September 1969

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• Men on the Moon Only now are we able to offer congratulations to America on her stupendous achievement, because at the time when her lunar space-craft was making its scheduled landing on the moon...
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Sir, I wonder if we could hear from P/C Donald Gray of Bristol, who some months ago expounded the theory that only police drivers could drive fast safely, regarding the accident on the M1 whereby...
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In the spring there was a great rustling in Europe, and in other parts of the world, when the mighty Daimler-Benz empire let it be known that they had developed a three-rotor Wankel engine for use in...
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The long-distance sports car racing scene this year has been increasingly dominated by Porsche, both as regards new models and development and weight of numbers, for at each stage of their racing...
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September racing starts of promptly on the first of the month with a speed-feast at Brands Hatch for Formula Two, with supporting races, this being August Bank Holiday Monday, even though it is...
The International Sprint Organisation are holding their annual weekend of short-distance record attempts for cars and motorcycles at Elvington Aerodrome, near the city of York, on October 11th and...
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Victory for a 917 Porsche Zeltweg, Austria, August 10th. After less than two years' work the new racing circuit in the foothills overlooking Zeltweg was opened with a small sports-car race, before...
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We have no time for replica full-size "vintage" cars, for reasons previously expounded. These objections do not normally apply to models, because they cannot be mistaken for a real vintage car and...
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Writing to us about the Chic, before our "Fragments on Forgotten Makes" about it was published, George Brooks, the well-known Australian Straker Squire enthusiast, says that at least 22 four-cylinder...
A new company has been formed in Stuttgart, known as the VW-Porsche Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, or “VG” for short, and its job is to be responsible for marketing, distribution and publicity of sports...
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Klondike 200 The highlight of the fourth round of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup series, the Klondike 200, at the Speedway Park circuit in Edmonton, Alberta, was the first appearance of Jim Hall...
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Rally of the Thousand Lakes Finland is not what you would call a wild country. Had George Borrow gone there instead of to Wales he would very likely have found some other adjective to sum up what he...
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Oulton Park, August 16th It is fortunate for the North of England that they have the Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club, for these enthusiastic people do their utmost to bring Grand Prix cars to the...
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The Rules Committee of the United States Auto Club has recommended that the present U.S.A.C. stock block engine limit of 5.25-litres be increased to 5.5-litres, for the 1971 season. The...
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What Really Happened at Tripoli in 1933? The Editor Poses Another Motor Racing Mystery. That talented motor racing columnist Eoin Young had a piece in the July issue of Ford Times about gambling and...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Another one lost.—This 1899 Daimler Phoenix racing car has been bought by Daimler-Benz A.G. for their Stuttgart Museum. Only surviving example of five, its first...
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(August 10th) It has been said that the older cars run badly if they are too cool and if they are too hot, being at their best somewhere between these extremes. It was swelteringly hot at Prescott,...
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["You know the atmosphere here is just like it was in pre-war motor racing." So said the well-known pre-war driver "Taso" Mathieson at the Vintage Sports-Car Club's Oulton Park meeting last June,...
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Many people derive pleasure from Nuffield Rileys of the 1946 to 1955 period, with their stylish bodywork, leather-covered roofs (a "new" feature to modern catalogue compilers!) and, above all, the...
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The eyes of the World have been on Wales recently, when they were not on America and the Moon. So it is appropriate that we should refer to a Welsh Motor Museum. America is well supplied with such...
If you have been wondering what Colin Crabbe has been doing with his 1937 G.P.-type Mercedes-Benz, he informs us that it is being rebuilt in the Baston Baptist Chapel which Antique Automobiles Ltd....
Those who appreciate seeing vintage aeroplanes as well as vintage cars in action should make a note that at Booker aerodrome, close to High Wycombe, Bucks., on September 7th, a considerable rally of...
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September 13th, at Thruxton, sees the last of this year's V.S.C.C. race meetings and the final round of the 1969 Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy Contest. Racing will cover the Spero and...
Those T.T. Humbers Sir, I was interested to see the photograph of the 1914 T.T. Humbers, in your July issue, taken outside the Mitre Hotel at Kirk Michael. There is an old photograph on the wall,...
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Some Man's Motor Racing Nurburgring, Germany, August 3rd. After the 1,000-kilometre race in June, when Siffert set the fastest lap of the Nürburgring in practice at 8 min. 00.2 sec. with a Porsche...
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Florence, Italy, July 20th There is argument among drivers as to whether the Targa Florio’s "Little Madonie" circuit is more or less difficult than the circuit of Mugello near Florence. Suffice it to...
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Citroën’s Successor to the 2 C.V. Proves its Worth When the 375-c.c. Citroën 2 C.V. was first introduced to outraged Britishers we thought this 100% individual little car of highly ingenious design...
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The Dunlop Company Limited has produced a new Dunlop Racing and Rally Tyre Booklet which contains up-to-date information on the Company's full range of racing and rally tyres, together with data on...
Woolf, Laing, Christie & Partners who, amongst other tasks, keep a close watch on Fiat public relations in this country, refer to the article on single o.h. camshaft engines by "Autolycus" as...
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1969 Analysis With the Formula Two season drawing to a close and this month's only Formula Two race, at Zandvoort, cancelled, it seems appropriate to take a look at the future of the second Formula...
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Broadspeed Escort G T January was a rather black month for tuning establishments connected with making Fords go faster, because at the Racing Car Show the Dagenham company introduced a range of its...
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Another Thoroughbred from Milan Alfa Romeos are irresistible! I’m sure Barry Needham, who looks after Alfa Romeo publicity in this country, will not mind me making this observation. He reminded me 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., Although I am writing this to you from one of the most famous racing...
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To commemorate the London-Sydney Marathon Corgi Toys have produced a model of the winning Hillman Hunter, with the extras carried in that event, such as twin spare wheels on the white-painted roof,...
The ex-Count Zborowski Chitty II was extensively advertised as being auctioned at Olympia last July, at a sale organised by Norman R. Cole in conjunction with the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain. A...
"Drivers not in the leading Auto-Union were still free to fight with all and sundry—and were thoughtfully provided with a three-piece tool kit which they could hurl item by item at rivals who were...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. Piston Stroke and the Jaguar XJ6 Sir, I suggest that someone on your staff...

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