Articles tagged Peter Harper

Page 66 of October 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, October 2005

Thermal underdog

This Sunbeam Alpine shocked the French hosts by winning the Index of Thermal Efficiency at Le Mans. Richard Heseltine goes back to its Rootes It's unlikely to feature in any roundup of motor racing milestones: 16th place and second in class at Le Mans 1961. But, as expectation-defying acts go, the Rootes Competition Department's victory in the concurrent Index of Thermal Efficiency with this...

Page 27 of March 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, March 1964

Total Performance

The Monte Carlo Rally Ford Falcons do 0-100 m.p.h. in 16.9 secs. and cover the s.s. 1/4-mile in 14.8 secs. We originally intended to drive the cars which finished first and second in the Monte Carlo Rally but although we managed to drive the winning Mini-Cooper S of Paddy Hopkirk (see page 153), we didn't do so well with the Ford Falcons which finished second. The car that finished second was Bo...

Page 28 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 1964

Book reviews

"Alfa Romeo—A History," by Peter Hull and Roy Slater. 513 pp. 8½ in. x 5¾ in. (Cassell & Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 50s.) I have been dilatory in reviewing this keenly-anticipated book only because there is so much material in it that it took a long time to read! This is another book in the Montagu Motor Book Series and contains everything that Hull and Slater have been...

Page 24 of June 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1964

The Tulip Rally

So far this year. the major International rallies held in Europe have been rather frustrating for the Ford France team. Last year—1963—saw a steady increase in confidence which started with a very near-miss on the Monte Carlo Rally when Bo Ljungfeldt all but won it (he lost 31 minutes on the road replacing a burnt-out clutch), and progressed through successes in French Internationals such as the...

Page 33 of March 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, March 1959

Film review: "Coupe des Alpes"

In our issue of September 1958 the Continental Correspondent described his experiences during the making of the Shell film of the Alpine Rally. The result of this work was recently shown to the Press at the British premiere of the film, when it was unanimously acclaimed as one of the finest rally films ever to be made. Filmed in "glorious Technicolour" which is really superb, most of this film...

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