Articles tagged GTE

Page 18 of June 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 2011

Events of the Month

Sebring 12 HoursFlorida, USA Last year at Le Mans Hugues De Chaunac cried tears of despair after an engine failure cost his ORECA team victory. At Sebring in March, the tears flowed again but for very different reasons. De Chaunac is an emotional Frenchman who for many encapsulates the true spirit of modern sports car racing. ORECA's first-generation Peugeot 908 HDi FAP was an outside bet for...

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What's the big idea?

Bentley will return to racing, but before it does, it needs to transform its heavy Continental Speed road car into a fast and competitive racer  By Rob Widdows Bentley is back. One of the most famous names in the sport is to return to racing, with its Continental GT Speed model in 2014. We have all devoured the tales of derring-do by those ‘Bentley Boys’ back in the 1920s, and we all remember the...

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Rally review: Olympus Rally

Where are the crowds? In 1972, when Michigan’s Press-on-Regardless Rally joined the list of qualifiers for what was then the International Rally Championship for Makes, forerunner of the World Championship, many Europeans viewed the situation with concern. With the exception of the East African Safari, the top level of rallying was the distinct preserve of Europe, where the toughest events were...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Ford won't rule out return to wold rallyingFord's departure from the WRC might not be forever. Having ended its 16-year sponsorship agreement with preparation firm M-Sport recently, Ford's European motor sport manager Gerard Quinn hinted at a possible return when the WRC season drew to a close in Spain in mid-November. "Ford won't be in the WRC in 2013, but that's not to say Ford won't be in...

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3-Litre V6 Miscellany

There is now a considerable variety of Ford 3-litre V6-engined cars on the market, most of them designed to appeal to the enthusiast. To our mind these V6 machines are most easily classified into three groups, the first of which obviously comprises Ford's own products in the Zephyr/Zodiac range and the Capri 3000 GT. Next comes a group of specialist car producers who make a small number of...

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20,000 miles with a Reliant Scimitar GTE

The Assistant Editor reports The mustard coloured Reliant Scimitar GTE, registration number ECH 44J, which has been my transport for just over a year is now about 20,000 miles old. It is impossible to state with any certainty the exact mileage as the speedometer has failed twice and there have been numerous other failures that, at one time, had me close to despair. Yet, now the vehicle seems to...

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Reliant take off the lid

The Reliant Scimitar has taken off its hat to gain a little sun and gone on a diet in the engine compartment. Well, not quite, but a Reliant Scimitar GTC Convertible was introduced to the UK market on February 25th and the entire Scimitar range has had its engine changed from the traditional Ford 3-litre V6 Essex to Ford's 2.8-litre German V6 engine. Buyers of the Staffordshire company's cars...

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Old heads, young shoulders

RAM may be a new team in GT, but it boasts years of experience in everything up to Formula 1 There's a new kid on the block in international GT racing. We say new, but really it's an experienced kid in a new guise. RAM Racing is the new moniker (the team has no links to the similarly-named F1 squad from the late 1970s and early '80s), but making up the team is years of experience in the shape of...

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Tuning Test: Datsun Stanza Sport

Bill Blydenstein's watchword is "driveability". Over the many years he has been tuning cars; concentrating on Vauxhall GM and latterly Datsun Nissan), he has developed a philosophy of "usable performance" — tuned engines which tend to emphasise torque rather than brake horsepower, no that the driver can exploit the car's potential without having to keep one eye glued to the tachometer. Better...

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The Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition

THIS annual occasion on which cars from the Edwardian period compete on (theoretically) equal terms with the latest offerings straight from the production lines (and just about everything else in between) in a handicapped attempt to discover the best in touring cars, took place on the first Saturday in March at a thoroughly wet and miserable Silverstone. The rain started an hour before the first...

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