Articles tagged Andrew Hedges

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Rally review

To be truthful, there is nothing else quite like it in the whole wide world except perhaps its two-wheeled forerunner. The event is, of course, the Tour de France Automobile or, more simply, the Tour Auto, which although it is classified this year by the F.I.A. as a race meeting is still closer to a rally than, say, the 24-hour race at Le Mans, which is why it is being considered in this column....

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"Marathon In The Dust"

"Marathon In The Dust", by Innes Ireland. 208 pp. 8 7/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (William Kimber & Co. Ltd., 6 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1. 36s.) Having chided my friend Innes Ireland so frequently about his promised book not appearing, I am obliged to refer to "Marathon In The Dust" now that it has made the review lists. The trouble is that it is sadly out of date, the Daily Express London-Sydney...

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Porsche 956 heads the cast in Stoneleigh

Centre stage for the displays at Race Retro will be taken by Porsche 956 chassis 001, the Rothmans car piloted by Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell on the model’s debut race at Silverstone in May 1982. The car will showcase the event’s celebration of 30 years of the 956 Group C car and its 962 derivative. Porsches will also feature prominently on the live rally stage in the grounds of Stoneleigh Park,...

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Brands Hatch international

August 6th For the Guards Trophy meeting this year the B.R.S.C.C. decided to hold the race for sports cars and Prototypes and arrayed an interesting collection of cars for this 50-lap event, a huge crowd turning up to witness the four-event programme in foul weather. First race of the day for the Peco Trophy Saw a fascinating array of G.T. cars line up on the grid. No less than six of the latest...

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Matters of moment

Our obedient servants On the day this issue of Motor Sport is published a new Government will have been elected to power. It is a coincidence that this happens to be April Fool's Day. Whichever Party is returned, we can only hope, without much faith, that the motor car will be recognised as an essencial implement of progressive civilisation and that our new rulers will refrain from trying to tax...

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Letters

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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The quiet man with a loud pedal

He didn't say very much, but whatever rally car he was given, Timo Mäkinen could make it talk. Oh, and he like a party afterwards. John Davenport saw the mighty Finn at work and play... For most of the 1960s and 1970s, Timo Mäkinen was rallying's John Wayne. He walked tall, didn't say much and was the fastest man in the joint. His public adored him. Born in Helsinki shortly before WWII, Mäkinen...

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Sprite appeal

Sir, I read with interest your feature Sprites and Gremlins (November 1999), about racing the ex-Pat Moss/Paul Hawkins Sebring Sprite, at this year's Goodwood IT celebration race. May I pass on my heartfelt commiserations on its retirement. Doubtless you are aware this car was one of six near-identical models, built by Williams & Pritchard Limited for the redoubtable John Sprinzel at the...

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Fragments on forgotten makes

No. 29—The Deemster The Deemster was one of the many makes of light car which was in production for some years after the First World War but which faded away through no fault of its own. I am indebted to V.S.C.C. member Malcolm Jeal, who runs an Austin Seven Chummy, for an introduction to Mr. G. E. Hester, who was Works Manager of the Ogston Motor Company (5901) Ltd., which made Deemster cars,...

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52nd Targa Florio

Alfa Romeo challenge strongly Cerda, Sicily, May 5th When the Alfa Romeo team withdrew from the Monza 1,000-kilometre race it was clear that they were putting all their efforts into the Targa Florio, with every intention of challenging the Porsche team, and taking on the role normally occupied by Ferrari. Even before practice this feeling was strong on the island of Sicily, and on the Friday...

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