Articles tagged AUTOMOBILE CLUB

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Hawthorn Trophy Meeting (July 30) By the time this issue is published the Cadwell Park VSCC meeting will be over, so this is a review, not a report. The second VSCC Silverstone races had 180 entries, sunshine, and an excellent attendance. The main 15-lap Hawthorn Trophy scratch contest between the historic racing cars was a tour de force for Simon...

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Grand Prix - History

This month’s story was sparked off by a small but interesting happening in the recent Nice Grand Prix retrospective, when René Dreyfus appeared in a 4½-litre V12 cylinder sports / racing Delahaye. It prompted me to do some research into the subject of V12 Delahaye racing cars, and the first thing to do was to re-read the delightful book by René Dreyfus on his racing life (see MOTOR SPORT review,...

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Mille Miglia 1984

It is 27 years since the last pure road race was run. The Mille Miglia – a thousand miles of full-throttle bravado, crossing Italy by mountain passes where the penalty for a mistake was instant, thundering through small towns thronged with people whose only protection was a few straw bales and the drivers’ skill. All along the route people turned out in their thousands, heedless of danger, to...

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The long road home

Audi has ruled for 14 years, but for many Porsche is still the true king of Le Mans. Now – finally – it returns. Racing’s most anticipated comeback is on Writer Gary Watkins It started off as a sabbatical: Porsche was only meant to be absent from the top of the sports car racing tree for one year. Now, 15 seasons after its withdrawal from top-line endurance racing, the German manufacturer is...

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International news

London’s new circuit Battersea selected for Formula E fixture | By Gary Watkins Formula E has set out its stall to host the London round of its inaugural series in Battersea Park. The 200-acre site in the London Borough of Wandsworth has been announced as the “chosen option” for the British date on June 27 2015, without yet being confirmed. Series boss Alejandro Agag and the office of Mayor of...

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Letters

Letter of the month Reasons to be cheerful... Whether it’s Nigel’s reporting, Andrew’s perfect reviews or Mark Hughes’s deep insight, there is much to choose from in Motor Sport. But always near the top was Letters; the experiences, reminiscences and general enthusiasm of racers and fans make our sport stand apart. It is sad, then, that Letters has become littered with pessimism. I just cannot...

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International news

WTCC set for ’Ring Series targets Nordschleife date in 2015 | By Gary Watkins World championship motor racing is set to return to the Nürburgring Nordschleife for the first time in more than 30 years, with a round of the World Touring Car Championship scheduled for next season. The WTCC has agreed a three-year deal with the organiser of the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the ADAC Nordrhein, and a race is...

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Le Mans engine sizes cut

The scream of V10 and V12 prototype engines will disappear from the Le Mans 24 Hours when new engine rules come into force in 2011. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest, which sets the regulations for Le Mans and its associate series around the world, has revealed that the current LMP2 powerplants will become the basis of the LMP1 engine formula in two years’ time. That will mean normally-aspirated V8s...

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WEC eyes winter dates

The World Endurance Championship could become a winter series, climaxing with the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. The bold initiative has been put forward by the WEC organiser and series promoter Automobile Club de l’Ouest as a way of maintaining the appeal of the series over the course of a season and eradicating the long gap between the Le Mans 24 Hours and the end-of-season flyaway rounds. WEC boss...

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What are the small firms doing?

A survey of the products of some of Britain's smallest motor manufacturers. We have always been on the side of the really small motor manufacturers partly because of the fact that they have to stand up against the might of the Big Five but mainly because they try to produce cars which are vastly different from the necessarily standardised products of the larger manufacturers. They concentrate...

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