Articles tagged Pat Moss

Page 54 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, February 1980

Ford's Sabbatical

It is just over 20 years since Ford's fortunes were rejuvenated by the introduction of the o.h.v. Ford Anglia. Since then the Dagenham end of the Detroit-based company has won just about everything worthwhile in racing and rallying, a motor sporting policy which has transformed the company's image and sales. Most of the successes have come from the Anglia's successor, the Escort, introduced in...

Page 44 of December 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1964

Rally review

The R.A.C. Rally of Great Britain As it had been arranged that I should cover this year's R.A.C. Rally by occupying the hot seat in a works Saab driven by the Finnish Rally Champion, Simo Lampinen, Rally Review for this month was to have been an account of the rally seen from that point of view. I take little pleasure in reporting that we only managed to complete about one-fifth of the route...

Page 30 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1965

BOOK REVIEWS

" Motor Sports Car Road Tests, Second Series." 119 pp. 11½ in. 8 in., soft covers. (Temple Press Books Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 15s.) Some time ago Temple Press grouped together some of Motor's sports-car road tests and presented them in one volume, as a companion to their useful volumes of general road-test reprints. This is the second of the Series, although how the Editor...

Page 9 of November 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, November 1962

Matters Of Moment

THE SURVIVAL OF THE SPORTS CAR In a World of increasing automation and a softening human race it is a relief to know that the sports car shows no evidence of dying out. Indeed, some promising new sports cars were a feature of the London Motor Show, which should be a cause for congratulation to those who enjoy fresh air, recognise that, properly driven, such responsive cars represent the safest as...

Page 36 of December 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1959

The R.A.C. Rally

Tough 2,000 mile event around Great Britain ruined by protests. This year's R.A.C. International Rally started from Blackpool with 131 competitors (15 non-starters). A feature of the event was the pains taken by the R.A.C. to avoid interference with the public as the cars passed through built-up areas, but, on the other hand, the crews had to spend three nights out of bed, starting at Blackpool...

Page 56 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1999

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...

Page 62 of August 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, August 1964

A Touch of the Midnight sun

In the past, the Swedish Rally to the Midnight Sun has often clashed with the dates of the Coupe des Alpes so that, although both have been qualifying rounds in the European Rally Championship, it has been virtually impossible to compete in both. This year, there was just over a week between them, which meant that, apart from consideration of whether this made reconnaissance of both routes...

Page 24 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, July 1961

LADY competition drivers

LADV competition drivers [The women did pretty well in motor racing before the war and by 1936 even the cautious Brooklands' authorities permitted them to compete on a level basis with the men. There was Gwenda Hawkes who was faster round Montlhery in the 2-litre Derby-Miller than John Cobb was round Brooklands in 24 litres of Napier-Railton, Kay Petre who looked exceedingly feminine but tamed...

Page 48 of March 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1998

The Full Monty

The modern Monte Carlo rally may be a carefully organised World Championship round, but past events have taken competitors to the limits of motoring. Monte survivor John Davenport remembers. The Monte Carlo Rally is not the longest, nor the oldest, nor yet the toughest motor rally in the world, but it is without doubt, the best known and the one most likely to stir some kind of story to the...

Page 11 of January 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, January 1961

Matters of Moment

Saab Wins the R.A.C. Rally The 1960 R.A.C. Rally, which determined the destiny of both the European Rally Championship (won by Mercedes-Benz) and the Ladies' Rally Championship (won jointly by Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom driving B.M.C. products), was a generally well-run but not very exciting event ably organised by hard-working Jack Kemsley, who secured a bright but not vivid feather for the R.A.C.'...

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