From Cars in Books, to cars in magazines. Tabs, house organ of Strand Electric, specialists in theatre and general lighting, has long been in considerable demand amongst theatre managers and actors,...
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A reader having given me the tip-off, I spent an August Sunday driving completely across London from Hampshire and out into Essex, bound for Billericay, to see Mr. R. C. Shelley's collection of...
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Belatedly we have received for review a copy of "Bristol As It Was," a photographic study of that City between 1914 and 1939, by Reece Winstone, A.R.P.S. Anyone who likes street scenes showing period...
We have received plenty of support for our contention that the high prices asked for vintage and p.v.t. cars by many vendors are ridiculous and completely unrealistic. Signs that prices are dropping...
On September 13th another American Car Rally will be held in the grounds of the Montagu Motor Museum, all types of pre-1942 American vehicles being eligible, to be judged to A.A.C.A. rules by a panel...
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V.S.C.C. Prescott Hill-Climb (August 16th) Hot weather prevailed but times were slow. Arnold-Forster, having cancelled his entry because he thought his Delage engine had seized, found all was well,...
Following many reader's requests for details of Veteran and Vintage Registers, we list below the first batch of marque and specialist registers. Others will be published as an when space permits. A.C...
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The British Car Sir, In the August issue you state that the British car is not listed in "Doyle," but it is in fact to be found on page 43 of the latest edition, which I edited last year. It is one...
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Indianapolis Model-Ts Sir, I was intrigued by the reference to Mr. Bradshaw's 1917 Indianapolis model-T Ford, in view of the fact that no race was held at Indianapolis in 1917. The first appearance...
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I was always an enthusiast for the vivacious Simca Arondes, with their air of distant relationship to lively Fiat models of approximately similar engine size. Chrysler tended to embarrass Simca by...
Stratford-upon-Avon may have been the Home of the Bard. It is not the home of British Justice, evidently. According to that reliable newspaper, The Birmingham Post, which thought it justified a terse...
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THE MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE ROAD TEST Sir, Well now we know what makes this the Best Car in the World, it has a "foot dinner"! This conjures up pictures of W-----m B---y cruising at 80 m.p.h. down the M...
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GOTHIC OR CLASSIC? Sir, I sometimes read MOTOR SPORT with a certain amount of amusement, especially the references to R.-R.—you do really seem to have "a flea in the car," "chip on the shoulder" on...
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THE DIPPED HEADLAMPS CAMPAIGN Sir, I applaud your resistance to the Birmingham Dipped Headlamps Campaign. The persistence of its sponsors in the face of doubtful evidence combined with the...

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