March 1998

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Goodwood has been deluged with mail from prospective competitors since it announced the programme for its Motor Circuit Revival Meeting on September 18-20, and Lord March has started the search for...
By Andrew Frankel, Editor You will not be able to read this without noticing that we have redesigned the front end of the magazine. The reason for this is we wanted the news to reflect better the...
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Who can forget the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 Grand Prix cars which Jody Scheckter, Patrick Depailler and Ronnie Peterson raced in 1976 and 1977? Well, two examples are being prepared to race again, by...
You may or may not regard yourself as a racing 'petrolhead', but that title introduces a Stirling Moss evening on Channel 4 on March 7. Beginning at 9.30pm, a string of features on our racing icon...
Roger Clark MBE, Britain's greatest rally driver of the pre-four-wheel drive era, and arguably its finest ever exponent of the art, died on January 12, following a stroke. He was 58. Clark set out to...
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Around the World in 80 Days is the latest challenge set for the Millennium by Philip Young of the Classic Rally Association in the wake of last year's 90th Anniversary Peking to Paris event. "The...
It is scarcely 10 years since I watched agog as Christies sold the Kellner Coupe Bugatti Royale for £5.5 million. The man behind the gavel was Robert Brooks who, having crowned his career with the...
En route to entering Grand Prix racing as a constructor in 1976, French Formula One privateer of the mid-1960s Guy Ligier built and raced successful sports-prototypes designed by Michel Tetu. Ligier...
Optimism thrives in New Zealand. The £100,000 needed to get Golden Arrow running again pales before the dream of Roy Southward, a major NZ car collector who plans to search for George Eyston's...
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February 21 Silverstone (GB) Pomeroy Trophy fun event kicks off the VSCC's circuit season. Cars old and new compete head to head, with surprising results. 01608 644777. Fax: 01608 644888. 24 Olympia...
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Formula Three Review It started in November 1982 and lasted until June this year: a one-man domination of F3 that broke all previous records and not a few spirits. And, just as surely as it did for...
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By Simon Taylor Every Newspaper and Magazine I pick up seems to be telling me that 1998 is going to be the most completely new and different Grand Prix season anyone can remember. A fascinating and...
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Lotus documentary Sir, I wonder if any of your readers could help me with the research for a proposed TV documentary? We are trying to trace the whereabouts of all the surviving Lotus 72 Formula One...
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Jean Behra By Nigel Roebuck Why are we drawn to this sport? Through my 20-odd years as a Grand Prix journalist, I have been repeatedly surprised by the drivers' lack of childhood enthusiasm for motor...
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...They are so bloody boring." Formula One in 1998 Gordon Murray, designer of the most successful Grand Prix car ever built, tells Adam Cooper that current F1 rules have stifled innovation, and even...
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Grand Prix Racing began in 1906 in France, but it was 1907 before the first British entry. Bill Boddy describes the earliest UK Contenders In 1906 the Automobile Cub De France turned its back on the...
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Silverstone is deserted while, in the pitlane, Jackie Stewart's F1 car awaits your pleasure...for Stephen Sutcliffe, this was no dream. Thanks to the Tyrrell-Ford 005, it became start reality...
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The modern Monte Carlo rally may be a carefully organised World Championship round, but past events have taken competitors to the limits of motoring. Monte survivor John Davenport remembers. The...
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While Richard Petty may be remembered as the greatest stock drive of all time, his nemesis was a reticent understated racer from Carolina. Jonathan Ingram remembers the career of David Pearson The...
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BMW'S potent M3 SMG coupe has borrowed technology from the racetrack to let you sample the benefits of a sequential transmission. But, as Matthew Franey found out, it takes some getting used to...
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In the first of an occasional series about great privateer race teams, Gordon Cruickshank remembers Ecurie Ecosse, the National team with International appeal and two Le Mans wins National racing...
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John Cleland - 1990 Vauxhall Cavalier John Cleland is no stranger to tough choices but deciding whether the 1990 BTCC Cavalier or 97 Vectra was the worst car he's ever driven took some thought. Shaun...
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Ricardo Rodriguez could have been another Senna, but it was only after his tragic death that his older brother, Pedro, started to shine. Mark Hughes remembers them. The Inaugural Mexican Grand Prix...
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Roger Clark was not just a quick driver, he was a wonderful person with a truly rare talent. John Davenport, team-mate and friend, remembers him. I was writing freelance rally reports for Motoring...
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An unfortunately experience as a youth meant American Automobiles didn't rank to highly on Andrew Frankel's list of must drives...But then he got behind the wheel of the mighty ZR1 It took a long...
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Mario Andretti Japanese Grand Prix, Fuji, 1976 All eyes were on the battle for the world title between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, but Mario Andretti's win put Lotus back on the winning track The race...
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From the streets of Monaco to the Ovals of the USA, this CART team owner lives for motoring success One of the highlights of last years Monaco Grand Prix Historique was the sight of Graham Hill's BRM...
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In it's day the little sports version of the Fiat 508S Balilla was a much sought after car, which left a very profound mark on the sporting scene in Europe and, most notably, in this country. Yet it...
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The federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs has announced that it is withdrawing from FIVA, as it is dissatisfied with its representation. Instead it will join a new body to be known as the...
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Maseratis are among the great cars; before the war they were well to the fore in Britain, at Brooklands, Donington and so on. Perhaps the best known were the 2.5-litre 8C GP two-seater raced by Sir...
The great winter adventure, The Measham Night Rally, took place in the nocturnal hours of January 10/11, the start reverting to the Long Mynd as it used to do many years ago. The MCC Exeter Trial...
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A long time ago I started the 'Cars In Fiction' feature in Motor Sport, soon changed to 'Cars In Books' to take in real cars in biographical works. The initial articles covered the novels of Henry...
This year's Bert Hadley Memorial Championship for pre-war A7s, run by the Pre-War A7 Club, commences on April 18 with a hill-climb at Gurston Down, and ends in September with a sprint at Thoresby...
The VSCC got off to a good start for 1998 with Mark Garfitt's assembly at The Verzons near Ledbury, the attendance so great this year that latecomers had to reverse out of the car park, and those in...

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