Articles tagged Chris Renwick

Page 102 of February 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, February 2013

The arrow that pierced the iron curtain

Rumours, gossip and bribes clouded the hunt for a treasure lost behind the Iron Curtain since WW11. But what a treasure - a genuine Silver Arrows Mercedes-Benz By Doug Nye Settle down now, this is complicated... It was like a John Le Carre novel. December, 1988, and three of us had just flown into a frail and tense Communist Rumania. We had realised just how frail by evident cost-cutting on the...

Page 82 of October 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, October 1978

Some fun with a Lister Jaguar

Twenty years ago the Lister-Jaguar was the absolute king of British sports car racing, its successful image created by Archie Scott-Brown, who tragically lost his life in one at Spa-Francorchamps in May of 1958 and subsequently polished by drivers of the calibre of Moss, Clark, Gregory, Halford, Whitehead and Bueb. Now the wheel has turned full circle and the most competitive sports racing car in...

Page 13 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1997

Triumphant Symbolic Tour

It is hot in the Californian desert and hotter inside the Lancia Stratos. Add the body heat of two individuals on the far side of 130mph for miles on end and you'll get the picture. This is the first Symbolic Invitation Sports Racing Tour, a 300-mile jaunt from San Diego, home of the Symbolic Motor Car Company, to Burrago Springs, and back. It took in flat desert letting drivers travel at...

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