Articles tagged Talbot

Page 40 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1981

The French Grand Prix

Inconclusive Dijon-Prenois, July 5th The most important aspect of the 1981 French Grand Prix was that it saw the return of the Goodyear Tyre Company to Formula One. It will be recalled that they withdrew entirely last winter during the fracas between Bernie Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors and officialdom. Thanks to the support of Michelin, who agreed to supply everyone with tyres...

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Lloyds & Scottish Historic Car Championship

The entry for the second round of this championship at the AMOC's St. John Horsfall Silverstone meeting at the end of June was so strong that the single-seater racing cars were divided from the sports cars in two races. The single-seater race provided the dice of the day between Gerry Marshall (above, furthest from the camera) driving the Marsh Aston Martin DBR4 and Bruce Halford (No.70) in his...

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Rally Review

Swedish Rally When a new car is rallied for the first time its manufacturers will already have put it through the most comprehensive test and development programme possible, for although a showroom car might be fine for normal use it is unlikely that it will be able to withstand the concentrated pounding of rallying. However, no matter how stringent the test sessions, it always seems that it...

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Multiple choice

Continuing a trilogy that chronicles key moments in the sport’s technical evolution, we look back at a race featuring the very best from France, Britain, Italy and America Writer Paul Fearnley Post-war emotion was still raw in France and Mercedes was neither welcome nor invited. It wouldn’t have won in any case. Hyperinflation in Germany, when added to that denial of top-rank European competition...

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THE TREND OF DESIGN

THE TREND OF DESIGN Once again the time has come to survey, as concisely as possible, the progress that has been made in the design and production of high-performance cars during the past twelve months (TO BE PUBLISHED IN TWO PARTS) I. SPORTS-CARS FiRsT and foremost, the distinction between sports and utility cars continues to narrow and not a single newly-introduced sports-car, no matter how...

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V-E-V miscellany

A 1936 Austin 7 Ruby saloon, owned by the same lady all its life, recently went to the garage which has always serviced it for her. In mid-Wales rumour suggests that a 1922 BSA motorcycle, ridden only once and then put into a barn after frightening its first owner, got into the hands of some boys after his death and was destroyed; better news from this area is that a 1926 AJS is being restored....

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Behind the Grand Prix scene

The Tyre Men AT the moment the tyre situation in Formula One is very healthy, with four companies in direct competition. We went through the stage where Dunlop had a total monopoly, and design stagnated, then Goodyear achieved a total monopoly and design actually took a step backwards, but now everyone is thrusting forwards. We have Goodyear, Michelin, Avon and Pirelli all supplying Formula One...

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Fixtures For June

R. = Restricted Event.  C. = Closed Event.  C.I. = Closed Invitiation Event.  N. National Event.  I. International Event. 3rd.—Hants & Berks M.C. and others C.I. "Eight Clubs" Race Meeting, Silverstone.      N. London Enthusiasts C.C. C. Whelpley Hill Tests, Nr. Hemel Hempstead.      Sunbeam Talbot O.C. R. Scottish Rally, Ayrshire. 4th.—Hagley & District L.C.C. C. Sporting Half-Day Trial...

Page 43 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, February 1977

Chauffeur's Corner

I recently had an interesting chat with Mr. F. P. Mills of Walton, close to the Welsh border on the A44, about motoring long ago. Having helped the chauffeur to the Morland family of Gloucester (the match people) wash the two Rolls-Royces in his care, before the First World War, the 16-yearold youth naturally became interested in cars. So he joined the staff of Mr. Banks of Kington, who taught...

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Shopping for a Sunbeam-Talbot

Sir, I have read with very great interest your articles and readers' letters recently on shopping for Rovers, Daimler's, Alvis, etc. May I be permitted to add another to this list, that of the Sunbeam and Sunbeam-Talbots—read on, Mr. Boddy, don't throw this letter away yet—of the 1950-56 period. I have run a Sunbeam-Talbot and more recently an Alpine variant for the past six years and I have yet...

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