Articles tagged Avon

Page 98 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, November 1978

An Afternoon with an Aston Martin DB3S

The Deputy Editor airs the Midlands Motor Museum's Works Team car When I announced to a couple of Aston Martin enthusiast friends that I was to drive an Aston Martin DB3S - an ex Team car at that - they said knowledgeably: "A better car on the road than the circuit, you know." They may well be right, for the DB3S was less highly strung than some of its thoroughbred sports/racing contemporaries,...

Page 86 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, August 1981

French Grand Prix

John Watson's McLaren MP4 (leading, above) sweeps downhill onto Dijon's "Grand Prix loop" ahead of Carlos Reutemann's Williams FW07C, Hector Rebaque's Brabham BT49C and Rene Arnoux's turbo. Below, the sleek lines of Arnoux's Renault are shown off in this shot of the Frenchman heading for third place overall in the "two heat" race. *   *   * Nelson Piquet was leading comfortably in his Brabham...

Page 78 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, August 1981

British Grand Prix

A jubilant John Watson holds aloft his British Grand Prix trophy to the applause of Jacques Laffite and the crowd after his highly popular victory at Silverstone at the wheel of the McLaren MP4. Below, Alain Prost was the early leader in his Renault Elf turbo, but dropped out with engine trouble. *   *   * Brazilian rising star Roberto Moreno made no mistakes in the F3 race supporting the British...

Page 43 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, June 1981

Notes on the cars and teams at Imola

Now that the Grand Prix season has begun in Europe and teams can work from their home bases we should see some interesting strides forwards in the mechanical scene in the paddock. For the first three races everyone was "on tour" leading a gypsy-like existence which made it impossible to do much in the way of serious development. The craze of the moment to develop ways of cheating the "no-skirt"...

Page 42 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, June 1981

The San Marino Grand Prix

A very interesting race Imola, May 3rd To fill out the ranks of the Grand Prix races in the European part of the 1981 season the Italians came up with the splendid idea of holding a second event in Italy. As the International rules do not allow this unless the circuits are more than a specified distance apart (to allow two events in the USA) the Automobile Club of San Marino put in a claim for a...

Page 54 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, December 2014

Corvette C7 Stingray road test

A wonderful V8 soundtrack, plus complementary chassis balance | by Andrew Frankel It’s been more than 60 years since Chevrolet first named a car after a fast, small military boat, a period during which the Corvette brand has come to mean even more than its parent marque. This year marks the introduction of the seventh generation Corvette, and with it another name exhumed from the past. Welcome,...

Page 57 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1963

Miniatures news

The Tiatsa Model Car Museum in Stratford-on-Avon was opened by Lord Montagu on April 11th. This museum contains over 3,000 model cars collected by Tiber Reich and his young sons, and shows the development of the motor car from a steam-driven French car of 1760 to modern vehicles. We intend to report on this museum in due course. A reader at Potters Bar has made a fine model of the 1907 aero-...

Page 48 of February 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, February 1976

The Texaco Tour of Britain

The Texaco oil company has saved the 1976 Tour of Britain, threatened with cancellation by the withdrawal of sponsorship by Avon and Motor. The Texaco Tour, organised by the BRSCC as usual, will be longer than the three previous events and the prize fund will be larger. The BRSCC's Peter Browning hopes for entries from several Grand Prix drivers (James Hunt is confirmed already) and Ford's Stuart...

Page 54 of November 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1958

A History of the Armstrong Siddeley Car

[The Armstrong Siddeley, made by the famous Coventry company which has built outstanding aeroplane engines since the first World War and still, of course, in production, is a somewhat neglected make, so far as the older models are concerned. No club exists to cater for these cars. Very few are to be found amongst members of the Vintage Sports-Car Club. Sometimes the early versions are dismissed...

Page 30 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1956

Gran Premio D'Europa - Pirelli Win Italian Grand Prix

Monza. September 2nd THIS year the Italian Grand Prix took the title of the Grand Prix of Europe and was held as usual at the Monza Autodromo near Milan. This event was the last in the 1956 World Championship series and for that matter the last serious Grand Prix event of the year, so everyone, with the exception of B.R.M. and Bugatti, were out for a final win-or-bust effort, knowing that the...

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