Articles tagged Dell

Page 38 of February 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, February 1969

Rally Review

Whatever else the London-Sydney Marathon may, or may not, have done, its result has certainly given the Rootes Competitions Department a shot in the arm; and no one will say that it didn't need it. There has always been a competitive atmosphere within the Rootes Group of companies, going back to the beginning of the century if you consider separately the component companies of the Group. But in...

Page 51 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, January 1979

Chrysler Competitive

All set to add another chapter to Sunbeam's sporting history with help from the 16-valve Lotus engine "Last year nobody wanted to know about, or talk to, or drive for Chrysler. Now the World and his wife are beating on the door ... ringing on the telephone .... writing. They all want to drive a Sunbeam, and our job - after we have shown that we can produce an outright winning works car for Tony...

Page 27 of October 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, October 1950

Reports of Recent Events

SHENSTONE & D.C.C. FIRST EVENING TRIAL (August 26th) SPORTS CARS: J. H. Leigh (Frazer-Nash). TRIALS CARS: L. Tracey (Dellow). ORDINARY CARS: J. Tregenza (Bradford). LAGONDA C.C. THAME RALLY (September 27th) CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE LAGONDAS: 1. F. Defty (4 1/2-litre L.G.45R.) 2. Major Armitage (2-litre), J. S. Speller (2-litre). LIGHT CARS: 1. R. H. Marks (A.C.). 2. R. Russel (Talbot). 3. Mrs. M....

Page 27 of January 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, January 1973

Around and About

Chrysler UK LTD, one of Britain's big four motor manufacturers, announced an official return to competitions last month. Their come-back follows a period of four years in which they maintained a Competitions Centre under the guidance of Competition Manager Denis O'Dell and assisted private entrants racing and rallying their own cars, but did not play an active part themselves. For 1973 Chrysler's...

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Fun-sized fastback

Built as a one-off special, this little Lotus Elan is a prime example of the late Ian Walker’s flawless presentation styleBy Richard Heseltine The death knell of anything cool is the moment it’s widely perceived as such. So if you will please excuse the slightly skewed logic, the car pictured here is exponentially more appealing precisely because it fails to elicit even an iota of recognition....

Page 30 of January 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1970

A 100 m.p.h. Imp—from Rootes

EIGHT dedicated people under the supervision of Des O'Dell at Rootes Competition Department in Coventry currently have the most frustrating jobs in the improved performance business, for they have proved their workshops can prepare cars to beat the world and yet, because of a high-level Rootes decision to withdraw from competition, they can no longer demonstrate the point to a motoring world...

Page 72 of March 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 1994

VSCC Herefordshire Trial

Although the VSCC arranged for fine sunny weather for the popular Herefordshire Trial on February 5, it could not arrange for the 15 hill-sections to be dried out after a week of heavy rain and snow. Consequently, this was a tough event for a change, which is no bad thing, and those I spoke to had enjoyed it. Observing at "Moffat's Meander", it was evident that this was to be no simple meander...

Page 64 of April 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, April 1987

V to C miscellany

Following discussion of fake vintage and historic cars in Motor Sport, CE Allen, the founder of the Vintage MCC, comments on the subject from the motorcycle angle, in the club journal, which is filled with interesting material. The club now has more than 6,000 members, and membership queries are dealt with on 0272-521568. Its AGM will be held at the National Motor Cycle Museum in Birmingham on...

Page 98 of February 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, February 2011

Lunch with... John Webb

The man in charge of Brands Hatch during its golden Grand Prix era was a creative powerhouse, but a simple racing fan at heart Having begun as a motorcycle grass track as far back as the 1920s, Brands Hatch has been a racing circuit for over 60 years. For more than half that time its fortunes were directed by the acumen, inventiveness and determination of John Webb. He began looking after its PR...

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Lunch with…John Fitzpatrick

Not everyone's cut out for single-seater racing, which is no problem when your talent burns just as brightly in touring cars and endurance racing, as Fitz's did for over two decaces BY SIMON TAYLOR Talking through John Fitzpatrick's long and remarkable motor sport career, two early dates stand out. One is May 19 1963, when a teenager in an 850 Mini won a saloon race at Brands Hatch outright,...

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