Articles tagged Alcoa

Page 60 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 1995

Cast of Characters

It's like being back in the Sixties! "We’re at Silverstone during the Coys Historic Festival. The speaker is a tall, burly, silver-haired man, who alternates between inspecting cars and greeting old racing friends: Cliff Allison, Tim Parnell, Bruce Halford, for he too is a Formula One driver of those days. The results tables don't proclaim Ian Burgess as one of the greats, but there was a time...

Page 54 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, June 1966

New Formula Castrol

I have used Castrol oil in the engines of the cars I have owned and for topping-up the sumps of road-test cars for as long as I can remember and the only bearing trouble I have experienced has been a "run" big-end on a 1924 12/20 Calthorpe a few years ago, when the engine was already extremely worn. My preference for Castrol stems from the respect I felt as a boy for Sir Charles Cheers Wakefield...

Page 45 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, March 1992

Heavyweight champ

Substantially revised and now without a 90 cousin - all small Audis now carry the better-established 80 nomenclature - the Audi 80 is a formidable contender in the quality sports saloon category, a worthy heir to 3.4 million predecessors. The fourth generation Audi 80 comes to Britain with Bosch ABS anti-lock braking as standard equipment, along with Procon-ten crash protection and a galvanised...

Page 62 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 2008

Before 'The Captain' won his pips

The nickname says it all about his reputation as a businessman, but before all that Roger Penske was quite a racerBy Gordon Kirby At a time before his name came to represent both the best in American racing and a renowned corporate brand, Roger Penske was a pretty darned good racing driver. Consider this: prior to starting Penske Racing in 1966 he was one of the USA’s best road racers, scoring...

Page 34 of August 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1974

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC Silverstone Meeting, July 13th: Another good day's racing racing, with the rain keeping off until it was over, before a large crowd, saw Morley with the largest car present, the 24-litre Bentley-Napier, and Coles with one of the smallest, his s/c 746 c.c. MG, make it Doubles, and Neil come out of his corner to win the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy Race with...

Page 33 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, March 1976

Around and about

Ferrari Cars Thanks to the generosity of Maranello Concessionaires Ltd. Great Britain, the firm who keep all those exciting Ferrari cars on display in the showrooms on the Egham-by-Pass to the west of London, we were able to look in on a test-weekend at Paul Ricard where Lauda and Regazzoni were putting a Formula One car through its paces, fitted with the new regulation low-profile bodywork and...

Page 54 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1956

Sunbeam STD Register Worthing Rally (August 4th)

A successful rally was held on August Bank Holiday Saturday, with a Concours d'Elegance, a police-led parade and gymkhana-type tests in Homefield Park for cash prizes donated by the Worthing Rotary Club. A local beauty queen rode in the 1912 Talbot of FM Wilcock which won the Concours d'Elegance. The spectators chose for the winner of a prize the driver and crew most appropriately dressed for a...

Page 17 of April 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1950

Allard Activities

The Allard is a car which has earned a very warm place in the enthusiast's heart, for it evolved directly from the Ford Specials built by Sydney Allard when he was an amateur competitor in trials and rallies. Moreover, as Managing Director of the present Company, Allard drives as actively as ever in competition events, in direct contrast to the bowler-hatted, rolled-umbrella executives of many...

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