Articles tagged Central Intelligence Agency

Page 56 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, May 1996

Turin Crowd Pleaser

Noisy, cramped, rough, twitchy - is it any wonder customers ignored the Stratos in droves? Laurence Meredith thinks they missed out In 1965, Lancia launched its devilishly pretty front drive V4 Fulvia coupe. Being an agile handler and capable of ha fair turn of speed, it enjoyed moderate success in international rallying. But as time marched on, the dual headlamp cars from Fabricca Automobili...

Page 50 of April 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1987

New cars: Alfa Romeo 75

Alfas with brio Now a fully-fledged part of the Fiat Group, Alfa Romeo has a brighter and more secure future than ever before. Complete autonomy on engines is a particular aspect of the arrangement which will delight devotees of the marque, and two announcements in February underline Alfa Romeo's expertise in this field. For now, both the 3-litre V6 and the 2-litre twin-plug four-cylinder engines...

Page 34 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1971

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC Welsh Week-end (October 2nd/3rd) The traditional excursion over the Welsh border for those of the Vintage SCC who own vintage cars duly took place last month, in glorious unanticipated sunshine, apart from one short but very heavy rain shower as the competitors were lining up to attempt the last hill before the now non-notorious Smatcher. While the...

Page 98 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, August 2002

Team orders? Plus ca change

Now that the controversy over Rubens Barrichello being ordered not to win the Austrian Grand Prix is dying down, it is permissible to remark that team orders were in force long before the start of the world championship. This is a fact, however much one sympathised with Rubens. If your boss had decided not to fire you but to offer a multi-million-pound salary, wouldn't you yield? The good thing,...

Page 42 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 1998

Mad, bad and dangerous to know

Modern Grand Prix cars are so similar that even the V12 has been consigned to history. But as Gordon Cruickshank finds out, not ever car designer has followed the norm. Motor racing history contains far more losers than winners. Misfortune, mismanagement, mistakes and plain lack of talent have punctured many dreams. Hindsight makes wisdom easy, but there have been many schemes which simple...

Page 22 of December 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1950

VINTAGE VEERINGS

VINTAGE VEER INGS MoTont SPmer doesn't want to keep harping on Barcelona just because it pulled off a scoop on the race there, but I his is a " vintage city " par excellence and as such deserves a few more words. I could have spent a week with notebook and camera hunting the old ears and not have seen t twin all. And if the town is $o prolific in vintage interest, what or the villages The black...

Page 86 of June 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, June 2008

Second to none

F1 success was slow to come, but in F2 the spectacular Jochen Rindt set the benchmark – even for Clark and Stewart By Paul Fearnley It was the ‘Summer of Shove’ – for Jim Clark at least. All-of-a-sudden Cosworth DFV shove. Most powerful engine, world’s best driver and most advanced car – the just-bolt-it-on-the-back, still-a-bit-twitchy Lotus 49: no contest. From June 4, when he dominated the...

Page 7 of August 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 1948

Outstanding British successes at Spa

Leslie Johnson and St. John Horsfall win the race outright in the 1948 2-litre Aston Martin.  H.R.G.s  take the Team Prize  --  all on Dunlop Tyres. British cars scored a series of significant and valuable victories in the Belgian 24-Hour Race at Spa. Leslie Johnson and St. John  Horsfall, handling a new Aston Martin with the recently introduced push-rod ohv 2-1itre engine and coil-spring i.f.s...

Page 8 of August 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, August 1950

Reports of Recent Events

MAIDSTONE & MID-KENT M.C. MARGATE RALLY (June 24th) BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY FOR MARGATE CORPORATION CHALLENGE TROPHY : S. G. E. Tett (1,496-c.c. H.R.G.). SECOND BEST PERFORMANCE FOR SUNBEAM CUP : G. D. Parker (2,660-c.c. Jaguette). LADIES' CUP : Mrs. Ruffer (1,498-c.c. Alfa-Romeo). BEST PERFORMANCE BY MAIDSTONE AND MID-KENT MOTOR CLUB MEMBER : R. W. Cookson (1,486-c.c. Javelin). VINTAGE S...

Page 25 of February 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, February 1948

Club News

We Hear A Bangor garage apparently has in hand a 500-c.c. "Special" with d.t. Douglas engine and Austin Seven transmission. W. A. Wiseman has a 1920 D-type "23/60" Vauxhall (with an absolutely unchipped starter ring, incidentally!), and he hopes to restore it to very good order indeed. In 1946 he bought a 1927 Armstrong-Siddeley Fifteen tourer for £45 and in 10,000 miles the only trouble...

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