Articles tagged Ford Europe

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No more Super Aguri

Super Aguri closed its doors on May 6, just a few days before it was due to compete in the Turkish GP. The collapse of the team part-way through its third season left Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson without drives, and trimmed the F1 entry list to just 20 cars for the first time since 2005. In essence the team collapsed after Aguri Suzuki failed to find any substantial sponsorship. The team is...

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Super Aguri is sold

The Super Aguri team announced just before the Australian Grand Prix that it has been sold to the Magma Group, the automotive consultancy run by former Ford Europe boss Martin Leach. Super Aguri has struggled to raise sponsorship in Japan, despite the high profile of both its founder Aguri Suzuki and driver Takuma Sato. Due to the lack of budget the team did hardly any winter testing. Honda had...

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John Barber discusses his enthusiasm for cars-and the sporting world

Now that some of the dust has cleared from the impact that the Ryder Report made on Leyland, the Government, and former Leyland managing director, John Barber, I felt it ,night be interesting to talk to the man who has carried such a torch for competition to the highest levels in the motor industry. John Barber, who was born and schooled at Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, is known to the majority of the...

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The Heat they wouldn't Hire

Russell Brookes was a talent ripe for the top level of international rallying, so why was he overlooked? He talks to John Davenport Not too many British rally drivers can claim that their name qualifies under the definition of 'household', but Russell Brookes is certainly one of them. But although he was celebrated in his home country, his international career never took off as it should have...

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The Time Lord

Why, two decades after he quit the sport as champion, is Jackie Stewart returning with his own team? He may, as one Ford executive suggests, be the customer from hell, but when it comes to being an ambassador, Jackie Stewart is surely heaven sent. Which is why the manufacturer's relationship with Stewart has spanned 31 years. And why it will sink an estimated 100 million pounds into his new...

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100 reasons why we love Aston Martin

There are certain companies that immedately conjure a British way of life. Aston Martin is one of those. Redolent of polished wood, the scent of leather, of pulling up at polo match or cricket pitch, it is a name recognised across the world. This year the company celebrates its centenary something which few of its early figureheads would have predicted. It's been a rocky100 years, an anxious...

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Book reviews

Still on the subject of commercial vehicles, PSL of Bar Hill, Cambridge, have published four more uniform volumes, each measuring 91/4" x 8", in their very welcome "World Truck" series. These cover GAP, Dennis, Volvo and Scammell, numbered respectively from 5 to 8, and all are from the skilled pen of Pat Kennett. Whether you are an avid commercial-vehicle fan or not, I think you will find it hard...

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Going AMOL

The last six-cylinder Aston Martin to be made, a DBS, passed through the assembly area at Newport Pagnell in 1972, at the end of Sir David Brown's philanthropic reign. The last DB6 was made two years earlier, and it was a typically shrewd move by Walter Hayes, today's chairman, to bring Sir David back into play as the DB7 is prepared for production. "At the age of 88, David Brown is keenly...

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Matters of moment

The 50 MPH speed limit We are not, thank you St. Christopher, politicians. But we are prepared to believe that there are good reasons for carefully conserving fuel of all kinds. Whether or not petrol is properly rationed by the time these words appear in print, the high cost of this essential spirit makes personal conservation of it of considerable moment to most of us. Having said that, we still...

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Variety: the life of Spice

  From Le Mans to wild hillclimbs in Barbados, Gordon Spice spent 25 years racing for the love of it. But he also had an uncanny knack of combining fun with victories. By Tim Scott British motorsport has rarely seen domination like it. Through the late 1970s and into the dawn of the '80s the flaming red Capri, being hustled with armfuls of lock, was a fixture at the front of the British Saloon...

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