Articles tagged Astra

Page 4 of February 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, February 1991

Around and About

On January 9th the BRDC unveiled the new-look Silverstone, just five months after the first hole was put in the tarmac of the old circuit. Now measuring 3.202 miles, a slight increase over the 2.97 miles it originally was, the circuit has been significantly altered and designed to take the track through the next decade. The extent of the alterations are as follows: Copse: The run-off area has...

Page 20 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 2004

What's on where?

March 20 Silverstone (GB) The BRDC Historic Sportscar Championship opens with a double-header event. Tel. 01327 850925 20/21 Cumbria (GB) The HERO classic Lakes and Dales Rally takes in some memorable Lake District roads. Tel. 01235 851291 April 2-4 Bahrain (BH) The TGP season starts spectacularly with a Grand Prix support race. Tel: 01621 892814 3 North Wales (GB) Astra Historic Rally,...

Page 26 of December 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1987

Wheeler-Dealing

Motorfair, the biannual Earls Court alternative to Britain's Birmingham international Motor Show, continues to expand and attract more customers. Amongst this year's innovations were a separate working weekday set aside for motorsport people and exhibits, plus a parking space for the Bugatti Royale on its multi-million "hyperway" to the auction chambers. The attendance figures tell the story of...

Page 98 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, October 2014

Mods and rockers

The wild world of Special Saloons and Modsports went out of fashion as the traditional grass roots became swamped with one-make championships. But now they’re back in vogue – and blooming Writer Gordon Cruickshank, photographer Howard Simmons There I was, slicing through Silverstone’s Bridge Corner, just clipping the apex when suddenly there were four cars stationary in front of me... Which is...

Page 32 of April 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1994

RALLY REVIEW

he. airs in a 110i4Jt S c farsazois D but eletcur hoecewlia.cs an aswee were still forced to work hard by the surviving works Escort... Unwarranted though it may be, it is a fact that one bad experience can put you off something for life even though you know that the experience was an isolated one. A single mediocre meal in a restaurant may, however undeservedly, put you off the establishment...

Page 4 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail 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 5 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 2003

News in brief

Vauxhall will play a major part in the VSCC meeting at Shelsley Walsh on July 6. Up to 100 30/98s will be there as part of its centenary celebrations. The event will include appearances from Vauxhall sporting icons, including race and rally cars, and drivers. It is hoped that the the 'Baby Bertha' special saloon car will be in action. * * * * * Thirty-six years...

Page 57 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, July 1989

Peugeot 205 CTi

Introduced in May 1986, the Cabriolet version of Peugeot's ever popular 205 GTi is regarded as one of the cheekier cars around. In designing the car, Pininfarina cleverly retained the 205's impish looks while at the same time integrating some fresh design thoughts into the model. The CTi has a lot to live up to since its hard-top brother, the 1.6 GTi, is such an oustanding car. It is a moot point...

Page 49 of October 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, October 1985

Two tuned 205s

Factory Plus Pack v Cheetah 1.9 The cry of "more power" is one that is often heard in the more sporting circles of the motoring world when a particularly nicely balanced small car makes its appearance. Such calls have been frequent in the case of the Peugeot 205GTi, the nimble and willing two-door hatchback which spearheaded the Peugeot-Talbot group's campaign to create a sporting image for the...

Page 30 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1992

Tyred And Weary

Budgets running into several millions of pounds, the most modern technology available and the most comprehensive development and support programmes that can be amassed are still not enough to fend off one of the oldest pitfalls in the rally game — a puncture! During the Argentina Rally at the end of July the main battle, well ahead of all the others, was between the leading drivers of Lancia and...

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