CROSS­WORD / NEXT MONTH

New Zealand Classic Car - - Contents - By David Cass

Clues across: 4. Model name for the base-model Holden sedan, be­gin­ning with the HK series in 1968 (7) 8. Model name for the 1976-on­wards Gi­u­gia­rostyled mid-engine Lo­tus coupé — the model name car­ried on through to 2004 (6) 9. Sur­name shared by Derek, Don­ald, and Torix, all as­so­ci­ated var­i­ously with low-pro­duc­tion UK sports cars (Chevron and the com­pany that built 5 down) (7) 10. Re­newal or just clean­ing up of con­tact breaker ------ was an es­sen­tial part of reg­u­lar clas­sic car ser­vice rou­tines (6) 11. From 1898 through to 1928, part­ners ------ and Mery pro­duced fine tour­ing cars, from 1901 to 1913 in close as­so­ci­a­tion with de Di­et­rich and Lor­raine-di­et­rich (6) 12. Model name for Reliant’s suc­cess­ful Ford six-cylin­der-pow­ered GT coupé built in sev­eral dif­fer­ent series from 1964 to 1986 (8) 18. Hole in a tyre caus­ing de­fla­tion — a fre­quent break­down is­sue in early days but much less of a prob­lem with mod­ern tyres (8) 20. Triumph small–mid size saloon built from 1970 to 1976 as a suc­ces­sor to 17 down (6) 21. Vane-type su­per­charger built in Switzer­land, an ef­fec­tive way to im­prove rac­ing car per­for­mance in pre-world War II days (6) 22. BMW’S Us-mar­ket ver­sion of the 1971–’75 E3 sedans with 2.8- and 3.0-litre mo­tors (7) 23. British coach­builder/car­maker from 1934 to 1976, noted for fine sport­ing tour­ers and GT cars, and also for in­no­va­tive com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles from 1938 to 1958 (6) 24. Brand name for the Blue Oval’s trac­tors built from 1917 to 1964 (7)

Clues down: 1. Pon­tiac model name used from 1961 to 1970, ini­tially for a com­pact model — us­ing the same plat­form as 14 down (7) 2. Ad­vanced-de­sign Lan­cia saloon, built from 1937 to 1949, us­ing a nar­row-an­gle 1.35-/1.5-litre engine and of­fer­ing road per­for­mance way above the class stan­dards of the time (7) 3. Ital­ian coach­builder, ac­tive from 1921 to 1964 but never quite in the big league, though prom­i­nent de­sign­ers such as Rev­elli and Frua worked at the com­pany (6) 5. Low-price UK light­weight sports car, avail­able in near-race tune pow­ered by Coven­try-cli­max, or in the pop­u­lar Mi­nor model with Stan­dard and Triumph com­po­nen­try — see also 9 across (8) 6. Holden’s suc­cess­ful GT coupé, first seen in 1968 in the HK series (6) 7. Roger -----was a ’60s UK rac­ing driver, who helped de­signer Frank Costin with rac­ing suc­cess in a low-pro­duc­tion sports-rac­ing de­sign from 1965 to 1968 (6) 13. Fiat’s orig­i­nal ‘Lit­tle Mouse’ pro­duced from 1936–’37 to 1955 (8) 14. Oldsmo­bile model built from 1961, in six gen­er­a­tions, through to 1999 (7) 15. US rac­ing cir­cuit, lo­cated in Florida on an old air­field and in reg­u­lar use since 1950 (7) 16. Mediter­ranean coast prin­ci­pal­ity, its Grand Prix on a street cir­cuit has been run since 1929 (6) 17. Triumph’s small fam­ily car in­tro­duced in 1959, with over half a mil­lion built un­til 1971 (6) 19. UK rac­ing (and oc­ca­sional sports) car builder from 1946 to 1969, but lat­terly more fa­mous for hugely suc­cess­ful tuned ver­sions of var­i­ous Mi­nis (6)

An­swers to last month’s cross­word Across: 4. Amil­car 8. Europa 9. Trans Am 10. Leg­end 11. Twenty 12. Ken­worth 18. Con­quest 20. Matich 21. Sierra 22. Club­man 23. Et­tore 24. Stroked Down: 1. Wes­lake 2. Bri­g­and 3. Spinto 5. Marathon 6. Lancer 7. Abarth 13. Rochdale 14. Gear­box 15. Steamer 16. Bal­lot 17. Di­ablo 19. Quints

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