Articles tagged John Buffum

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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Rally review

The Welsh Rally There are several reasons, some apparent and some obscure, why international rallies in Britain’s forests are popular among many of Europe’s leading professional drivers. It was the RAC Rally which first gathered a large following, not forgetting the equally popular former London Rally, and when the forest roads found favour with foreigners they very quickly realised that there...

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Holding on for the ride

Power was king, but its generation was often more subtle than the wider world appreciated. Irrespective of methodology, the spectacle was absolute Writer Simon Arron Portugal, 1984. It is early evening and teams are taking part in the recce for round three of the World Rally Championship. For the first time, Juha Kankkunen is being co-driven by Fred Gallagher in one of Toyota Team Europe’s...

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he. airs in a 110i4Jt S c farsazois D but eletcur hoecewlia.cs an aswee were still forced to work hard by the surviving works Escort... Unwarranted though it may be, it is a fact that one bad experience can put you off something for life even though you know that the experience was an isolated one. A single mediocre meal in a restaurant may, however undeservedly, put you off the establishment...

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Rally Review

Sanremo Rally It used to be called the Rally of the Flowers, from the sunny Riviera which lies between the Mediterranean and the mountain region in which the event was held. Then it was renamed Sanremo Rally, and for the past two years has been combined with that other Italian event, the Sestrière Rally. But the amalgamation was not at all a popular one, and both competitors and organisers were...

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starting the rally only 30 finished. Yet John Buffum with Navigator Fred Gallagher of Scotland managed to lead the entire distance of the rally In the end, their Audi Qucrttro on BFGoodrich T/A. Radial tyres finished 788 minutes ahead of the second-place car "I've never rallied on tougher roads," Buffurn said They were covered with a layer of dust a half-inch to an inch thick. Beneath that was a...

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Rally review

Ivory Coast Back in the 'seventies, after a string of sometimes vociferous complaints by competitors, the organisers of the Ivory Coast Rally announced an improvement. They decided to run many of the competitive sections by night instead of in the daytime in order to minimise the chances of confrontation with huge trucks on narrow roads in the forests. This year they announced another improvement...

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Monty Karlan doesn't bust

Monty Karlan and Stein Roed claimed victory on the seventh Monte Carlo Historic in early February. The Norwegians' Volvo 142 scored a narrow victory over the Porsche 911S of American star John Buffum and Ralph Beckman on an event tackled by more than 300 crews. From five start points across Europe, the cars converged on Monaco for a series of regularity tests in the mountains. French aces Jean...

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Eight track

John Buffum's second place to Hannu Mikkola on the Carson City Rally was enough to collar his eighth SCCA PRO Rally title. British duo Trevor Hadley/Phil Birt won the Group A category in their Opel Ascona.

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European Racing Memories

It is 19 years since John Fitzpatrick made his motor sporting debut. Now, at 36 years of age, he and his family will make a new life based on San Diego and racing from America. Before he departed we asked John for some . . . European Racing Memories An understated off-white ski-jacket matched the mood of the plain but effective Golf GTi parked outside our London offices. Typically, John...



October 2019
Brawn Supremacy



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