Articles tagged Graham Robson

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Book reviews

Ken Miles by Art Evans ISBN 0 9705073 3 Published by Photo Data Research, $49 It was clear to all who watched that Ken Miles could race. He was better still as a test driver. But it was also clear to all who met him that he was always honest, in a brutal sort of way. Commendably, family friend Art Evans’ book doesn’t hide from that. There are contributions from those who met Ken, from when...

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Book reviews

Fifty Famous Motor Racesby Alan Henry. 224 pp. 11" x 7½". (Thorsons Publishing Group Ltd, Denington Estate, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2RQ. £16.95.) A nice idea, this, to remember fifty famous occasions - not necessarily superb contests but great events. Alan Henry has chosen races ranging from the 1935 German Grand Prix, when Nuvolari at his peak took victory for Alfa Romeo from under...

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Book reviews

Alpine & RenaultThe Sports Prototypes, Volume 1, 1963-1969 & Volume 2, 1973-1978Roy Smith These paired books each deal with a significant time period for the famous French racing teams of Renault and Alpine, specifically concentrating on sports-prototypes. The first book covers the 1963-69 period and tells how a Renault dealer and garage owner from Dieppe, Jean Rédélé, who had spent the...

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Books

In the 1920s, Professor A. M. Low DSc, who wrote articles simplifying obscure scientific facts, told us that one day the human race would lose its legs, because it would never need to go out, as it would watch continual TV, and eat food in tablet form. Aldous Huxley forecast `smellies', cinemas in which appropriate scents would waft to the audience in company with the films. The latter has yet to...

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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GLi Since J.W. road-tested the Volkswagen Scirocco 1600TS in the July, 1976 issue of Motor Sport, the model has been replaced by the more tastefully and luxuriously-appointed Scirocco GLS, available solely on the UK market.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...

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Unfair Advantage

Keith Duckworth, the supreme British racing-engine designer, is known to have had an aversion to supercharging and turbocharging. Graham Robson has made this clear in his fascinating book Cosworth, which MOTOR SPORT reviewed recently. Duckworth made this quite clear soon after the appearance of the first turbocharged F1 car, the Renault V6 RS01 of 1977. Although there were to be Cosworth...

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Lunch with... Vic Elford

The uniquely versatile Monte Carlo Rally winner, sports car ace and Formula 1 driver talks to Simon Taylor about life on and off track As the tired crews and battered cars rolled into Monaco at the end of the 1968 Monte Carlo Rally, Vic Elford’s Porsche 911 was heralded the clear winner. No surprise there: Elford, reigning Group 3 European Rally Champion after three outright victories the...

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A Morris landmark

Another great motoring landmark is about to be destroyed, along with so many others. I refer to the one-time Morris Motors production complex at Cowley, just outside Oxford. You might almost have said that the motor empire built up so industriously by William Morris, Lord Nuffield to be, would have rendered this world famous factory sacred. So it was, until last year. Then the destruction began...

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Book Reviews

"The Automotive Art of Bertone" by Rod de la Rive Box & Richard Crump. 166 pp. 10 1/4 in x 8 1/4. (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 711. £14.95). Those who follow the development of motor-car styling or who collect coachbuilder's histories will find this picture presentation of the work of the great Italian house of Bertone well worth adding to their bookcases. The...

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Books for the new year

"Thirty Years of Motoring for Motor Sport" by Bill Boddy. 160pp. 11" x 8-1/2" (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill Streeet, London, EC2A 4DA. £14.90). Here at last is the book so many of our readers say they have been waiting for — a résumé of W.B.'s road-testing, and driving other cars (veteran, Edwardian, vintage and historic racing cars included, the last-named embracing two...

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