Articles tagged Neil Allport

Page 28 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, September 1989

Distance as detterence

Whilst the world's major rally teams, including those of Japanese manufacturers Toyota, Mazda and Mitsubishi, are based in Europe, it is small wonder that a great deal of heart-searching is done before any of them embark on an event which takes place at the other side of the world. To transport an entire works team from one side of the globe to the other is costly, and the expenditure is...

Page 8 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, November 1993


Rodger Freeth Fatal accidents are fortunately rare in rallying, which makes it all the more difficult to accept them when they do happen. When Rodger Freeth died from injuries received in a crash during the Australia Rally, the entire rallying fellowship was stunned. Rodger was more than just a co-driver, he was an all-round motor sportsman, a highly qualified academic and, most of all, a...

Page 42 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, August 1992

King Carlos

One of the reasons for New Zealand's great enchantment and fascination is its remoteness. No one ever goes there on the way to somewhere else because there's pretty well nowhere else to go. It has thus escaped most of the ravages of popular tourism. It is by no means a backward country - its cities, resources and amenities are as modern as any you will find in the world but the visitor cannot...

Page 12 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, February 1987

Worthy Victor

When a championship series comes to a close, the customary sequel is a victory celebration, with slaps on the back for the champion, congratulatory hand shaking, autograph seeking and the popping of champagne corks. Alas, when the 1986 World Rally Championship ended with December's Olympus Rally in the USA, the champagne was decidedly flat, for even though all thirteen events had been run, no-one...

Page 41 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, September 1995

Kiwi polish

Colin McRae takes a third straight win in New Zealand, and keeps his slim WRC hopes alive. Sponsorship of events, teams and drivers by tobacco companies, notably to promote particular cigarette brands, has been as common for many years in rallying as it has in other sports. The reason is straightforward. Tobacco advertising is severely restricted in many countries, banned altogether in some, and...

Page 42 of September 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1987

Rally review: New Zealand Rally

Privateer plunder When Bernard Beguin won the Tour of Corsica in a Rothmans BMW, the achievement was acclaimed as one of the rare victories by a private team against the might of the factories. All credit to him and his team. It was not the triumph of a privateer, however, for the Silverstone based Rothmans outfit is quite substantial, and Beguin had the backing of a comprehensive service support...

Page 30 of August 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1991

Rally Review -- New Zealand Rally

Sainz' Kiwi Adventure The New Zealand Rally has, for a number of years, experienced a love-hate relationship with FISA. It has been in and out of the World Championship several times, and even this year was not among the first list of definite qualifiers announced by FISA. Instead, it was in the short list of four from which three qualifiers were chosen late last year, long after the bulk of...


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