September 1975

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The dry/wet tyre farce The primary purpose of a racing car is speed. Any outside factor (the driver is inside!) that interferes with this purpose is to be deplored, whether it is a ruling about the...
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Osterreichring, Knitteffeld, August 17th In torrential rain with a back-drop of thunder and lightning the Austrian Grand Prix started over one hour late with conditions officially declared to be "wet...
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Few competitors have made the transition from motorcycle racing to the world of Formula One with the same success as Mike Hailwood. John Surtees of course, for whom Hailwood drove Grand Prix cars for...
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Nurburgring, Germany, August 3rd Once a year the Formula One Grand Prix circus has to face up to the challenge of the 22.835 kilometres of the Nurburgring and they usually manage to come away...
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The McLaren team completed the rebuilding of the car that Jochen Mass crashed at Zandvoort and it was taken to Nurburgring for him to race; this was M23/8, but in the Saturday morning practice...
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[By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W.B., I had a good chuckle when I read the recollections of Rodney Walkerley in our Golden Jubilee issue last...
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Schrader Air Pump PUMPING UP flat tyres with a foot pump can be back-breaking work. Schrader Auto BMW are offering an unlimited mileage, 12 months guarantee on all cars and motorcycles registered...
Pumping up flat tyres with a foot pump can be back-breaking work. Schrader Automotive Products Division can take out the effort with their electric air pump, which works off the car battery via the...
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Who is Johnny Cecotto, anyway? Imagine it's a sunny Silverstone Saturday and you've wandered along, as our intrigued reporter did, in the hope of seeing some motorsport on two wheels. The day...
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A section devoted to old car mattersVSCC Prescott (August 10th) It was hot work at Prescott but the hill was in fine fettle for fast runs. Again, Alan Cottam in the A-type Connaught proved unbeatable...
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Sanity returned to Silverstone after the British Grand Prix, with the Vintage SCC Race Meeting the following week-end, when a full programme of ten races, four of them of eight laps or over, was run...
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The Austin Ten DC held its 10th National Rally over a week-end, in the pleasant and highly convenient setting of the Wild Life Park at Burford. Having been present at its first rally I was asked to...
In July the Vintage MCC again held its Black Mountains Run, but with a depleted entry this year, a reflection perhaps of rising costs, which ACU fees do not assist. Observing from where the 50-mile...
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Pre-War Cars in Belgium Sir, I must correct the statement by Mr. S. J. Brown of the Morris Register published in these columns concerning the use of pre-war vehicles in Belgium. It is simply not...
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V-E-V • Miscellany.—The four-cylinder Austin Twenty, first post-Armistice new model from Longbridge, while now a rare encounter, isn't exactly extinct. There was that Marlborough landaulette wearing...
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A Comparison Earlier this year Ford-of-Britain announced with a powerful build-up a revised edition of the long-lived, popular and successful Escort and Vauxhall Ltd. brought out its new Chevette...
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The World Championship of MakesOsterreichring, June 29th With victories in both of what will probably prove to be the last two rounds of the series, Alfa Romeo have won this year's World...
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Rally ReviewClark wins in South Africa Some Europeans seem to have fixed but not entirely accurate conceptions of African rallies; they are either flat-out blinds over open bush or winding...
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Silverstone, July 19th The British GP, for what it was worth, took place at Silverstone on Saturday, July 19th, in very unsettled weather conditions and had to be abandoned after 56 of the 67 laps...
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In 1973 Wilson Fittipaldi, elder brother of the World Champion, was driving in the Brabham team in Formula One races and at the end of the season he withdrew to return home to Brazil to concentrate...
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"Rally Navigation" by Martin Holmes. 159 pp. 9f in. x 6i in. (G. T. Foulis & Co., Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £3.50.) Any reasonably honest rally driver will tell you that events are...
From "Invasion 1940" by Peter Fleming (Hamish Hamilton, 1958) I learn, or am reminded, that in September 1940, when a German invasion of Britain seemed likely, a Lanchester armoured car was ready at...
Recent Meccano Dinky releases have included a 1/32nd-scale Beach Buggy based on the Renegade design (No. 227), a miniature measuring 105 mm. long and costing £1.29, and a Leopard Recovery Tank, No....
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The Volvo 244GL The Swedes are cautious people. I have never forgotten the genuine alarm some of them expressed, as our hosts in Gothenburg, when we drank an exceedingly moderate quantity of wine at...
Wales was late in developing from the motor transport aspect and less than one would like is known about early 'bus services and motoring in that country. Before the First World War even Model-T...
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Comparing the exceptional Wolseley 2200 and Citroen CX2000 The Citroen CX series was elected the "Car of the Year". The British Leyland 18-22 series is that company's own "car of the year", though...
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For fast, four-wheel fun at a modest price very few cars, if any, could claim to beat the old Lotus Seven, particularly in the days before kit cars were taxed. With Lotus's changing image and the...
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After a very consistent drive, avoiding stones and dirt kicked onto the circuit by careless competitors, Carlos Reutemann (No. 7, above) won the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring on August 3rd by...
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Top left: The ill-fated Type 59 Bugatti driven by Neil Corner, followed at close quarters by D. Barber's blown SS100, in the Pre-War All-Corners' Scratch Race. The Bugatti crashed, the SS seized-up,...
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Dream by Bertone, mid-engine by Ferrari, construction via Lancia, equals exotic rally car for Chequered Flag In November 1970 Bertone presented their interpretation of a mid-engined dream car based...
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Re-acquaintance with the 36 / 220 Mercedes-Benz The Editor experiences again, after 48 years, the might, magnificence and mystique of this great vintage sports car In 1927, at the age of 14, I wrote...
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The Bean CC will hold this event at Clandon Park, near Guildford, Surrey, on September 14th. It is open to Bean (including Perry) and Swift. cars (including Ariel and single-cylinder Austin 7), all...
While the Great Tax Muddle is in full swing at Swansea—many car owners have been finding that in the absence of essential documents held by the Computers Centre it is not possible to tax new cars or...
The Brooklands Society has as its new Secretary R. Mills, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.M.C., of 21, Heathpark, Windlesham, Surrey. Membership is still dealt with by P. Harris, Hayne Court, 18, Hayne Road,...
Veteran and vintage-car owners are well aware of the debt of gratitude they owe to Dunlop and to Vintage Tyre Supplies Ltd. for keeping them correctly shod. Those who own p.v.t. and post-war cars,...
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Fallacious Parlour Games Sir, Today again we strive to bury our Dead, glorious or otherwise in this context. The Automobile Association, in its infinite wisdom as we have all been told, has awarded...

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