Articles tagged Hitachi

Page 57 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1978

National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

Page 32 of March 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1977

Mazda join the European hatchback war

The Assistant Editor reports from Japan on the first Japanese car designed specifically for the European Market The four main islands of Japan contain 110,000,000 people crammed into an area of 146,000 square miles of which 80% is mountains. Mixed into the dense population areas which consequently ensue on the plains, basins, tableland and coastline are 30,000,000 vehicles, for which there are 35...

Page 58 of April 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, April 1979

A Spectator's Guide to 1979 British Racing

During a winter when even Formula One sponsorship stopped being the right of every team one could be forgiven for thinking that 1979 might be a very tough season indeed for those racing primarily in Britain. In fact the opening races of the British season proved that we are likely to see some of the most entertaining and financially well-supported motor racing seasons of all. The Aurora model car...

Page 49 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, February 1990

ROAD TEST

Smooth Talker LONG gone are the days when Japanese cars had a stranglehold on just the lower end of the market. As they have had to face ever stiff opposition from developing motor industries from the non-industrialised parts of the world together with the barrier of import quotas, there has been a perceptible move towards the luxury and specialist car segment where profit margins are...

Page 50 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, January 1979

Plug Cleaner

Sparking plugs can be ignored between services in most modern engines, but this is not always the case for some of us with engines of older vintage. Having had experience with fouled plugs on the Maserati 300S and Lister-Jaguar I drove this year, I thought that Command Auto Accessories' new Spark Plug Cleaner might be the in-the-paddock solution to future problems. In effect this cleaner is a...

Page 39 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, November 1973

Road Impressions

The Honda Civic I find these days that I like little cars very little. The Honda CiVic is an exception for I thought well of it. It seems a long time ago that we were enthusing over the high-revving, watch-like Honda S800 sports-car. The N360 and N600 Mini-cribs which followed were noisy and unimpressive, nor was the also-air-cooled 1300 quite the right answer, Now Honda has thought again and...

Page 72 of April 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, April 1975

Road Impressions

The Datsun Bluebird 160B We test the cars that come to us and thus it was that I found myself in a Datsun Bluebird, although not possessed of any pronounced Oriental enthusiasms. The car submitted was the 160B, which shares a single overhead-camshaft engine with the larger Bluebirds, in this case of 1,595 c.c. It has a bore and stroke for the four cylinders of 83 x 73.3 mm. For the 1,770-c.c....

Page 22 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1994

Who ran over the nun?

At a crucial stage of its precarious season Team Lotus staggered the F1 world with third place in the Italian GP, until Fate intervened . . . It's been a depressing year for Team Lotus, with continual financial problems and poor track performance. The sort of trough when the lack of immediate hope on the horizon can turn people in upon each other. The outside world had grown tired of hearing how...

Page 38 of December 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, December 1973

Sponsorship

The gentle art of persuading someone else to pay for your racing — but it has its pitfalls. The object of sponsorship, as far as competitors are concerned, is to get someone else to pay for your motor racing. Whether it be a rich daddy, a wealthy philanthropist, a garage owner, a factory, a manufacturer, or a cigarette firm they are all sponsors, and one hears a continual cry from within motor...

Page 43 of January 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, January 1973

Mazda 818 Coupe

Until recently Mazda were undoubtedly very much the poor relation of the three Japanese companies importing cars into Britain. They lagged far behind the booming Toyota and Datsun rivals, operating only out of small premises in North London, They seemed to think that the suggestion that they might lend us, or almost any other motoring publications for that matter, a road-test car to be rather...

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