September 1966

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GO-SLOW BRITAIN Apparently because those who, rightly or wrongly, motor to pubs to drink made sufficient fuss, Mrs. Castle seems to have abandoned breathalysers. But the 70-limit remains, penalising...
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The B.R.D.C. and Silverstone Circuits Ltd., while deeply regretting the decision of the Goodwood Road Racing Company to close the Goodwood circuit, would wish to welcome the B.A.R.C. to Silverstone...
(August 13/14th) AUGUST 13/14th was a vintage week-end for me. On the Saturday I drove to Silverstone in the comfort and luxury of a 3-litre Rover Mk. III coupe (of which, more in the next issue) to...
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BRABHAM WORKS HARD Nurburgring, Germany, August 7th. THE Automobile Club von Deutschland, who organise the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, were rather afraid that they would not get enough...
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Yes, this feature still finds material for its continuance! A copy of "Hesketh Pearson by Himself" (Heinemann, 1965), lent to me by a prominent P.R.O. in the Motor Industry, proved to be a pretty...
IT was intended by the A.v.D. to run a straight-forward 500-kilometre race for Prototypes and Sports cars, but as the pits installations of the rebuilt Hoekenheirming were not finished it was not...
This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the founding of the Morgan Three-Wheeler Club, and the Club, are celebrating this event in conjunction with their Annual General Meeting week-end, to be held...
Sir, I noted with interest Mr. Pyle's letter to the Minister of Transport. The report in the Daily Telegraph, on which he based his comment, left out one important point about our demonstration, this...
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MY European wanderings are usually controlled to a certain extent by the International racing calender so that I often have to spend more time in one country than I want to and less in others that I...
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Some Thoughts Prompted by a Brief Test of the Latest 1,197-c.c. Tipo 124 Model WlTH certain notable exceptions Fiat of Turin build bread-and-butter transport in extremely large quantities and a lot...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters THE V.S.C.C. SILVERSTONE RACE MEETING (July 30th) ON a day during which the weather fluctuated, like the £, from torrential rain to sunny spells, the Vintage S.C...
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The Wolseley Register holds its first rally and A.G.M. at Hockley, Essex on Sept. 11th—O/S Ref. map 162-850934—at 2 p.m. All Wolseleys built prior to 1941 are eligible for Concours d'Elegance and...
Repeating the success of last year's race meeting at Castle Combe circuit near Chippenham, Wiltshire, the Vintage S.C.C. will hold another at this venue, which is very suitable for vintage cars, on...
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The remaining fixtures include Newbury (Berks.) Agricultural Show, Sept. 17th; lngatestone (Essex) Rally, Sept. 17/18th; and Southampton (Hants.), Sept. 24th.
Panshanger Flying Club Commemorative Display, Sept. 4th. To matk the 50th anniversary of destruction of first German airship over this country. Static display, especially airship exhibits; flying...
It is sometimes said that very few pre-war cars are now seen, rallies apart; but the warm July weather seemed to have brought them out. Over one week-end we saw a yellow-wheeled 14/40 Humber tourer...
Mercedes Identified Sir, The car illustrated on page 710 of Motor Sport is a four-wheel drive Mercedes Colonial, built by Daimler in 1907 to a special order issued by the "Reichskolonialamt" (State...
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A Well Appointed, Fully-Equipped Front-Drive British Saloon of Great Promise OUTWARDLY, the Triumph 1300 looks like a scaled-down version of the popular six-cylinder Triumph 2000. Technically, it is...
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THAT BRABHAM AGAIN ZANDVOORT, HOLLAND, July 24th THE rules of Grand Prix organisation call for a minimum length of time of one week between events and this is to prevent the holding of major races...
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THE Sussex coast is hardly the place where one would expect to find breeders of competition engines, yet in the Ancient Town of Rye, one of the Cinque Ports before the sea receded, several such...
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GRAND Prix racing is essentially an activity for factories and industries, but there are always a few people who are prepared to join in even if they have no factory backing or very much hope of...
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General Classification : 1st : G. Klass/R. Wutherich (Porsche 911) 2,260.3 marks2nd: A. Cavallari/D. Salvay (Alfa Romeo GTA) 2,525.9 "3rd : J. Springer/D. Schey (B.M.W. 2000 Ti) 2,700.6 "4th : S....
General Classification 1st: T. Fall/A. Krauklis (B.M.C. Cooper S) 5,028.07 points2nd: T. Makinen/P, Easter (B.M.C. Cooper S) 5,102.46 "3rd: S. Zasada/Mrs. E. Zasada (Steyr-Puch 650TR) 5,140.95 "4th: ...
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ONE of the best things in the Dutch G.P. was to see Brabham and Hulme working together, to fend off the attacks of Jim Clark, not for the benefit of any individual but for the good of the Brabham...
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Last month the M.G. Car Club welcomed its 5,000th Home Member, Mr. A. J. Hobbs of Cyncoed, Cardiff, so perhaps it is timely to say a few words on the club's past and present. There are seven Home...
THE V4 FORD CORSAIR ABBOTT GT NOT having been altogether favourably impressed with the Ford V4 Corsair GT I tried earlier this year, I was asked by Ford's alert Public Relations Department if I would...
We have received an interesting booklet compiled in 1961 with the assistance of the Engineering Staff of General Motors of Detroit which deals with pioneering in the factories of this great American...
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N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them - Ed. CLOSED OPEN CARS Sir, Perhaps I can offer Mr. Ford some consolation by...
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Still they come—these two-bob car "Profiles," edited by Anthony Harding. No. 17 covers the 40/50 Napier, by Ronald Barker. Although so little is known about the origins of this interesting British...
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The extremely high prices presumably paid for old cars at specialised auction sales these days are apparently not always what they seem. Apart from vehicles put in at such absurdly inflated reserve...
As all petrol is virtually the same, except for octane-rating, it seems droll that so much competition exists to sell one brand against another. Yet it is so, and most of the major petroleum refiners...
"Shining and beautiful, driving it was like lying between silk sheets drinking half-a-pint of cream."—Ian Carmichael writing about his 1966 Bentley S3 in an article on "The World of Wooster " in...

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