Articles tagged Peter Lovett

Page 78 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, August 1981

British Grand Prix

A jubilant John Watson holds aloft his British Grand Prix trophy to the applause of Jacques Laffite and the crowd after his highly popular victory at Silverstone at the wheel of the McLaren MP4. Below, Alain Prost was the early leader in his Renault Elf turbo, but dropped out with engine trouble. *   *   * Brazilian rising star Roberto Moreno made no mistakes in the F3 race supporting the British...

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Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

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Jaguar's European progress

MOTOR SPORT attends the annual Spa Francorchamps 24 hour saloon car race to catch up on Jaguar results in this year's European Touring Can Championship. Results already include defeating the cream of German opposition at The Nürburgring and another win in Czechoslovakia . . . OUR May issue contained a three page look at the construction and debut of the Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) Jaguar XJS in...

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Bob Houghton

From hillclimbing 212s to running sports-prototypes at Le Mans, few are better versed at restoring and race preparing Ferraris than this Cotswolds concern  Words: Rob Widdows. Photography: LAT Conversations about Ferraris, and their restoration, are rare without the name of Bob Houghton cropping up somewhere along the way. For new owners of the red cars he’s invariably a safe haven in the often...

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Reappraisal

Reappraisal Refining Jaguar's XJ saloons even further ONE of the most frustrating aspects of the past decade was the decline of the Jaguar reputation in the mid-1970s, not at the time when the British luxury car market Wilt under ferocious attack from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Back in the autumn of 1975 D.S.J. and the writer toured Scotland in a Daimler VI2 and ended up shaking our heads with...

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A six hour surprise

After 27 editions the 750 MC's 6-hour Relay is an established annual outing for the biggest variety of racing and road vehicles to share the track in Britain. A triumph of the handicappers art, it is designed to bring together the entire spectrum of British racing outside the pure single seater categories. The relay is a credit w the memo, of 750 MC founder-member Holland Birkett, whose surname...

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Sports car performance — Porsche high speed

In 1937 the Aldington brothers were importing the 2-litre 6-cylinder Type 328 BMW sports car through their firm AFN Ltd. and they marketed it as the Frazer Nash-BMW. From the way the factory can had performed in the 1936 Tourist Trophy race in Northern Ireland the 328 BMW was an impressive car and in order to launch it on the British market AFN Ltd. had the brilliant idea of making an RAC...

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Tuning topics

Race modifying Jaguar's XJ-S for European endurance events WHEN I heard that Jaguar was to go racing in European Touring Car Championship events again my first reaction was, "Oh no! We've seen all this before. Why should it work now, when it Was such a disaster in 1977?" Then I started getting phone calls from Germany. At eight o'clock in the morning it's difficult to argue with an irate trans-...

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ARG in Sport

Changing up from first to second gear, to use their expression, the Austin-Rover Group has announced a major sporting programme for 1984. Two or three Rover Vitesse models in every round of the European Touring Car Championship is a welcome commitment, as will be the intention to run a limited rally programme for the 280 bhp models, but the real surprise of the announcement was the introduction...

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TUNING TOPICS Vegantune ventures

TOURIST TROPHY Jaguar carry on BRITAIN'S second European Touring Car Championship event of 1982 (the first was at Donington) was held over the September 11th 12th weekend and was watched with keen interest by an estimated 8,000 crowd. They were keen to acquire the taste of the Group A saloon car racing formula that will form the basis of the 1983 British Championship. As at Zolder a fortnight...

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