Articles tagged Fred Gallagher

Page 24 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, November 1987

African Gloom

In a nutshell, the Ivory Coast Rally was a pretty rotten event. As an attempt at copying the Safari it has never, in all its 19-year history, even looked like making the grade, and the small improvement which it managed to achieve in recent editions was blotted out this year, when the already weak organisation wilted under the strain of trying unsuccessfully to meet FISA's impossible demands...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

Back in the old routine Mallory Park, July 22: a cheap fried breakfast can mean only one thing… The programme cover bears the motto “Revival Meeting”, but that’s probably overstating the case. It feels more as though Mallory Park has slightly overslept after missing an alarm call and is rubbing its eyes as it prepares to host its first – and only – car meeting of 2014. The motorcycle community,...

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Holding on for the ride

Power was king, but its generation was often more subtle than the wider world appreciated. Irrespective of methodology, the spectacle was absolute Writer Simon Arron Portugal, 1984. It is early evening and teams are taking part in the recce for round three of the World Rally Championship. For the first time, Juha Kankkunen is being co-driven by Fred Gallagher in one of Toyota Team Europe’s...

Page 119 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 119, November 2008

Cross-country pursuits

The annual Tour Britannia event is loved by competitors – it just needs more of themBy Paul Lawrence After three days of competition on the fourth running of Tour Britannia, the Porsche 911 of Sean Lockyear and Roy Stephenson ran out a commanding winner as a caravan of classic sports and GT cars toured the country tackling races and special stages. The entry has always been dominated by Porsches...

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In brief

* Event organiser Fred Gallagher has pledged to continue building Tour Britannia in 2009 and is considering a route taking in new venues for the fifth running of the race and rally tour. “We’re delighted with the reactions from competitors,” said Gallagher. “People would like a bit of variety so we are seeking a new headquarters.” * The Golden Jubilee Celebrations for Formula Junior have now...

Page 42 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1991

Road Test -- BMW 325i

World Class Leader When BMW were faced with replacing the two boxy generations of 3-series that had served from 1975 to 1990, with over 3.5 million sales, they knew their largest volume seller demanded a brand new body. Gone are the upright lines and air of quality that was the envy of the non-Mercedes manufacturing World: in came the aero generation 3-series, plastics to the fore. The result was...

Page 31 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1985

Safari Rally

When a rally takes place in some of the toughest terrain imaginable, is run smoothly and efficiently by organisers whose fingers are always at the control buttons, and Is blessed by a talented field of the world's best drivers, it has the necessary ingredients for a superb and memorable competition. Add the inevitable African seasoning of unpredictable and rapidly changing weather conditions and...

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Rally Review -- Safari Rally

The Right One It must be all of twenty years since we first warned against the Europeanisation of that unrivalled event in the world rallying calendar, the East African Safari Rally, as it was then called. It was refreshingly different from all other rallies and was run in a way which used the vast expanse of East Africa's countryside to its fullest advantage. Its delight lay not only in the...

Page 41 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, December 1984

TECHNOLOGY PUT TO THE TEST

starting the rally only 30 finished. Yet John Buffum with Navigator Fred Gallagher of Scotland managed to lead the entire distance of the rally In the end, their Audi Qucrttro on BFGoodrich T/A. Radial tyres finished 788 minutes ahead of the second-place car "I've never rallied on tougher roads," Buffurn said They were covered with a layer of dust a half-inch to an inch thick. Beneath that was a...

Page 34 of October 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1983

Rothmans Manx Rally

Paying the piper For a time it seemed as if Grand Prixitis, otherwise known as "politics", had finally entered the blood-stream of Britain's top rally championship, the all-international six event Rothmans Open. Decisions about who could finally be the title holder were being taken by PR men, consultants and team managers, the men who crew the cars being dispensable pawns in some higher game of ...

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