September 1979

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Bunk or Not... The late, great Henry Ford is alleged to have said that history is bunk. In fact, he had a great respect for the past, witness his remarkable Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village...
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Third win for Williams Knittelfeld, August 12th It is always a pleasure to return to the Osterreichring after following the Grand Prix scene through the streets of towns, round the confines of small...
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The two teams in which there are no problems at the moment are the Williams team and the Renault team, so it is no surprise to see them out at the front. Lotus have lost their way technically and the...
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A Section Devoted To Old Car Matters The cars of Major-General Sir Evelyn Fanshawe We have received the following very interesting communication from Mr. J. G. S. Norman, MIMechE, MR AeS, AMBIM,...
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When I reviewed that astonishingly comprehensively new book about the Rolls-Royce Twenty by John Fasal, in the July issue, I commented that I might have more to say on the subject at a later date....
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The comments I made last month about motoring on Radnorshire’s roads soon after the 1918 Armistice aroused much interest, so I feel I can return briefly to the subject. I remarked that motor vehicles...
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Some Welsh motoring history, additional to the comments we have been publishing about conditions there in the 1920s, has surfaced, due to the premises occupied by Ace’s of Tenby having closed after...
A 1914 Sunbeam on the Road Sir, After reading, in the June issue, your fascinating account of Mr. Lake's 1922 GP Sunbeam, the reference to the 1914 3.3-litre machine tempts me to reminiscence. In...
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Rear Brakes Once the rigid, vintage type, rear axle had been done away with where the rear brakes were naturally on the ends of the axle tubes, some thoughts began to be given to the rear brakes on...
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By the time this issue of Motor Sport is due on the bookstalls the VSCC will have wound up its 1979 racing season at Cadwell Park, so only a brief report of the Hawthorn Trophy Meeting is included...
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The New Ford Cortina The Ford Cortina has long been one of the most successful cars of its kind. The first version appeared in September 1962 and the Cortina has been successively improved ever since...
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Anthony Heal, the Sunbeam historian, traces the career of this great engineer, who was born at Concarneau one hundred years ago. Louis Herve Coatalen, MIAE, was born on September 11th 1879 at...
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"La Scuderia Ferrari" by Luigi Orsini and Franco Zagari. 430 pp. 11" x 9". Editortale Olimpia, S.p.A. — Firenze, Italy. 26,000 Lire.) A must for enthusiasts for Enzo Ferrari and his Scuderia and for...
I did not expect to come upon any references to cars in "After Kilvert" by A. L. Le Quesne (Oxford University Press, 1978), although it is an excellent book about the changing conditions in the Welsh...
R. R. (Robin) Jackson, BACantab. — The ace tuner of the Brooklands days died recently as he approached 76 years of age, having been in failing health these last few years. Robin Jackson was a fully...
The 750 MC's Six Hour Relay Race moves to a Sunday date this year — October 7th. The venue will be Donington Park, for the third consecutive year. This year's event will have two classes for road-...
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Reborn in time for a hectic 24 hours This year two young Belgian brothers by the names Jean Michel and Phillipe Martin took outright victory in the 16th consecutive running of Belgium’s annual 24...
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A British Champion? Although the 1979 European Formula Two season is one of the shortest on record, it has also been one of the toughest. A dozen races isn’t a long season for a FISA championship,...
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The Fiat Strada 65 CL When I remarked recently that if we are being driven towards smaller-engined cars by the petrol situation this need not necessarily be dull, I might have had a Fiat Strada, or...
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Rain came, to dampen the second-half of the annual VSCC Prescott speed hill-climb, on August 12th. The slippery conditions after the lunch break were such that only three drivers improved on their...
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Motogard Rally of New Zealand As any schoolboy will tell you, the process of fact learning demands a conscious effort to commit to memory whilst other data, both useful and otherwise, pleasant and...
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A Williams One-Two in the Hockenheim Stadium Hockenheimring, July 29th If one did not go to the Eifel mountains on the way down to the Heidelberg/Mannheim plains, and do a lap of the Nürburgring it...
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The Mazda RX-7 The very pretty, rotary-engined Mazda RX-7 has taken the North American sports car market by storm since it was launched there in May 1978, two months after its introduction in Japan....
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Sales of the RX-7 in the USA have been matched by popularity and success on the racing circuit, boosted by a remarkable first and second in class and fifth and sixth overall for a pair of factory-...
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Healthy Formula one Sir, Have you noticed that the face of Grand Prix racing is changing? Only a couple of years or so ago, darkness was all that could be seen and, as we all remember only too well...
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The latest option from Crewe?

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