Articles tagged Mike Crabtree

Page 135 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 135, August 2014

On the road with... Simon Arron

A season of contrasts Brands Hatch, May 25 & June 8: blast from the past plus a visit from the brash-and-bash brigade There’s an argument that Britain has too much motor sport, but I’d counter that the year simply needs a few more weekends. I’d never previously attended the Masters Historic meeting on the full version of Brands Hatch, not least because the Monaco Grand Prix had occupied my...

Page 32 of April 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1975

Around and About

Rallying value The Mintex Dales Rally opened what could well be one of the most exciting seasons of rallying in Britain as entrants contest the title of RAC British Rally Champion. We spectated on the Mintex, and were impressed by the number of manufacturers directly or indirectly involved, and the sheer value of over 40 special stage sections for under £25 entry fee. Travelling quickly round the...

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Performance road test: a thrusting executive with American V8 power

A couple of months ago we explored the possibilities of installing eight-cylinder Vee engines into various unsuspecting vehicles, including the Europa, Escort, Capri and Cortina. With the exception of the Escort, V8 Fords had been used in the examples we referred to, so it was easy to accept Willment's offer of an Executive Zodiac equipped with an ordinary American Ford 289 V8 engine rated at 200...

Page 32 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 1973

Around and about

On Tour The most relaxing three days I have had for ages! That is my verdict of the recent Avon Motor Tour of Britain which took place amongst so much ballyhoo last month. But don't get the idea I was cruising about reporting the odd race and special stage; I was in the actual event like umpteen other motoring journalists. Like most of the other journalists it was a relaxation to be away from the...

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24 Hours de Francorchamps: a hardy perennial

Although much younger than its 24 Hours sister at Sarthe, the Spa-Francorchamps race through the equivalent of a day and a night has fast established its own traditions during 28 editions. Until 1974, when a diversionary loop around a traffic island at Malinedy was introduced, the average speeds set by the participating saloon cars were astonishing—the fastest Spa 24 Hours went to Jochen Mass/...

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Spa 24-hour & Zandvoort 4-hour

ETC rounds 5 and 6 to Hezemans/Quester and BMW. Toine Hezemans and Dieter Quester completed a brilliant double for the BMW works team of 3.0 CSLs, winning both the Spa 24 hr. race on July 21st-22nd and the Zandvoort 4 hr. race on August 12th. BMW thus take a 20 point lead from Ford in the European Touring Car Championship, with 110 points to 90, while Hezemans leads Brian Muir in the drivers'...

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Marcus Pye's Diary

A chat with an ex-GP winner brightens up Mrs Pye's day as Marcus ponders financial ruin in a Rugby model shop Goodwood: The Festival of Speed preview day dawned gloriously sunny, which might have sent Lord March's local meteorological pundits scurrying anxiously to consult their seaweed. In the early days of the event, inaugurated in 1993, conditions on Press Day were often inversely...

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