Articles tagged Andy Dawson

Page 52 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1984

Mastering the rally art, with Culcheth

If you believe that rally drivers are created rather than made then the thought of Rally Schools is probably a complete anathema. There isn’t a rally driver in today’s World Championship who owes his success to any form of schooling. The skills have been learnt the hard way, the years of experience fine-honing natural instincts of car control. That is the simplistic way of looking at the...

Page 73 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, December 1980

RALLY REVIEW

RALLY REVIEW Manipulation by FISA ItIllg tINt Ac Rally Itigatilwrs Association of New Zealand held their successful Motogard Rally as part of the 1980 World Rally Championship. FISA and its Rally Commission cast a dictatorial and grossly unfair snub in their direction by omiting the rally from the list of championship events in 1981. No regard whatsoever was paid to the opinions and markings...

Page 37 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, December 1989

Track test: Seat Ibiza SXi and Daihatsu GTi Gp N

A tale of two teams By some curious coincidence two invitations arrived at the office from two new rally teams formed with a view to competing on the RAC Rally. Both were using foreign cars, and both had the support and blessing of the importer, but there the similarity ends. Martin Kernahan is the senior buyer and used car manager for Kernahan's Garages, an Austin Rover/Seat dealer. Ten years of...

Page 12 of May 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, May 2003

Restoration crusade

Sir, I was delighted to see your recent article on the Clan Crusader works rally car. The car featured is RR001, but there was another works rally Clan: RR004. This was built from the lessons learnt from the first and was to have been used by Andy Dawson in the 1973 season. Before this could happen, however, Andy left Clan to move to Datsun. RR004 was then sold to a Scottish rally driver, Donald...

Page 69 of April 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, April 2003

Over crest, oversteer & over here

Today rallying's biggest names only hit Britain for one event. But the stars used to be regular visitors thanks to the British Open Championship. John Davenport recalls the days when overseas heroes played in our backyard Once upon a time, when the World Rally Championship was very young, there was a national championship that played the Prince to its King. That 'WRC 2' — as it might have been...

Page 56 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 1999

The worst car I ever drove - Jack of no trades

Untried, untested and unloved, Datsun's entry for the 1973 Tour of Britain was Tony Fall's nemesis. John Davenport remembers why With the Tour of Britain, shortly to be revived for classic and historic cars, it is perhaps timely to think back to the days when this event was in its short heyday. The year is 1973 and the Avon Motor Tour of Britain organised by the BRSCC is go. Half rally and half...

Page 54 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, June 1980

Welsh Rally

Welsh Rally IN what was akin to Acropolis weather conditiorts, Ari Vatancn and co-driver Dave Richards took their immaculate Rothmans Escort to its first victory in this year's Sedan Open rally championship on the Atcost 80 International Rally, better known as "The Welsh." Their performance over thc almost non-stop 29-hour event was as spotless as their mount, except for a spell of last-minute...

Page 71 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1977

Porsche's 924: a disappointment

Porsche's radical departure front established air-cooled, rear engine design principles into the field of-water-cooled front engine sports cars with the 924 has done remarkable things to the Zuffenhausen-based company's turnover. Between the 924s introduction in February 1976 and July, orders from Europe and the USA reached a level high enough to justify opening the taps to achieve the maximum...

Page 90 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1989

How to start rallying

..edited by Russell Bulgin. 62pp. 12" x 81/2. (Brands Hatch Publications Ltd, Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Dartford, Kent DA3 8NG. £3.00). Beginners' guides to active participation in motorsport seem to be all the rage at the moment. This, the sequel and cornpanion to BHP's similar magazine-format volume on circuit racing, has been available "from all good newsagents" since the turn of the year...

Page 50 of September 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 2007

Lunch with... David Richards

The multi-faceted motorsports tycoon discusses his rallying background, a laid-back management style, Aston Martin, helicopters and entry to F1By Simon Taylor You see David Richards everywhere. Go to just about any significant motor sporting event — the Le Mans 24 Hours, a distant grand prix, an overseas world championship rally, the Goodwood Festival of Speed — and there he is, smiling and...

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