Articles tagged Philips

Page 33 of June 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1974

The Lotus Elite

Old name but an all-new Lotus It has been no secret since the introduction of the Jensen-Healey that the Lotusdesigned and built 2-litre, sixteen-valve engine used in the West Bromwich two-seater Was destined for an entirely new Lotus four-seater. So it is that the car has appeared much later than planned, perhaps presumptuously carrying the name of that first glass-fibre Lotus, though, while...

Page 7 of July 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, July 1987

Renault 5 Elf Turbo Cup

By the time this championship had reached the third round, at Silverstone, Barrie Williams had extended his lead to 43 points, to Dave Cox's 30, with Charles Tippet third. Williams won this race at 83.99 mph, but David Gibson set fastest lap at 85.40 mph. Practice had seen a multiple crash, after Gibson's Graham Goode-prepared Renault had laid oil on the road. Richardson was taken to hospital...

Page 42 of May 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1978

The Opel Rekord 2.0 Berlina

There was a time when Opel cars, for all the company's participation in Grand Prix racing and experiments with rocket-propelled vehicles, were pretty terrible, if serviceable, cardboard-and-glue productions. All that changed radically after the war and the models from the Adam Opel AG at Russelheim became ever better and more attractive packages, so that I usually look forward to testing the...

Page 48 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 1977

The man at the top of Britain's unsung motor giant: GKN's Barrie Health

Although now welded together under the crisp GKN corporate symbol, the size of the Guest Keen and Nettlefold associated companies, and their international success story is hard to grasp. Hard because British companies are not meant to derive a fifth of a successively more and more glowing balance sheet to profits made in Europe. That a total of £107.91 million was made in total surplus for 1976 (...

Page 66 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 1977

Formula Two review

After three rounds in what looks like being a tough year of Formula Two, there have been three different winners, in three different makes of car and using three different types of engine. The European championship was predictably being led by the little Frenchman Rene Arnoux in his Martini Renault but a number of very promising young newcomers to the FIA championship have emerged. These drivers...

Page 32 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 1935

Club News

etta /1.4 ROYAL SCOTTISH A.C. Special prizes for novices in the Scottish Rally were donated by the British Wagoa Co., Ltd. The conditions of entry were that the competitor had never previously taken part in an organised motor road race, nor at Brooklands or Donington Park, nor in a Monte Carlo, Royal Automobile Club or Royal Scottish Automobile Club rally. The winners were as follow : Open Class...

Page 51 of March 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, March 1975

The Lotus Elite 503

Superb handling, comfort and refinement, but needs more power to suit the price. When Lotus introduced their new Elite to the Press at Hethel early last summer, some of my initial impressions of the car were not very favourable. I felt its general concept to be right, but at the price, which was then £5,857 for the then most expensive option pack, the 502, the choice of Lotus's 1,973 c.c., four-...

Page 59 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, May 1984

Road Impressions

The Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR The Budget having encouraged more economical cars it was, I suppose, not inappropriate to replace our fuel-demanding Alfa 6 temporarily with a Vauxhall Nova, which, relating this to the MOTOR SPORT readership, Luton's efficient PR Department made the top-model 1.3SR model. First impressions, London to Wales, were that this was another reasonable substitute for many of the...

Page 99 of June 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, June 1978

Formula Two review

The year of the new young hopefuls Over the years the lesser FIA formulae, like the European Formula Two championship and the various national and international Formula Three championships, have often been referred to as the stepping stones for the Grand Prix stars of tomorrow. How many times have you seen those advertisements inviting you to come and watch the rising Formula One stars of the...

Page 7 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, November 1987

BW's 5 Series

Barrie Williams has emerged the winner of the generously-sponsored Renault 5 Elf Turbo Cup. After taking the Philips Pole Premium award, Williams won in the rain at Oulton Park at 73.78 mph, from Philips and McGovern. Cox failed to start after overturning his Renault in avoiding the spinning Moss (no relation!) in practice, but only two retired from the field of thirty. Kay won the £180 Michelin...

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