Articles tagged Dave Richards

Page 32 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1975

Around and About

Who is Johnny Cecotto, anyway? Imagine it's a sunny Silverstone Saturday and you've wandered along, as our intrigued reporter did, in the hope of seeing some motorsport on two wheels. The day promises much, as the 750 FIM contenders tackle Silverstone as it should be, sans Woodcote chicane. Perhaps, as one well-known motoring national newspaper writer confessed to us, you are one of the growing...

Page 78 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 1988

Best-Laid Plans

The Vintage Sports Car Club held its OuIton Park race meeting over the weekend of July 16-17 along with bicycle races, autojumbles, tugs-of-war, concours d'elegance and all the fun of a motor fair. There were 255 entries (against 227 last year) plus 28 Morgan three-wheelers racing under ACU rules. Eight races were intended on the Saturday, six on Sunday, but continuous heavy rain posed problems....

Page 50 of February 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, February 1988

Road test: BMW M3/Ford Cosworth RS500

Road-race rivals Adopting Group A rules for rallying as well as racing was meant to close the gap between road and competition machines. That it has done, not by producing slow race and rally cars, but by bringing a new generation of affordable 150 mph road rockets. While last year's Group A hatchbacks were virtually as quick over rally stages as the previous Group B monsters, ordinary customers...

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World Rally Cars raid the Riveira

Subaru won the Monte Carlo Rally, but not before a bloody fight with Mitsubishi and Ford. Andrew Frankel was there In the end it wasn't speed or sublime talent that won the first round of the 1997 World Rally Championship for Piero Liatti and Subaru, although both played a part. As ever with this maverick event, it fell simply to the team that made the fewest mistakes, the victory proving just...

Page 4 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, July 1995

The month in Motor Sport

May 17: Alfa Romeo announces that its British Touring Car Champion Gabriele Tarquini is to make his BTCC return at Oulton Park. 19: Honda BTCC racer lames Kaye gives the 'thumbs up' to the re-opened Croft circuit, which is shortly to host its first race meeting for 14 years. 19: Michael Schumacher tops the post-Spanish GP testing times at Barcelona. 19: Four-times Le Mans winner Henri Pescarolo...

Page 32 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 1994

Sensible season

I was ready. I wasn't going to be caught out. I'd heard all about it, the backhanders, the back biting more moves than the Kasparov/Short epic, they said. I bought a brand new notebook, sharpened my pencil, and waited by the 'phone for the inevitable cacophony of calls. . . Nothing. And lots of it. And I was so looking forward to silly season; it was not something I had come across in three years...

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 30 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1993

Who is Colin McRae?

Colin McRae is a phenomenon. A purveyor of stunning stage times and spectacular accidents. A winner with a winner's confidence. At the ripe old age of 24 he has stamped his mark indelibly on the world rallying scene, in a sport where you are not considered to be at your peak until pushing 30. After Colin's second place on this year's Swedish Rally, Stig Blomqvist, a contemporary of Roger Clark,...

Page 7 of April 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, April 2006

Marcus Simmons - Off the line

Gerry and clay Gerry Marshall died on April 21 2005, of natural causes, while he was doing what he was born to do: driving a powerful racing car in a manner unthinkable to most of us mere mortals. That's why, to mark a year since his passing, we are celebrating the cars and the movement he made famous: the sensational DTV-built Vauxhalls and the ridiculously ingenious Super Saloons. Dave Richards...

Page 65 of September 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, September 1979

Rally Review

Motogard Rally of New Zealand As any schoolboy will tell you, the process of fact learning demands a conscious effort to commit to memory whilst other data, both useful and otherwise, pleasant and unpleasant, seems to find its own way right into the memory. So it is with the facts which form the basis of these reviews, and when writing in retrospect about an event already several weeks old we...

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