The star may not have come but the show still went on. Most present felt a tinge of disappointment when Nick Mason's Ferrari F40 failed to appear at Silverstone for the Pomeroy Trophy on March 4, but as the cold, grey, wet day gradually gave way to bright, sunny weather, that disappointment evaporated with the water from the track.
There were no veterans amongst the 61 cars...
THE DUTCH GRAND PRIX
ZANDVOORT, May 22nd
ONCE again there was a mad scramble to get from Monte Carlo to Zandvoort and to repair the Grand Prix cars, for the Dutch Grand Prix was held on Whit-Monday, the weekend following the Monaco race. The organisers of the race decided to have no argument over qualifying times or such methods of selecting the entry of 15 cars and drew up the...
• BLMC quits competition motoring
Last month Lord Stokes, boss of British Leyland, was in the hot-seat for chiding customers who buy foreign cars of anti-British motives and for turning aside publicity for British cars. Now he has astonished the motoring world by pulling out of competition events. The Rootes Group, before Chrysler UK engulfed it, did this, but when you are in financial straits...
LETTERS FROM READERS
N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and" Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with the m.—Ed.
R. N. T. Burke's letter prompts mc to relate my experiences with Smiths Motor Accessories Ltd.
In Bahrein I have a Borgward Isabella TS to which, last December, I fitted a Smiths subsidiary panel. Deciding that I wanted the oil warning...
Saab Wins the R.A.C. Rally
The 1960 R.A.C. Rally, which determined the destiny of both the European Rally Championship (won by Mercedes-Benz) and the Ladies' Rally Championship (won jointly by Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom driving B.M.C. products), was a generally well-run but not very exciting event ably organised by hard-working Jack Kemsley, who secured a bright but not vivid feather for the R.A.C.'...
Monte Caro Rally Cats' Eyes Rally
Caught. — The Mary Handley Page / Pauline Mayman / Daphne Freeman Sunbeam Rapier has been caught by the 220SE Mercedes which started the Turini special stage a minute behind. Later on during this test the three girls suffered a puncture which cost them their clean sheet.
Class Winners. — The R. Backlund / N. Falk Sunbeam Alpine, plentifully supplied with...
A capacity held of 1950s cars will contest the 'Rally of the Tests' from November 30 to December 2.
This new event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first competitive RAC Rally, as the 1951 event was the first to feature timed tests on private ground.
Just as in 1951, it starts in Blackpool on Friday and finishes on Brighton's seafront three days later.
Leading the field away will be Arthur...
N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed.
Having read with much interest the correspondence on the subject of the Jaguar XJ-S I thought I would add my experience.
I have owned two XJ-S - my first was RHD Chassis No. 15 and on that car I covered 42,000 miles. I experienced a few niggling...
A visit to B.M.C.'s Sports-Car Factory and impressions of the MGB-GT.
I am not a rabid pre-war-M.G. "fan" but I think far too many Englishmen underrate the very fine competition record of this make and the valuable prestige it gained for this country before the war in racing and record-breaking. Indeed, in the War-time issues of Motor Sport I did my best to emphasise this in special articles on...