Articles tagged Dell

Page 138 of September 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, September 2013

On the road with Simon Arron

Postcard from Kent Brands Hatch, July 13-14: period cars in a perfect setting at the HSCC Historic Superprix The morning is still fresh, my journey little more than a mile old, when Radio 5 Live imparts news of developing traffic jams on the A27 close to Goodwood. For several years now, the Festival of Speed and HSCC Historic Superprix have occupied the same weekend, a perplexing conflict that...

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The R.A.C. / V.C.C. Commemoration Run of Veteran Cars

The Editor Has a Successful Journey in C. F. South's 51-Year-Old Two-Cylinder Tony Huber. Excellent Police Control Ensures a Clear Run This year's Brighton Run marked the Silver Jubilee of the Veteran C.C. and was held in pleasant weather, following slight dampness early on, and was in every way a success. Before any personal comment on it is made, the very greatest praise must be bestowed on the...

Page 36 of October 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, October 1972

Road impressions of...

The M.G. Midget Mk.III and the Vauxhall Firenza Sport SL I let a colleague collect the new Jensen-Healey sports-car and write the test report on it last month because it had to be gathered in from West Bromwich, which meant travelling there by train, and as a motoring writer I have an objection to this form of transport. But curiosity decreed that I drive the car, and having agreed to return it...

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Stig Blomqvist

Sweden's rally folk-hero When Saab quit rallying at the end of 1980 it seemed as if Stig Blomqvist's rallying career was about to hit a lean patch. Having rallied Saabs for 16 years — ten of which were in the factory team — Blomqvist was dismissed by many team managers as nothing more than a front-wheel drive exponent. He would be totally out of his depth in anything else but a Saab, it was said...

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Editorial

I see that Brands Hatch is to be butchered to realise Nicola Foulston's ambition to hold the British Grand Prix. Graham Hill bend, that once glorious and not quite flat sweeping curve has already been hacked into a tedious turn, and now new plans show a worse fate for both Hawthorns and Dingle Dell which, shortly, will cease to exist in any form at all. Of course, we must not be too swift to...

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Around and About

Comment on the Racing and Club SceneThe Lotus engine In this day and age there are precious few companies in Britain, outside the big four, who manufacture their own engines. We can only think of Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce/Bentley, Reliant (for three wheelers and the little Rebel) and now Lotus have joined this élite band. Lotus have, of course, been building the 1600 twin-cam engines for several...

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In the hot seat -- Tiff Needell

TV racer Tiff Needell on Fleetwood Mac, lacklustre Ensigns, taking on 'The Stig', being refused a Formula One Superlicence and being mistaken for a girl... You hummed Fleetwood Mac's The Chain (BBC's GP theme) as you lined up for your only GP. Do you know the theme tune of ITV's F1 coverage? -- James Ellwood, Banbury No. I understand that it's based on a famous tune (You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

A road trip to remember The historic weekend at Road America in Wisconsin is one of my favourite events in the American racing season. It’s known these days as the Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman and this year there were celebrations of Lola’s 50th anniversary, of Formula 5000’s founding 40 years ago, and of the Scarab marque. A tremendous turnout of competitors helped attract a...

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Another satisfied N.S.U. owner

Sir, May I, as an N.S.U. owner, endorse all that H. M. Dell about this splendid little car? Last July (1964) I was faced with changing my car and decided that I had no wish to be used as an involuntary travelling test bed or to help finance tea breaks and business lunches. Therefore I bought a Prinz 4 and have been rewarded with 7,500 miles of excellent steering, road-holding and acceleration,...

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Playing David to Avo's Goliath

Just as Chrysler have to play third string to Ford and British Leyland in the overall British car market so it is in the performance world. Here the Pentastar brand has to operate on a considerably lower budget than those allowed to its main rivals at Abingdon and Aveley. As we reported last month, Ford's Advanced Vehicle Operation is now fully operational at the modern factory in Essex. While BL...

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