Articles tagged Colin Malkin

Page 50 of May 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, May 1973

TAP Rally

Rally review Choose any rally in the world and, if you wanted to, you could probably pick out a score of features which characterise that event and render it different from all others. But when each one is over, one or two points always remain firmly fixed in your mind above all the others. The TAP Rally had several unique features, but perhaps the ones which are most likely to be remembered...

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London-Sydney recreated

The London-Sydney Marathon of 1968 will be recreated in June 2004, when Nick Brittan's company runs a 30-day, 10,000-mile trek to Australia. Open to pre-1978 historic rally cars as well as under-2000cc modem cars in near-standard trim, there is also a regularity class for modern 4WDs. The original Marathon was won by Andrew Cowan's Hillman Hunter co-driven by Colin Malkin and Brian Coyle – from...

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An amateur championship

IT IS usual for this page to confine itself to comment on those International events which arc of greatest interest; European Championship qualifiers, the Home Internationals and any other rally which we consider worthwhile. Up till now, we have had little to say about British rallies which are of less than International status, preferring to leave such coverage to the weekly newspaper, Motoring...

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Audits & Plaudits

In the final part of his Metro 6R4 story, John Davenport explains how he had to fight to keep the project's momentum going, how inter-company rivalries and red tape conspired against it, and how the team's efforts were rewarded by a euphoric World Championship debut Just as George Orwell gloomily predicted, 1984 started badly with Austin Rover Group endlessly embroiled in the pointless spat...

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Welsh Rally

Two celtic internationals were to have featured in this month's Motor Sport; instead there is only one, for the Scottish Rally was needlessly cancelled by the RSAC when a petrol shortage was created in Scotland by a strike at a petrol distribution centre. There were fears that the shortage would cripple the rally, but instead of waiting for definite news the RSAC decided at noon on the Wednesday...

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All in a year's work

In which the Assistant Editor looks back on a varied, exciting and sometimes dramatic year All this excitement has to be put into perspective before readers gain the impression that such a way of life is the everyday norm for me. Far from it: most days are taken up with fairly tedious office-bound editorial work; usually this writer is the only editorial man in the office and somebody has to put...

Page 143 of October 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 143, October 1980

Letters from Readers

N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOIOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them - Ed Licensing A Motor Car — 1980 Sir, They told us that the local authorities were inefficient. So, They created, at vast public expense, the Welsh Whale, a paragon of efficiency to be. You, Sir, alone amongst the outspoken, later told us in a delightfully scathing editorial...

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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...

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Stage presence

Assessing a racing driver's style is relatively straightforward in that he or she obligingly whips past every 90 seconds or so. But to assess the black art of rally driving styles requires the insight of an experienced top-line co-driver. Step forward, John Davenport It started on last year's San Remo Rally as we spectated on the road from Apricale to Perinaldo. Was it possible, we wondered, to...

Page 63 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, August 1970

Book Reviews

"The Big Drive", by Richard Hudson-Evans and Graham Robson. 68 pp. 8 in. x 6 in. Soft covers. (Speed Sport Motobooks. 10s.) There were at least three books about the London-Sydney Marathon and it remains to be seen what the final score will be in respect of the 16,000-mile World Cup London-Mexico Rally. But this paperback, advertising-accepted account seems to get most of the story of the...

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