Articles tagged Peter Harper

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

Coupe des Alpes

Results:Category A—Touring: 1st: R. Trautmann/C. Bouchet (Lancia Flavia).2nd: T. Makinen/. P. Easter (Cooper S).3rd: H. Taylor/B. Melia (Cortina-Lotus).4th: P. Hopkirk/H. Liddon (Copper).5th: J. F. Piot/F. Jacob (R8-Gordini).6th: J. Vinatier/H. Melot (R8-Gordini).7th: J. C. Ogier/B. Ogier (DS19).8th: A. Fall/J. Wood (Morris-Cooper).9th: R. Neyret/J. P. Vehrilac (DS19).10th: R. Clark/A. Porter (...

Page 15 of February 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, February 1964

British Win on the Monte

Although we go to Press before the final results of the Monte Carlo Rally are known it seems certain that Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddon have won the rally in their works Mini-Cooper S. Due to various incidents in the races which concluded the rally the remaining places are somewhat uncertain. Bo Ljungfeldt (Ford Falcon) was in fifth place on the road and had to make up 33 sec. on Eric Carlsson...

Page 63 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, October 1964

Rally review

Toughest of them all The Liège If you were to ask Peter Hughes and Mike Armstrong which was most difficult, the East African Safari or the Liège-Sofia-Liège, the answer might be a straightforward vote for the Liège or a rather sheepish grin. The reason is that whereas Mike and Peter finished third and first in works Cortina GTs on the Safari neither they nor any of the other works Fords -finished...

Page 64 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, October 1981

Vintage Postbag

Sunbeam Sidelines Sir, I found the article on the 3-litre Sunbeam in last month's issue most interesting and informative. The speculation as to why this advanced design was only taken to Le Mans once will, I suspect, continue for a long time. Starting with 1924, could one of the factors influencing the decision to withdraw the Le Mans entry have been the Coatalen/Bentley duel in Autocar? The...

Page 23 of December 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1964

Taming a Mustang

Driving one of the Tour de France Ford Mustang 289s The Ford Mustang can be regarded as the first fruit of the American Ford Motor Company's lavish competition programme, which began in earnest in 1962, although it was undoubtedly in the planning stage before their European rally and racing programme got under way. Realising that the market for pure sports cars in America is very limited (the...

Page 18 of September 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1958

Something different

The Alpine Rally A NUMBER of my friends kept disappearing, saying, "We're going on holiday," and when they returned they talked about the change from the normal routine of their lives being as good as a rest cure, and kept asking me when I was going on holiday. Now, for as long as I can remember, my life has been one long holiday, watching motor races every weekend, all over Europe, enjoying...

Page 15 of March 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, March 1958

Matters of Moment

The Monte-Carlo Rally in Retrospect The 1958 Monte Carlo Rally, thanks to seasonal weather in Europe and England, turned out to be a thoroughly tough, proving contest, from which France proved victorious through the medium of a meticulously prepared and superbly driven Category 2 Renault Dauphine. So severe were the ice and snow that the Rally was very definitely decided on the road and choice...

Page 44 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1956


* * * THE ROADHOLDING OF THE SUNBEAM RAPIER Sir, A little knowledge is, I know, a dangerous thing and this fact has been brought home to me with full force by your September issue of MOTOR SPORT. Among the many misleading statements you made about the Sunbeam Rapier was one which I feel should not go unanswered, and that is the suggestion that the elimination of three of the works Rapiers in this...

Page 13 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, June 1965


Ferrari Untouchable CLUDA, SICILY, May 9th. THERE are many ways of reporting the Targa Florio, and there are many ways of getting to Sicily. These days, the simple way is to fly direct to Palermo from London, Paris or wherever you may be, or you can drive to Naples on the autostrada and take an overnight boat to Palermo, with your car on the deck or in the hold, depending on its size, or you can...

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...



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