Articles tagged Ford Motor Company

Page 54 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, August 2002

Driver opinions

Only two men have driven works-built 131 and Escort in the relevant period : Björn Waldegård and Simo Lampinen. Lampinen: 'The Escort was fantastic, a real joy. You could do 20 things wrong and still get it back each time. It was a natural oversteerer. So long as you could turn the wheel, you were okay. And the engine was unbelievable. "The Fiat was more of a racing car. It helped to be really...

Page 64 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, February 1984

Road test: Mercedes 190E

Downsize but upmarket There is no unwritten law saying that a Mercedes has to be large, heavy and prestigious, but the excitement that heralded the arrival of the new 190/190E late in 1982 seemed to suggest that Daimler-Benz were about to tackle the Ford Motor Company. All sorts of comparisons were made with the Sierra and Granada as regards sizes, prices and performances, but they were all wide...

Page 73 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, May 1984

AutoKraft AC MkIV

A Cobra in all but name Twenty years ago endurance racing was in its heyday, and the Grand Touring category was graced by such machines as the Ferrari GTO (the ultimate in classics today), lightweight E-types and Porsche 904s. Onto this scene came a newcomer, Carroll Shelby’s 4.7-litre AC Cobra, even then a somewhat crude machine which proved fearsomely fast… so fast, in fact, that it led the...

Page 15 of October 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1966

A critical look at the Lotus Elan

Colin Chapman's Lotus project has been a significant success story, from humble but enthusiastic beginnings up to World Championship Grand Prix winning and Indianapolis-victorious level. This is attributable to Chapman's genius and drive, allied to the fact that he was a genuine motoring enthusiast before he became a business tycoon—and still is. So far as the sort of Lotus cars you can buy and...

Page 22 of July 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1964

The 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ferrari Fight Through To Win Again For a change it looked as though Ferrari might receive some severe opposition in the 24-hour race at Le Mans, for in the Prototype category there was the team of three 4.2-litre Lola-Ford V8 coupés, entered by the Ford Motor Company, with the drivers Phil Hill/McLaren, Ginther/Masten Gregory and Schlesser/Attwood, and in the GT category the 4.7-litre A.C. Cobra-...

Page 70 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, May 1966

Letters from Readers.

N.B. —Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.— Ed An appalling prospect. Sir, I commend you for your stand against bureaucratic control of the motorist. As an American motor enthusiast I have watched, through the window of your editorial and correspondence pages, the government of your country steadily approach the "...

Page 36 of October 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, October 1987

Ford Fiesta Auto

Ford is naturally very chuffed over the infinitely-variable transmission it has applied to the Fiesta (although it modestly refrains from badging the car as anything out of the ordinary) and is comparing the revolutionary device with the Model T's crashproof epicyclic foot-operated gearbox. JW, as well as myself, tried it on the road (I must say the thought of JW enduring a 1.1-litre Fiesta...

Page 35 of May 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 2011

Gordon Kirby

A team is reborn The wood brothers team is one of NASCAR's most respected outfits. Founders Glen and Leonard Wood are true Virginia gentlemen who have always turned out superbly prepared cars since the team's start in 1950. They are as much a part of NASCAR's history as the Peffys and Dale Earnhardt, and through the '80s their team was one of the most successful. So there was much to celebrate at...

Page 36 of February 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1966

My Year's Motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1965 This annual review is intended as a refresher course for those readers who are interested in the good, bad, and indifferent aspects of the cars that came to us for road-test during the past twelve months. Consequently, it will not be a resume of the Good Life, as provided by D.S.J. last month. Nor do I claim to have toiled so hard at my motoring...

Page 44 of October 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1958

The Alpine Rally Ford Zephyr

A Day's Motoring in a Very Impressive Triple-Carburetter, Disc-Braked Competition Car It became possible to borrow for a day's brisk motoring the Ford Zephyr which Burgess drove in this year's Alpine Rally and 580 FTW provided some truly enjoyable motoring. This car is one of those prepared for rally work by the Competition Department of the Ford Motor Company, at the premises of Lincoln Cars on...

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