Articles tagged Alain de Cadenet

Page 92 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, August 1981

Brooklands Society Reunion

The annnual pilgrimage of devotees of the pre-war racing scene to Brooklands always produces some colourful personalities and exotic historic machinery. Although there were no "Babs" or Napier Railton, this year was no exception and the list of racing personalities from the thirties (and earlier) attending seems endless. Of the cars Willoughby's immaculate AC (above left) provided true flavour to...

Page 27 of February 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1991

Veteran to Classic - Carrera Panamericana

The Carrera Panamericana is a 7-day marathon dash through Mexico in what are essentially pre-1955 cars commemorating the Fifties event and such great names as Fangio, Hill and Kling, to name but a few, tearing down the Pan American Highway in Lancia D24s, Ferrari 375s and lightweight Mercedes 300 SLs. There were and are classes for small-bore sports cars and big, limited production sports cars as...

Page 72 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, August 2014

Letters

Letter of the month Reasons to be cheerful... Whether it’s Nigel’s reporting, Andrew’s perfect reviews or Mark Hughes’s deep insight, there is much to choose from in Motor Sport. But always near the top was Letters; the experiences, reminiscences and general enthusiasm of racers and fans make our sport stand apart. It is sad, then, that Letters has become littered with pessimism. I just cannot...

Page 62 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, June 1980

Two up to de Cadenet

Endurance Racing Review Two up to de Cadenet UP UNTIL the Monza Six Hours on April 27th, Alain de Cadenet had never won a major motor race. He had tried many times, and come close once or twice, but the big win had always eluded him. Then, in a splendid example of it never raining without pouring, or whatever, he and his co-driver Desire Wilson took two fine long distance victories just 15 days...

Page 24 of February 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 1991

Rally Preview - The 1991 Season

The World Series for 1991 Much has happened in world rallying circles in the past year, but no-one can argue that the most significant issue of 1990 was not the overthrow of Lancia drivers for whom the World title had been a preserve since Peugeot left the fray after 1986. Lancia did win the World Rally Championship for Makes last year, but the person, the real, flesh-and-blood driver himself who...

Page 42 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1991

Road Test -- BMW 325i

World Class Leader When BMW were faced with replacing the two boxy generations of 3-series that had served from 1975 to 1990, with over 3.5 million sales, they knew their largest volume seller demanded a brand new body. Gone are the upright lines and air of quality that was the envy of the non-Mercedes manufacturing World: in came the aero generation 3-series, plastics to the fore. The result was...

Page 54 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, February 2003

Fifteen minutes of fame: Fuel speed ahead

EMKA: Le Mans 24 hours - June 15-16, 1985 Porsche blitzed Lancia by taking the first five places,but for a short while both were headed by a privateer car designed and built in Surrey. Gary Watkins explains There waswas only one built and it did just six races in a stop-start career spanning three years, but the EMKA really did achieve its 15 minutes of fame. For that was how long, give or take...

Page 40 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1981

Around and about

BRM Auction Sale At the Motofair at Earls Court, on October 22nd, the remains of the BRM works team were put up for auction by Christie's, the Hon. Patrick Lindsay running the sale with a delightful touch of gentleness and efficiency, his auctioneering technique being qui te charming. Apart from works drawings, various aspects of administration, documentary films and odds and ends, there were...

Page 31 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, June 1980

MATTERS OF MOMENT

MATTERS OF MOMENT A NUMBER OF THINGS "The World ts so full of a Number of Things. That We should all be as Happy as Kings" — Robert Louis Stevenson. The above quotation may sound trite but it is unquestionably true, for those who enjoy life and take it as it unfolds. And in spite of the overshadowing threat of fuel shortages, the ever-increasing cost of motoring, the losses made by British...

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Les Vingt-Quatre Heures Du Mans

Le Mans, June 11th/12th Dramatic endings are nothing new in motor racing, even if they are less frequently encountered in long, drawn out endurance races than in the more hectic excitement of Formula One and Formula Two events. But the finish to the 45th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that took place on June 12th was exceptional by any standards, with the winning Porsche 936 suffering a...

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