Articles tagged Ford Escort Mexico

Page 34 of February 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1972

My year's motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove during 1971 The time—how it flies!—has come to review briefly the motoring experiences of last year. I am not sure who instituted this idea of an annual road-test survey. I think it may have been H. S. Linfield, who did this in a fascinating manner in The Autocar before the war, a practice copied by Motor Sport in the post-war period and since followed...

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The instant motor racer

The Assistant Editor tries his hand in an Escort Mexico The flag dropped, the revs screamed and there I was fighting to get to the first corner ahead of the other chaps. After ten years of weekly motor racing spectating, reporting and team managing I was out there having a go myself and, by some strange quirk of nature, feeling a lot less nervous than I usually do when at the start of a race in...

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Rally review - Marathon madness?

Ten years have passed since publicists gathered all the superlatives they could muster to describe a rally which spanned the world, the London-Sydney Marathon. This monster event attracted the attentions of works teams, for it looked like being a massive publicity-catcher, but many had cause to regret taking part in this long, highly expensive competition. It consumed so much of their budget...

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Rumblings

The National Motor Museum. As motor museums are in the news at present we went to Beaulieu last month, to look at the National Motor Museum, in its second year of existence. Those who knew the Montagu Motor Museum, from which it stems, will find many changes, most of them very impressive. The former entrance is now closed, being Lord Montagu's private way to Palace House on his 8,000-acre...

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Matters of moment

The future of Le Mans Le Mans, instituted in 1923 and once regarded as the most important sports-car race of all, is now being openly criticised, this year's race being described as uninspiring or downright dull. This seems to stem from the quality of the entries, there being no "works" Ferraris or Alfa Romeos. It has caused a plea for a return to the "traditional" Le Mans, contested by "touring...

Page 32 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 2000

From Co-Drive To Prodrive

When David Richards tired of being a second-seat man in rallies, he went from performing in the show to producing it. John Davenport charts the rise of a rally man with his heart - and head - in the sport My old history master used to say to us that "history is about people, not events." If that's true, then the history of rallying covering the last 25 years is going to be more than a little...

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How fast did they go?

It is depressing to consider how pre-war cars went, because most of the better ones were so very slow. Some years ago a Farnham dental surgeon who was moving house very generously gave me his comprehensive files of road-test data torn from the two leading pre-war weekly motor magazines. Browsing through this remarkable collection of performance figures prompted the foregoing remark. (Incidentally...

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When The Day Went Badly

A contemporary monthly has been running a series called "Went The Day Badly", about disasters or near disasters remembered by the road testers. I do not have many such memories but there was one such day, which was to result in humorous undertones, that may be worth recalling. It happened back in 1971, when I was doing a long-duration road assessment for MOTOR SPORT of the excellent Ford Escort...

Page 82 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, October 1993

Cars in Books

Unless we writers receive a book for review we have to be very circumspect these days, because all manner of restrictions are placed on those who reproduce any of the contents, even those who had paid for their book. And even if such quoting by the press may well sell more books. However, I do not suppose author Jeremy Lloyd, actor and script-writer for Adam Faith, and of The Billy Cotton Show,...

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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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