Articles tagged General Motors

Page 41 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, December 2014

Penske targets Aussie V8 Series

Gordon Kirby As history proves, it’s very difficult to stay on top over a sustained period of time in motor racing. Few teams last many years, in fact, and even the most established and well financed endure weak periods. We’re seeing it these days with Ferrari and McLaren in Formula 1, and Roush-Fenway, Richard Childress and Richard Petty Motorsports in NASCAR. Yet Team Penske continues to roll...

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Road test

The Lotus Esprit S2 Fast, fun and frenzied Since Colin Chapman first put spanner to nut in Hackney there have been few road cars available at any particular period in time to rival the Lotus for sheer exhilaration behind the wheel. The maestro's touch has inbred a unique agility of handling and performance in every road-going chassis. There have been inferior models, like the Renault-engined...

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Around and About

Tourist Trophy, Silverstone September 18th is the chosen date for Britain’s only qualifying round in the European Touring Car Championship 1977. A series dominated by BMW’s big coupes since the withdrawal of the Ford Capris, Silverstone will mark the first anniversary of Leyland Cars’ efforts to displace the Munich straight sixes with Coventry V 12s. Yes, the troubled Jaguars will be out once...

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Chevette: Vauxhall's Saviour ?

Luton joins the small hatchback set with a pretty, new, three-door, coupe/estate Vauxhall have added to the growing European band of small hatchback saloons with the new three-door, four-seat Chevette, which goes on sale in Britain on May 2nd. This departure from conservative Luton-thinking should revive Vauxhall's flagging fortunes and reassure their continuation as a separate entity within...

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V-E-V miscellany

— Arising from the photograph we published in the December 1983 issue, of the blower 4 1/2-litre Bentley bought new by the late T.G. Moore when he was the owner of Motor Sport, Mr A. Fielding writes to say that he owned this car up to 1958, when he sold it to Mr Carter in the States, not in 1952 as the previous correspondent thought. When he acquired the Bentley in 1955 it was very good...

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Wheeler-Dealing

Motorfair, the biannual Earls Court alternative to Britain's Birmingham international Motor Show, continues to expand and attract more customers. Amongst this year's innovations were a separate working weekday set aside for motorsport people and exhibits, plus a parking space for the Bugatti Royale on its multi-million "hyperway" to the auction chambers. The attendance figures tell the story of...

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Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

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Book Reviews

"The Mustangs" by Richard Langworth 144 pp, 7½ x 9¼ in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd, 28 Devonshire Road, London, W4 2HD. £8.95). Having given us a book all about the Chevrolet Corvettes, the American author has followed it with a similarly low-price but erudite and comprehensive study of that decidedly energetic sports-car, the versatile Ford Mustang. The book is aimed at American readers but...

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Obituary – Tony Fall

1940-2007 With the death of Tony Fall, rallying has to mourn one of its most versatile and charming characters as well as a raconteur who enlivened many a gathering. At the age of 67, Tony was doing what he enjoyed most, working with fellow rally men as an official on the East African Safari when, at the night halt in Arusha, he passed away in his sleep. His rally career started while he was...

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Canadian registrations

Statistics received from a reader show how the Japanese are getting to grips with the Canadian market. Last year AMC sold 15,271, Chrysler 135,377, Ford 160,610 and General Motors 240,496 private cars. Of these AMC were down but the others showed an increase over the 1970 outputs. Of imported cars, Toyota sold 50,076, compared to 28,336 in 1970, Nissan/Datsun 45,100 against 32,086 in 1970, and...

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