By David Cass

New Zealand Classic Car - - CONTENTS -

Clues across

7. Bri­tish rac­ing driver, win­ner in the Bri­tish Hill­climb Cham­pi­onship and Monte Carlo Rally, plus a third-place fin­isher in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, all in cars from his own fac­tory (6) 8. The process of de­lay­ing the tim­ing of the ig­ni­tion spark: once man­u­ally con­trolled, for many years, the process has been au­to­mated (6) 10. Subaru’s com­pact fam­ily car, now in its fifth gen­er­a­tion af­ter its in­tro­duc­tion in 1992 to suc­ceed … (7) 11. … Subaru’s 1971-on­wards fam­ily ve­hi­cle, built in three gen­er­a­tions un­til 1994 (5) 12. Project name for the Rootes-de­sign small car that was built from 1963 as the ‘Imp’ (4) 13. Model name shared by Oldsmo­bile, Lan­cia, and GSM (5) 17. The Latin word for ‘I Roll’, seem­ingly first thought of as a trade­name for ball-bear­ings, but later ap­plied to a fa­mous ve­hi­cle brand (5) 18. You’ve heard of ‘four on the floor’ but how about ‘three on the ----’? (4) 22. Model name for Frank Costin’s low pro­duc­tion (eight or nine? only) GT coupé built in the early ’70s — a ru­mour floats around of one in New Zealand, any­one know for sure? (5) 23. Welsh GT car, with well over 1000 built from 1959 to 1973 (7) 24. Brand name used twice by GM from 1968 to ’76 in South Africa and Bel­gium to pro­duce lo­cally built ve­hi­cles from a con­fec­tion of GM parts from other places in the world (6) 25. GM’S clas­sic Chevro­let sedan, built from 1950 to 1975, and to 1981 in Canada, in eight gen­er­a­tions, the last be­ing Canada only (3,3)

Clues down

1. Opel’s up­mar­ket model range in Europe, built in eight main gen­er­a­tions from 1938 to 1970, usu­ally with a six-cylin­der en­gine (7) 2. Model name for Packard, 1941–’47 and 1953–’56, and also briefly a three-wheel mi­cro­car from 7 across (7) 3. Carl ----- was a US au­to­mo­bile de­signer, who did good work for Stude­baker, fol­lowed by Chrysler, where he was the brains behind the Air­flow sedan (5) 4. Sa­loon (1963–’73) from Isuzu that was one of the first Ja­panese cars to be seen in num­bers in over­seas mar­kets (7) 5. Six-cylin­der side-valve Mor­ris sa­loon built from 1931 to ’33, while BMC Aus­tralia built a four-cylin­der Mor­ris sa­loon from 1958 to ’64 look­ing like an in­flated Wolse­ley 1500 (5) 6. Ford US’S clas­sic ex­am­ple of how late-’50s mar­ket re­search could go wrong (5) 9. Clas­sic 1954–’58 French grand tourer with Chrysler V8 en­gine. Later ver­sions fol­lowed to 1964, be­fore a move down-mar­ket ended pro­duc­tion (5,4) 14. Dodge model name, for full-size cars 1949–’59 and in­ter­me­di­ates 1965–’76; seven main gen­er­a­tions were built (7) 15. BMC Aus­tralia’s six-cylin­der B-se­ries– en­gined Austin sa­loon, built from 1962 to ’65 (7) 16. Well-re­mem­bered New Zealand rac­ing driver, very suc­cess­ful in 1970s tin-top rac­ing — think Charg­ers and PDL Mus­tang! (7) 19. French aero­space com­pany, also ac­tive in mo­tor rac­ing with scream­ing V12 sin­gle-seaters and sports-rac­ing cars (5) 20. Short-lived 1925–’28 US car­maker, a sub­sidiary of the Moon Mo­tor Car com­pany: not by chance, the name equates in Roman mythol­ogy with the god­dess of the moon (5) 21. Mau­rice ----- was an ex–rolls-royce en­gi­neer, cred­ited with GM sus­pen­sion de­sign and de­vel­op­ment im­prove­ment in the 1930s (5)

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