Articles tagged Nigel Harris

Page 24 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, November 1987

African Gloom

In a nutshell, the Ivory Coast Rally was a pretty rotten event. As an attempt at copying the Safari it has never, in all its 19-year history, even looked like making the grade, and the small improvement which it managed to achieve in recent editions was blotted out this year, when the already weak organisation wilted under the strain of trying unsuccessfully to meet FISA's impossible demands...

Page 67 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, June 1986

Rally Review - Corsica

Tragedy repeated in Corsica For the second year in succession tragedy has struck the Lancia team whilst competing in the Tour of Corsica. Last year Italian driver Attilio Bettega was killed when his Lancia Rally ditched and hit a tree. This year popular Finnish driver Henri Toivonen and his American-born Italian co-driver Sergio Cresto both died in a terrible accident when their Lancia Delta S4...

Page 32 of December 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 1992

'Lightning' strikes twice

When expatriate Frenchman Jean-Claude Bertrand devised and ran the Ivory Coast's first Bandama Rally, his idea was that it should become France's answer to the Safari Rally. It certainly seemed for a few years that the ebullient Bertrand would have his wish, for the event found favour in Paris and the rally attracted some of the leading crews of the time. The notion that the Ivory Coast Rally, as...

Page 83 of January 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, January 2002

Fantastic road that's almost impossible to top

Strange how the mind plays tricks. I knew exactly how it was going to be. I'd seen it so many times before. Or had I? Of course I had. A smear of headlights. A rip of engine. A big, big slide. An extravagant Scandinavian Flick. Another big, big slide. An ice ballet danced to a thunderously brilliant airhorn-flashgun son et lumiere. Yep, the most famous map reference in rallying was an attractive...

Page 6 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, November 1987

Tragedy in the Ivory Coast

Soon after 1am on September 23, rallying lost two of its stalwarts when the Cessna 340 aircraft chartered by Toyota Team Europe for use as a radio relay station during the Ivory Coast Rally crashed into dense tropical forest about a minute after take off from Yamoussoukro Airport. On board were the two pilots and two Toyota staff, Henry Liddon and Nigel Harris. All were killed instantly when the...

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