Articles tagged German government

Page 29 of January 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, January 2000

The future of Formula One

The Pinnacle of Motorsport is under attack. Despite almost exponential viewing figures and financial gain, Formula One is facing a growing band of cynics who believe that for all its success, the sport as we know it is a shadow of its former self. Drivers' tides might be going down to the wire with increasing regularity but the pure sporting spectacle, they argue, is missing. Those at the sharp...

Page 48 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, July 1981

Around and About

"Racing for Britain"; support for promising young drivers Under the laudable new scheme "Racing for Britain", whereby motor racing enthusiasts throughout the country subscribe money to support promising new drivers, more than £18,000 has been raised since the project got under way at the beginning of April. A panel of journalists, including Mike Greasley, editor of our sister publication Motoring...

Page 38 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, December 1982

The Formula One Scene

DURING the past season at most of the Grand Prix events there were meetings and discussions between everybody involved in the Formula One scene. Drivers had meetings, team chiefs had meetings, designers had meetings, sponsors had meetings, FOCA had meetings, FISA had meetings, the Press had meetings, the tyre people had meetings, the organisers had meetings and I think the only people who didn't...

Page 24 of February 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 1968

Introducing The New Escort

"I know some people think that salesmen make a car. We believe that a car, if it is good enough, will make salesmen."—Henry Ford, circa 1926. New Ford: 1928 After making some 15-million Model-Ts between October 1908 and May 1927 the Ford Motor Company shut down its assembly-lines at Highland Park and River Rouge. A new model was required, because people were discovering that for less than the...

Page 14 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1992

Character Assessment

The circuit on the edge of the village of Hockenheim, near Mannheim, has been the scene of racing for a very long time, not in the configuration that it is today, but covering the same huge area of land since the 1920s, when it was a narrow loose-surfaced track through the forest. In the 1930s the circuit had been surfaced in tarmac and major motorcycle events were held, and small national car...

Page 15 of January 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, January 1945

"There's Worse Things Than Opels"

"There's Worse Things Than Opels" Test-Pilot Anthony Phelps has many nice things to say about a car many enthusiasts consider "beyond the pale." As a small boy I disliked porridge and, in fact, still do. The dish from which I Was forced to consume the hated stuff had been specially designed I)1. the job, and around the inside bore the slightly apologetic slogan : " There's worse things than...

Page 60 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, February 1977

The Porsche Turbo: an engineering masterpiece

A famous racing driver from the past, noted for his press-on, full-opposite-lock style of driving, came into our local hostelry the other day, downed a large Scotch and said "Keee-rist". He had just come down from London in a 3-litre turbocharged Porsche, and having just spent a week with one I now see what he meant. I never thought the day would come when Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis and...

Page 47 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, August 1935

NO ALPINE TRIAL THIS YEAR

No Alpine Trial Thle Year. After a period of considerable uncertainty, it was announced by the Automobile Club de France, at the end of last month, that this year's Alpine Trial definitely had been cancelled, The entry fee this year had been raised to L:30 per car, and in consequence only a too cars were entered in place of the usual iso. 76 of these too cars had been entered by German firms and...

Page 84 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, May 1976

German high performers

How the big names of racing and tuning have survived the fuel drought For a country which seems to have the most stable economic base in Europe, West Germany displayed astonishing panic symptoms when the fuel crisis threatened to interfere with its Utopia. The motor car, the very life-blood of practically every German, overnight became a dirty word, leadfoot autobahners turned into mimsers, and...

Page 28 of April 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, April 1976

Race of Champions

Hunt the Hero Brands Hatch, March 4th For those of the estimated 35,000 who were fortunate enough to penetrate through the gates and barriers and past the Securicor guards on duty at Brands Hatch, the Formula One paddock held much of interest for the Race of Champions, the first European race for Grand Prix type cars in 1976. World Champion Niki Lauda had a 1976 Ferrari flat-12, designated 312T2...

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