Articles tagged Jim Porter

Page 69 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, November 1978

Rally Review

Fiat Invincible Since last month's Rally Review was written, two events in the World Rally Championship have taken place, and before this issue of Motor Sport is published yet another will have gone by before the RAC Rally of Great Britain in November. By that time the World Rally Championship will have been Italian clinched by Fiat, for after the Sanremo Rally the Italian team's points total was...

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Long-distance runaround

Meet a man who has opened borders, closed Tower Bridge and practically created a whole sport I used to think it was a long drive to Oulton Park. I’m put to shame by Philip Young, who recently spent 10½ days on the road from Cape Town to London in a Fiat Panda TwinAir, breaking the previous record by more than a day. As Philip’s adventures go it was relatively tame – he and co-driver Paul Brace...

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INTERNATIONAL WELSH RALLY

ESCORTS, OLD AND NEW, appeared in the International Welsh Rally last month. Outright winners were wily Ford team veterans Roger Clark/Jim Porter in an Escort II (above) with the same mechanical parts as its successful predecessor. Bristolians Nigel Rockey and Ron Channon used one of the old Escorts (right), on loan from the factory, and scored a fine second place, whilst third went to Tony Pond...

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Monte Carlo Rally

After penetrating the blockades (see Rally Review) fifty-one finishers were led into Monte Carlo by a trio of factory Alpines, winners being Jean-Claude Andruet and his young girl co-driver Michele Petit, known as "Biche". Two works-entered 2-litre Escorts started well but the quicker, that of Hannu Mikkola and Jim Porter, could only manage fourth place though it did win the Touring Car category...

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Rallying's outstanding era remembered by Stuart Turner

Stuart Turner was one of the many keen and enthusiastic young men who have worked within the pages of our contemporary Motoring News, founding the Verglas rally column, which is still a weekly feature today. He is perhaps the best known of those to grace those pages, leaving to take the post of Competition Manager to BMC in 1961. The succcesses recorded by the Big Healeys and shrill Mini...

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Daytona 24-Hours

PORSCHE VICTORY.—On the first lap of the Daytona 24-Hours, the two JW Automotive Porsche 917s sweep off the banking (left) with Andretti's Ferrari 512S only inches behind. Siffert's car (leading) lost a lot of time in the pits, leaving an unchallenged win to Kinnunen and Rodriguez (right) with the first victory for the new Gulf/Porsche alliance. PEDRO RODRIGUEZ made a spectacular return to the JW...

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Rally review: Monte Carlo rally

A MONTE CARLO Rally without any controversy, without any disqualifications, without any snow-shovelling, but with all the ingredients of hard, clean competition may well endear itself to those for whom rallying is life blood, but in Fleet Street it kindled the faintest spark ever and the great newspaper-reading British public was left with the most scantily-covered Monte since it began. We all...

Page 26 of July 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1965

Scottish Rally

General Classification 1st: R. A. Clark/J. Porter (Cortina GT) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3,153 penalty marks 2nd: J. D. Lewis/R. Turvey (Hillman Imp) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..3,706 " " 3rd: W. J. Morrison/J. Seyer (Rover 2000) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...3,944 " " 4th: J. Tordof/N. Thomas (Cortina GT) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .4,...

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Rally review

The cockpit of his E-Type Jaguar, the garden of a Routier between Sarthe and Milan, a restaurant table on a cross-Channel ferry and the transit lounge at Orly are all places where one can imagine D.S.J. having sat down to write his monthly "European Letter". We have all been compelled many times to begin writing in odd places, but the one in which I now find myself beginning these words must take...

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Rally Review

The Welsh Rally OF THE five main international rallies in the British Isles (organised by people of five different nationalities, incidentally) the Welsh Rally is the one which has always been regarded as the low-cost event for clubmen, the rally on which aspiring competitors could cut their big-time teeth. The reason for this was simple; it was all crammed into one weekend, from Friday to Sunday...

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