February 1995

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On the morning that this issue of Motor Sport closed for press. there was still hope that Team Lotus could be extant in 1995, albeit as part of a combined force. We're sure that there are many, like...
December 14: The Contracts Recognition Board decides that Williams, and not McLaren, has the right to employ David Coulthard in 1995. 14: Michael Schumacher tests a Ligier-Renault at Estoril. Later...
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We regret to record the death of Formula Ford team owner Mick Gardner, who succumbed to injuries sustained in a freak road accident just before Christmas. Our sympathies go to his wife Ann, daughter...
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After the bloody arguments and acrimony of 1994, resident Max Mosley quietly confident that the FIA has the thorny subject of policing the F1 regulations under much tighter control for '95 Not so...
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1995 will mark the 11th, and ultimate season of Formula 3000. While awaiting news of the FIA's intended replacement, the current participants have dear views on what should be done... And so it's...
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According to the smaller F1 teams, the 1995 regulations are a logistical nightmare and impose a punishing construction deadline. Whatever, they will certainly create a new breed of cars... Nothing is...
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As the 1995 season dawns, we reflect on the changing face of the sport at international level Back in the '60s, there was no world group of major rallies formed into a championship. The leading...
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Despite the frustration, and occasional humiliation, of its 1994 Indy programme, Honda is continuing in America's premier series with a new team, and a fresh sense of purpose... The news that Honda...
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During the first in a series of track tests, Ian Flux finds that certain of his preconceptions are rapidly altered... The single-seater brigade and one-make racers are going to hate me when I say...
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With the launch of the Tigra, Vauxhall has created a distinctive new niche. How long will it be before others to to sink their teeth into GM's cake? Is there anything in production on four wheels...
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First impressions of our long-term Volvo 850 T-5 are much as we expected. Some might not call it pretty, but beauty is more than just bodyshell deep The Volvo 850 T-5: a top speed in excess of 140...
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It's official title is 'AACA National Fall Meet, Eastern Division' — no wonder everyone simply calls it 'Hershey'. It's probably the biggest autojumble and car meet anywhere, and it's, odds-on that...
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It is 1922, when times were tough in the Scottish Highlands, probably economically, certainly for drivers in the Royal Scottish AC's Six Days Light Car Trials. At this stage of motoring history the...
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The Welsh engineer/racing motorist will, I hope, always be remembered in our world as the greatest of the Brooklands' drivers in the vintage years. and creator of the hastily modified Liberty aero-...
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AII those stalwart VSCC enthusiasts who decided to attend the ever-popular New Years Day gathering at Adstock near Buckingham set off for The Old Thatched Inn in glorious sunshine on a bright frosty...
T he Jowett CC will have its 30th National Rally at Woburn Abbey from May 26/29 the Club's news is set out in its magazine Joweteer, edited by Alan Brierley. December's issue contains an interesting...
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In a dramatic move before just before Christmas, the three leading figures in Sotheby's car auction department defected en masse to major rival Brooks. Malcolm Barber, Stewart Skilbeck and historian...
Michelin has lined up a team of drivers and cars to test its latest tyres — including a Maserati 250F and an ERA. No, not pre-war machines on 13in slicks, but the development of a new range of...
Chinese government officals have signed an agreement to permit a re-run of the Peking-Paris race in 1997, 90 years after the celebrated adventures of Prince Borghese in his ltala. Philip Young has...
The number of motor-sporting events first held before the Kaiser War which are still well-supported is not a large one, but the Motor Cycling Club's Exeter Trial qualifies, being first held in 1910....
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Mark Garfitt's New Year Day assembly at The Verzons, near Ledbury, for celebrating VSCC members, was again a full-house success this year, in spite of the Arctic weather. The hotel car park was...
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George Harvey Noble It is with extreme sadness that I have to report the death, in a nursing home after a series of setbacks borne as bravely as when he raced at Brooklands, of George Harvey Noble....
The Cedar Tree Sir, Reference your “Out of the past" on “The Cedar Tree", I confirm that the building you mention does survive, but not as a tea-shop. Fairly recently it was refitted as a gallery....
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Being in Somerset the other day, I had another look at the Haynes Motor Museum. It is a sparkling place to visit, the cars immaculate, as if just out of factory or showroom. John Haynes, the...
I spent Christmas afternoon browsing through the stupendous Fasal/Goodman work on The Edwardian Rolls-Royce — I have weighed some heavy books in my time but these two volumes must hold the record at...
Although I usually run my vintage (low-powered) engines on Castrol GTX, those who are concerned that their vintage cars are given the appropriate lubricants may care to note that Clasoil of Weybridge...
Museum's Seat of Honour — Pride of the Loos! Staff at Brooklands Museum were flushed with success after receiving a national award for the quality of their toilets. The Museum scooped the accolade...
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1994 Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship, by BHP. Duke Marketing, £12.99. Once again, the annual touring car review is a three-hour epic, but such is the videogenic nature of the series...
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War-time Motor Sport Sir, In "Motoring Collector's Items" last month it is stated that the October 1939 issue of Motor Sport was printed without a cover and with only eight pages when paper suddenly...

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