Saturday, January 27, 2007

Safer Motoring, June 1962

No lack of irony in the choice of cover image for this issue of Safer Motoring, Britain's magazine for VW owners.

It's not a rollover in progress, it's a stunt by a trained driver at the Dungarvan Hill Climb in Ireland. Coverage of the Irish racing scene in this issue also included the Circuit of Ireland International Rally, in which two VW 1500s were entered:

"Two brand-new VW 1500s took part in the Circuit of Ireland Interntional Rally at Easter -- the first time Irish enthusiasts had seen the new Wolfsburg models in action. Frank Robinson, of Belfast, [above], is seen cornering on the Tim Healy Pass timed ascent in County Kerry. He finished second in his class. [Below], Reggie McSpadden, also of Belfast, is watched by a crowd of critical spectators as he rounds a bend on the Tim Healy Pass. He finished third in his class."

Fresh off the assembly line and into competition in early '62.

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