Articles tagged Austin Rover

Page 26 of March 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1989

Under scrutiny; Rally Engineering Development

The French connection Jimmy McRae has received a great deal of praise in the last couple of years following success in the British Open Rally Championship in both 1987 and 1988, as has Ford since he claimed the title on both occasions driving a Sierra Cosworth. Talent and a competitive car would not be enough, however, without the third side of the triangle, that of the preparation. To the casual...

Page 98 of July 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, July 1986

Another Centenary celebration

The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers quite rightly regards the 100th birthday of the motor car to have occured in 1986 and it duly celebrated the occasion at Ragley Hall seat of the Marquis of Hertford, with the Master, Richard Dennis Casseley Dallimore heading the Court. A fine assembly of cars both ancient and modern had been assembled and among the coachbuilders...

Page 54 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, July 1988

Bitten by the Bug

David Llewellin's affair with transport goes back almost to his nappy days — garment, I am assured, that his co-driver Phil Short feels inclined to wear when sitting beside the Welshman on some of his hairier moments. "I was only four or five when I used to drive my dad's tractors around the farmyard while he pitched the hay off the trailer", says Llewellin, "and I was twelve when I started my...

Page 10 of January 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 1987

Close Fight

Whether it be at Twickenham, Murrayfield or a levelled coal tip on the slopes of the upper Neath Valley, a rugby match is only as good as its players make it. Send a bunch of duffers to Arms Park and the crowd will go away feeling cheated; take the Barbarians to any club ground, however modest, and it will respond with vigor and enthusiasm. So it is with rallying. The best rally in the world will...

Page 19 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 1986

Matters of moment

Congratulations This is the time of year when championships are wound up, new cars are launched and prizes are awarded. As we went to press, the World Drivers' Championship was still undecided and will not be resolved until after this issue is on sale. Whether or not Nigel Mansell secures the title, his performances have been good news for British motor racing at every level. The November 1985...

Page 25 of May 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, May 1987

Rally review: Portuguese Rally

Group A shows its fragility The Monte Carlo and Swedish rallies, first two rounds of the 1987 World Rally Championship, gave a clear demonstration of at least one effect of the prohibition of Group B cars and the switch to Group A by teams making serious bids for the championship. The drastic reduction in power and the increase in weight made cars visibly slower, Which was only to be expected,...

Page 42 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, November 1986

World Sportscar Championship -- Fuji 1000kms

Champions for two hours! For two hours it seemed that the Silk Cut Jaguar team, and Derek Warwick, had done the impossible. By finishing second in the Fuji 1,000 Kilometres race, final round of the 1986 World Sportscar Championship, they'd deprived Rothmans-Porsche, Derek Bell and Hans Stuck of their titles...or had they? Tom Walkinshaw looked concerned as Warwick was garlanded and interviewed,...

Page 19 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, August 1986

Rover 800

Of all the models launched during Austin Rover's long and painful haul back from the brink of oblivion, none is more important than the new Rover 800 which was launched on July 10th In order to ensure future growth and development a medium-sized make like ARG needs a catlike the 800 both as a flagship for the entire range and because a luxury car generates more profit than a small car. Though it...

Page 60 of April 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 2002

Public face, private man

Tony Pond succumbed to cancer last month. He was just 56. His British Leyland team manager, John Davenport, remembers a perfectionist who was much better than his results suggest He never won a world championship rally, let alone a world title. But those in the know were well aware ofjust how good Tony Pond was. When asked whom he would most like as a team-mate for the 1986 season, Walter Röhrl...

Page 49 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, October 1989

Tuning topics: MGB V8

Racing green While there is uncertainty about running unleaded petrol in modern cars, there is none at all when it comes to the classic era — the cars must use leaded fuel. Or must they? Robert Shaerf, proprietor of LV Engineering of West Hampstead, which specialises in preparing and servicing MGs, also campaigns his MGB V8 in the Wilky MG Car Club championship. Though very much on a steep...

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