September 1968

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• Places for Races A faint cloud of ominous colour is drifting about on the motor-racing horizon. The rumour is abroad that Silverstone circuit may be engulfed by a Government scheme to build a third...
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In the first five months of 1968 German export and home sales of motor cars, including the well-known makes of B.M.W., Porsche and Mercedes, reached a record figure of one million three hundred and...
As the Editor pointed out last month, Grand Prix racing has never been in such an open state, with every race wide open as to its outcome. No driver, or make of car, has been dominating the scene and...
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Grand Prix in the North Oulton Park, August 17th. All motor-racing enthusiasts in the north of England must feel a debt of gratitude to Oulton Park and the Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club Ltd. for...
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Acting on the recommendations of a special Review Committee that was set up after this year's Indianapolis 500, the Board of Directors of the United States A.C. has now carried out a major revamping...
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I suppose it was inevitable that Matra should be the first people to have a movable "aerofoil" on their Grand Prix car, in view of their close associations with flight and flight-control mechanisms....
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Karlskoga (August 11th) Although for the previous two years the Swedish G.P. was for Formula Two, for the 1968 event the organisers decided to run a race for Group 4, 6 and 7 cars, the latter...
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There is no doubt that fewer and fewer people are retaining their interest in the European Rally Championship. The events of Eastern Europe are attracting competitors from the rallying centres of the...
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"Jim Clark—Portrait of a Great Driver", by Graham Gauld. 204 pp. 8 in. x 5½ in. (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., Hamlyn House, Feltham, Middlesex, England. 21s.) This is not so much a book about...
There is not very much this month, although I cannot think that this feature which has run for so many years is about to fade away. "Voyage in a Bowler Hat" by Hugh Malet (Hutchinson, 1960) is worth...
A weighty tome came in for review the other day, which I decided not to mention, because it deals in over-dramatic fashion with the crunch-and-gore aspect of motor racing, costs a great deal of money...
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The fact that the new Minister of Transport is concerning himself with speed limits has an ominous ring to it. It has started out as a 56-page M.o.T. "green paper", to which we all subscribe, whether...
We have ceased to be astonished at anything that happens on Television, but we were intrigued to learn that the S.M.M.T. has a TV course for Motor Industry executives, to enable them to avoid cold...
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Following the showing of the recent "Mille Miglia" film by B.B.C. Television, and the ensuing criticism of this by Denis Jenkinson (Continental Editor of Motor Sport), who navigated Stirling Moss to...
Wolfsburg Announce the Entirely New 411 World domination of car sales by VW, the masters of mass-production in West Germany, has been one of the motoring and merchandising miracles of the pre-War era...
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What is the Reliant GT really like? The Editor Drives the Latest 3-litre Ford V6-engined Scimitar Reliant, for most people, implies a 4-cylinder three-wheeler. These economy devices have, with the...
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One of the pleasures of being able to go through the Motor Sport post is the rare pictures and items of information which readers from time to time send in, and the small but significant scraps 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., Motoring in Europe has not been very exciting recently, mainly due to all...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Prescott Hill-Climb (August 11th) In a year of excessive wet, the Vintage S.C.C. was lucky, Prescott being bathed in warm but not too-hot sunshine. In...
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Down the years we have published quite a lot of complimentary articles about the pre-1915 Ettore Bugatti-designed Bébé Peugeots. They were excellent little motor cars and the forerunner of later baby...
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We heard the other day from Mr. Tom Hannen, who forty years ago last June made an interesting run from Land's End to John O' Groats in a then-new Ford Tudor saloon. This 14.9-h.p. Model-A Ford had...
V.E.V. Odds and Ends.—ln Ireland a reader has purchased a circa 1908 20-h.p. Nordenfclt chassis, with a Type B Bariquand Marre engine. He requests information. In Gloucestershire a 1917 14-seater...
V.E.V. Miscellany.—A Graham White cyclecar, the post-Buckboard model, has been uneanhed recently, minus engine, and the new owner has even discovered a source of spares. A Suffolk breaker recently...
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It is startling how quickly each season marches long. It seems only yesterday that we found ourselves heading jubilantly for Silverstone in a Fiat 125, for the first V.S.C.C. Race Meeting of the year...
For the record the Historic Cars Race at the Aston Martin O.C. Martini Trophy Meting, over 15 laps of the full Silverstone circuit, was won by Neil corner's 1959 3-litre G.P. Aston Martin DBR4 at 97....
The Hodgson Sir, It was interesting to read Mr. John S. Hodgson's letter enquiring about the Hodgson, as I believe I was the first private owner to run one of these cars. They were originally built...
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Present-Day Racing Car Spark Plug Design Although spark plug operating principles are the same whether in racing cars or in the family saloon, it stands to reason that Formula One racing engines...
"He has produced a book on motor racing which doesn't dwell at turgid length on lap times and other boring mechanical data. He's managed to break the surface and get a look in under the immediate...
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Fast, Safe, Thoroughly Satisfying, this German 2-litre Two-door Saloon is One of the World's Best Family-type Cars and Remarkable Value at £1,597. A Top Speed of 110 m.p.h. and 93 m.p.h. in 3rd gear...
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A new "Model of Yesteryear" by Lesney is always an event, and their latest is a splendid miniature reproduction of a 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost landaulette to a scale of 48 to 1. Finished in red...
Tulin-Langenlebarn (July 14th) For the second year running Rindt made no mistakes on his home ground and at the Tulin-Langenlebarn airfield circuit, near Vienna, he scored his most decisive win of...
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Stewart the "Meister" Nurburgring, Germany, August 4th. As the Grand Prix "circus" converged on the Nurburgring through the Eifel mountains, Ferrari from Italy, Matra from France, Lotus, B.R.M.,...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. "Shopping for a Derby Bentley" Sir, The above article—in the July issue—...

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