Articles tagged BMW

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Slightly less car, a bit more cash

BMW's new hybrid drop-top has appeal, but can it match its coupé sibling? It is perhaps indicative of how conservative the top of the market remains, and how resistant to change and nervous it feels, that you can buy a lovely, low-mileage, three-year-old BMW i8 for less than half its original list price. Were it a Porsche 911, you’d get a third off at most. The thing is, the i8 is a genuinely...

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Club Racing Spotlight: Steven Dailly

Steven Dailly, the BMW racer aiming to climb the ladder How far does he drive each year for racing’s sake? “Probably 10,000 miles,” Steven Dailly says, “maybe more.” When you’re based in East Lothian, getting to Thruxton isn’t the work of a moment. Now 26, Dailly started karting in 2000 and scooped his first title (of several) the following season. After taking a break from the sport to focus on...

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DTM faces fight for its future

With Mercedes quitting and Audi making threats, a third brand must be found The DTM stands on the cusp of a great new era in which multiple manufacturers from around the world slug it out on the tracks of Europe and perhaps beyond. Or it could be headed for extinction in little more than a season’s time. The German-based touring car series is finally within touching distance of a common rulebook...

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Motor Show Review

(NEC, October 18th) So, the Cavalcade concluded - incidentally, the Midland Motor Museum ran Wright's 1951 Frazer Nash in it as well as their Mercedes-Benz - my next task was to go to the NEC Motor Show, in satisfactorily multi-cylinder style in the glass-roofed Editorial Rover 3500 (it has recently been Skyported, of which more next month). A press ticket did not enable one to park very near the...

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Formula Two Review

Giacomelli's Crown Italy has crowned its first European Formula Two champion. At Hockenheim, in Germany, on September 24th Bruno Giacomelli won the final round of the series in his works March-BMW 782, but the boy from Brescia had actually clinched the title nearly two months earlier at Enna Pergusa, in Sicily. Our review of the series in the August issue of Motor Sport took us up to Giacomelli's...

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National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

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The Formula One Scene

The 1978 season was proving to be a jolly good one until about midway when it all started to go wrong. It had opened with a most interesting collection of variables that were going to prove or disprove themselves as the year went on. World Champion Niki Lauda had left Ferrari and joined the Alfa Romeo powered Brabham team under Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari had forsaken Goodyear and was contracted...

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Formula Two Review

With five of the 12 rounds of this year's European Formula Two Championship run two Swedish drivers head the points table. On paper Stefan Johansson has the lead on 19 points but fellow countryman Eje Elgh (18 points) is appealing against a disqualification from the results of the Thruxton round, which cost him six points. Elgh finished runner-up to Maurer team-mate Robert Guerrero at Thruxton...

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Road Impressions: BMW M1

Magnificent and obsolete Although BMW had shown a gullwing door two seater in 1972, the mid-engined straight six M1 was not officially ordered from Lamborghini until 1976. Then a series of delays, the result of Lamborghini’s increasing financial troubles and some bitter internal opposition at BMW to this, the pet project of now former competition director Jochen Neerpasch, delayed production of...

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Around and About

For business and pleasure Regular readers of Motor Sport will know that Dan Margulies has been advertising within these pages for more than twenty years, dealing in specialist cars. He had involved himself in the business for many years before it became “fashionable” to own elderly cars and they began changing hands at their current high prices. VSCC members will know the Romanian born,...

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