July 1991

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Complications Compared to motoring in vintage times, we drive in a complicated age. And as 1992 approaches we are going to be faced with many additional complications. As if there were not sufficient...
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GB v USA The Indianapolis 500 is one of the fastest of motor races, won this year by Rick Mear's Penske-Chevrolet at 176.46 mph, his closing laps run at over 220 mph. So it came as a surprise to read...
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The Bright Side Dear Reader, As we plough our way into the 1990s, and for many it is not proving too easy, there should be a simple goal, to reach the year 2000. Not because the year 2000 is...
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Broken Spells Montréal, June 2: After the first four Grand Prix races of this season, in the USA, Brazil, Italy and Monaco, the domination by the combination of Ayrton Senna, McLaren and Honda with...
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When the Light turns Green If racing CARS interest you more than racing DRIVERS, and MOTOR RACING is more important to you than DRIVER RACING, then Friday and Saturday before a Grand Prix holds more...
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Pulling out the Stops Mexico City, June 16. It was going to happen sooner or later. A Williams victory, that is. Several times this year the developing Patrick Head/Adrian Newey package has been...
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Robert Benoist v Ayrton Senna Writing this before the outcome of the Mexican Grand Prix I do not know whether Ayrton Senna will have recovered his unbroken run of successes for McLaren-Honda this...
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VSCC Nidderdale Rally The winner of this event, held on May 4th, was P Cattle (Riley) who was awarded the Northern Weekend Jug. With three nonstarters, 47 drivers and navigators competed. First-...
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The Power Without the Prize British spectators could see for themselves, at Silverstone on May 19, that the Silk Cut Jaguar team has set out in callous fashion to humble Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot on...
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Hark these words Sports car racing enthusiasts in Japan, Italy and Britain have now had the chance to see for themselves how very fast and fragile the new 3.5-litre Group C cars are. Many drivers at...
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Dr Hermann Hiereth, technical director of the Mercedes Sportscar World Championship programme, and car designer Leo Ress explain the background to the high-technology C291, the new "Silver Arrows"...
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Ride a Crooked Trail They used to call it the toughest rally in the world outside Africa. In a way, it still merits that description, for it still uses special stages which are rougher than those of...
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Chalk and Cheese "Spa-Pita" and "StaGility" — two words that you will not have come across before in any language, and hopefully will not have to endure reading again. But if one was to believe the...
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The affordable 24-valve The November 1989 debut of the (deep breath) Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 24v was unmarked by a formal British launch, or the hypocritical welter of 170 mph words that...
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Fresh air turbo Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd Managing Director Peter Bulbeck and his slightly reduced team of Reading, Berkshire, employees are in no mood to take more hostile press comment over UK...
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Historic Racing Activities The talking-point in historic racing circles this year has been the Vintage Sports Car Club's controversial decision to admit rear-engined cars to its races for pre-1960...
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Welcome to the British Grand Prix preview. You will see that at the heart of the magazine we have followed last year's practice and put some vital statistics with regard to the drivers and teams as a...
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DSJ has celebrated many an anniversary, the latest has been Goodyear's 250th win in Grand Prix racing..... Keeping a statistical score is a full time job for some enthusiasts, whether it be the...
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The Entertainers There are many who resent it, quite a number who put up with it, and even more who are too young to remember the sport without it, but it is fact that for nearly a quarter of a...
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It's the British Grand Prix again and the question is who is going to win, which of the dark horses are likely to edge into the top six, and will Brabham-Yamaha and Footwork-Porsche still be doomed...
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Reliability and Precision Which country has made the greatest contribution to the development of the high-performance or racing automobile? France? Great Britain? Italy? Germany? There is no single,...
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At the Heart Engine Developments Limited is the racing engine manufacturing company of John Judd, and, like many first generation firms, the imprint of the founder is very much present on the...
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Going for Broke The Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone finishes with a round of the British Touring Car Championship, and it will inevitably see another battle royale between the Vauxhall Cavaliers,...
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Motor racing and research go hand in hand. Looking right back to the earliest years and you will find examples of manufacturers using motorsport to develop ideas. Perhaps one of the most famous...
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A Window on the Past Few are the survivors still around from what has been termed the "Golden Age" of motor racing, the Thirties, to tell us how it was. One who is is a certain Frenchman, René...
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The First to Succeed The B-Type Formula One Connaught holds a very special place in British motor racing history. It came at a time when Britain, newly re-committed to Grand Prix racing, was still...
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The Entertainers Anthony Mayman had his worst day in many at a VSCC race meeting when he won only one race at Donington Park on Whit Monday, and was second in two others. At the same meeting, the...
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New Badge When we referred to the new Brooklands Club last month it was inferred that members applying to join, at £500 a year plus VAT, had to be proposed and seconded. This is apparently not...
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Stuart Turner, who needs no introduction, and former professional jockey John Taylor, who became European Rallycross Champion and then Tarmac Rally Champion, have written jointly a book useful to...
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Opinions expressed are those of correspondents and not necessarily those of Motor Sport *** Out of touch Sir, I feel your contributor WPK was a little too condescending, and perhaps a trifle...
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A Unique Model-T It is rather exceptional these days to have a visit from the owner of a pre-war racing car the history of which is undisputed, because it has remained in the possession of one...
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The Things They Say "Lapping Brooklands at over 130 mph, cresting the Motor Course's famous test hill completely airborne, winning races with such evocative names as the 'Lightning Long Handicap' and...
This event is run on Air Ministry property and is not therefore open to paying spectators. However, for VSCC members it provides that prominent attraction of a speed-trial, namely the opportunity to...

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