Articles tagged Ford France

Page 26 of March 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1989

Under scrutiny; Rally Engineering Development

The French connection Jimmy McRae has received a great deal of praise in the last couple of years following success in the British Open Rally Championship in both 1987 and 1988, as has Ford since he claimed the title on both occasions driving a Sierra Cosworth. Talent and a competitive car would not be enough, however, without the third side of the triangle, that of the preparation. To the casual...

Page 44 of June 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1967

1,000 kilometres of Francorchamps

A very wet but interesting race Spa, Belgium, May 1st. Taking place as it did, only a week after the Monza 1,000-kilometre race for Prototypes. Sports cars and GT cars, the Belgian event on the magnificent Spa-Francorchamps circuit stretched many of the teams to the limit as regards time and mechanics' work. In spite of this the entry was pretty good and certainly as interesting as Monza, if not...

Page 28 of July 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1966

The A.D.A.C. 1,000 Kilometres Race

Impressive Win by Chaparral, Nurburgring, Germany, June 5th. The German club that organises the annual long-distance race over 44 laps of the Nurburgring has long held the opinion that quantity of entry is more important than quality, feeling that they cannot have too many cars spread around the 22.810-kilometre circuit. It is also part of their policy to accept entries from clubmen from any...

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1967 The greatest race

Le Mans had never attracted an entry quite like it and arguably hasn't since. It was 1967 the summer of love and our Editor-in-Chief was a privileged witness writer Nigel Roebuck My lamented friend Jabby Crombac always considered the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours to have been the greatest in the long history of the race. The quality of the entry, he reckoned, had never been equalled. Not long out of...

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Ford's long distance records

Although record breaking is by no means so frequent as was the case when devoted disciples could live quite nicely on the bonus payments connected with this aspect of competition motoring, providing they were careful not to notch speeds up by more than a few m.p.h. at a time, thus giving them fresh targets easy to shatter, the art, it is nice to know, is by no means defunct. At the abandoned 3.1-...

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Revision 1967 and Explanations

A great many readers keep their old copies of Motor Sport, many having them bound year by year, not only for re-reading during dull moments, but as books of reference. Consequently we feel duty-bound to give space to putting right some errors that crept into print during 1967. Some of these were due to careless writing on the part of the staff, others due to the inexperience of some temporary...

Page 14 of September 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1967

German Grand Prix

Tenacity reaps the reward Nürburgring, Germany, August 6th. During the three weeks since the last Grand Prix most of the teams had been very busy, either stocking up with cars and engines, or carrying out test programmes at Goodwood, Silverstone, Zandvoort or the Nürburgring itself, and most teams arrived in good time for the first practice, on Friday morning. Brabham and Hume had the two 1967...

Page 66 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, June 1966

Monza 1,000 Kilometers

Surtees/Parkes win for Ferrari Monza, Italy, April 25th The 1,000-kilometre race at Monza on Monday, April 25th, a national holiday, provided Ferrari with a hollow victory, rather like that of Ford's at Daytona, for there was no serious opposition to the works-entered 4-litre V12-cylinder four-overhead-camshaft 330P/3 with new coupe bodywork. There was no car in the entry of 40 that was any...

Page 22 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 1990

UNDER PROFILE

The Mean Machine? AFTER the Italian Grand Prix in 1988, a story circulated about Jean-Louis Schlesser. He was seen approaching the McLaren motorhome in which Ayrton Senna and Ron Dennis were consoling each other, and a quickthinking employee locked the door in his face. But, protested Schlesser, he went there to apologise to Senna, to explain how hard he tried to make space for the Brazilian to...

Page 28 of August 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, August 1967

The Reims 12-Hour Race

A Nice French Event Reims, France, June 24/25th.  Coming only two weeks after the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, the Reims meeting could have suffered from a poor entry, but as it turned out it was a highly successful gathering of private owners and small factory entries that provided a most interesting race. The start was at midnight on Saturday, in the brightly lit pit area, with the 34 starters lined...

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