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CAR Magazine features

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 24 Jul 2016, 15:05

Lately I've spotted old single issues of CAR Magazine being sold off on Gumtree, and it's interesting to note some of the featured articles.
I have a a book, titled "Cranked Up, confessions of a petrolhead", by Hannes Oosthuizen previously an editor at CAR Magazine, and included in the book, is a database of all the road tests done by CAR Magazine between 1957 and 2010. But as far as I know there is no database/reference, other than the magazine itself, of other types of features published in the magazine on the different models of cars.

For instance, June 1965, some interesting road tests - Basil Green twin-cam Anglia 1800, Ford Meissner Corsair (Wonder what happened to these cars? Does anyone know of cars with these conversions in a collection in SA?)

December 1972
http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-car-accessor ... 0003940809
New Products - Meissner Lubricants (any relation to Willie Meissner?)
New Models - Ford Granada 2500 and 3000 range(I never new there was a 2500cc Granada available?)
New Models - Alfa Romeo 1600 Rallye and GT 1600 coupe(Were the Guilia 1600 Rallye, a SA only special?)

January 1983
http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-car-accessor ... 0003940809
Road Test - Ford Capri 2,8 fuel injection (were evaluated by Ford's Product Engineering Division in PE)
BMW 535i with sports gearbox(SA's quickest 4-door car, at the time)
Ford Escort XR3 Perana (quicker than a Cortina XR6)
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Re: CAR Magazine features

Post by ZA Perana » Sun 11 Sep 2016, 17:57

Meissner Lubricants was part of the Meissner group, which included the modifications business. I recall there being pictures posted here of a Meissner converted Corsair at some stage.

The BG Anglia was rolled and destroyed though I believe the remains of that car are owned by a collectors in JHB.
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Re: CAR Magazine features

Post by sidedraught » Mon 12 Sep 2016, 09:05

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Rallye's are SA only cars yes. Only 100 made, 40 2 litres and 60 1600s.

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Re: CAR Magazine features

Post by Killarney Racer » Sun 30 Jul 2017, 12:38

To revive an old thread.
Indiana Jones you mentioned a road test of the Basil Green Anglia 1800 in June 1965 CAR magazine. Do you still have a copy of that test that you could scan for me?

I am also looking for a test that I think CAR mag did on the 1970 Meissner racing Escort Peter Gough drove. I have test reports of the other racing Escorts but not that one and if my memory holds good they did test it.Please could members look in their files. Thanks

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Re: CAR Magazine features

Post by Scorpionman » Sun 30 Jul 2017, 16:52

June 1965 Anglia test

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Re: CAR Magazine features

Post by Scorpionman » Sun 30 Jul 2017, 16:57

Try and find a cast BG manifold these cars. Would not mind a BG Weber manifold for a R8. Same issue - Jun'65
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Re: CAR Magazine features

Post by Scorpionman » Sun 30 Jul 2017, 17:10

Peter Gough Escort. Jan 1970
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Re: CAR Magazine features

Post by Killarney Racer » Sun 30 Jul 2017, 18:59

To revive an old thread.
Indiana Jones you mentioned a road test of the Basil Green Anglia 1800 in June 1965 CAR magazine. Do you still have a copy of that test that you could scan for me?

I am also looking for a test that I think CAR mag did on the 1970 Meissner racing Escort Peter Gough drove. I have test reports of the other racing Escorts but not that one and if my memory holds good they did test it.Please could members look in their files.


Great stuff Scorpionman, many thanks. The Escort is actually the 1969 car (tested in 1970). Can you find another test for the blue lower / white upper car? Probably done during 1970....

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Re: CAR Magazine features

Post by Killarney Racer » Sun 30 Jul 2017, 19:00

To revive an old thread.
Indiana Jones you mentioned a road test of the Basil Green Anglia 1800 in June 1965 CAR magazine. Do you still have a copy of that test that you could scan for me?

I am also looking for a test that I think CAR mag did on the 1970 Meissner racing Escort Peter Gough drove. I have test reports of the other racing Escorts but not that one and if my memory holds good they did test it.Please could members look in their files.
Killarney Racer wrote:
Sun 30 Jul 2017, 18:59
Great stuff Scorpionman, many thanks. The Escort is actually the 1969 car (tested in 1970). Can you find another test for the blue lower / white upper car? Probably done during 1970....

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Re: CAR Magazine features

Post by Scorpionman » Sun 30 Jul 2017, 19:54

The test in the Jan 1970 mag is the blue/white car.
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Dont see any other tests during 1970/1
1961 Alfa Giulietta Sprint
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