Articles tagged Peter Harper

Page 58 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1956

The XXXIII Mille Miglia

A Personal Triumph for Castellotti In spite of popular alarums and excursions the Mille Miglia took place on April 28/29th in exactly the same form as past years, and the only differences in the route were two new by-pass roads: at Pineto, on the Adriatic coast, and San Quirico, shortly before Siena. Of the 427 entries, only 54 failed to turn up in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia for the official...

Page 17 of March 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, March 1962

XXle Rallye Monte Carlo

Realising that the Monte Carlo Rally would not last much longer if last year's fiasco was repeated, the Automobile Club de Monaco modified their rather unfortunate factor of comparison for the 1962 event to equalise the chances of the 313 entries which ranged from 746 c.c. of D.A.F. to 3,670 c.c. of Aston Martin DB4. The rather too obvious runaway win for Panhard last year could not be allowed to...

Page 36 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1966

Rally Review

The Tulip Rally The Tulip Rally and the R.A.C. Rally of Great Britain are the two events in the European Championship Rally calendar which have always made a special effort to cater for the novice out on his first international. Therefore it was nice to see that the R.A.C. West of Holland under the guidance of president Piet Nortier had only slightly altered the format of this, their 18th...

Page 148 of March 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 148, March 2008

The Tiger that kept roaring

The Rootes Group achieved only minimal success with its Tigers, but one rally car turned circuit racer bucked the trend for a time Ever since I first drove a Sunbeam Tiger I’ve had something of a soft spot for the Rootes Group’s Cobra equivalent. Of course the Alpine-derived Tiger never matched the achievements of Carroll Shelby’s brainchild on either road or track, but they were handsome and...

Page 55 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, November 1964

Rally review

To be truthful, there is nothing else quite like it in the whole wide world except perhaps its two-wheeled forerunner. The event is, of course, the Tour de France Automobile or, more simply, the Tour Auto, which although it is classified this year by the F.I.A. as a race meeting is still closer to a rally than, say, the 24-hour race at Le Mans, which is why it is being considered in this column....

Page 22 of March 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1971

Around and about

Comment on the racing and club scene This winter a large number of our readers have probably put their feet up for a Saturday afternoon of television and tuned into Rallycross. They have seen a variety of hotted-up and well-modified saloons tearing about racing circuits, sometimes on the track, sometimes on the infield, in some diabolical weather conditions. There have been Capris with four-wheel...

Page 20 of June 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, June 1967

Tulip rally

As each of the 17 rounds in the European Rally Championship appears one can see changes in format as organisers struggle to please the increasingly professional competitors who are, at the same time, decreasing numerically. Changes in format mean tighter road sections, particularly during the night, while presentation changes include the abolition of co-efficients or marking on other comparative...

Page 31 of September 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, September 1962

Brands Hatch international

August 6th For the Guards Trophy meeting this year the B.R.S.C.C. decided to hold the race for sports cars and Prototypes and arrayed an interesting collection of cars for this 50-lap event, a huge crowd turning up to witness the four-event programme in foul weather. First race of the day for the Peco Trophy Saw a fascinating array of G.T. cars line up on the grid. No less than six of the latest...

Page 51 of November 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, November 1962

Parkes/Blumer (Jaguar 3.8) Win the Six-Hour Saloon Car Race

At the drivers' briefing before the start of the Six-Hour Race B.R.S.C.C. Secretary Nick Syrett cast a doleful eye towards the empty car parks and said to the assembled drivers : "Enjoy yourselves boys and girls because it looks like the first and last time you'll have the chance." This may have been unduly pessimistic as the crowd did fill out during the day, but the final figures could have...

Page 84 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, July 1995

Cyclecar Capers

Only comparatively recently has the Light Car & Edwardian Section of the VSCC concerned itself with increasing numbers of vehicles of the cyclecar class, which provide fun for their drivers, amusement for those who watch them performing, and which represent preservation of another link with motoring's heritage. I was born in the cyclecar era but by the time I was able to contemplate buying a...

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