April 1991

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Accuracy Accuracy is a vital element in motor racing and also desirable in everyday driving. In school days, avid enthusiasm for motor racing prevailing, we were thrilled to read of how Guinness "...
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New Historic Racing Championship 1991 sees the birth of the Historic Formula Racing Car Championship which caters for Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula Atlantic and Formula 5000 cars that were...
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Senna's Warning Shot Senna and Honda Marlboro McLaren wrote themselves another slice of F1 history in Phoenix with a faultless performance which netted the Brazilian his 27th Grand Prix victory and,...
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In the Beginning Just when the 1991 season looked settled FISA reared its ugly head and threw a handful of spanners into the Formula One works. A number of constructional details that were thought to...
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Spawn of the North Sandstrorms are inevitable in the Sahara; the Cook Straits will never be without their winds; and snow is a meteorological certainty during a Swedish winter. Each of those...
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RAC Autoglass International Historic Rally RAC Rally, as a road event, was first held in 1932. It covered 1000 miles at 22 mph, took place in early March, had 341 starters, ended at Torquay with...
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Countdown to the 1991 World Sportscar Championship A new era in sportscar racing opens at Suzuka, Japan on April 14, and a new interest is expected between Silk Cut Jaguar, Mercedes and Peugeot. With...
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Schuppan's Road Porsche 962C An anti-hero is Vern Schuppan. Working from a small factory unit in High Wycombe, west of London, the quiet, totally unassuming Australian has worked in some secrecy to...
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The Windermere Steamboat Museum is playing host to three classic car rallies this year. The Bugatti Owners Club is holding the first on Saturday, April 27 followed by the MG Car Club on Sunday,...
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Motoring historian Doug Nye reminded us in his 'Skulduggery' feature in Classic & Sportscar recently of a Match Race which took place at the Crystal Palace circuit in October 1938 between Prince...
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Ford Notes Motor Sport's long-term test-car, my Ford Sierra EFi XR4 x 4 (not a Sapphire booted saloon as illustrated in the January issue, but a five-door Hatchback) has now completed 5000 miles,...
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Invigorating Rover Sharp decreases in new car sales have not passed Rover by, but the sparkling performance of the versatile 3/4/5-door Rover 200/400 line, and the later Metros, must partially offset...
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Last Chance? At a glance, Renault's new sports car, which has just been announced at the Geneva Show and which went on sale in France on March 19, looks little different to the current GTA. True, the...
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Civilised Speed Renault have packed a very civilised 140bhp punch into the modest dimensions of their R5 usurper, the Clio. Abandoning turbocharging, a performance 16V Clio variant will appeal to a...
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Individual Swedish Speed "Performance with responsibility" is the Saab sales slogan for the early Nineties, but any technically aware reader might wonder at the validity of such a statement when the...
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Another Forgotten Journey Bruce Dowell, the Sunbeam man, has kindly sent me details of an interesting journey undertaken circa 1926 by a 25hp Sunbeam tourer, which was considered sufficient of an...
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Forgotten Makes No 99: The CAR Last month in this series the subject was a British five-cylinder radial-engined light car, so it seems appropriate to follow it with an account of another car with a...
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Ferrari Follow up Following our story of the Ferrari 375 Plus in the January issue, Mr Fred Hislop has written to us with information on chassis 0392AM, the car which Louis Rosier and Robert Manzon...
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Engines Dear Reader, I have always enjoyed engines, from the day of my first motorcycle at an illegal age, to the cars and motorcycles of today; the engine to me has always been the most...
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Pick a Star The first weekend in March brought a whole plethora of pre-war and classic cars out onto the circuit and special stages in two quite separate events, related only by proximity of time and...
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Around Brittain For Brodie Brittain Racing the commission to produce a turbo conversion for the Mazda MX-5 was a significant step in the development of their business. It took them out of the sphere...
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Soft tops in April? A bit previous perhaps, but knowing how the first sunny days of spring turn every sane and spirited person's thoughts to wind in the hair speed, we thought it best to allow you...
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The Complete Jowett History by Peter Clark & Edmund Nankivell. 224pp. 11in x 8in. GT Foulis & Co Ltd, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £29.99. If you wait patiently, the few remaining...
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Opinions expressed are those of correspondents and not necessarily those of Motor Sport *** First Ferrari win at Le Mans Sir, The first Ferrari to win the 24 hour of Le Mans in 1949 was a type...
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All Revved Up The Historic Car Club was established in 1966, with the intention of "organising races for owners of internationally famous types of car, manufactured and raced between 1945 and 1955"....
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Historic Alfa Roadsports Scuderia Dooley, as the Brookside Alfas are often known, have gradually begun to populate the HSCC Road Sports and Novices Championships. But the first creation was the very...
Why Formula 3 ? Nobody can deny that of all the international formulae throughout the years including Formula 1, the one which has produced the most excitement and closest racing has undoubtedly...
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Triumph TR -- The Historic English Clubman The more enlightened of the Historic race organisations welcome a grid of TRs for one simple and straightforward reason -- it's always a full grid! For a...

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