Articles tagged David Williams

Page 20 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, March 1996

Through the Looking Glass

The international rally season traditionally opens in Monte Carlo. David Williams explains how, this year, it both did and didn't . . . There is a school of thought that Patrick Bernardini is on to a good thing. In years to come, the theory goes, people will remember only that he won the 1996 Monte Carlo Rally. His name will be on the list of winners for as long as anyone cares that there is such...

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The flame still burns

Ten years ago the late Richard Burns became England's only World Rally Champion. He's not forgotten, as our very personal road trip showed In many ways, it feels like more than just 10 years have passed since Richard Burns won the 2001 World Rally Championship — the helmet he wore looks impossibly fragile, for instance, while his old overalls appear to offer the fire protection of a kimono. It...

Page 30 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1996

Two Routes, Same Destination

The mechanical soft-touch isn't always best, says David Williams; sometimes brutality has the edge Suppose Freddy Loix hadn't had the puncture, what then? Rui Madeira looked thoughtful. It would, he agreed, have been difficult. He had led the Rally of Portugal from the fourth of the 33 stages, and now, with the second lap of Arganil and four further stages to go, victory was very definitely in...

Page 45 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1993

Teaming Metropolis

Into the tight right-hander at Lodge Corner. There's room for a Rover Metro and a couple of inches of daylight down the inside. Wait for his brake lights to come on. Count to three, grit teeth and go for it . . . now! You're through the corner as one, but the tighter line confers a couple of inches' advantage as you aim slightly left up the hill at Deer Leap. Perhaps you're too busy concentrating...

Page 10 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 2006

Obituary - Richard Burns

On the fourth anniversary of winning his WRC title, Richard Burns died. He was just 34. John Davenport pays tribute to a British rallying icon. I never had the chance to sit beside Richard Burns in a rally car. But I did watch the RAC Rally in 2000, when he collected his hat-trick on the event. It was a revelation to see just how much his style required the Subaru to go sideways, like an old-time...

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Opel rarity scores first historic win

The first major historic victory for an Opel Transeurope marked the 2010 Historic Tour of Flanders, as the Belgian and British historic rally championships came together. Gunter Monnens and Frédéric Vandenbulcke took the rare 2.8-litre development of the early Manta (above) to victory, while top of the Brits running within the Belgian event were Darren Moon/Graham Wild (Escort Mk2) in fourth...

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Circuit breaker

Four days of competition on circuits and rally stages around Britain looked tempting but there was a sting in the tail... Words: Franca Davenport A different race circuit every day is not a bad diet for any classic car enthusiast. Add to that rally stages, a hillclimb and scenic road sections and you have a four-day banquet of motoring sport. Running now for its second year, Tour Britannia...

Page 62 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 1988

Rallycourse

edited by Mike Greasley. 121/2"x91/2" I76pp. (Haselton Publishing, 3 Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6RE, £19.95.) For as near as damn-it twenty quid, the baby brother of Autocourse has precious little meat on it. Fortunately the vegetables are as gorgeous as ever! Published as it has to be when one season of rallying is over and the next already getting into its stride, it is hardly...

Page 59 of February 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, February 2011

Golden era of the black art

The 1970s and early '80s were a time of great technological advancement in F1. Five of the great designers from that period recall how they raised the bar Formula 1's 'Computer Age' was booted up on December 17 1982, when Dave Scott, a promising Formula 3 driver, circulated Snetterton in the original actives-spension F1 car: a modified Lotus 92. His mind, however, was elsewhere. He'd just learned...

Page 38 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1996

A Fistful Of Aces

Overnight success for Mitsubishi is the result of years of experience, says David Williams Andrew Cowan and Phil Short, the men who run RaIliart Europe, are cautious, sober-sided characters, no more likely to take a wild gamble than make a joint entry for the Eurovision Song Contest; which may explain why Cowan seemed almost taken aback by Tommi Makinen's crushing victory in this year's World...

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