September 1967

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Up, up, up, down, down, down You can hardly have failed to notice that as the cost of motoring goes up, Mrs Castle threatens to bring the speed-limit down. Petrol is taxed now to the exorbitant...
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Tenacity reaps the reward Nürburgring, Germany, August 6th. During the three weeks since the last Grand Prix most of the teams had been very busy, either stocking up with cars and engines, or...
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Regular readers will know that we enthuse over Stainless steel for cars. Consequently, we find an article on " Beating Corrosion in the Modern Car," which appears in the Summer number of the Journal...
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Zandvoort Trophy (July 17th) The Zandvoort Trophy race was the second of only two Formula Two races to be held this year specially reserved for non-graded drivers. Nineteen cars turned up, most with...
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Champion sparking plugs were used by the first six cars to finish this arduous race. But it is interesting that not all use the same type. The successful Brabham-Repcos used G-61s, Anion's Ferrari GR...
We receive all manner of accessories and gadgets for test but much of this assortment is junk and is duly scrapped. Occasionally something more than usually worthwhile turns up, like those very...
Sir, Two years ago I bought a rebuilt standard Mk VI (LH series) Bentley which to my surprise had Michelin " X " tyres. John Walker said he had fitted them to a number of Mk VI and R-type cars with...
Today Jeff Uren runs Race Proved Performance and Racing Equipment Ltd., which supplies special parts for Ford engines and is responsible for the Sprint GT version of the Cortina. Now Uren has pulled...
It has never been easy to define a sports car. A member of the V.S.C.C., we believe it was Cecil Clutton, once suggested that it might be any car which you cannot walk through while wearing a top hat...
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It is with regret and sadness that we have to record the death of 30-year-old Bob Anderson, who died as a result of a crash while carrying out some testing at Silverstone on August 14th. Anderson was...
A meeting was held at the Motor Sport offices on August 15th to discuss the proposed Brooklands Society, the aims and objects of which are :— (1): To keep alive and foster interest in and nostalgia...
The idea of having a demonstration of historic racing cars driven by members of the Club Internationale des Anciens Pilotes des Grands Prix at Silverstone on July 15th, before the start of the...
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That go-ahead club, the B.R.S.C.C., under the direction of Nick Syrett, last month took the bull by the horns and made a stand against the bureaucracy of the R.A.C. and the F.I.A. on the subject of...
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Early printing schedules having prevented a report of this Mike Hawthorn Trophy Meeting going into the August issue, the following is a review rather than a lap-by-lap account of this extremely...
A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The V.S.C.C. at Prescott (August 13th) I drove proudly away from Prescott in the Editorial Rover 2000TC, knowing that it incorporates many of the things found in...
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We are pleased to observe the continued efforts of the Daimler & Lanchester D.C. and the Fiat Register to keep the prices asked for pre-war cars to reasonable levels. The latter Register suggests...
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Another Motoring Mystery The Calthorpe Company of Birmingham, founded in 1902 and reformed in 1912, took part in pre-War road races and was represented at Brooklands in the nineteen-twenties. It...
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The old airship hangar at Nelson Village, Cramlington, on the At between Newcastle and Morpeth, is to be demolished. A reader tells us that he believes the hangar was begun during the First World War...
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Castle Combe is a circuit well suited to vintage and historic racing cars and is situated in a part of England pleasant to drive to in pre-war motor cars. So those who have enjoyed the Silverstone...
Alvis Pros and Cons Sir, In your "Further Thoughts about The Vintage Alvis'" you mention that my book "Alvis Car 1920-1966" does not go into the merits and demerits of the various Alvis models. There...
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Our best race Brands Hatch, England, July 30th. It is remarkable, hut true, that we have not had a serious motor race, other than Grand Prix events, in Great Britain since 1959; this was brought home...
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Profiles on three more racing teams which appear regularly at race meetings The Frank Manning team is not often seen in England, as the two black Formula Three Brabham-Fords are engaged in a full...
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For those who have the time to sit quietly and assemble plastic model racing cars, and even more time for painting them, the FROG/AMT kit series produce a number of car kits at 6s. 2d, a time. These...
In most socket spanner sets the ratchet-handle attachment suffers from a pawl and tooth engagement that is too coarse, needing quite long movements of the handle before the next tooth engages;...
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A very good car An Appraisal of the Frazer-Nash B.M.W. 2000 TI Beforethe war the Bayerische Motoren Werke made some very effective motors cars, culminating in that new conception of softly-sprung,...
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Sir Anthony Stamer, who works for Jet Petroleum Ltd., has pointed out to us that the comments made last month about jet Motor Oil 30, which we referred to as Jet 30, was unfair to the reputation of...
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[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., At the moment I am feeling slightly sick, as I have just been driven round...
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The 1967 series of European rallies is at present in a period of relaxation for although the number of events that are being held each month is not decreasing, between the Acropolis and the Alpine...
We are reminded by the August issue of The Bulletin of the Morgan Three-Wheeler Club that last July's M.C.C. Silverstone Meeting 'featured an excellent entry of three-wheelers. For instance, Mike...
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Anyone who was at Brands Hatch for the B.O.A.C. 500 race at the end of July must have been impressed with the sight and performance of the Chaparral 2F driven to victory by Phil Hill and Mike Spence...
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“Low-Cost Car Repairs," by John Mills. 294 pages, 8¾ in. x 5½ in. (Faber & Faber Ltd., 24, Russell Square, London. 35s.) As the title suggests, this is a book on care and maintenance ordinary...
Lesney have brought out for August a "Matchbox" miniature of the Mercedes-Benz. short wheelbase series LP forward-control truck with detachable canopy and its attendant trailer. The Mercedes-Benz is...
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(July 23rd) In spite of the Italian Government making a noise about banning racing in Italy other than on closed Autodromes„ the A.C. of Florence held the annual race on the Mugello circuit in the...
N.S.U.'s recent addition to their range, the 1200TT, is a well-finished car with a very lively performance. It is a logical development of the line, using the 1000 series bodywork with a modified...
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We give up! Sir, In view of the recent controversy concerning the petrol we used at Brands Hatch for the "Race of Champions," last March, I would like to reiterate the following:— The fuel that was...

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