Articles tagged Pretoria Motor Club

Page 54 of October 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, October 1974

Rally Review

Total Rally It is our experience that people who have no first-hand knowledge of the continent of Africa frequently labour under grave misconceptions concerning its geography. A popular notion is that the northern part is all sand, deserts, pyramids and Foreign Legion forts, and the south a mass of hot, steaming jungle and dusty plains. Equally popular is the conception that rallies in North...

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Total recall

During the '70s, the most prominent international rally in South Africa was the Total Rally, inaugurated in 1957, organised by the Pretoria Motor Club and eventually included in the list of qualifiers for the FIA Cup for Drivers, the trophy which was awarded before the World Rally Championship for Drivers was established. Among its international line-up have been crews from Ford, Peugeot,...

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Rally review: Argentina Rally

Lancia fully in control So many of the World Rally Championship's formerly active teams have called a halt to their rallying in the past eighteen months, some as a result of unacceptable changes of FISA's rules and subsequent differing interpretations, some simply due to a marked lack of success, that Lancia's unopposed gallop to the top of the Championship table this year has hardly been...

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Rally review - Total Rally

As a general rule, the world's best-known rallies are those which form part of the World Rally Championship for Makes, there being still no equivalent series for drivers, to the shame of the CSI, and no personality at the end of the year who can be garlanded, interviewed, shaken by the hand or invited to be photographed with his arm around a beauty queen. But already we digress; whether for...

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Rally Review

Olympia Rally After the two inter-continental rallies from London to Sydney and from London to Mexico it must have been a great temptation for the Germans, who were anxious to provide rally people with a contest held in conjunction with the Munich Olympic Games, to run something on similar lines, stretching front one side of the globe to the other. Fortunately, for themselves and for the...

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Rally Review

FIA Championship Authority, no matter which ornate nameplate appears on its door, stands on a pedestal, a ready-made and convenient Aunt Sally for all who wish to take a pot-shot. The government, the judge, the Bobby on the beat, the schoolmaster, the pop star, the journalist, the local councillor; anyone who appears, or whose work appears, before the public eye must accept the fact that he is an...

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RAC Rally preview

Contests between teams and drivers for points in the World Rally Championship invariably have a direct effect on the entry lists of qualifying events, and rallies which would not otherwise have attracted the world's leading professionals find themselves patronised (and consequently publicised) by the toughest outfits in the trade. It takes very little intelligence to deduce that organisers...

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Total Rally Review

Chevrolet Firenza 5-litre V8s shine but Fall wins for Datsun Of all the world's international rallies there are but few outside the World Rally Championship which can really claim to be given a great deal of attention other than in their own countries. the Arctic Rally is an obvious one (it has already been suggested by many as an ideal qualifier for the World Championship) and the British home...

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