Articles tagged Mike Wood

Page 23 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1967

Brooklands Society News

A meeting was held in London on August 15th at which the Brooklands Society was formed, on the lines and with the aims and objects outlined on page 796 of the September issue of Motor Sport. By mid-November 55 Members and 124 Associates had joined, subscription-revenue totalling £72. This is a most encouraging start especially as an intense membership drive has not been instituted, the present...

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Obituary – Tony Fall

1940-2007 With the death of Tony Fall, rallying has to mourn one of its most versatile and charming characters as well as a raconteur who enlivened many a gathering. At the age of 67, Tony was doing what he enjoyed most, working with fellow rally men as an official on the East African Safari when, at the night halt in Arusha, he passed away in his sleep. His rally career started while he was...

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Rally review

The Welsh Rally Try as we might, we couldn't bring ourselves to use the full 1971 title as a heading; Fram Castrol International Welsh Rally is too much of a mouthful however generous the sponsors concerned. There are ways of generating publicity and obtaining the necessary exposure other than insisting on the inclusion of one's trade name in the title of an event. Think of the ridiculous title...

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The worst car I ever drove - Jack of no trades

Untried, untested and unloved, Datsun's entry for the 1973 Tour of Britain was Tony Fall's nemesis. John Davenport remembers why With the Tour of Britain, shortly to be revived for classic and historic cars, it is perhaps timely to think back to the days when this event was in its short heyday. The year is 1973 and the Avon Motor Tour of Britain organised by the BRSCC is go. Half rally and half...

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Rally Review

Not so very long ago, about three years in fact, the most important events in the competition programmes of factory teams, both in Britain and on the Continent, were those which were qualifiers in the European Rally Championship. Their schedules were geared to the Championship series and any event which was not a qualifier was only tackled if time and budget would allow. But then the F.I.A....

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RAC Rally

Proving his mastery of the UK forests Roger Clark (above) became the first British driver to win the RAC Rally in 12 years. Clark, driving a works-prepared Ford Escort with 2-litre aluminium block BDA engine with fuel injection, led virtually from start to finish. His co-driver was Tony Mason. Appearing for the first time in the UK in Marlboro colours the two works Lancias of Harry Kallstrom/...

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Rally Review Munich-Vienna-Budapest

Sometimes rallies that are a bit new to the International circus cause rally drivers to be taken aback when it is discovered that not only are the entrants puzzled by the regulations but that the organisers themselves are a bit hazy as to what is meant by them. Several years ago now, the Monte Carlo Rally organisers used to get into arguments of interpretation with its competitors, but since...

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The Fiat Dino 2-litre

A Sports Car from Turin The whole basis of the Fiat Dino car is the V6 engine which is a production version of the interesting 4-o.h.c. Ferrari engine, which dates back to 1957 when Enzo Ferrari produced the first of his successful V6-cylinder engines in a Formula Two car. Ferrari built various capacity versions on this V6 theme, the original engine being named after his son Dino (pronounced...

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Around and about

Avon Motor Tour hots up With just a month to go the Avon Motor Tour of Britain looks like living up to the reputation of the event that it emulates—the Tour de France. There are some vital differences however. First 1973 is very much a pilot year so that only Group 1 cars are eligible, unlike the French event which includes Matra MS670 sports-racers and the like, while the final route, around...

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Rally Review

Autumn in Portugal Rally Despite its proximity to the RAC Rally, October has always been a popular month for British private entrants to go rallying overseas. Perhaps the lure of sunshine when Britain is about to say goodbye to hers has something to do with it, but a more likely reason is the abundance of attractive non-championship rallies on the Continent during that month. Among those events,...

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