February 1990

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ASTON MARTIN: The AMR-1 track tested ALFA'S GTV6: A classic in the making? FORMULA ONE: The year in store
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CONTENTS Around and About 122 1990 Racing Calendar 124 Formula One Scene 133 Cotton On ... 138 Profile: Jean-Louis Schlesser 140 Track Test: Aston Martin AMR-1 144 Rally Review 147 Track Test: Saab...
MATTERS OF MOMENT Into The 1990s. • • AS THE world, changing quite dramatically in political terms, moves relentlessly into the 1990s, how looks the motoring scene? Two bits of gloom to dispose of...
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At a press launch on January 11 the Williams Grand Prix team announced that they had reached a two year sponsorship deal with Canadian brewery Labatt's who join existing sponsors Canon, ICI, Denim,...
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Mixture as Before THE FIA have whittled the International calendar down to a very bare minimum of categories, leaving all saloon car racing to take place under National categories, with some events...
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International Motor Racing Tours 1990 PAGE D) I f you are reading this then you won't need any selling on Grand Prix racing from me. Sixteen events all over the world from the glamour and jet-set...
US Grand Prix Phoenix •11 March A Grand Prix in the USA is more or less a necessity to Formula One if it is to be considered a true world championship. Of the many candidates as a replacement for...
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Belgian Grand Prix SpaFrancorchamps 26 August The only time it didn't rain at Spa for a Grand Prix since its reintroduction in 1983, the race was cancelled because it was too hot! The weather in the...
San Marino Grand Prix Imola .6 May Imola is in the heart of Ferrari Imola is right in the heart of Ferrari country where the Italian fans display a sporting fervour of an intensity rarely seen in any...
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Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo • 27 May The Monaco Grand Prix has been going on for so long now that it's sometimes easy to forget that it's not just another on the list of 16 Formula One venues....
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French Grand Prix Paul Ricard .8 July Situated in the hills behind the in the craggy hills behind Bandol, the Paul Ricard circuit is not the most hospitable place in the world, especially in July...
Le Mans 24 Hours 1990 will be the 58th Le Mans and of those, Page & Moy have been to 30. Our 'Le Boat' tour has always been the most popular of the tours we offer. Over the years, we have...
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British Grand Prix 15 The British Grand Prix now attracts in excess of 110,000 spectators on race day alone. For many the pleasure of the day is lost in the seething mass of humanity, as they...
Race Days Donington Park If you've ever imagined yourself behind the wheel of a single-seater racing car or driving a saloon car around one of Britain's fastest circuits, then this is an opportunity...
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A Promising Season THE 1989 season ended in a bit of a shambles, but there were two interesting aspects that boded well for the future. At the Tokyo Motor Show the Honda Motor Company displayed a...
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The 1990 Formula One Teams: McLaren-Honda: The Woking-based McLaren team are preparing a new series of cars, designated MP4/6, using whatever version of the Honda V10 that the Japanese firm produce....
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The Battle Continues . . . THE new season of World Sportscar Championship racing which begins at Suzuka on April 8th shows every promise of being the finest in the history of Group C competitions,...
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The Mean Machine? AFTER the Italian Grand Prix in 1988, a story circulated about Jean-Louis Schlesser. He was seen approaching the McLaren motorhome in which Ayrton Senna and Ron Dennis were...
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THIRTY years after Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby won the 24Hours of Le Mans for Aston Martin, the marque returned to France with a new challenger racing only for the second time. It was, of course...
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A Tale of Two Fulvias ANYONE who has been to Sanremo, or who indeed went rallying anywhere in Italy prior to some ten years ago, will have heard of Ristorante Dall'Ava. Nestling among the trees at...
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Prospects for 1990 BY THE time this issue of MOTOR SPORT appears, the Monte Carlo Rally, first round of the 1990 World Rally Championship, will be over, and an indication given as to which crews and...
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The Phlegmatic Swede SAAB and the race track are far from synonymous in enthusiast eyes. Yet the Swedish marque which conquered the Monte Carlo Rally, as well as scoring four victories on our own RAC...
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Maserati V8 RI Part Two LAST month we left all four V8 RI Maserati Grand Prix cars in the United States of America. They had proved totally uncompetitive in Grand Prix racing, unable to match the...
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The Forgotten Sports Car MIKE Kenyon of Chaparral Motorsport Ltd. of Westbury, Wiltshire has hit upon a very good idea. As the price of Ferraris seems to know no bounds and the gap between the exotic...
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The Racing Cars of Jack Field THE other day I had the pleasure of talking to Jack Field about his motor racing days at Southport, Brooklands and Phoenix Park, etc. It started when he had a garage...
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Smooth Talker LONG gone are the days when Japanese cars had a stranglehold on just the lower end of the market. As they have had to face ever stiff opposition from developing motor industries from...
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The MCC Exeter 'Trial On January 5/6 the MCC held its 62nd "Exeter" Trial, an event dating back to 1910. That these unique classic trials have lost none of their appeal is indicated by an entry of...
VSCC Measham THIS long-established night trial was centred originally at Measham but this year's 198-mile night navigation event, very efficiently organised by Paul and Mike Tebbett, started and...
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LONG gone are the days when the family saloon could only wheeze its way up to 75/80 mph with acceleration to match. Nowadays the flow of traffic on even congested motorways reaches this speed while a...
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Serendipity Dear Reader, Reading a contemporary "glossy monthly" I learned about a new historic car being built, which intrigued me and sent the mind spinning away full of fanciful thoughts. The...
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The Iris THE Iris, forgotten by most, was remembered by one of the work's apprentices who later owned and raced one, as a conventional British car with its good easy starting and slow running...
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Alfa Romeo — The Legend Revived by David G Styles. 160 pp. 9 It," x 8". Dalton Watson Ltd. 3 Harbour Exchange Square, Limeharbour, London E14 9GE, £39.95 AIfa Romeo followers have a great deal to...
Alfa Romeo Tipo 6C 1500,1750, 1900. by Angela Cherrett. 299 pp. 10" x 8". G T Foulis & Co lid, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 73j. £24.95. Angela Cherrett and her husband have been Alfa Romeo...
Bugatti Magnum by Hugh Conway with Maurice Sauzay 559 pp. 12 Y4" x 91/1". G T Foulis & Co Ltd, Sparkjord, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7jj £150.00 The motor book event of 1989 was the publication by...
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Autocourse 1989/90 edited by Alan Hemy. 288pp. 121/4" x 91/4". Hazleton Publishing, 3 Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey TW 10 6RE. £21.95 yet again, the publishers have done a magnificent job in...
Automobile Year 37 (1989/90) edited by jean-Rodolphe Piccard. 280pp. 121/4" x 91/4". Motor Racing Publications Ltd, Unit 6, The Pilton Estate, Croydon, Surrey CRO 3RY. £24.95. riginally there was but...
FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1989/90 edited by Bob Constanduros. 240pp. 121/4" x 9". Virgin Books, Sekforde House, 175-79 St john Street, London, EC1V 4LL. £19.95 Where this book scores over...
The Great Book of Corgi 1956-1983 by Marcel R. van Cleemput. 512pp. 10 X" x 111/4". Published by New Cavendish Books, 3 Denbigh Road, London, W11 2SJ. £35.00 Not only is the outstanding book a...
World Sportscar Racing '89 by Gustav Busing and Ulrich Upietz. 240pp. 11 x 81/4". Group C Production. Distributed in the UK by Menoshire Ltd, 49 Churchfield Road, Acton, London W3 6A Y. £29.95 The...
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HA Formula 1 World Championship Review FOCA 1989. Distributed by Duke Marketing Limited, PO Box 46, Douglas, Isle of Man. Running time — 170 mins. £29.90 incl. pC9I) This video has to be essential...
Mobil 1 Rally Challenge Barrie Hinchcliffe Productions Limited, Boston House, 36138 Fitzroy Square, London, W1P 5LL. Released by Virgin Vision. Running time — 115 mins. £9.99 For those who either...
Speed Freaks K-tel International (UK) Ltd., 620 Western Avenue, London, W3 OTU. Running time — 35 mins. £9.99 An American production, this video is a cursory investigation into man's fascination with...
The 1989 Esso British Touring Car Championship Barrie Hinchcliffe Productions Limited, Boston House, 36138 Fitzroy Square, London, W1 P 5LL. Released by Virgin Vision. Running time —175 mins. £9.99...
The 1989 Lucas British F3 Championship Barrie Hinchcliffe Productions Limited, Boston House, 36138 Fitzroy Square, London, W1P 5LL. Released by Virgin Vision. Running time —/75 mins. £9.99 nce again...
The Bugatti Video H G Conway. Wychwood Video Publishing Limited, 27 Cranky Mews, London, SW7 3BY. Running time — vol. 1: 49 mins, vol. 2: 48 mins. £40.00 omplete with a 61 page reference and data...
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VSCC Celebrates New Year's Day 1 FOR the tenth year in succession VSCC members celebrated the New Year at Mike Garfitt's social at the Verzons near Ledbury. The first day of 1990 did its best to wash...
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Altered State Sir, I refer to Matters of Moment (December 1989) where you discuss motor fuel. In your comments you have overlooked, or may not be aware of, a very much more serious problem. Without...
Bean and Gone Sir, In the June 1952 issue there was a letter about a car I once owned — a 1923 Bean 14 tourer. An admirer of the car had written to you praising its stamina for travelling frequently...
Brands Hatch heartache Sir, My family and I are avid followers of most motor sport. Unfortunately most of our spectating is done via the TV but we did attend the Brands Hatch Rallycross Grand Prix....
Naish hillclimb Sir, I was interested to see in the article "Motoring with Bill Little" a photograph of an event at the Naish hillclimb, near Bristol. Meetings regularly took place at Naish hill...
New rules for Historic Rallies Sir, The RAC MSA Rallies Committee is setting up a working party to discuss new rules for historic rallies in the United Kingdom, to be incorporated in the 1991 RAC MSA...
Whatever happened to 0E221? Sir, Mr John Dymond says 0E221 was wrecked by a 3 ton truck in 1943 (Letters, December, 1989). In fact, 1943 0E221 was stored under a dust sheet in Peasley's Garages in...
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Le Mans Outrage! Sir, I have read MOTOR SPORT for the last twenty three years, but never before have I felt so incensed that I felt the need to write to you. Today I was reading Cotton on . . . on...

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