Clas­sic cross­word

New Zealand Classic Car - - Contents - By

David Cass

Across 1. Fre­quently used ab­bre­vi­a­tion de­scrib­ing the in­let-over-ex­haust valve con­fig­u­ra­tion oc­ca­sion­ally used in ear­lier days (1, 4) 8. The full name for the fa­mous Bathurst rac­ing cir­cuit is Mount -------- Cir­cuit Bathurst (8) 9. Childe Harold -----, an im­por­tant early col­lab­o­ra­tor with Henry Ford, par­tic­u­larly in­flu­en­tial with met­al­lur­gi­cal de­sign (5) 10. Daim­ler pub­li­cists might have said in Oc­to­ber 1955, ‘one of our cars has an un­usual model name, with words de­scrib­ing its max­i­mum speed in mph’. (3, 1, 4) 11. The ----- axle is a prim­i­tive form of in­de­pen­dent sus­pen­sion, used by sev­eral mar­ques through the 1940s to 1970s (5) 12. Citroën’s long-run­ning small-mid­size fam­ily car, built 1961–1978 with 602 or 1015cc en­gine sizes; ap­prox. 1.8 mil­lion were sold (3) 16. Up­mar­ket ver­sions of Ford UK’S MKI, II, III, and IV Z-car ranges (6) 17. Leg­endary Amer­i­can rac­ing car de­signer, whose cars and/or en­gines won 12 Indy 500 races in the 1920s and ’30s (6) 18. French builder of voiturettes / light cars, built 1921–’29, with some rac­ing his­tory, e.g., Le Mans en­tries 1925–’28; there were also a few larger sixes be­fore the end (3) 23. Christchurch busi­ness­man and friend of Enzo Fer­rari who was the Fer­rari con­ces­sion­aire in New Zealand in the mid 1950s (5) 24. The process that starts com­bus­tion of the fuel/air mix­ture in a cylin­der, and, by ex­ten­sion, the sys­tem com­po­nen­try that does this (8) 25. Small Span­ish-built cy­cle­cars/sa­loons, built by the same com­pany, first from 1914 to 1922, then from 1951 to 1957 (5) 26. Suc­cess­ful New Zealand speed­way and cir­cuit-rac­ing driver, later in­volved in pro­mot­ing the Hamil­ton Walker Ro­tary­mo­tive saloon in the late’ 1960s, and, in the early ’70s, a small fi­bre­glass­bod­ied ute called the ‘Toiler’ (8) 27. French com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in car­bu­ret­tors and also build­ing small mo­tor­ized bi­cy­cles, now owned by Marelli in Italy (5).

Down 2. All-time great mo­tor­cy­cle racer, who fol­lowed Sur­tees’ progress into car rac­ing, suc­cess­fully enough to be­come the Euro­pean For­mula 2 cham­pion in 1972 (8) 3. This spe­cial coupé body (four were built) on the pre-war Bu­gatti Type 57S chas­sis is re­garded as an all-time de­sign clas­sic (8) 4. Model name for Vaux­hall’s up­mar­ket mid-to-late-’70s Viva HC model — in New Zealand we did not see the full model range, which could be op­tioned into quite a Q-car in Bri­tain (6) 5. Bri­tish weekly car mag­a­zine, from 1903 to 1988 vy­ing with its ri­val Au­tocar as the best UK weekly car-news mag­a­zine (5) 6. Model name for Mazda’s very suc­cess­ful rear-en­gined kei car, built 1962–’70 and sell­ing over 265,000 in that time as as one of the mar­ket lead­ers in the class (5) 7. Czech car maker that built aero­dy­nam­i­cally-styled rear-en­gined V8 sa­loons 1936–’99 — though, these days, it pro­duces im­pres­sive and well-en­gi­neered big trucks (5) 12. Model name for AC’S two-seater sports car built 1953–’63, based on a de­sign by John To­jeiro (3) 13. Rootes Group’s rear-en­gined small car de­signed to chal­lenge the Mini in the UK mar­ket, around 440,000 were built 1963–’76 (3) 14. Personal lux­ury car built by Cadil­lac in 10 gen­er­a­tions from 1953 to 2002 (8) 15. The side of a car that is clos­est to the kerb (8) 19. Bri­tish coach­build­ing com­pany, for many years (1805–1959) one of Bri­tain’s most re­spected com­pa­nies in this spe­cial­ist field (6) 20. French car com­pany, founded in 1934 as an af­fil­i­ate of Fiat, it bought Ford of France and was very suc­cess­ful in the French mar­ket, but, af­ter Chrysler took over, the brand was slowly de­val­ued till the name was dropped in 1978 (5) 21. Gen­eral Mo­tors of Canada’s mar­que name used to sell Bri­tish Vaux­hall and Bed­ford ve­hi­cles in Canada from 1959 to 1970 (5) 22. Clas­sic US make, its Bearcat and Black­hawk sports cars and eight-cylin­der lux­ury cars earned it a great rep­u­ta­tion from 1911 to 1935, a 1968-on com­pany has kept the name alive but not achieved the same ac­claim (5) An­swers to last month’s cross­word, No. 291 Across 1. Itala 8. el­lip­tic 9. Moore 10. Victoria 11. Mi­lan 12. JAP 16. Prince 17. Islero 18. ten 23. Omega 24. Coun­tach 25. Tulip 26. Cray­ford 27. three Down 2. Two litre 3. Lor­raine 4. Alpina 5. Si­ata 6. start 7. Eclat 12. Jet 13. pin 14. Ply­mouth 15. Gre­goire 19. Es­cort 20. Aceca 21. Lu­cas 22. Stift

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