Articles tagged Jack Kemsley

Page 16 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, November 1968

Rally Review

"The most magnificent motorcade in history" is how the Daily Express describes its London-Sydney Marathon which will begin from London's Crystal Palace at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24th. I am not at all sure whether such a description is justified, for one could hardly expect streamers of ticker-tape to descend from skyscrapers upon cheering crowds in the middle of Afghanistan or halfway across...

Page 69 of April 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, April 2003

Over crest, oversteer & over here

Today rallying's biggest names only hit Britain for one event. But the stars used to be regular visitors thanks to the British Open Championship. John Davenport recalls the days when overseas heroes played in our backyard Once upon a time, when the World Rally Championship was very young, there was a national championship that played the Prince to its King. That 'WRC 2' — as it might have been...

Page 8 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, January 1990


Four-play! IN ONE of the conference rooms of Heathrow's Excelsior Airport Hotel, there was a hubbub of the kind which is common at gatherings of people who share a common interest; people of many nationalities who had assembled for a sporting purpose and who were itching to see the morning, when they would set out in pairs on their five day contest against a hundred-odd other pairs, the weather,...

Page 11 of January 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, January 1961

Matters of Moment

Saab Wins the R.A.C. Rally The 1960 R.A.C. Rally, which determined the destiny of both the European Rally Championship (won by Mercedes-Benz) and the Ladies' Rally Championship (won jointly by Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom driving B.M.C. products), was a generally well-run but not very exciting event ably organised by hard-working Jack Kemsley, who secured a bright but not vivid feather for the R.A.C.'...

Page 10 of December 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, December 1962

Carlsson's SAAB wins third consecutive R.A.C Rally

B.M.C.'s Cooper-Minis Win Team Prize. Pat Moss/Pauline Mayman (Austin Healey 3000) Take Ladies' Award A Peugot 403B saloon rolls to a standstill in the darkened town of Newport, Salop, before the sombre slab of building in the main street which is the Vine Hotel. Three portly bodies, two young, one less so, step out, their elation at the prospect of dinner after travelling from the City of London...

Page 57 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1975

November in the Forests

November in the Forests LIKE COUNTLESS other readers, we were all in stitches when we read D.S.J.'s description of the 1975 British Grand Prix in MOTOR SPORT's Jubilee issue. This column is not about to make off with his metaphors, but one can't help feeling that if the British Grand Prix is a circus, then the RAC Rally of Great Britain is one enormous travelring circus. That is not intended to...

Page 80 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, December 2000

The grit and the good

The RAC Rally has seen several transformations but, by recalling some of its greatest drives and moments, John Davenport concludes the fighting spirit required to win is unchanged. The RAC Rally was conceived in haste, but has a long and lasting legacy. Regulations for the inaugural event of 1932 were out before the previous Christmas and attracted 341 starts. Its 2000-mile route took them from...

Page 58 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1990

RAC Rally Preview - To the Woods. . . .

As this issue reaches the magazine racks the Lombard RAC Rally will be just about getting under way from Harrogate. In order to put the present event into context, GP recalls the history of the event and then goes on to explain the meaning of the Pace Notes system which has been introduced this year. To The Woods. . . Imagine an RAC Rally without any forests! Unthinkable, isn't it — almost like...

Page 10 of January 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 1987

Close Fight

Whether it be at Twickenham, Murrayfield or a levelled coal tip on the slopes of the upper Neath Valley, a rugby match is only as good as its players make it. Send a bunch of duffers to Arms Park and the crowd will go away feeling cheated; take the Barbarians to any club ground, however modest, and it will respond with vigor and enthusiasm. So it is with rallying. The best rally in the world will...

Page 56 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, May 1990

The Winds of Change

Regulations, whatever their purpose, must have a pretty substantial degree of stability to be effective. It's no good making a rule one day if it stands a chance of being changed the next at the whim of the rule makers. This is especially true of the regulations governing the construction of competition cars, for which long-term manufacturing, development and planning programmes have to be...



October 2019
Brawn Supremacy



Sign up to our newsletters
The latest news, straight to your inbox – click below to sign up to the newsletter list.



The Motor Sport App
Carry Motor Sport with you, wherever you go. On iOS, Android and Kindle.


Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It