Articles tagged Sanyo

Page 100 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, February 2014

Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

Page 44 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, August 1984

Rally Review

Sanyo Rally of New ZealandA crucial win The importance that New Zealand had in this year's World Rally Championship was underlined by a decision taken a week after this most southerly and one of the most far flung events in the series. With Markku Alén finishing in second place in his late-entered Lancia Rally 037, the Turin management promptly lost interest in seriously contesting the next round...

Page 77 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, August 1986

Kankkunen wins in New Zealand

The two leading teams contesting the World Rally Championship, Peugeot and Lancia, entered five cars between them in the New Zealand Rally, and when the event finished at Auckland on July 8 those five cars occupied the first five places. Outright winners were championship leaders Juha Kankkunen and Juha Piironen in a Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, just one minute and forty seconds ahead of Markku Alen and...

Page 24 of March 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1977

All in a year's work

In which the Assistant Editor looks back on a varied, exciting and sometimes dramatic year All this excitement has to be put into perspective before readers gain the impression that such a way of life is the everyday norm for me. Far from it: most days are taken up with fairly tedious office-bound editorial work; usually this writer is the only editorial man in the office and somebody has to put...

Page 82 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, March 2010

Prepare for an electric shock

Audi’s e-tron doesn’t have just one electric motor – it has four, one for each wheel. But this prototype has limitations…By Andrew Frankel They closed the Pacific Highway the day I drove the Audi e-tron. Which was nice of them. With all the trucks, pick-ups and SUVs stacked up behind the troopers positioned at either end of a several-mile stretch, I was able to waft up and down the Malibu...

Page 46 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1983

Rally review: Sanyo Rally of New Zealand

Lucky for some There is no such thing as a racing certainty; a fact of which Audi is becoming acutely aware. Pre-season favourites to take the World Rally Championships for Makes and Drivers if for no other reason than that they had the only team prepared to contest all 12 events, Audi Sport is now the underdog. Despite having competed on all seven championship events to date, Audi is being...

Page 78 of November 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, November 2003

Bites as good as it barks

It was not an obvious choice, but the big 3500 put Rover on the tin-top map. British Leyland's then motorsport boss, John Davenport, retraces its steps To its designers, David Bache and Spen King, it was known as Specialist Division Number One: SD1 for short. It was known to the journalists who voted it Car of the Year in 1976 as the Rover 3500. Comedians called it the 'Bionic Dog'. But at the...

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