Articles tagged Peter Harper

Page 24 of January 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, January 1966

Rally Review

R.A.C Rally of Great Britain The marvellous thing about rallying is that, unlike racing, the weather very seldom is allowed to interfere with the running of the event and both drivers and organisers have been known to welcome bad weather with open arms. While it would be true to say that no rally driver positively enjoys driving fast—or slowly for that matter—through fog or falling snow, or over...

Page 37 of December 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, December 1986

V to C: A Matter of Identity

In the last but one issue of the now-defunct magazine The Automobile two questions of veteran-car identity were posed, which the demise of the journal prevented us from replying to. But as it may be of general interest to tie up these loose ends, may I say that in the case of the Hurtu recently acquired by motor-trader Peter Harper, from someone who had owned it since about 1956, a  3-1/2 hp dos-...

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Vanwall Victory In "Daily Express" International Trophy Race, Driven By Moss At Record Speed

Connaughts Second and Third. Ferraris Retire. Sports-car Successes by Cooper-Climax and Aston Martin. Russell Wins 500-c.c. Race, Jaguar the Touring-car Event. Lap Records Shattered The Daily Express International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone is one of the highlights of the British racing season and this year, organised by the B.R.D.C. on May 5th, it provided good entries, plenty of variety, and...

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Peter Harper

One of Britain's best all-round drivers died at the end of August, aged 81. Well known for his exploits on rallies such as the Monte Carlo, Coupe des Alpes, Tulip, Acropolis, Safari and RAC, Peter was also a regular saloon car winner on the track and competed in the Mille Miglia and at Le Mans. His appearances were almost always in Rootes cars, and Sunbeams in particular. In Rapiers he gained a...

Page 34 of October 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1966

Alpine Rally

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION 1st: Rolland/Augoas (Alfa GTA)2nd: Clark/Melia (Ford Lotus-Cortina)3rd: Aaltonen/Liddon (B.M.C. Cooper-S)4th: Piot/Jacob (Renault 1500) A "Coupe D'Or," or "Golden Coupe," the prize for three Coupes in three consecutive years, is the dream of every rallyist, both amateur and professional. The feat of remaining free of road penalties on three consecutive Alpine Rallies has...

Page 48 of March 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1964

XXXIII Monte Carlo Rally

The thirty-third Rally of Monte Carlo was very little different in style or form from its predecessors, and with the absence of a large quantity of ice and snow, it proved to be slightly easier than last year's rally. The eventual winner came as something of a surprise to the rally world as well as to the successful crew, Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddon, who even by the end of the last test did...

Page 9 of December 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, December 1961

Matters of moment

THE R.A.C. RALLY The 1960 R.A.C. Rally was a comparatively mild affair over A and B roads; this year's event was just the reverse and really proved the merit of successful cars and crews. Pat Moss declared that it was tougher than the Liège (although only eight cars out of 85 starters finished this year's Liège, whereas 81 out of 150 got home in the R.A.C. Rally) and Sydney Allard remarked that...

Page 56 of December 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, December 1996

Alpine Special

Laurence Meredith examines a famous works rally car, and gets to sit where Moss once sat... In our motoring world the measure of a man can usually be gauged not by the amount of power he has at his disposal, but by the manner in which he exercises that power — or in this case a conspicuous lack of it. In 1948 an ex-Talbot salesman, Norman Garrad, set up Rootes' competition department with a view...

Page 56 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, April 1989

Saloon racing in the Fifties and Sixties

A thing of the past Back in the days when you could eat your breakfast egg without expecting to die, when only young girls worried about slimming diets, when American vigilantes were unnecessary on London's Underground, and when all the Mary Whitehouses would have fainted simultaneously if condoms had been shown on television, saloon cars which are now regarded as Classics could be seen on the...

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Playing David to Avo's Goliath

Just as Chrysler have to play third string to Ford and British Leyland in the overall British car market so it is in the performance world. Here the Pentastar brand has to operate on a considerably lower budget than those allowed to its main rivals at Abingdon and Aveley. As we reported last month, Ford's Advanced Vehicle Operation is now fully operational at the modern factory in Essex. While BL...

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