Articles tagged Andrew Cowan

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 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 30, September 1965

Coupe des Alpes

Results:Category A—Touring: 1st: R. Trautmann/C. Bouchet (Lancia Flavia).2nd: T. Makinen/. P. Easter (Cooper S).3rd: H. Taylor/B. Melia (Cortina-Lotus).4th: P. Hopkirk/H. Liddon (Copper).5th: J. F. Piot/F. Jacob (R8-Gordini).6th: J. Vinatier/H. Melot (R8-Gordini).7th: J. C. Ogier/B. Ogier (DS19).8th: A. Fall/J. Wood (Morris-Cooper).9th: R. Neyret/J. P. Vehrilac (DS19).10th: R. Clark/A. Porter (...

Page 23, July 1965

Rally review

Acropolis Rally General classification 1st: C. M. Skogh/L. Berggren (Volvo Amazon) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 453.66 2nd: E. Carlsson/T. Ahman (Saab Sport) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..462.53 3rd: R. Trautmann/Mme. Claudine Bouchet (Lancia Flavia) .. .. ..576.63 4th: A. Andersson/G. Palm (Saab Sport) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .734.61 5th: D. Glemser/M. Baumgart (Mercedes...

Page 54, August 1998

"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

Page 22, April 1984

Forza Ferrari at Geneva Show

What the Geneva Motor Show lacked in novelties was more than compensated by the debut of the Ferrari GTO, resplendent in traditional scarlet on the Ferrari importer and Pininfarina stands. Omologato, an emotive word in the Italian language, refers to the intention of Ferrari to build 200 examples — at least — and then 20 more evolution models for their customers to play with. The brochure refers...

Page 24, April 1993

King Francios the First - Rally of Portugal

It is a common belief that the Ford Escort came after the Ford Cortina, but this is a misconception. There was a Ford Escort made in the '50s, a kind of estate car, sister to the Squire and based on the Prefect of the time. It was never rallied by the factory. at least, not that I recall, but it did make many appearances in club events. But it is the later Escort, the one which at first had...

Page 26, July 1965

Scottish Rally

General Classification 1st: R. A. Clark/J. Porter (Cortina GT) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3,153 penalty marks 2nd: J. D. Lewis/R. Turvey (Hillman Imp) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..3,706 " " 3rd: W. J. Morrison/J. Seyer (Rover 2000) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...3,944 " " 4th: J. Tordof/N. Thomas (Cortina GT) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .4,...

Page 30, December 1989

Rally review: Australian Rally

On top down under It is never easy for an organising group to enter the World Championship for the first time, no matter how many times their event has been held outside the series. When an event jumps straight into the world series in only its second year the difficulties can be enormous. Experience counts for a great deal, and it says much for the abilities of the organisers of the 10th...

Page 23, December 1964

Taming a Mustang

Driving one of the Tour de France Ford Mustang 289s The Ford Mustang can be regarded as the first fruit of the American Ford Motor Company's lavish competition programme, which began in earnest in 1962, although it was undoubtedly in the planning stage before their European rally and racing programme got under way. Realising that the market for pure sports cars in America is very limited (the...

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