Articles tagged British Motor Sports Council

Page 43 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, December 1980

MATTERS OF MOMENT

MATTERS OF MOMENT • THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS "The maxim of the British people is 'Business as tauar" — Winston Churchill. This is the last issue of MOTOR SPORT that will be published this year, the first twelve months of the 1980s, so it behoves us to glance hack at a few of the significant motoring happenings therein. From our viewpoint it has been mostly a good peat—use in which Fl Grand Prix...

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Around and About

Surveying those who watch . . . Publimotoring of Geneva have released more figures showing the kind of people they found watching 1979 Grands Prix. They asked just over a thousand spectators from seven countries at the Belgian, French, British and Monegasque World Championship races a little about their background. The commercial reason behind the survey was to find out what sponsorship...

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Matters of moment

Exploitation is a dirty word!  "Man's rich with little, were his judgement true; Nature is frugal, and her wants are few; These few wants answer'd, bring sincere delights; But fools create themselves new appetites. . . ."  No-one likes to be exploited. But that is what seems to be overtaking certain echelons of motoring sport at the present time. We have had that scare of an almost impossible...

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Obituaries

The Marquess Camden  Lord Camden, a member of the RAC since 1933, has died at the age of 83. His love of motor sport was nurtured by his old schoolfriend Henry Segrave, whom he accompanied on many of his record breaking attempts.  He represented the RAC on the CSI (before the formation of FISA) and also the FIA Committee. He was Chairman of the old RAC Competitions Committee and, in 1976, was...

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An interview with Peter Cooper

Chairman of the RAC British Motor Sports Council Stability is a word which features strongly in conversations with Peter Cooper about the government of motorsport in the UK. As Chairman of the RAC British Motor Sports Council it was Cooper who stepped into the breach in April last year following the death of Basil Tye from a heart attack whilst sailing his new boat in Poole harbour. Initially,...

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Matters of Moment

Where The Menace Lies "Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising."— Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise, Chap, 3. So-called civilised countries these days fear all manner of menaces. They face industrial unrest, go-slows, strikes, kidnappings and riots, as undeveloped lands suffer from famine and pestilence. To the menace of crime and violence can be added the nightmare of...

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Rally Review

The International Rally of Brazil Although an immense amount of excitement and pleasure is generated by the established classic rallies of the world, the appearance of a new event is just as much of an attraction and it is with considerable anticipation, even curiosity, that people well accustomed to the near-institutional status of Acropolis, RAC, Safari and others go along to see for themselves...

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