Articles tagged Leyland

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Letters: October 2018

F1’s engine struggles Having recently become aware that 2021’s fabulous new Formula 1 engine rules are no longer, it seems to me that Mark Hughes is right – the manufacturers have too much say in what is going to happen, so Liberty and the FIA need to come to terms with the need to have independent rules created to foster improved competition. The way to achieve that is to have an F1 engine class...

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Road test - The Mercedes 280E (W123)

Superb engineering, styling and handling, reasonable performance, too expensive When Mercedes-Benz introduced their nine-model W123 series last year they made much of the continued production of the old "New Generation" W114 series of largely parallel engine size medium size models. Logically, at last the W114 series is now being faded out, imports to the UK have ceased and the model range...

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Road Test:

What is the Reliant GT really like? The Editor Drives the Latest 3-litre Ford V6-engined Scimitar Reliant, for most people, implies a 4-cylinder three-wheeler. These economy devices have, with the aid of the Leyland takeover, rendered the Reliant Motor Company of Tamworth, Staffs., Britain's second-largest producer of motor vehicles, if you ignore (probably at your peril) those financed by...

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Adrian Liddell's Straker-Squire

The Editor Investigates a well-known racing car which has survived from Brooklands Days It is fortunate that quite a number of cars built either expressly for Brooklands, or which were developed for racing at the Track, has survived. Among them is the 4-litre overhead-camshaft 1918/19 Straker-Squire, now owned by Adrian Liddell, and with which he is a regular competitor in VSCC Edwardian-class...

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An amateur championship

IT IS usual for this page to confine itself to comment on those International events which arc of greatest interest; European Championship qualifiers, the Home Internationals and any other rally which we consider worthwhile. Up till now, we have had little to say about British rallies which are of less than International status, preferring to leave such coverage to the weekly newspaper, Motoring...

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Massive attack

It was a big dream, with a big car – and huge bills. BL’s ETCC challenge soon ran aground, but now the XJC is back – and winning!By Gordon Cruickshank Oil. It’s what our sport runs on. It’s vital, but in the wrong place it can ruin all your plans. It happened to Andy Rouse late in 1977. The place: Silverstone. The race: the TT. The machine: Broadspeed Jaguar XJC. The quarry: victory in Britain’s...

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Tony Pond

Leyland's new rally recruit talks about his prospects in the 1976 TR7 campaign Just under 30 years of age, and securely contracted to Leyland to contest next year's RAC Rally Championship, in the latest 16-valve TR7, Tony Pond looks towards 1976 with a confidence that few of us can muster today. He started rallying in 1968, coming "nowhere" in his own words on road events. Then, the following...

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How the Rover 2000 is made

A look at the Solihull Assembly Plant Having eulogised elsewhere in this issue about the present-day 2-titre P6 Rover, I thought I had better go up to the Solihull factory to see how these extremely popular cars are put together. This I did towards the end of April, in the editorial 2000TC. When, in 1963, the Rover Company decided to put the advanced 2000 into production a special new factory...

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Lunch with… Norman Dewis

During 33 years and more than a quarter of a million 100mph miles, Norman Dewis was a dedicated team player who helped make Jaguar great By Simon Taylor Marque loyalty is an old-fashioned concept these days. A driver will swap seats after a season or two, a designer will change teams, an engineer or technician will quietly ask around to tease out available opportunities. Everyone's looking to...

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John Barber discusses his enthusiasm for cars-and the sporting world

Now that some of the dust has cleared from the impact that the Ryder Report made on Leyland, the Government, and former Leyland managing director, John Barber, I felt it ,night be interesting to talk to the man who has carried such a torch for competition to the highest levels in the motor industry. John Barber, who was born and schooled at Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, is known to the majority of the...



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Brawn Supremacy



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