Articles tagged David Llewellin

Page 86 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, May 2004

Sunny side down

Nissan spent a fortune on its four-wheel-drive Group A rally machine. Neat, compact and bristling with gizmos... it flopped. John Davenport tells why the Sunny couldn't stand the heat When the Group B dinosaurs disappeared overnight in 1986 there were few four-wheel-drive GpA cars around to fill the evolutionary gap. Lancia, like the magician it was, produced the Delta HF and was away on a five-...

Page 97 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, January 2006

News in brief

The first car to drive on parts of the new Mercedes Benz World track at Brooklands was the company's futuristic 'Bionic Car'. The new handling course will total 1.55 miles when fully surfaced next spring, but was sufficiently ready for an inaugural lap during November. It marked just over 98 years from the date when Ethel Locke King led a parade of cars to open the original circuit in June 1907....

Page 4 of December 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, December 1991

Diary

The Month in Motor Sport Oct 14: After an accident on the Pharaohs Rally, Jacky Ickx's co-driver Christian Tarin succumbs to his injuries in a Paris burns clinic. Oct 15: Bertrand Gachot is released from prison following a successful appeal against his 18-month conviction for assault. He flies straight to Suzuka, in an unsuccessful bid to secure a drive in the Japanese GP. Oct 18: Porsche...

Page 51 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, July 1988

Why the 200 quattro?

Audi's five-cylinder 2144cc turbocharged 200 quattro would not be many people's first choice as a potent rally car, so why is it being campaigned in the British Open? According to Edward Rowe of Audi Sport, there was not, in fact, a great deal of choice. As the Coupé used in 1987 went out of production at the end of the year, there was very little point in promoting a model that was unavailable...

Page 60 of November 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, November 2004

MG Metro 6R4

The only major unblown GpB contender, 6R4 was homologated in November 1985, complete with its first evolution comprising lighter body panels and a full six-point Lucas Micos fuel injection system. And that engine was just one of its unique features. A 2991cc V6 generating 420bhp, this unit was designed and built in-house by Austin Rover. The theory was that FISA had promised to control the exotic...

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 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 32 of October 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, October 1991

1000 Lakes Rally

Finntasia What is the toughest rally in the World Championship? That question, which we've heard asked on numerous occasions but have never known to be satisfactorily answered, usually comes from someone who may profess deep knowledge of the sport but does not actually possess it. The absence of an acceptable answer is very simply explained; there isn't one, despite what self-styled experts may...

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 14 of January 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, January 1988

Rally review: Lombard RAC Rally

Kankkunen's Kingdom Last month we took a gamble by suggesting that a Lancia domination of November's Lombard RAC Rally, very probable on recent form, might give rise to one of the contrived results for which the Italian team has become noted in the past year or so. The gamble ended in deadlock and we find ourselves having neither to eat our words, nor to crow about them. Whilst Massimo Biasion,...

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