Articles tagged Mitsubishi

Page 24, November 1987

African Gloom

In a nutshell, the Ivory Coast Rally was a pretty rotten event. As an attempt at copying the Safari it has never, in all its 19-year history, even looked like making the grade, and the small improvement which it managed to achieve in recent editions was blotted out this year, when the already weak organisation wilted under the strain of trying unsuccessfully to meet FISA's impossible demands...

Page 30, June 1996

Tropical Paradise

David Williams witnessed the first World Championship rally in Asia and predicts a runaway success The disaster stories are always the best. There ought to be one about Asia. In the World Rally Championship's somewhat chequered 23-year history, there have been some remarkably ill-judged attempts to break new ground, ranging from the long-running farce known as the Ivory Coast Rally, to the ill-...

Page 16, January 1991

Rally review - Lombard RAC

To casual watchers, November's Lombard RAC Rally probably seemed little changed from the previous year. Apart from a shift of headquarters from Nottingham to Harrogate, and some differences in the actual special stages used, the style was just the same. Indeed, it was as it has been for some years; stately homes and private estates on the Sunday, followed by forest roads on the weekdays. But...

Page 116, August 2014

Lunch with... David Brodie

For much of his 50 years in British racing he was a serial winner, and he rubbed shoulders with the Formula 1 crowd as wellWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell As we know, Formula 1 has pretty much taken over the motor sporting world. It gets almost all of the media coverage, almost all of the money and virtually all of the glory. A whole new generation of people who think of...

Page 98, November 2008

From stage fright to stage-struck

Motor Sport’s editor Damien Smith experiences the highs and lows of rallying after being persuaded to turn novice co-driver for Tony Jardine Co-drive? Who wants to co-drive? If you want to go rallying, you’ve got to be the bloke behind the wheel, surely. That’s what I’d always thought. So I wasn’t overly tempted when TV pundit and motor sport mover and shaker Tony Jardine began a campaign to lure...

Page 92, November 2008

Fighting on the home front

Jimmy McRae never really carved out an international rally career – but he didn’t need to when the competition was so good at homeBy John Davenport To successfully take up rallying after the first flush of youth is not unknown in our sport. Eugen Böhringer did not start his career until 1958 when he was 36 years old, then went on to win the European Rally Championship and the Liège-Sofia-Liège...

Page 4, October 1995

The month in Motor Sport

August 16: Upon confirmation of his two-year deal with Ferrari, Michael Schumacher promptly touts Damon Hill as favourite for the 1996 title! The German reasons that Williams is still likely to have the best engine/chassis combination — but maintains that this wasn't the kind of challenge he was seeking. Meanwhile, Ferrari's current number one driver, Gerhard Berger, fires a couple of broadsides...

Page 38, July 1990

Heat and Dust

As a general rule, smooth and relatively short rallies produce low penalty differences, whilst those of rougher, longer ones are usually much higher. Seconds, certainly no more than minutes, normally separate the first ten on the Tour of Corsica, for instance, whilst on the Safari Rally this year the gap between the first and tenth (last) finishers was not far short of a complete day! The...

Page 72, June 1989

New cars: Mitsubishi Galant 4WD/4WS

All fours Those keeping abreast of events in the Shells Oils British Open Rally Championship will not be unfamiliar with the Mitsubishi Galant 4WD/4WS, for although it has only just been launched in this country it has a hundred per cent winning record after three Group N outings in the hands of Pentti Airikkala. With Japan's 1988 Car of the Year, the two-wheel-drive 16-valve 2-litre Galant GTi,...

Page 78, December 1983

The Colt Cordia 1600GSL

The other day a Colt Cordia three-door Hatchback arrived at Standard House for assessment, bearing in its back window the slogan "Move up to a Colt". As the Alfa-6 which I had been using as Editorial transport had just refused to start, had a loose camshaft-drive belt that sounded as if it would come adrift at any moment, and the driver's electric window wouldn't shut, this Mitsubishi advice...

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