Articles tagged Ove Andersson

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Rally Review

Total Rally It is our experience that people who have no first-hand knowledge of the continent of Africa frequently labour under grave misconceptions concerning its geography. A popular notion is that the northern part is all sand, deserts, pyramids and Foreign Legion forts, and the south a mass of hot, steaming jungle and dusty plains. Equally popular is the conception that rallies in North...

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Ove achiever

The spot on the F1 pit wall which Ove Andersson occupies today seems a far cry from his background as a top-line rally driver. But, as John Davenport explains, these early experiences were crucial in shaping Toyota's motorsport general It cannot have escaped your notice that several successful rally men have migrated to the world of Formula One in recent years. Ferrari has two, its president and...

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The month in Motor Sport

June 16: Having passed scrutineering at Le Mans, the Jaguar X122005 are declared illegal after it is observed that they are running without catalysts. After some discussion. TWR appeals and the cars are allowed to run pending the outcome. 16: Shortly after setting what was to be the Le Mans pole time, Philippe Alliot crashes his Peugeot. Although the car is initially declared to be a write-off,...

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"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

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TAP Rally

Rally review Choose any rally in the world and, if you wanted to, you could probably pick out a score of features which characterise that event and render it different from all others. But when each one is over, one or two points always remain firmly fixed in your mind above all the others. The TAP Rally had several unique features, but perhaps the ones which are most likely to be remembered...

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Book Reviews

"Vauxhall" by Michael Sedgwick, 112 pp. 10 3/4" x 8"  (Dalton Watson, Ltd., 76, Wardour Street, London, W1V 4AN. £7.70) This book was a disappointment. I had expected that at last the long history of the important Vauxhall Iron Works and subsequent Vauxhall Motor Company would have occupied that industrious researcher, Michael Sedgwick, to the same or greater extent than had the Fiat and other...

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Rally review - All Change in the Market Place

Almost by tradition, RAC Rally time is when professional drivers and co-drivers are seen dining and otherwise hobnobbing with managers from opposing teams. As a new year approaches and thoughts are being given to the renewal of contracts and the making of new ones, the immense popularity of the RAC Rally has given rise to a sort of market place atmosphere. Nearly all Europe's team managers come...

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Rally review

Anyone who works for the RAC MSA knows better than to expect much thanks, so the occupants of Motor Sports House will have been less than surprised by the reaction to their proposals for new technical regulations for international rallying. The most favourable response was that the RAC had kept an "open mind," the more damning that its proposal "goes round in a big circle". If nothing else, it...

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Rising son

Several years ago, the writer was following the Rally of New Zealand with some photographers and seeking a vantage point that would permit the taking of useable photographs without threatening life and limb. A spectator studied us for some time as we clambered up banks and through ditches before remarking, "You'll be alright there for the first few, but you'll have to look out when the Japanese...

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The worst car I ever drove - Axle tramp

When the steering wheel came off, it still steered from the rear...John Davenport hears about a saloon with an attitude problem. Ove Andersson is now best known as the President of Team Toyota Europe and the mastermind behind Toyota's six World Rally Championship titles - two manufacturer's and four driver's - and this year's brilliant Le Mans GT debut with the Toyota GT-One. Before that, he had...

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