September 1973

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Dieter Quester rounds La Source with the works BMW 3.0 CSL with which he and Toine Hezemans won the Spa 24-Hour Race. They finished 15 laps of the scenic 14.1km. Spa-Francorchamps circuit ahead of...
An Eight-Cylinder MG The history of MG has taken another leap forward. In the middle of last month British Leyland announced a new version of the long-lived and very popular MG-B, in the form of the...
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Formula One - 54 laps of Osterreichring - 5.911 kilometres per lap - 319.194 kilometres - Very Hot. A clear-cut Team Lotus demonstration faltered on lap 49 when Fittipaldi retired while in the lead,...
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* Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 14th of the preceding month are included in this list *
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A Tyrrell Demonstration Nurburgring, Germany, August 5th With practice for the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring starting only five days after the unhappy Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort there was...
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The annual VSCC Prescott hill-climb was held on August 12th in hot weather and attracted a record crowd of spectators. The 12/50 Alvis Register had a birthday party in the public enclosure which was...
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Zandvoort Aftermath Looking back on the whole sad and unfortunate affair of the Dutch Grand Prix makes one realize more than ever that motor racing is getting out of hand and is spiralling upwards in...
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An unhappy affair Zandvoort, Holland, July 29th The Dutch Grand Prix got off to a bad start when the mechanics arrived in the racing transporters the day before practice was due to begin and found...
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Polish Rally Although we mentioned the Polish Rally briefly in last month's MOTOR SPORT we consider that some further comment is necessary. That it was a completely demoralising event goes without...
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Road Test Latest and best individualistic, hand built, glass fibre Sports car. We and others have often said that many modern cars are becoming too soft, spoilt by cocoons of padding, insulated from...
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A different attitude. By way of a change I took a trip to Silverstone last month to have a general look round at a big motorcycle meeting. The event was the John Player International and with Giacomo...
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ETC rounds 5 and 6 to Hezemans/Quester and BMW. Toine Hezemans and Dieter Quester completed a brilliant double for the BMW works team of 3.0 CSLs, winning both the Spa 24 hr. race on July 21st-22nd...
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(By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the Editor.) Dear W.B., I often receive letters from readers who query whether I ever read MOTOR SPORT, as I write things in my...
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Road Impressions When I tried the Triumph Stag as a new car, way back in 1970, I was disappointed with several aspects of the car. It has since had time for development, although it remains basically...
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A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters Looking back at VSCC Silverstone The second VSCC Silverstone Meeting was plagued by heavy rain showers, which was unfortunate, because there was a record entry...
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Sir, "His Last Bow" As another avid Sherlockian I read Philip Liput's comments on the Sherlock Holmes' Ford with considerable interest. I even rushed to my much-thumbed copy of the collected Short...
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Sir, Following an inquiry in your magazine dated April 1973, a reader required information about a make of car named Silver Stream. After extensive enquiries I have the following information which...
Sir, In reply to Mr. John A. Chatwin's letter about this year's Itala and Napier Trophies race, the Bentley-Napier was not creating a precedent by being a car accepted for this race which was made up...
Sir, How the truth hurts! Your "Rumblings" comment in the July issue of MOTOR SPORT regarding the "sorry example" with a modern coil and Austin 7 distributor was probably my 7 cwt. Model "T" delivery...
Sir, You did a fine job on the Mercedes 60 article - very interesting, and splendid colour pictures. But, for the record, could you perhaps include a paragraph in the next issue that the body on my...
The Scott OCs National Scott Rally is at Crown Meadow, Evesham, Worcs. from noon on September 2nd. A 1933 Marendaz Special is being restored in Great Maplestead, according to the Halstead Advertiser...
Sir, If the gear-box fitted to Christopher Matthews' Humber 9/20 (MOTOR SPORT, July, p. 784) really came from a 1922 Austin Ten, it is not surprising that synchromesh assistance was lacking. The...
Sir, the Essex Super Six was crewed by my father and his late cousin, Harry Whitehead, who was the Hudson/Essex agent, my father being his chargehand mechanic. The contesting car was a Willys "...
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Leading Formula Atlantic driver and Grand Prix engine builder The British Grand Prix meeting was a great day for New Zealander John Nicholson. Thousands saw him take his Pinch Plant-sponsored Lyncar...
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Taking the positive step of retiring from motor racing is obviously an extremely difficult thing for an international driver to do, and it would be pleasant to think that some of the current Formula...
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Watkins Glen, July 21st. A medical man would describe the Ferrari sportscar team's health as "as well as can be expected", with one round to go in the 1973 World Championship for Makes. At Watkins...
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Sir, I could not help but notice that on BBC1s "Robbie, In Search Of . . . . Performance" (July 4th, 8.50 p.m.), neither veteran reporters Fyfe Robertson nor veteran BSM High Performance Course Chief...
Grit Sir, I see from Mr. Conway's letter that the "moaning season" has started. His ill-informed comment that surface dressing is ineffective has spurred me to reply. Surface dressing is not...
Sir, May I make a point regarding odd, and in my own example, misleading advertisements published by British Leyland, further to the three examples mentioned by "Curious" (July issue)? It has often...
Sir, May I, through your columns, have an opportunity to publicly thank the Royal Automobile Club, Silverstone Circuits Limited, marshals and officials, for having made July 14th so memorable. For...
Sir, For the third time I have just witnessed on my television set the sickening spectacle of a young man being burnt to death in a Grand Prix car, with people standing around apparently unable to...
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Last month's road-impressions of this 2 litre o.h.c. sporting Escort did not include consumption data. The fuel consumption, including some cruising at 4,000r.p.m. on a Motorway, came out at an...
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by E.E. Kimbell. 144 pp. 94 in. x 54 in. (Ian Allen Ltd., Terminal House, Shepperton, Middlesex. £2.50.) There have been a great many books about traction engines but this one aims to sort out the...
by W. J. Hughes and Joseph L. Thomas. 320 pp. 84 in. x 54 in. (David & Charles Ltd., Sauth Devon House, Newton Abbott, Devon. £5.95.), If the Foden was by far the best-known and perhaps the best...
"Modest Millionaire" by William Hywel. 344 pp. 84 in. x 54 in. (Gee & Son, Chapel Street, Denbigh. £3.00.) This is a very remarkable book, as enthralling as are most books about millionaires. It...
Spotting "Black Champion" by Finis Farr (Macmillan, 1964) in the local library, I read it to see whether it contained any reference to the mysterious Edwardian Austin, believed by some to be a 1908...
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Sir, I appreciate your publishing a correction re my Austin 7 in the VSCC High Speed Trial, V-E-V Odds and Ends August issue. May I add my support to your attack on regulations to force us to wear...
Sir, Having read various reports in the motoring magazines and newspapers about my model of car, I thought I must write and report my experiences, which I gladly do. I have had the car since new in...
Sir, I was very interested to see in your review of the book "Waves - Wheels - Wings" the reference to Imeretinsky and his Bentley and Roesch Talbot 90 (PL 263). I bought the latter from him for £295...
Sir, Some twenty-odd years ago, when the writer was assembling a British and European radiator-badge collection, it was learned that a crashed Invicta lay "behind someone's house in Nassau". It was...
Sir, Gaining as usual much enjoyment from D.S.J.'s remarks in the August issue of MOTOR SPORT and in particular his remarks about the motorcycling fraternity's current jargon and brand names thereof...
Sir, I feel that perhaps I may be able to put your European Correspondent's mind at ease by shedding some light upon the subject of the so-called "sleeping policemen" which he encountered in Austria...
Sir, With reference to your paragraph on page 868 of the August MOTOR SPORT, in which you stated : "After 82 practice laps you would have thought Scheckter would have learnt how to take Woodcote...
Sir, I am writing in response to the numerous articles in the Press since the tragic death of Roger Williamson at Zandvoort. Firstly, praise must be given to David Purley. But it must be pointed out...
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Sir, I was most interested in your comments on the 1903 60h.p. Mercedes now owned by Peter Hampton. It was, as you say, "unearthed" by Ernest Martin, of Friary Motors, Old Windsor (I saw him a year...
Sir, Like Mr. Kimber in your August edition, I also purchased a TR6 from the TR Centre. At the time it was eighteen months old and had done 21,000 miles. Last month it passed its first MoT with 35,...
Sir, Although always a great admirer of MOTOR SPORT, I fondly believed as I collected last month's shiny new copy that this admiration would inevitably be mingled with self-congratulation. That the...
Sir, It is surprising what singular facets of the motoring scene can come to light even after a good many years' driving experience. In my own case recently, after replacing the front tyres of my car...
Sir, D.S.J. sparked off an entertaining train of thought in suggesting British names for British cars. Striving to suit the name to the car while avoiding those names already hallowed by association...
Sir, I feel it is time I put pen to paper to complain most bitterly about the fire fighting arrangements at the Dutch Grand Prix. It was painfully obvious that the marshals present at the scene of...
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Sir, I have just been looking through the Austin "Allegro" sales literature and see that British Leyland make a great song and dance about all the "extras" that are included in the specification. I...
Sir, I am a British subject living in France, and I always look forward to receiving my monthly MOTOR SPORT. I have just received my August edition and was very interested to read of D.S.J.'s...
Sir, In a recent issue of MOTOR SPORT, I have seen reference to previous correspondence and/or articles concerning the problems of motoring in older vehicles in the EEC:. I expect this refers to...
Sir, After stating that ". . . the main street of Geraardsbergen was closed, to enable the vehicles to be parked for a thorough inspection by the local inhabitants", Mr. R. A. Chasmar of the Morris...
Sir, My attention has been drawn to what I can only assume to be a printer's error on page 883 of the August copy of MOTOR SPORT - The membership of this Society now exceeds 500 and is rapidly...

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