April 1994

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The month in MOTOR SPORT FEBRUARY 16: Emmanuel Clerico pips compatriot Eric Helary to the second Formula 3000 seat at Apomatox. 17: Paul Belmondo shakes down the Pacific PRO I Fl chassis at...
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Disunited States What comes around, goes around. It's almost 15 years since Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) was formed to take over management of America's premier single-seater racing series,...
24: At an informal lunch with the media, F1A President Max Mosley points out that severe penalties will be imposed on any Fl teams who fail to comply with the 1994 regulations. 23: Goodwood confirms...
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MARCH 1: Martin Brundle tests for McLaren at Silverstone. The circuit is clouded by a veil of secrecy. 2: Lotus confirms that it is to be sponsored by the Miller Brewing Company. .5: Eddie Irvine...
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• 14 Tatore.9 lie is the mystery man of Formula One, yet behind the scenes he has the car of the leaders sign and wields ificant power. But... if it knows anything at all of him, the general public...
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Few Grand Prix seasons have been quite so eagerly awaited in recent years, for the banning of infamous gizmos such as active ride suspension and traction control have whetted the appetites of all...
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ideas of I iv are.'" Since Goodwood ceased to operate as a racing circuit, back in July 1966, there have been intermittent whispers that it might re-open. Today, there are rather more than mere...
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Centenary test After its successful inauguration last year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be repeated on lune 18/19. Charles, Lord March, the Festival's instigator, has explained that there are...
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he. airs in a 110i4Jt S c farsazois D but eletcur hoecewlia.cs an aswee were still forced to work hard by the surviving works Escort... Unwarranted though it may be, it is a fact that one bad...
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preservation Formula 3000 continues to eke out an erratic existence in the shadows, but there is one company with sufficient commercial nous to realise its worth Iro test, or not to test? That was...
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quielyv confide:I MOTOR SPORT is delighted to welcome Paul Radisich as a regular columnist. Winner of last year's FM Touring Car Challenge (saloon car racing's unof ficial World Championship), Paul...
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MOTOR SPORT columnist, see page 368) winsprayed the victory champagne, which was ning the FIA Touring Car Challenge -,,,,,•401eament to the equitability of the regula Monza against allcomers. Because...
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. mrsercitnte The 1994 IndyCar season, which kicked off at Surfers Paradise as this issue was being printed, is expected to be a barnburner. Intriguing stories abound: Nigel Mansell's defence of his...
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/II he fact that the development cost for the new Omega range ran out only £80 million short of the £800 million that BMW paid to acquire the whole of the Rover operation provides an indication of...
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Rough justice It looks for all the world as though you are approaching the edge of a cliff. Bordered by foliage, twigs and the occasional stout tree, the muddy track continues for about 200 yards....
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Will production of the remarkable Porsche 911 ever end? On the is assured for a evidence of the latest evolution, Peter Dron thinks its future long time to come
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-ar".5 When a new car appears these days, 'mainstream' motoring magazines tend either to lash it as an absolute dog or hail it as the best news since the invention of the zipped fly. Shades of grey...
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Super unleaded is required, and tank size is rather mean at 15.6 gallons. Would you prefer even less luggage room? In the 'good old days', 911 gearboxes had challenging synchromesh and uncompromising...
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Coys all-in-one oys of Kensington has announced a three-year sponsorship deal for the ever-expanding Historic Festival at Silverstone, now one of Europe's most important old-car gatherings. New this...
Just off Junction I 2 on the M40 lies a low circular building almost surrounded by grassy banks. The building is the Heritage Motor Centre, and the banks are there to prevent you seeing too much of...
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Alpine Roots This year's Classic Marathon returns to the Alps, and ventures onto Czech roads as well as back to the Nurburgring before the finish at Spa. Traditionalists will welcome the Tower Bridge...
Arecord 160 entries plus fresh ice and snow helped the fifth Monte Carlo Challenge live up to its promise of being "the toughest winter classic challenge". Dedicated to the older car — cars have to...
Surtees Super Prix Anew race series for rear-engined Fl and Tasman cars features in the Brands Hatch Super Prix programme on July 2 and 3. The 21/2 and 11/2-litre cars from 59-65 have tended to be...
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A Fiat Fiasco The most monstrous single-engined car built to attack the "fastest-ever", or "LSR", was undoubtedly the enormously high, short wheelbase, chain-drive Fiat S76 built at the Turin factory...
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Fiat S76 A Recollection The S76 had been such a sensation that when a Middlesborough evening paper published a photograph of it in 1953 a tremendous response followed, of letters, telephone calls and...
Vintage Winners At its AGM the VSCC's 18 main trophies and the MOTOR SPORT Brooklands Memorial Trophy and cash prizes were presented. Limitations of space preclude the full list of winners but Ben...
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The Racing Conan Doyles Sir Arthur Conan Doyle should be forever praised for having written what were intended as simple magazine stories which, having created the greatest fictional detective (sorry...
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Cars In Books When I saw that Douglas Botting had written a full-length, as they say, biography of the late Gavin Maxwell, described as aristocrat, social renegade, wartime secret-agent, shark hunter...
Rolls-Royce Reliability One of the best-known demonstrations of RR reliabitty was on the Alpine Trial of 1913; here the cars prepare to leave the Conduit St. showrooms. The ways in which Rolls-Royce...
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The Test That Went Wro In the earlier days of motoring, car owners paid great attention to tyres. Punctures were frequent, skids dreaded, and the mileages obtainable from the covers of the pre-1914...
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OBITUARIES Anthony Brooke t was a great shock to members of the VSCC to learn of the death in February of Anthony (Tony) Brooke. He was so very much a VSCC character, who had raced 30/98 Vauxhalls in...
The VSCC Pomeroy Memorial Trophy The "Porn" is an essential rite of Spring, though this year it took place on February 26, whilst winter was still holding its closing-down sale, with heavy rain on...
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V-to-t, Miscellany Areader who owns a 1934 Alvis Firefly tourer which his wife discovered had taken part in that year's Scottish SCC's Winter Trial has embarked on the fascinating but very arduous...
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Sitting in a Bugatti in a freezing gale at the top of a one-time speed hillclimb course, at the behest of the "Top Gear" '1V programme, I thought back to a few other times when I have been "on the...
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Birkin Memorial Rally. Duke Video. 35 min, £19.99. If you missed last year's Norfolk gathering to remember Sir Henry Birkin, you have a second chance in this 35 minute video. The rally itself takes a...
In-Car Manx Rally Experience. Duke Video. 86 min, £10.99. A cliché? Certainly. Well produced? Indubitably. Worthwhile? Questionably .. . Just as you thought the world had had its fill of in-car rally...
1993 British F3 Review. Duke Video. 95 min, £12.99. In the past, astute camerawork has succeeded in transforming many a humdrum F3 race into genuine televisual entertainment. Hence seasonal reviews...
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Sporting Rovers 93. Duke Video. 120 min, £10.99. If you raced, or rallied, a Rover (216, Metro GTi or even the humble Mini will do) last year, chances are that you'll want a copy of this for...
Saloon Car Action, '70s style. PP Video. 60 min, £12.99. Now here's a first. Hands up anyone who knows of any other video which kicks off with footage of a Morris Marina Coupe belting along a special...
The Williams Renault Formula 1 Motor Racing Book, by Xavier Chimitis and Francois Granet. Dorling Kindersley, £9.99. According to the PR spiel, this is published by Dorling Kindersley Adult Books,...
• Two more volumes of MRP's useful Collector's Guides are available on TVRs, compiled by painstaking and knowledgeable Graham Robson, Vol I about Grantura to Taimar and Vol 2 covering Tasmin to...
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Maverick choice? Sir, I wonder why McLaren has chosen the Tornado engine for its Maverick LSR challenger? Four years ago I talked with an Australian pilot at an east coast fighter station who had...
Mistaken identity Sir, Your February review of Terrific Stuff Video's The BRA1 Collection was very fair, but where on earth did you get the idea that Alfred Owen (not, in 1952, a Sir) lit a...
Not in the same league? Sir, In response to Colin Green's apparent suggestion last month that Alain Prost's departure could benefit the sport, who does he have in mind to replace the fourtime world...
Plus fours Sir, In his report of the Swedish Rally, GP asked who wants four-wheel drive. Well, I do. Having had experience of two 4wd Ford Sierras and, currently, a 4wd Citroen BX, I cannot consider...
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Grime n'reason Sir, was most interested to read about Genevieve in January's MOTOR SPORT and then the piece recalling a veteran Sunbeam in the subsequent issue. I well remember both lack Wadsworth...
Rally fear Sir, Has anybody else wondered why it is that the same governing body which demanded circuit safety criteria such as those at Silverstone, where the crowd is so far away from Fl cars as to...
The new Nuvolari Sir, I was interested to read Ken Tyrrell's recent estimation of what his team might have achieved if they had kept Benetton sponsorship, having won that company's first Grand Prix...

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