Articles tagged European Economic Community

Page 29 of February 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1962

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove in 1961 ANOTHER busy year is over and it is time to take out my diary and recall the pros and cons, the merits and shortcomings, of the cars I road-tested for MOTOR SPORT during 1961. It was a year during which I covered 18,930 miles on these test runs, 15,000 further miles in staff and personal vehicles, was a passenger for considerable mileages in...

Page 64 of December 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 1970

Tricks of the Motor Trade

Sir, I look forward to reading the result of your meeting with Lord Stokes and know that the idiots who buy foreign cars will be interested in the answers given to your very searching questions. Perhaps you will allow me to deal with Mr. Burke, the Plymouth dealer who has given so much of the game away in his facts about exchange prices for English and foreign second-hand cars. The principle...

Page 29 of October 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, October 1962

Foreign car concessionaires (part 1)

With the widespread discussion now in progress as to whether Britain should or should not enter the European Common Market interest of British motorists in Continental cars is greater than ever. Consequently we present the following feature which covers those foreign invaders which can be bought in this country. Each make is dealt with separately and brief details are given of the facilities of...

Page 25 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, February 1983

Matters of moment

A plea from British Leyland BL has joined the "Buy British" Campaigners with a plea to those concerned over prospects of longer dole-queues, smaller wage-packets and salary cheques, and bigger tax-demands, to shun imported cars. It bases its arguments on factors well-known to financial wizards, so we need not enumerate them here. But perhaps, without taking sides, we should at least give BL space...

Page 18 of January 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, January 1963

Continental notes

THE Commission Sportive Internationale, or C.N.I. for short, are the people who make decisions concerning motor racing and its kindred aspects of the sport. The C.S.I. have recently announced that the existing Formula One for Grand Prix racing, which limits engine capacity to 1,500 c.c. and minimum weight to 450 kilogrammes, will be extended for two years beyond its normal span. Originally laid...

Page 56 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, June 1975

MORGAN OF MALVERN

MOTOR SPORT visits the oldest and most unique sports-car factory in the World IN THE PAST I have paid several visits to the Morgan Motor Company at Malvern Link in Worcestershire. I went there after the war to take delivery of a new Morgan 4/4. When its gearbox seized up and there were no spares for it I went down again, towing the stricken 4/4 and part-exchanging it for a Vanguard-engined Plus-4...

Page 23 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 1975

Matters of Moment

Showtime Soliloquy With autumn merging into winter this is the period of the Motor Shows, in Frankfurt, Paris, London, Turin and Glasgow, sparked off as it were by that Birmingham Motoring Festival at which real racing cars were actually allowed to circulate within the Armco-guarded precincts of this Midlands City. But there is so much uncertainty around that this Editorial might just as well...

Page 33 of January 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, January 1973

Vintage Postbag

Singer History Sir, Although the correspondence on the team Singers was closed a couple of months ago, may 1, for the sake of future historians, be allowed to correct one or two mistakes that arose? In Mr. Montgomery's interesting letter ( July issue) he mentions J. E. S. Jones as the owner of one of these cars. This should he A. W. Jones, who raced the car before and after the war. J. E. S....

Page 92 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, September 1984

Race Discrimination

Sir, I was recently invited to take my car to a race meeting abroad, an invitation that I could not refuse. The meeting being in France, a friendly member of the Common Market, I assumed that this would be simple. I had however, failed to appreciate the deviousness of communist governments. To take a car to France to race you require a carnet, even if it is road registered. To obtain a carnet you...

Page 64 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, May 1962

BRITISH PRESTIGE IN SWEDEN

▪ • * BRITISH PRESTIGE IN SWEDEN Sir, The entry of Britain into the Common Market being possibly imminent, the future of Britigh cars in the face of full Continental competition is open to conjecture. Taking Sweden as_ a test case, being probably the most competitive selling market and most rugged testing ground for cars in Europe, one can find cars from every country in the World being treated...

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