Articles tagged Nigel Rockey

Page 23 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, June 1975

Rally Review

The Welsh Rally OF THE five main international rallies in the British Isles (organised by people of five different nationalities, incidentally) the Welsh Rally is the one which has always been regarded as the low-cost event for clubmen, the rally on which aspiring competitors could cut their big-time teeth. The reason for this was simple; it was all crammed into one weekend, from Friday to Sunday...

Page 21 of January 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 1976

Tony Pond

Leyland's new rally recruit talks about his prospects in the 1976 TR7 campaign Just under 30 years of age, and securely contracted to Leyland to contest next year's RAC Rally Championship, in the latest 16-valve TR7, Tony Pond looks towards 1976 with a confidence that few of us can muster today. He started rallying in 1968, coming "nowhere" in his own words on road events. Then, the following...

Page 33 of July 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1974

Welsh Rally

Two celtic internationals were to have featured in this month's Motor Sport; instead there is only one, for the Scottish Rally was needlessly cancelled by the RSAC when a petrol shortage was created in Scotland by a strike at a petrol distribution centre. There were fears that the shortage would cripple the rally, but instead of waiting for definite news the RSAC decided at noon on the Wednesday...

Page 60 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1975

"Getaway" Gets Caught

"Getaway" Gets Caught Sir, I watched with interest the BBC-2 coverage of the RAC Lombard Rally and through your excellent publication I would be obliged to be afforded the space to make a few comments. First. I was more than surprised to hear the great Stuart Turner make a few boobs— Nigel Rockey at no time climbed to fifth place if one was to believe BBC radio and other media. Rockey excelled...

Page 56 of February 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1976

From a Stratos Hot Seat

Some friends thought I was mad, others thought I was about to be scared out of my wits, few would have given me credit for bravery in lieu of stupidity. As I sat there in the navigator's seat of potentially the fastest rally car in Britain at the start of last month's ShellSport Tour of Dean Rally, I confess to having felt a certain amount of apprehension. For four years, from the days when, as...

Page 68 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 1978

British Rally Review

Although entries on British National and home International rallies appear to have passed their zenith, due to the ever increasing cost involved and (to a lesser extent) a greater spread and selection of events, this year has seen three well-organised, thoroughly complementary, championships on a national scale. They comprised, in order of ascending magnitude, the Esso/BTRDA Gold Star Rally...

Page 32 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 2000

From Co-Drive To Prodrive

When David Richards tired of being a second-seat man in rallies, he went from performing in the show to producing it. John Davenport charts the rise of a rally man with his heart - and head - in the sport My old history master used to say to us that "history is about people, not events." If that's true, then the history of rallying covering the last 25 years is going to be more than a little...

Page 22 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1975

Rally review

World Championship to Lancia For people involved with World-Class International Rallying, the months of October and November can hardly have been equalled in terms of tight schedules and concentrations of events since the period in the late 'fifties and early and mid 'sixties when every European factory seemed to run a rally team. In those days complicated permutations of preparation,...

Page 39 of January 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, January 1976

Rally review

An exciting year in Britain's national championship "If anyone expressed surprise at the number of British drivers who finished in the top ten of the RAC International Rally, then that person must have had his head in the sand for the past year." The speaker is Roger Clark, Britain's undisputed rally king, who had just regained the National Rally Championship crown and by finishing second on the...

Page 39 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, May 1975

The Circuit of Ireland

The Circuit of Ireland EASTER WEEKEND is traditionally Safari Rally time but for British national rally drivers there is another annual pilgrimage, this time across the Irish Sea for the Circuit of Ireland. This 1,500-mile, five-day rally is the premier home tarmac International and this year it was won by the current RAC Rally Champion, Billy Coleman, driving a Works-entered Ford Escort RS1600....

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