Articles tagged Rai

Page 38 of March 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, March 1978

Remembering Reid Railton

Sir, I was hopeful that you would find space in Motor Sport last year for a rather more worthy obituary notice for Reid A. Railton than the brief note that appeared in the October issue. After all, he was the leading British designer of racing and record breaking cars in the 1930s. His first solo effort was the Arab, built on a shoestring which, unfortunately, proved to be a little too short; But...

Page 93 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, October 2013

Student of the Sport

'Bookish', bespectacled Andrea de Adamich was studying law when he took up motor racing. A budding career ended abruptly at Silverstone 40 years ago, but today the pupil has turned teacher Late at night on July 14 1973, Andrea de Adamich lay in a hospital bed in Milan, his legs both broken. Life as a Grand Prix driver had come to an abrupt and painful halt. Earlier that day, at Silverstone, he...

Page 38 of April 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, April 1983

The Eight-Cylinder Railtons

(The year sees the 50th Anniversary of that interesting Anglo-American car with the illustrious name of a gear engineer, so what better than an article about it, by Geoff Moore of the Railton Owners' Club, which hopes to celebrate the half-century of Railton's Hudson Terraplane-based sports car this summer. I well remember the first Railton, a black tourer, which I tried at the same time as that...

Page 3 of November 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, November 1944

"Those were the days"

Lionel Martin looks back Soon the war will be over and we must look forward. Meanwhile it is pleasant to look back, and in this interesting contribution Lionel Martin describes some of his experiences in the very early days, and throws yet more light on the origin and development of the Bamford and Martin Aston-Martin.--Ed. The Editor has paid me the very high compliment of asking me to write...

Page 103 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, December 1980

Books for Christmas

Books for Christmas "Goodwood — The Sussex Motor Racing Circuit.' by Peter Gamer, FRSA. 120 pp. 91/2" , 63/4". (Dalton Watson Ltd., 76, Wardour 5treet, London, WIV 4AN. t7 This is another in the series of National Motor Museum National Trust Books, published by the high-class house of Dalton Watson. I ,nn cross with Peter Gamier too doing a. because it has given mc a very had attack uf the...

Page 22 of December 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1970

Rally review

For me, there is no single occasion which puts me in mind of advancing age and the passing of the years as much as the Monte Carlo Rally. It seems quite incongruous that a facet of a vigorous, active sport should remind one of the passing years, but that is what it does, and for many others besides me. The answer lies in the event's position in the calendar, January. Whenever regulations appear...

Page 36 of March 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 1982

The South African Grand Prix

A Renault Runaway Kyalami, Johannesburg, January 23rd After the drivers had been duped into giving up their strike (see elsewhere in this issue) the serious business of the South African Grand Prix got under way on Friday January 22nd, albeit an hour later than the normal starting time of 10 a.m. Due to the strike there had been no action on the Thursday, when testing and qualifying practice...

Page 34 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1996

Touring Carnage

The ITC's collapse mirrors that of the World Touring Car Championship nine years ago. But who is really to blame? Gwyn Dolphin reports The paddock at a race track is normally a hive of activity, people on the move meeting and greeting bustling from place to place. Mugello's International Touring Car race on September 27 was strangely different, characterised by clusters of people earnestly...

Page 26 of May 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1992

Sainz goes marching in

No rally in the world has been subjected to as much change dictated from outside as the Safari. Even taking into account the introduction of pace notes on the Lombard RAC Rally, the elimination of impossibly tight road sections on the Tour of Corsica and the similar easing of the Acropolis, the Safari has suffered most from the diluting demands of FISA-dictated standardisation. The softening of...


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