Articles tagged Competition Department

Page 36 of February 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1966

My Year's Motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1965 This annual review is intended as a refresher course for those readers who are interested in the good, bad, and indifferent aspects of the cars that came to us for road-test during the past twelve months. Consequently, it will not be a resume of the Good Life, as provided by D.S.J. last month. Nor do I claim to have toiled so hard at my motoring...

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The Alpine Rally Ford Zephyr

A Day's Motoring in a Very Impressive Triple-Carburetter, Disc-Braked Competition Car It became possible to borrow for a day's brisk motoring the Ford Zephyr which Burgess drove in this year's Alpine Rally and 580 FTW provided some truly enjoyable motoring. This car is one of those prepared for rally work by the Competition Department of the Ford Motor Company, at the premises of Lincoln Cars on...

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Letters from Readers.

Vauxhall Coachwork Sir., I was interested in Bill Ward's paragraph in the February issue concerning the Vauxhall "Wensum" and the other Vauxhall body types of the 1920s, but I am surprised that he does not mention the 23/60 Malvern tourer, which was longer than the Kington (not Kingston surely ?) and which was fitted with two extra occasional tip-up seats. I well recall, as a schoolboy in 1923,...

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The Rootes Group and Competition Motoring

An Interview with Norman Garrad, Competition and Sales Manager of Sunbeam Limited, about the Lessons Learned and the Successes Achieved in Competition Events, with Special Reference to the Arduous Alpine Rally. It is particularly gratifying to find that four of Britain's "Big Five" motor manufacturers enter cars for competitions and consider that to do so pays excellent dividends, both from the...

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My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove During 1975 Last year was a particularly thin one on the personal road-test front, but then it was a pretty thin year generally. I find, after consulting my Dunlop diary, that I got behind the steering wheels of 34 cars in 1975. This is not a scintillating number, for one whose whole way of life revolves round motoring. But it can be explained partly by...

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When noise annoys Nigel Roebuck's Reflections in the April issue provides yet another reminder of the importance of noise, especially in today's TV coverage of motor sport in general. The advantage of actually being there at great motor sporting events is that all the senses are fully engaged. My late uncle often talked about the experience of being present at 1930s Grands Prix, especially the...

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Peter Collins Runs Away With Maserati-Dominated "Daily Express" International Trophy Race at Silverstone

Parnell Wins Sports-Car Race for Aston Martin. Hawthorn's Mark VII Jaguar Takes Touring Car Honours. Bueb (Cooper) Leads the 500s. Horrible weather for practice gave way to a beautiful day at Silverstone on May 7th and an enormous crowd gathered for the "Daily Express"-sponsored B.R.D.C. International Trophy Meeting, a day of varied, interesting competition. The great teams of Mercedes-Benz,...

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One giant leap

When Ford dropped a rorty competition engine into a compact family car called Escort, it created a new breed of rally winner overnight. John Davenport was there. In the summer of 1967, Tony Fall and Mike Wood won the Danube Rally, a counter in the European Rally Championship, driving a BMC 1800. Irreverently known as the 'Land Crab' this uncharismatic rally car came home ahead of Renault R8...

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Matters of Moment

The Motor Show The Thirty-eighth International Motor Exhibition of the S.M.M.T. is now in progress at Earls Court. It is one of the most stimulating Motor Exhibitions which London has had since the war. New models predominate - Ford's new economy car, the two-door Austin A30, the new Standard Eight and Zephyr Zodiac, the 2 c.v. Citroën and Sunbeam Alpine both making their London debut, the A.C....

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A Committed Smoker

John Rhodes’ lifelong passion for cars was best demonstrated in the Mini Cooper, as he burned rubber en route to a clutch of British saloon class titles By Richard Heseltine Exuding an easy charm he has the look of someone accustomed to the line of questioning. It's nothing new. "I'll admit that my style of driving was pretty flamboyant but I liked showing off!" says our host with magnanimous...


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