Articles tagged Phil Collins

Page 82 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, May 2014

Senna's dirty weekend

It was the kind of thing a team would nowadays doubtless suppress – an F1 star sneaking away to try his hand at rallying. But such things were possible in 1986, even when the driver was Ayrton Senna. He relished every secondWriter Steve Bennett Ayrton Senna – rally driver. Now there’s a cover line any magazine editor would covet. It happened too, on a blustery, grey Welsh hillside in 1986. Ayrton...

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Miscellany

Motor Sport are proudly awarding the trophy to the Best Owner/Driver of the 1997 Historic season at the prestigious Historic Motorsport Awards at London's Park Lane Hotel on October 31st. This is second running of the star-studded event and some tickets are still available from Coys of Kensington on 0171 584 7444. * * * One of James Hunt's Simpson Racesuits, a Momo steering wheel autographed by...

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Letters

A star of stage and screen I have just read the excellent Lunch With... Tiff Needell. Unfortunately there wasn't space to mention his rally exploits, so I thought I would share with you my memories of when I co-drove him in the 1996 RAC Rally, when it was still a proper RAC spread throughout the UK. Anyone on that year's event will never forget the atrocious conditions, with heavy snow and ice...

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Wilson, Grist for RAC

Two of the people most closely associated with the late Colin McRae’s rallying career will take part in the fifth Roger Albert Clark Rally in mid-November. Malcolm Wilson, team boss of Ford’s World Rally Championship team, will tackle the event for a second time in a freshly prepared Ford Escort Mk2, while McRae’s former co-driver Nicky Grist will make his debut on the three-day rally alongside...

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Legends - Riccardo Patrese

Riccardo Patrese is one of those racing drivers who ages well, I thought again when I saw him in Monaco a few weeks ago. Greying a little, and strolling around with a son much taller than he is, he has the look of a man at peace with himself. For much of his career, though, I avoided him, after a brief exchange at Zandvoort in 1979. He had crashed in what Jackie Stewart would call 'a fairly...

Page 68 of December 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 1985

GM Dealer Sport

Maintaining a strong identity for two once distinct marques which have come together commercially is not an easy task, as witness Peugeot/Talbot. But the amalgamation of Vauxhall and Opel has been so complete that it is the parent company of GM which visually dominates the group's image, while British customers are apparently perfectly content with a car which differs only in name from its German...

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1993 British F3 Review.

In-Car Manx Rally Experience. Duke Video. 86 min, £10.99. A cliché? Certainly. Well produced? Indubitably. Worthwhile? Questionably .. . Just as you thought the world had had its fill of in-car rally videos, another one pops up and drags you to the small screen in the corner, pace notes in hand. Hang on. Pace notes? Indeed. A set is provided for several of the stages through which you are...

Page 76 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, June 1982

Welsh rally

ON TOP of the World. Björn Waldegård (above) acclimatised himself rapidly to Audi Ouattro driving to win this year's Welsh International Rally, on his first attempt in both car and event. His faultless run pushed new Open Championship leader, Henn Toivonen (bottom left), down to second place in his Opel. Third placed Stig Blornqvist (right) brought Talbot back to British rallying, whilst (bottom...

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Evans boosts title hopes with Manx win

Although he never won the Manx International during his mainstream rallying career, Welshman Gwyndaf Evans finally celebrated victory on the island by dominating the Isle of Man Historic Rally. Driving a Ford Escort Mk2 entered by the Viking Motorsport team of former World Champion co-driver Phil Mills, Evans set the fastest time on all 18 of the special stages run over two days on closed public...

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Simon Draper

A man with the world's best collection of Aston Martins and the force behind the Palawan press If you see an unusual Aston Martin at a race, chances are the entrant will be Simon Draper. His collection is the biggest and quite possibly the most complete single-make grouping of any marque. But after some years racing old cars, he has turned his attentions to publishing books about them, creating...

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