September 1991

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Motorway Madness Statistics are sometimes suspect, but those about Motorway accidents are presumably accurate. They show that 6166 crashes caused 9790 casualties, resulting in 228 deaths and 1545...
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Motor Sport Formula One Meet We are delighted to announce that Motor Sport will be sponsoring the HSCC's final championship round at Silverstone on Saturday, September 28. One of the very best...
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Another Williams-Renault 1-2 Hockenheimring, July 28th. From the highly successful British Grand Prix at Silverstone the "circus" moved across to Germany, to the very fast but unspectacular...
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McLaren Shell-shock It used to be British Formula Three races -- short 20 lappers -- in which the start was all important. Today, there are Grand Prix races that are like that. Monaco is one, the...
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The Engine Era Sackcloth and ashes for DSJ. Last month in Formula One Scene when writing about the future of the Benetton team I said that Ford owned the Cosworth engine firm prompting a shoal of...
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Then and Now This year's British GP at the revised Silverstone circuit, described as perhaps the best of its kind in the world, provided all the excitement needed to enliven today's F1 racing, with...
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Historic Racing Resumé One of the most fascinating aspects of this year's series of historic races for sportscars of that era has been the way the old 1500 class battles between Lotus and Cooper have...
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A Can of Worms Dear Reader, A spate of letters have arrived recently containing cuttings from various newspapers, but the majority have been cut from issues of The Times. For three days this...
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Unsold Peugeot Pleasure In Britain, the Peugeot 309 GTI is the overlooked big brother of the chic 205 equivalent. Whereas approximately 10,000 205 GTIs are sold a year (of which the 130 bhp 1.9-litre...
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A Breeding Improvement 80 years is a long time and yet the chances are that at most weekends of the year you will find at least one example flying the flag somewhere in the country. It may be...
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Five and Out No matter how many manufacturers' teams contest the World Rally Championship, history records that, when the half-year stage is reached, the number actually in contention for the lead...
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4-cylinder Evolution "Evolution not revolution" was the Porsche plan to progress from 944 to 968, but we are not sure that they begun with the right basis for progress versus an increasingly...
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Since the 1960s Britain has been the centre of the motor racing world. The majority of Grand Prix teams are based in this country, and most of the world's racing cars and engines are made here....
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The Terminator It was a chance phone call to Lawrence Millen of Bauer Millen, the GM dealers of Peter Street, Manchester, to chew over the fat about new American models that did it. Would I like to...
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World Class Leader When BMW were faced with replacing the two boxy generations of 3-series that had served from 1975 to 1990, with over 3.5 million sales, they knew their largest volume seller...
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Racing cars become classics of their era for a variety of reasons. The Alfa Romeo Tipo B Monoposto, more familiarly known as the P3, made its mark when its first appearance in 1932, rendered the...
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Flying the Flag Just one year after the inaugural event, the Christie's International Historic Festival at Silverstone has already become an important event in the historic racing world, on a par...
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The Belsize Bradshaw Having referred recently in this recall of rare makes to two cars with radial engines, it seems time to think about a light-car which had an unusual cooling system. The Belsize...
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A reader has sent us some early Duryea literature provided by a cousin in America who after owning a Model-T Ford for 17 years bought a new Ford V8 in 1940, and who had known Charles E Duryea. A...
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Indianapolis was Different -- A look at the American "500" in Vintage Times With the classic Indianapolis 500 mile race flirting with the idea of altering its rules to permit F1 3-1/2-litre non-turbo...
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In the Grand Manner "Panhard and Levassor since the 'nineties' of the last century have been names to conjure with, and few cars throughout the whole of the Motor Industry have so high a reputation....
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One of the Best With sunshine, large crowds spectating at both practice and the climbs, and a record entry of 230, the VSCC's annual speed hillclimb on August 4th at the delightful Bugatti OC's...
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A Rare Return The five Raymond Mays sports cars built in 1938/39 by the ERA works at Bourne, based on the 2.7-litre Standard V8 engine and ifs designed by Peter Berthon, have been well documented....
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In Full Flight by Tony Spooner, DSO, DFC. 267 pp. 8-1/2 x 6in. Wingham Press, Seymour Place, 28 High Street, Wingham, Kent, CT3 1AB. £15.00) This is a revised edition of a book which was published in...
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Some recent substantial reading was provided by the Sir Winston Churchill memoirs and biographies, from which a few motoring items emerge. For instance, in The Caged Lion by William Manchester (...
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Opinions expressed are those of correspondents and not necessarily those of Motor Sport *** More Connaught Sir, The letter from Paul H Shaw (Motor Sport, August) should not go unanswered. Whilst...

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