Articles tagged John Bateson

Page 20 of December 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, December 2012

RAC Rally celebrated

RAC Rally celebrated Two events that celebrate the history of the RAC Rally will take place during November and both events promise a strong and competitive entry. From November 9-11 the Rally of the Tests will recall the era before the RAC Rally moved on to forest special stages. Starting from Torquay, the finish venue for the inaugural event in 1932, the route heads north and west to run up...

Page 66 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, January 1995

LEJOG

After Britain's longest car rally, WB reviews the entry, and Tom Threlfall reports from John O'Groats A month or so after the veterans have had their Run to Brighton comes another event which is becoming a classic, namely the four-day LEJOG, for pre-1968 cars, with routes of varying distance to cater for the older vehicles, in five classes. The organiser points out that it is longer even than the...

Page 108 of April 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, April 2005

Fast times -- keep track of all the action...

TR3A triumphs over adversity -- Winter Challenge: Feb 26 - Mar 4 Heavy snow and viciously cold nights served to make the 16th Winter Challenge to Monte Carlo the toughest in the event's history. After battling across a heavily snow-bound France for four days, a mighty effort from Terry Pickering and Anthony Preston, both new to the event, netted a memorable victory for their Triumph TR3A. It...

Page 85 of January 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, January 2005

Wheel to wheel -- the month in historic motorsport

Fatality overshadows UK marathon -- LE JOG, Dec 4-7 The 10th running of the Land's End-to-John O'Groats Classic Reliability Trial offered a challenge as great as any of the previous nine events from John Brown's HERO organisation. Sadly, the event was marred by the death of VW driver Graham Brasier after a road accident on Saturday evening in Wales (see page 10). A tough four days took the...

Page 105 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, December 2004

Maunsell's Rapier thrust

Maunsell's Rapier thrust Rally of the Tests I Noy 4-7 Robin Eyre-Maunsell and Peter Scott emerged atop a fierce contest for victory in the fourth Rally of the Tests. After more than three days of regularity sections and special tests, their Sunbeam Rapier headed the Mercedes 300SE of Frank Fennell and Kevin Savage by just 12sec. The rally boasted a fresh look for 2004, with a start in Torquay and...

Page 62 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, March 1996

Chilly Monte Challenge

Early February saw the seventh running of the Monte Carlo challenge, organised by the Classic Rally Association, aka Philip Young and Peter Browning, with start points from Oslo, Bristol, Noordwijk and St Moritz. A 160 strong entry spanned the 1911 A L F (Edi Schomo and Roman Schlommer), a St Moritz starter which looked like yet another reincarnation of the American La France fire-engine, to a...

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