September 1976

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Another anniversary The good motoring life has been punctuated just lately with anniversaries, which, indeed, are convenient things, which can he manipulated, unlike Jubilees, to fit circumstances....
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The sun came out Osterreichring, Knittelfeld, August 15th Those who travelled from England to Austria for the Grand Prix on the Osterreichring discovered where all the rain had gone. There is no...
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Making notes about the Ferrari ears at the Osterreichring was quite simple; there were no Ferrari cars. After the German Grand Prix the Commendatore withdrew his team, ostensibly for the rest of the...
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Enzo Ferrari has never been greatly enamoured of Formula One and the multimillion-pound entertainment business that the Jackie Stewarts of this World proclaim it to be. Ferrari has always believed in...
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Old racing cars never die... they may fade away for a bit, but sooner or later someone cares for them and gives them a new lease of life. Over the week-end of August 14/15th it seemed that most of...
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VW GTIs: 110 b.h.p. sports saloons As discussed in July's test of the Scirocco 1600TS, VW are to produce fuel-injected versions of the Scirocco and Golf, which we were recently privileged to try in...
The Audi 100 range has a particularly strong following in Britain, where its good looks, comfort, road behaviour and reliability are well appreciated. Now Audi NSU have totally revised the model and...
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Abingdon to close? There are rumours that the MG factory at Abingdon will close at the end of 1977, bringing to an end 47 Years of MG tradition in the little Oxfordshire town. The closure won't...
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An Englishman wins Nurburgring, Germany, August 1st You either love the Nurburgring or you hate it, whether you are a driver or a spectator makes little difference. The Eifel mountains are there for...
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The Ferrari that was damaged in the Regazzoni/Lauda mix-up at Brands Hatch, number 312T2/027, needed quite a lot of straightening out so was dropped from the team for the German GP and Regazzoni...
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Just occasionally, to keep a sense of perspective over the subject about which they are writing, motoring journalists try their hand at active motor ,racing. Some in recent years have achieved a fair...
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"Corvette" by Karl Ludvigsen. 324 pp. 8 1/4 in. 9 1/2 in. (Automobile Quarterly Publications, Princetaten, New Jersey, USA. 20.95 dollars.) Here is the full story of what the sub-title to this...
A. Sanderson & Co. of Hull have been supplying those with rust problems with their "Kurust" which kills rust and primes the metal surface in one application, since 1960. Now they offer "...
Meccano's latest Dinky Toy road vehicles is a Ford Transit ambulance to 1/40 scale, detailed as expected from these sturdy miniatures and 129 mm. in length. The reference number is 276 and the...
"Sideways to Victory!" by Roger Clark, in collaboration with Graham Robson. 256 pp. 8 3/4 in. 5 3/4 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56 Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey CRO 5DD. £4.50.)...
"Turbochargers" by Hugh MacInnes. 192 pp. 10 3/4 in. 9 1/2 in. (HP Books, Box 5367, Dept. MS, Tucson, AZ 85703. 4.95 dollars—shipping charges 50 cents.) Turbocharging has long been in the news, for...
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As a general rule, the world's best-known rallies are those which form part of the World Rally Championship for Makes, there being still no equivalent series for drivers, to the shame of the CSI, and...
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A section devoted to old-car matters "Romulus" and Replicas Dear D.S.J., I note that you do not share my enjoyment at seeing "Romulus" racing again. I follow your reasoning, up to a point. This is a...
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Nice to encounter a Trojan tourer making its way towards Oxford, along the A40 road and to see it easily overtake a farm tractor. But one wonders why it was decked out in such a waspish, non-original...
Sir, Reference Mr. Peter Ward's letter from Australia in your June issue, I should like to pass on a few comments taken from Show numbers of Auto magazine in 1925 which I have in my possession. At...
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Sir, The interesting letter of Mr. Ploeg finishes with an invitation to comment on its contents. In one respect I beg to disagree with him. Albert Guyot did not design the RollandPilain Grand Prix...
Sir, May I leap, fairly lightly, to the defence of my Lagonda Rapier, which obviously did not "grace" the track at Oulton Park in your eyes. Perhaps if I could briefly outline the history of the car...
Sir, Your reference to Constantinesco and his torque converter is presumably a mystery to most of your readers; I have some knowledge of the man. When I first met Archie Frazer-Nash in 1954 one of...
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Regular readers may remember that I like to go to one air display and one traction-engine rally a year, to keep a sense of proportion and see how the "other half" functions. So this year I went to...
Motoring History THOSE readers who are interested in books relating to motoring history and particularly the past and present works which deal with individual makes of car, from AC to Wolseley, will...
From Lord Montagu of Beaulieu Sir, I have been following the correspondence with regard to "Romulus" with great interest and I for one, and all at the National Motor Museum, are very pleased that "...
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A nine-year partnership of pride and prolific engine building Contrast is the key to the two characters who left John Willment's bulging competition team nine years ago to form what is now Racing...
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Motor Sport goes for a tour in a modern Daimler "Double-Six" to investigate some of the surviving pre-1904 examples of these Coventry-built horseless-carriages. The Daimler Motor Company Limited was...
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Although much younger than its 24 Hours sister at Sarthe, the Spa-Francorchamps race through the equivalent of a day and a night has fast established its own traditions during 28 editions. Until 1974...
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Motor Sport visits the home of a great British sporting marque, recently saved from extinction There were times last year when the demise of one of the most famous sporting car names, Aston Martin,...
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(August 8th) Weather conditions were perfect for fast times, at the annual VSCC Prescott speed-hill climb this year, the course dry, the temperature mild, with only a slight breeze. We have become...
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Sir, After several years of subscribing to your excellent magazine, and during that time having steadfastly regarded D.S.J.'s views and comments on the present state of Grand Prix racing as being...
Sir, My last visit to Brands was to the British GP 19721 and it was pleasurable. The entry cost was modest and if one did not want to afford the expensive luxury of a stand seat then the space...
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Sir, In a footnote to a letter in your August issue "C.R." complains about AA handbooks not being sent to members because of rising postal costs whilst on the other hand the Association continues to...
Sir, Although I am a regular reader of your magazine I feel I must take issue with you over two articles printed in the June and August numbers. The articles in question, "Triumph TR7 sports car or...
Sir, I would like to reply to John Britton's letter requesting facts on "Facel Vega" models in the August issue. Those owners of Facel Vega models like Mr. Britton in your August edition who look in...
Sir, I suggest that a Stag owner who cannot afford blowing gaskets, a Rover engine or a Mercedes should buy a Lancia Beta Spider. That is what I did. Welwyn Garden City N. D. TURNER
Sir, I would like to mention the excellent service given to me by Castrol DIY Service of Pipers Way, Swindon. I inadvertently purchased the incorrect gear oil for my Aston Martin sixteen months ago—...
Sir, Mr. Xuereb (Letters, July) undermined his own argument against white metal kits, "Assembly . . . is a craftsman's job", ". . . requires patience out of this world . . ." Exactly! Does Mr. Xuereb...
Sir, Very interesting to read about the Lewin Spittle Midget; clearly a lot of fun. However, it may not be out of place to mention that we have never advocated the mixing of Castrol R40 with any...
Sir, The installation of a Rover V8 engine in a Triumph Stag featured in August's Motor Sport represents a complete disregard for the excellent Triumph V8 engine. The Triumph V8 engine certainly...
Sir, Shall I buy a new Rover? The Government spends millions to have a car produced for me to spend £4,750. If I use the car at the speed it's designed for the Government takes my licence away. Does...
Sir, I thought you and your readers would be amused with a recent advertising campaign being broadcast on Los Angeles radio stations for the British Leyland Triumph TR7: "The Triumph TR7, the shape...

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