Articles tagged Maxwell Boyd

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Pole Position — The BRDC Diamond Jubilee Book

To celebrate the sixtieth year of the BRDC, this great book has been produced in a special edition for members. Magnificently illustrated with some 380 pictures, it is also available to other interested parties. Here is the full story of the origins and history of this unique Club told by S C H Davis (a reprint from a previous Jubilee Book), alongside every aspect of the structure, development...

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Sixth Grand Prix of Mexico

Clark all the Way Mexico City, October 22nd. Twenty entries were invited for this year's Mexican Grand Prix, which took place at the same time as the Mini-Olympics. Of the 20, 19 were all ready for the first four-hour practice session on Friday afternoon, the one missing car being the Cooper down to be driven by Rindt. This was withdrawn due to a haggle over starting money which the Austrian...

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Rally Review

MAKINEN CHASING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP THREE CITIES RALLY Results: GENERAL CLASSIFICATION 1st: T. Makkinen/P. Easter (1275 Cooper S) 3,253.2 penalties2nd: L. Cella/ L. Lombardini (Lancia Fulvia) 3,397.0 "3rd: L. Nasenius/F. Sager (Opel Reckord 1700) 3,446.0 "4th: A. Cavallari/D. Salvay (Alfa Romeo GTA) 3,466.6 "5th: W. Gass/G. Frey (Porsche 911) 3,528.2 " ALTHOUGH rallies organised by more than...

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Rumblings

Prestige Through Racing A leading article elsewhere in this issue discusses the relationship between the publicity which successful participation in motor-racing fosters and the type of car which sells most readily as a result. Not all manufacturers race directly to increase sales — the research and a third value of racing is well known, and a third reason for racing is the prestige, both...

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The Things They Say . . .

"Much of the track design, I understand, was done by the former G.P. driver Tony Brooks, who is on the B.A.R.C. Council. It has since been endorsed by Jack Brabham, though certain features did not exactly please him—which may result from Brooks's limited experience of driving contemporary rear-engined racing cars."— Maxwell Boyd writing about the new Thruxton circuit in The Sunday Times. This...

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Books for Christmas

BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS "Motor Road Tests, 1966 Series." 130 p.., soft covers, 11 3/5 in. x 8 1/3 in. (Temple Press Books Ltd. George Newnes Ltd., Tower House, Southampton Street, London, W.C.2. 31s.) At this time of the year, welcome as a Christmas gift, comes this annual containing reprints of road-tests published by Motor between July 24th, 1965, and July 9th of this year. The cars covered range...

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The Things They Say . . . .

"Working on the long-established premise that there is no substitute for sheer horse-power, Rover have in many respects transformed the hithertosomewhat underpowered 2000 by giving it the all-aluminium 3½-litre V8 engine, that they developed from an originally American Buick design."—Maxwell Boyd, reporting on the Rover Three-Thousand-Five in The Sunday Times. But he has got "the long-established...

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Books for Christmas

" 'The Motor' Road Tests -- 1959 Edition." 139 pp., 11½ in. x 8 in., soft covers. (Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 10s. 6d.) " ' The Autocar ' Road Tests -- Spring 1959." 80 pp., 11½ in. x 8 in., soft covers. (Illife and Sons Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. 6s.) These two indispensible books of road-test facts and figures make a welcome appearance in...

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