Articles tagged Neil Wilson

Page 16 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1991

Rally review - Lombard RAC

To casual watchers, November's Lombard RAC Rally probably seemed little changed from the previous year. Apart from a shift of headquarters from Nottingham to Harrogate, and some differences in the actual special stages used, the style was just the same. Indeed, it was as it has been for some years; stately homes and private estates on the Sunday, followed by forest roads on the weekdays. But...

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

Around and About

Who is Johnny Cecotto, anyway? Imagine it's a sunny Silverstone Saturday and you've wandered along, as our intrigued reporter did, in the hope of seeing some motorsport on two wheels. The day promises much, as the 750 FIM contenders tackle Silverstone as it should be, sans Woodcote chicane. Perhaps, as one well-known motoring national newspaper writer confessed to us, you are one of the growing...

Page 20 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 2004

Rally of the tests

Three-pointed stars Fennel and Savage top in Tests The combined talent of Frank Fennell and Kevin Savage was the dominant force in the second running of the Rally of the Tests. The experienced crew had guided their 1962 Mercedes Benz 300SE into a commanding winning margin by the time the surviving crews arrived at the Blackpool finish after three days of special tests and regularity sections....

Page 64 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, February 1996

Le Jog

1995 was the third successive year in which John Brown has run his Land's End to John O'Groats Reliability Trial, promoted by the Historic Rally Car Register and assisted this time by Heritage Insurance. The aim is to achieve the style and testing nature of the continental marathon type events but to do it in Great Britain. The awards system is loosely based on that of the Motor Cycling Club,...

Page 16 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, October 2011

Winter joy for Buffum?

Winter joy for Buffum? Former American Rally Champion Jon Buffum is among the entries for the 18th Winter Challenge, which returns in November after a five-year absence. Buffum will again team up with former RAC Rallywinning co-driver Neil Wilson in a Porsche 356 for the event in a bid to take the victory that eluded them three times in the mid-90s. From start points in Holland on November 20,...

Page 112 of November 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, November 2004

Testing times ahead for rally classics

Rally of the Tests I Nov 4-7 The fourth annual Rally of the Tests will take its competitors into the South-West for the first time as the RAC Rallies of the 1950s are commemorated in a four-day event. Starting from Torquay, the route will incorporate a series of special tests and road regularity sections before finishing in Chester. The Torquay start recalls the 1932 RAC by using the Imperial...

Page 52 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1974

The TAP Rally

Rally review Fiat's sweeping success There was a time when Italian sporting people appeared on rallies in a variety of hotly-tuned Fiat 500s, the occasional Alfa Romeo or one or another of the Lancia range, the Fulvia being the most popular in recent years. Then came Fiat's 124 Spider, and suddenly it became the car for every well-appointed Italian amateur driver to possess. There was no Fiat...

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

An Admirable Challenge

The Sixth Monte Carlo Challenge took place mostly in France between 11th and 17th February. The entry comprised 151 competing cars, al I models which could have competed in the Monte in or before 1963. Thus the popular Porsche 911 and the ubiquitous Escort were absent, and the sole MGB protagonist was the Dutch-entered roadster of Rolf Lie and Roy Roge. In 1960s style there were several starting...

Page 9 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 1997

Merc steals a Monte Carlo double

Mercedes-Benz triumphed on the Monte Carlo Challenge when Ake Gustavsson, Torrhild Hallre and Monty Karlan became the first back-to-back winners in its eight-year history. But while the Norwegians' 220SE 'Fintail' automatic revelled in last year's snows, dry weather this year gave the Volvo Amazons the advantage. A navigational slip in the final hour of the 1800-mile adventure cost Volvo crew...

Page 6 of January 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 1999

Matters of Moment

Network Q Rally of GT Britain & Coys Historic Extraordinary events in November's Rally of Great Britain led to Tommi Makinen being crowned world champion for the third time, but not before one of the runners in the Coys Historic Rally nearly handed the title to Makinen's rival Carlos Sainz. Oil left by a Hillman Imp on the Millbrook stage forced Makinen into the concrete blocks and out of the...

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