Articles tagged Volvo

Page 28, November 1978

Motor Show Review

(NEC, October 18th) So, the Cavalcade concluded - incidentally, the Midland Motor Museum ran Wright's 1951 Frazer Nash in it as well as their Mercedes-Benz - my next task was to go to the NEC Motor Show, in satisfactorily multi-cylinder style in the glass-roofed Editorial Rover 3500 (it has recently been Skyported, of which more next month). A press ticket did not enable one to park very near the...

Page 54, October 1974

Rally Review

Total Rally It is our experience that people who have no first-hand knowledge of the continent of Africa frequently labour under grave misconceptions concerning its geography. A popular notion is that the northern part is all sand, deserts, pyramids and Foreign Legion forts, and the south a mass of hot, steaming jungle and dusty plains. Equally popular is the conception that rallies in North...

Page 71, March 1979

Road test

The Lotus Esprit S2 Fast, fun and frenzied Since Colin Chapman first put spanner to nut in Hackney there have been few road cars available at any particular period in time to rival the Lotus for sheer exhilaration behind the wheel. The maestro's touch has inbred a unique agility of handling and performance in every road-going chassis. There have been inferior models, like the Renault-engined...

Page 63, March 1979

BMW change in Britain

As from January 1 1980 BMW Concessionaires (GB) Ltd. will cease to be the controlling force on the sale and service of BMW cars and motor-cycles in this country. At that time BMW in Munich will take over sole control with a new managing director, working from the company's new £6 million headquarters in Bracknell, Berks. The new managing director has started work alongside the present incumbent (...

Page 63, March 1979

New Pilbeam

Former BRM designer Mike Pilbeam is making a return to the international racing scene with a brand new Formula Two "wing car", constructed in his Bourne workshop. Of late, Pilbeam has been closely involved with the British hill-climbing scene, and has constructed DFV-powered cars for leading runners Alister Douglas-Osborn and Peter Kaye (Motor Sport June '78). It therefore comes as no great...

Page 60, August 1963

Pro-bijou

Sir, For Mr. Lane's information (June issue) my two-year-old Citroën Bijou is free of rust and due to the flat chassis has very little dirt underneath. The alloy bumpers are not as shiny but completely sound and even the chrome hub-caps are in good condition. In daily use and parked in the open all weathers the dark red paint has slight blemishes but the body is perfect. The tappets will be...

Page 102, November 2014

Lunch with... Kenny Bräck

He reached Formula 3, stepped back to Renault Clios and then went on to conquer Indianapolis... via an argument or two with Tom Walkinshaw Writer: Simon Taylor, Photographer: James Mitchell Every sportsman tends to be remembered, above all, for one particular achievement: one win, one record, one defining moment in his career. Kenny Bräck feels that most people primarily recall his victory in the...

Page 60, November 2014

Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

Meet the 180mph dog-carrier that’s blessed with many other fine features The market’s constant craving for more of everything has resulted in Jaguar introducing this Sportbrake XFR-S, a car with the same power as a Jaguar XJ220 and a greater carrying capacity than the largest Volvo estate. And if that sounds pretty tempting, the reality is not a lot less so. The idea of a car capable of carrying...

Page 48, September 1984

European Touring Car Championship

The season so far: seven wins to Jaguar, two to BMW, Toyota, Rover and Volvo getting competitive. . . Ever since the creation of Group A racing, the once-moribund ETC series (formerly Group 2, unattractive to manufacturers) has begun to come to life. Now we are well into the third season, and the racing is getting better all the time. Silverstone may not be as exciting a venue as some, but this...

Page 39, August 1984

Cars in Books

What have we this month, for this column, which the Editor of a motoring weekly once said was a good idea except that it would run out of material in a week or so -- but which we have kept going regularly for more than 25 years? Well, from "Backstairs Life in a Country House" by Eileen Balderson with Douglas Goodlad (David & Charles, 1982) the only cars named are three Rolls-Royces which came...

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