June 1994

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APRIL Mercedes-Benz confirms that it will supply engines via Ilmor to Penske for the Indianapolis 500. Successful Formula Ford racer Roger Eccleston dies after a lengthy illness. Eccleston was...
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This month we are proud to recognise the 70th anniversary of MOTOR SPORT, first published in 1924 as The Brook/ands Gazette. Such celebrations have not been our primary concern, however, given the...
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We were sorry to learn of the recent death of Duncan Hamilton, one of those men who merited the description 'larger than life'. He was one who not only went out to meet it, but who embraced it warmly...
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Schumacher wins again and extends his unexpeded championship lead Had such a scenario been suggested at the beginning of the year it would have seemed laughable: Ayrton Senna 20 points down on arch-...
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The San Marino GP weekend will long be remembered in motor racing, for all the wrong reasons. The death of Ayrton Senna, following so closely on that of Roland Ratzenberger in qualifying the previous...
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Michael Schumacher, Benetton and Ford continued their domination in Monte-Carlo, but for everyone else the weekend couldn't finish soon enough. A statistic that may have escaped your notice; in the...
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I first went to Monaco in 1982. I'd been to a host of non-championship British Fl races since the late Sixties, but this was to be my first Grand Prix. I couldn't wait to see Gilles Villeneuve in...
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Ayrton Senna was the most committed man I ever met. The sheer depth of his approach to his profession was something few ordinary people could truly understand. We speak of breathing, eating and...
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Roland Ratzenberger typified the spirit that takes men to the highest echelon of motorsport. He was born in Salzburg in 1962 and began to establish his unusual name in the cut and thrust of Formula...
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Prior to Corsica, Didier Auriol hadn't won a WRC event since Monte-Carlo last year. Despite intense pressure, he finally put that to rights . . . The Tour of Corsica used to be regarded as a kind of...
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Thousands of Britons will cross the English Channel in June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of D-Day. How many of their descendants, though, will make the longer journey to Le Mans on June 18/19 to...
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Formula 3000 cars are exciting in themselves, certainly, but the opening round of the FIA European Championship, Silverstone's International Trophy, proved once again that the cars' inherent speed...
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After watching Alfa Romeo rack up five straight wins, Paul Radisich finally broke Italy's winning streak at Silverstone . . . Well, now I know what it feels like to lead an Alfa Romeo! We've had...
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In this The Age of the Celebrity, Mario Andretti is that rarest of public figures: a bona fide hero. For he is more than the 1978 world champion, a four time national champion and the only driver to...
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Porsche 968 sales are up. On this evidence, it's not hard to see why the model has recovered from its 1992 doldrums From small acorns, so the saying goes, do oak trees grow. Perhaps total sales of...
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Not on the heels of Toyota's overstated Supra comes the rather more subtle, but equally desirable, sixth generation Celica GT. The controversial predecessor's bulbous form has evolved into a sleeker...
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September 1924 brought an end to the life of one of America's greatest racing drivers, and via posthumous reconciliation with another concluded a tangled tale of greatness, America's first Grand Prix...
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This selection which is by no means intended to be definitive is our assessment of 20 of the greatest racing drivers of the past eight decades. Pietro Bordino Segrave described him as the finest road...
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There are promising plans for the remains of one of the greatest landmarks in British motoring history. We spoke to Brooklands Museum about the future, and considered the circuit's past in the...
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A tale of two Bugattis, 70 years apart Listening to arch-enthusiast John Thomson discussing his Bugatti, you can pick up traces of our accompanying road impressions of the El 10. "It's a marvellous...
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The thing that strikes you about the EB110 on first appearance is just how small it is. A super-short supercar. It's been likened to some sort of exotic Lancia integrale — function determining form...
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We visit the Raymond E Holland Automotive Art Collection, home of some extraordinary riches, least ways for the time being . . . It's hard to think of many reasons to visit Allentown, a small town in...
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In contrast to the weather pundits' prophesies, the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone saw most of the meeting run in dry conditions. predominantly blue skies being broken only by...
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What follows concerns a little known facet of Brooklands' history. I admit that it is gruesome. I had, indeed, some reservations about exposing it, having made a rule not to include pictures of fatal...
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Cecil Bendall Cecil Bendall has died after a very brief illness, ending a full and largely happy life with older motor cars. Very much a Veteran CC man, Cecil began to appear at this club's events in...
Mr AR 'Peter' Warrilow, whose father was on the staff of The Electrician before the First World War, in which capacity he went as observer on the DumfriesLondon Run undertaken by an Arrokohnston...
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The urge to build and improve electric cars is breaking out again, under environmental pressures. If the government continues the present new war on drivers, speed may soon be regarded as so criminal...
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April 23 was a memorable clay at Colerne, where the VSCC assembled all manner of interesting devices, for demos and timed kilometre runs. From conventional bicycles to penny-farthings. fast...
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With the current surge in aeroengined motor cars and the attention being paid to them — a book, an invitation to the VSCC Iubilee Shesley hillclimb, flat-out timing of them at Colerne, and their...
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Few people who enjoyed them will have forgotten the marvellous cartoons which Giles has contributed to the Daily Express for some 50 years. But it may be as much of a surprise to learn that he was...
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The Light Car & Edwardian Section of the VSCC held another of its traditional two-day Welsh events on April 16/17, based at the Abemant Lake Hotel, Llanwrtyd Wells. Saturday afternoon was devoted...
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The International Rally of the Daimler & Lanchester CC is to be staged at Doune Motor Museum in Perthshire on June 12, with supporting events from June 6-13. This well established club continues...
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The VSCC of Australia has its own Alpine Rally, won outright this year by a Lancia Kappa, from a Delage and a Lancia Lambda, The PVT class went to an L-type MG, from a Derby Bentley and a Sunbeam....
To open its season, as it were. the South-East Section of the Veteran CC held its Spring Rally on April 10, organised by GD Smith (who, with his wife, ran a London-built 19(0 18.8 hp Straker Squire...
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MRP has a new book in its Enthusiast's Companion series which describes the popular Land Rover Discovery, from evolution of Britain's fastest-selling 4x4 leisure vehicle to purchasing a used one. It'...
Fifty Years Ahead of the News, by John Sattler. Motor Books, £14.95. Public relations is a big time thing in the modern world, and this reflects the origin of the profession, defending its integrity...
Artist John Pittaway is another to have been captivated by the romance of the Campbell legend, and via his company Moving Images offers a range of fine art colour prints. One captures Donald Campbell...
MG Road Cars volume one: Four Cylinder OK, 1929-1936, by Malcolm Green. Magna Press, £24.95. MG enthusiasts who are avid to have all there is about these cars should welcome a new series of books by...
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Sir, Following the recent death of Ayrton Senna, at Imola, FIA President Max Mosley made the following comment during a radio interview: "During the last 12 accident free years (he meant deathfree...

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