November 1994

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SEPTEMBER 15: Registrations for the 1995 WRC close. Only Subaru (above) has put its name down. .. 16: Malcolm Wilson wins the Manx International Rally, and in doing so wraps up the British Rally...
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Quality control Not long ago, it appeared that Formula One had toughened its act. Some applications for the prized Superlicence, a requisite for those wishing to compete at the highest level, were...
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Hill on target Despite a practice inversion, Damon Hill duly took the 10 points he needed in Portugal to draw all but level with the absent Michael Schumacher’s World Championship lead As a race, the...
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Schumacher moves closer. On his return from suspension the World Championship leader extends his advantage, as Mansell's comeback fizzles. The folly of Jerez as a Grand Prix track was never better...
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Straight to the heart. To a man of Nigel Mansell's renowned sensitivity, the messages will have been like razors to the heart. 'Nige retire!’ said one. 'Nigel, we love ya. But give Coulthard the keys...
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The king they never crowned. Life, for Stirling Moss, continues at 150 mph, a series of bends and obstacles to be taken at maximum throttle. But instead of balancing a Maserati 250F, a Vanwall, a...
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For Stirling Moss, there is more mileage in being the greatest driver never to have won the World Championship, and he has the situation in full perspective. "To some people, obviously, being able to...
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ESTORIL/MAGNY-COURS French warfare. It looked for all the world as though Franck Lagorce had just swallowed an orange. Whole. There was no mistaking the lump in his throat. Picking his words...
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Radisich patch. Paul Radisich retained his FIA Touring Car 'World Championship' at Donington Park on October 16 and, as at Monza a year ago, his Ford Mondeo was never out of the lead. It was a...
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On top of the world Paul Radisich, Touring Car World Champion – it’s got a nice ring to it. In fact I think I’ll say it again – Paul Radisich, Touring Car World Champion. To retain this title – I won...
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Pat on the comeback The 1990s have seen IndyCar racing dominated by two men and their teams: Roger Penske and Carl Haas. Together, Marlboro Penske and Newman/ Haas Racing have won 50 races, including...
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Famous five? McLaren prepares to broaden its motor racing attack. . . McLaren is charting a course to join Porsche and Ferrari, the 'greats’ in endurance racing, with a fleet of five Gordon Murray...
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When Carlos Sainz’s Subaru picked up a misfire almost within sight of the finish, it allowed Didier Auriol to enter the final round of the WRC with an unexpectedly large points advantage There were...
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Alex's sail Almost a quarter of a century ago, members of the RAF MSA got together with the Cyprus AA to organise what was the first International Cyprus Rally. It was a kind of mixture of the...
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Telecom Gold Colin McRae continues his run of success in the Antipodes This year's Telecom Rally Australia lacked nothing of its former stature, despite having lost its full World Championship status...
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Nissan's revised 200SX is distinctive in appearance and differs to its main adversaries in one key area, which brings the words 'good' and 'news' to mind... It is early in the morning, long before...
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Burning bright Most fun cars are rationed by price, if you start with the £617,000 McLaren F1 and work your way down the list. Vauxhall's Tigra is in the bargain basement, at £11,000 for the 1.4 and...
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Auto-Unions reborn At the EifelKlassic meeting in early October, the ranks of significant prewar racing cars running today were expanded by a spectacular duo — not one, but two Auto-Union Grand Prix...
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Dinos Dominate It was the biggest gathering of Ferrari Dinos outside an FOC meeting when 28 of the mid-engined beauties took to Silverstone circuit as the highlight of the MOTOR SPORT Annual Concours...
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"Tommy" Thomas - Earl Howe's Mechanic Earl Howe (1884-1964) was one of the most enthusiastic amateur racing drivers of the between-wars period. He enjoyed competing in all forms of racing — on...
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This year's seafront spectacular along Brighton's Madeira Drive reversed the normal status quo when a bike instead of a car made FTD. This was the result of safety changes made to keep terminal...
Well past 57,000 miles, the Ford Sierra EFi 4x4 goes on and on, with no record of any real troubles at all. You may not believe it, but it's true! Apart, that is, from the o/s rear electric-lift...
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Of all the world's motor races, the Circuit des Routes Pavées, an invention of the French, enthusiastic over all forms of motor racing, is perhaps the least well-known, the least recognised. The...
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On September 18 the VSCC rally-scene moved to Kent, when 57 drivers and their navigators set off hoping to win the Measham Trophy, in this scheduled time event. Doing a section too quickly was as...
For the record, here are the results of the Madresfield driving tests, which arrived just too late for the last issue. Class A (Standard sports cars): 1st Class Awards: T Tarring (1927 Frazer Nash...
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The popular VSCC Welsh Weekend, dating back to 1939, took place this year on October 8/9, with a 200-mile run on the Saturday and the trial itself on the Sunday, augmented by a road rally for the...
Mill Green Museum in Hatfield, Herts (tel 0707 271362), is currently featuring an exibition called "Birkin's Bentleys", which majors on the firm of Birkin & Couper in nearby Welwyn Garden City....
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The smallest of clubs can often have as much fun as the bigger organisations — the Trojan OC and the Gwynne 8 Register spring to mind — and in conjunction with the Rover Sports Register's National...
An unfortunate fatal accident befell BDC Treasurer Bevan's Bugatti during Practice, causing races to be shortened. Full details of the meeting will appear next month. Race winners were D Ricketts (...
Sir, I read with great interest WB's Tribute to Kay Petre but I was sorry he did not say more about the injuries she received when Reg Parnell's MG Magnette slid down the banking to collide with her...
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Mini Mania! DD Video, £12.99. Don't be shocked to be faced with World War II when you slot this one in; it turns out to be a trailer for military videos. But the programme itself also surprised me,...

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