CROSS­WORD / NEXT MONTH

New Zealand Classic Car - - Contents - By David Cass

Clues across: 7. Model name shared by Wolse­ley, Hud­son, and AMC (6) 8. US auto mag­nate JZ De ------ had a fine ca­reer with Packard and Gen­eral Mo­tors (GM) Pon­tiac, but the ca­reer turned to cus­tard when his own com­pany foundered in 1982 (6) 10. Vaux­hall’s six-cylin­der per­for­mance ver­sions of its FD and FE Vic­tor ranges from 1968 to 1976 (7) 11. Cor­ner­stone com­pany of GM, with an au­to­mo­tive his­tory dat­ing back to 1899 (5) 12. French car and truck builder, ac­tive from 1906 to around 1983, and noted for clas­sic taxi­cabs, some even used in Lon­don early on (4) 13. The Le ----- was a long-run­ning 1959–2005 model name for the en­try-level full-size model for the make in 11 across (5) 17. “As old as the in­dus­try — as modern as the hour” was a suc­cess­ful slo­gan for this clas­sic UK com­pany (5) 18. Model name shared by Daim­ler (very briefly) and Dodge (4) 22. Ger­man man­u­fac­turer ac­tive from 1906 to ’14 and later from 1950 to ’63 as part of Borg­ward (5) 23. Ford Mo­tor Com­pany’s pre­mium brand name from 1922 through to the present day (7) 24. The long straight on the Bathurst cir­cuit, short­ened in 1987 when The Chase chi­cane was in­cor­po­rated (6) 25. Model name shared by Lanch­ester (pro­to­types), Austin-healey, and 17 across (6)

Clues down: 1. French word for ‘horses’ best known as part of the model name for Citroën’s clas­sic small car built from 1948 to 1990 (7) 2. Ford’s hugely suc­cess­ful com­mer­cial van, built in four main gen­er­a­tions from 1965 to the present day (7) 3. Model name for Vaux­hall up­mar­ket mod­els, best re­mem­bered in the clas­sic era from 1948 to 1965 in se­ries LIP, EIP, PA, and PB (5) 4. French small sports car — its AL3 model built from 1927 to 1929 scored some rac­ing suc­cess (7) 5. Low-pro­duc­tion (15 only?) US sports car with fi­bre­glass body and Corvette V8 mo­tor, built in the late ’50s (5) 6. Com­mon nick­name for the Ac/shelby sports car — in­tro­duced 50 years ago this month (5) 9. Model name for Re­nault’s small sport­ing coupé, with body de­sign by Frua, built from 1958 to 1968 (9) 14. Ford V8 en­gine fam­ily, in­tro­duced in 1962, and built in sizes from 3.6 through to 5.75 litres (221ci to 351ci) (7) 15. Name for the Si­cil­ian cir­cuit used for the clas­sic Targa Flo­rio road race (7) 16. Best re­mem­bered name from the early steam car era — one of these held a speed record at 127mph (204kph) (7) 19. The metal cas­ing en­clos­ing the cylin­ders of an in­ter­nal com­bus­tion en­gine (5) 20. Bri­tish stylist Wil­liam ----- is well re­mem­bered for his clas­sic de­signs for the As­ton Mar­tin DBS, Jensen-healey, and Re­liant SS2, among oth­ers (5) 21. Model name for Humber six-cylin­der cars built from 1930 to 1948 (5)

An­swers to last month’s cross­word Across: 7. Cli­max 8. Mex­ico 10. Over-rev 11. Dyane 12. Esso 13. Crown 17. Miura 18. Axle 22. Swing 23. Valiant 24/ 25. Ecurie Ecosse Down: 1. Scooter 2. Vitesse 3. Ma­tra 4. Mead­ows 5. Mi­das 6. Boxer 9. Over­drive 14. King­pin 15. Ex­haust 16. Bent­ley 19. Aspen 20. Bi­jur 21. Black

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