Articles tagged David Palmer

Page 32 of March 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1977

Mazda join the European hatchback war

The Assistant Editor reports from Japan on the first Japanese car designed specifically for the European Market The four main islands of Japan contain 110,000,000 people crammed into an area of 146,000 square miles of which 80% is mountains. Mixed into the dense population areas which consequently ensue on the plains, basins, tableland and coastline are 30,000,000 vehicles, for which there are 35...

Page 29 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, December 1977

A Pair of Sciroccos

Impressions of the GLS and the outstanding GLi Since J.W. road-tested the Volkswagen Scirocco 1600TS in the July, 1976 issue of Motor Sport, the model has been replaced by the more tastefully and luxuriously-appointed Scirocco GLS, available solely on the UK market. Recently I was able to renew acquaintance with the nimble and delightful coupe range, firstly with a straightforward manual gearbox...

Page 18 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 1967

Concessionaires to the Risen Sun

The Japanese Motor Industry has enjoyed an incredibly rapid expansion. During the first eight months of 1967 Japan gained a couple of places in the race for World car sales, becoming the second largest producer of motor vehicles after the United States of America. In this period she manufactured 821,892 private cars and 1,515,273 estate cars and commercial vehicles, increases, respectively, of 53...

Page 60 of October 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, October 1979

Road Report: The Mazda Montrose 2000 GLS Coupe

An impressive and desirable Oriental As regular readers may recall, I am not over-anxious to publicise Japanese cars. But after another breakdown of the Editorial Rover 3500 had forced me first to drive home from the office in a Reliant Kitten Estate, rustled up by a daughter in this emergency, a little car which had more comfortable seats and powerful headlamps than I had remembered and which...

Page 69 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, September 1976

24 Hours de Francorchamps: a hardy perennial

Although much younger than its 24 Hours sister at Sarthe, the Spa-Francorchamps race through the equivalent of a day and a night has fast established its own traditions during 28 editions. Until 1974, when a diversionary loop around a traffic island at Malinedy was introduced, the average speeds set by the participating saloon cars were astonishing—the fastest Spa 24 Hours went to Jochen Mass/...

Page 58 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, February 1980

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back On The Cars He Drove During 1979 This annual feature has become something of a habit, extending back more than quarter of a century, although it no longer purports to be a complete survey of all the cars road-tested by Motor Sport in the year, as once it was, because others were driven by C.R., and these will be summarised in the March issue. The projected book about my 25...

Page 29 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, March 1983

Daytona Twenty-Four Hours

Frenchmen Bob Wollek and Claude Ballot-Lena won the Daytona 24 Hours, held on February 5th and 6th. However, they were assisted by the legendary A. J. Foyt and Preston Henn, the American businessman who actually owned their winning Porsche 935. Heavy rain during the second half of the race reduced the average speed of the winning car to just 98.7 m.p.h., the second slowest in the race's history....

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