Sporting Rovers 93. Duke Video. 120 min, £10.99.
If you raced, or rallied, a Rover (216, Metro GTi or even the humble Mini will do) last year, chances are that you’ll want a copy of this for posterity’s sake. It’s what you’d call comprehensive.
It’s also well edited. If you didn’t know any better, you might think that the average Rover 216 Challenge event lasted about 40 seconds, 38 of which comprised accidents. The delivery is swift, the action non-stop.
It’s very polished, and pretty good value for money, all things considered, but unless you were actually involved in any of these series, one can’t believe that this is the sort of thing you’d want to watch more than once.
The best bits? The 216 scrum is entertaining, but you get a little bored watching gyrating Rovers after a while. There is positive celluloid proof here that Minis (which were racing a dozen years or so before home video became accessi ble to the average householder) still provide nnotorsport that’s a match for anything. So much for pro gress. . . SA
Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage, November 1970
A section devoted to old-car matters The Booker Show (September 27th) Last year the Wycombe Air Centre held an informal rally of vintage and veteran cars at Booker aerodrome, where…
What's a "boy racer"?
Sir, Please define a "boy racer," an Editorial expression which has long intrigued me. It conjures up the familiar picture of a small tin box, adorned with black and white…
Motoring as it was
— A look back to the roads of the 1920s We left Owen John, whose motoring diary this feature is unfolding, about to take delivery, around Christmas 1923, of his new 19…