Articles tagged P&O

Page 54 of August 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, August 1998

"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

Page 86 of July 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, July 2011

Lunch with . . . David Coulthard

From catching Senna's eye at Williams, to crossing swords with Schumacher, to helping Red Bull earn its wings, DC's F1 achievements go far beyond the statistics By Simon Taylor Lets deal with the statistics first. David Coulthard's 13 Formula 1 victories never won him the world title, but he was runner-up in 2001, and took third place in the table no fewer than four times. In his 247 Grands Prix...

Page 85 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, April 2012

Lunch with... Mark Blundell

His first home was a caravan, and the school of hard knocks was his only education. It would stand him in good stead on his climb to Formula 1 and beyond Nowadays karting is the kindergarten, where aspiring hotshoes learn to feel through the seat of their pants. But it wasn’t ever thus. Stirling Moss began, at six years old, to absorb those lessons on horseback. Archie Scott Brown demonstrated...

Page 46 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, November 1993

Eifel power

Life can be pretty tough for Britons touring northern Europe in the 1990s. I mean, in August you could actually see people smiling in the queue at the P&O bureau de change because the pound had 'risen' to 8.5 French francs . . . At the same time, a full tank of unleaded for a family-sized saloon would set you back around £40 in Belgium. Then you crossed the border into Germany, and life...

Page 36 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1993

From 0-24 in six months . . .

Le Mans may be a test of endurance but, as XJ220C designer Richard Owen explains, getting ready for the event has been more like a sprint Cross Channel ferry users wary of Union Jack-beshorted racegoers take note: Jaguar is back at the Sarthe. Irrespective of the marque's presence, the Le Mans 24 Hours has always held especial appeal to British racing fans, but Jaguar's appearance on the entry...

Page 26 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1990

In a Champion's Footsteps

In a Champion's Footsteps BEFORE I heard about the £100,000 prize and bonus fund, I was interested enough in the professional promotion behind the importation of single-seater Formula Renault to attend the Williams Engineering museum presentation. It was an evening for 200 guests (selected from suppliers to potential participants) proclaiming the advantages of a category that can claim triple...

Page 58 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, September 1993

Canned heat

Sales of GTi hatchback models have been decimated because of rocketing insurance premiums. It's all testimony to a massive increase in car theft and joyriding (and the inevitable ensuing accidents), to which the bearers of GTi and similar badges have been particularly susceptible. In turn, this has opened up a new sales pitch — slightly toned-down 'hot' hatches, which represent a growth area for...

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