Articles tagged Ian Appleyard

Page 102 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, September 2004

Tilting at windmills

The Tulip Rally aspired to greatness in the 1950s and 1960s but was held back by lack of finance ans a failure to embrace modern methods. As John Davenport explains Thanks to Max Bygraves and his song Tiptoe Through the Tulips, it's not difficult for people who know little about rallying to surmise that the Tulip Rally is something to do with Holland. And, knowing that country is as well endowed...

Page 60 of March 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, March 2002

Summit meeting

Driving over 1000 miles through the Alps isn't a task to be undertaken lightly in 2002. Bill Boddy describes the brave men and women who did just that against the clock 70 or more years ago, in the early Alpine trials The Monte Carlo Rally has always been respected as a 'toughy', with likely snow and ice to contend with from farflung starting places; and the Safari Rally is the opposite, with...

Page 24 of February 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 1951

MALCOLM CAMPBELL TROPHY

MALCOLM CAMPBELL TROPHY From a collection of trophies won during his lifetime by the late Sir Malcolm Clunpbell the Royal Automobile Club last year accepted from his son, Mr. Donald Campbell, a very handsome Team Trophy which was competed for in the Irish International Grand Prix, Staged in June, 1930, at Phoenix Patk, Dublin. The whiners of this event were the then Captain Malcolm Campbell, Earl...

Page 56 of December 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, December 1996

Alpine Special

Laurence Meredith examines a famous works rally car, and gets to sit where Moss once sat... In our motoring world the measure of a man can usually be gauged not by the amount of power he has at his disposal, but by the manner in which he exercises that power — or in this case a conspicuous lack of it. In 1948 an ex-Talbot salesman, Norman Garrad, set up Rootes' competition department with a view...

Page 11 of October 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, October 1950

Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb

The Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb on September 23rd was full of interest, yet attracted the smallest crowd we have ever seen there—which suggests that circuit-racing is stealing the sprint thunder. Before the war the customers wanted both but it cost them less to get there in those days. A fine morning changed to the traditional Shelsley rain after the first runs. so f.t.d. was decided during the...

Page 95 of December 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, December 2005

Simon Taylor's Notebook

Today's F1 drivers just do F1. Fifty years ago a working driver would drive anything, for a fee, and still try to win At the recent NEC Classic Motor Show, the Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Register mounted an impressive display of four ex-works rally cars of the 1950s: three Alpines and a 90 saloon. Also on its stand was a trophy cabinet which included a small plain cup, rather unprepossessing to look...

Page 126 of May 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, May 2008

Jaguar XK120

It was the car that put Jaguar on the map internationally with a new benchmark of performance for price. It was also a car of stunning beauty, and it’s still turning heads today By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons Intemperate middle age clearly suits him well. Emitting palpable rays of contempt, he stops short of saying, ‘Get off my land’ but only just. Irate of Cambridgeshire is...

Page 46 of June 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1971

Marina sales

Those who read last month's Editorial on the new Morris Marina ADO 28 may be interested in this Press Release from the BLMC:— After being on general sale for only one week the Morris Marina has attracted record business. Morris distributors and dealers are still trying to keep pace with the continuing high demand that has been prevalent since launch day last Tuesday. More than 20,000 Marinas have...

Page 45 of February 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, February 1981

Number Plates - NUB 120

In his book on Jaguar Sports Cars (Foulis, Sparkford, Som.) Paul Skilleter says that the XK 120 Jaguar roadster NUB 120 is the most famous XK120 of them all, and few will argue with him. This alloy-bodied XK120 open two-seater first appeared in competition in 1950, driven by Ian Appleyard and achieved instant fame by completing the arduous Alpine Rally without losing a single mark. Appleyard was...

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