Articles tagged BBC Television

Page 47 of April 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1979

Televised Rallies

BBC Television has reached agreement with the RAC Motor Sports Association to cover four major British International rallies this year: the Welsh, the Scottish, the Mopar Manx and the Lombard/RAC. Each event will be given about 20 minutes coverage on the BBC Grandstand programme.

Page 46 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1990

Maserati V8 R1: Interesting but Unsuccessful

Maserati V8 RI: Interesting but Unsuccessful /N 1934 a new Formula for Grand Prix racing began, with the barest minimum of rules, so that designers had a fairly free hand. The car had to be weighed without fuel, oil, water and tyres and the weight could not be more than 750 kilogrammes (1650 lbs). The thinking behind this limit was that it would control engine size to somewhere around 234 to 3...

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Under scrutiny

Andy Rouse Engineering Powerhouse From the moment you walk into the new premises in Solihull and see the 24 trophies neatly lined up on a shelf in the reception room, you appreciate just how successful Andy Rouse Engineering is, despite only having been formed in 1981. It occupies a small site covering just 700 sq ft with a staff of just 18, yet it is a veritable powerhouse. Like many racing...

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ROAD TEST MISCELLANY

The Saab 900GLs A 2-litre of many merits IN MAY we made complimentary remarks about the Saab 900 Turbo, tested in automatic transmission form, which is a way of indicating that "Turbo" is no longer associated solely with "boy's racer" machinery, as Renault will endorse. Since then I have been trying out a Saab 900GLs four-door saloon, which is normally aspirated through twin 150 CDSEVX Zenith-...

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Land-Rover Goes V8

A new range of Land-Rovers fitted with the 3½-litre V8 Range-Rover engine has been launched, initially for export only. The Land-Rover V8 slots between the six-cylinder model and the Range-Rover to give Leyland a stronger line-up against toughening competition in the four-wheel-drive market from vehicles like the new Mercedes-Benz G-class. The Land-Rover V8 has permanent four-wheel-drive, with...

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VSCC Shelsley Walsh

Showers are bad for sprints, as they are for Wimbledon finals, and the VSCC Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb suffered as much as the tennis on July 2. Some BBC Television filming took place beforehand, about which it would spoil viewers' fun next February to reveal more. This interfered with the marshals' lunch-hour, but scarcely held up the meeting, in which FTD was made by Rodney Felton's Alfa Romeo;...

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Outrageous prices

Sir, May I take up a little of your time to endorse the remarks in the letter of Mr Peter Biggs (Motor Sport, November 1988) concerning spectating at Silverstone? Like Mr Biggs I have been a fairly regular visitor to Silverstone for about thirty years and have seen drastic "developments," not always for the spectators' benefit, allied to even more drastic price increases! I received today the...

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Dirty politics? Bring in the cleaner...

Think of this year’s political crisis in F1, and it’s impossible not to think of the FISA/FOCA war. And then as now, Bernie Ecclestone will play a pivotal role in the outcome By Maurice Hamilton It is early afternoon on Saturday November 1, 1980. A call is placed to the Brabham headquarters in Chessington, Surrey. The conversation goes something like this: “’Allo?” “Ah, hello. Could I speak to Mr...

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Reflections in the Monte Carlo puddles

It was a few seconds before ten minutes to five on Sunday June 3rd that Jacky Ickx, as Clerk of the Course for the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, finally gave the instruction to show the red flag and the chequered flag at the start line, thereby defusing what was quickly becoming an explosive contest between Alain Prost's McLaren MP4/2 and the Hart-engined Toleman TG184 of new boy Ayrton Senna. Taking a...

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