Articles tagged Rainier

Page 47 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, January 1984

What price Monte-Carlo?

Once regarded as the world's best rally, the Monte is no longer an adventure for the private British teams. Our Rallies Editor explains why. Strange how some people form obscure associations between certain events and the passing of another year. Some do it by the ending of the lawn mowing season, or even just by the renewal of car insurance, whilst others may notch their sticks whenever the Boat...

Page 11 of June 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 1964

XXII Monaco Grand Prix

B.R.M. Sweeps the Board Monte Carlo, May 10th. Being the first of the Grand Prix classics for 1964 all the leading teams had hopes of fielding their latest cars all ready, tried and proven, but in fact only B.R.M. and Brabham were in this happy state of affairs. The Bourne team had their two 1964 cars, with stressed-skin chassis, simplified front suspension with inboard-mounted coil springs,...

Page 30 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1972

The 30th Monaco GP

A wet race Monte Carlo, May 14th With the race at Monaco taking place only two weekends after the Spanish Grand Prix there was not much time for any startling new changes to take place, so that the scene when practice started at Monaco on Thursday afternoon was very similar to that which we saw at Jarama. Those teams that had returned en bloc to their factories were back again, renewed and fresh...

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Legends – 1983 Monaco Grand Prix

Nigel Roebuck Friday evening at Monaco, and a drink or two on Keke Rosberg's boat, moored near the chicane. The host, as usual, was chattering away about this, that and the other, reminding us again that not all Finnish grand prix drivers are mute; Mika Häkkinen may have been a man of few words, but compared with Kimi Raikkonen you couldn't shut him up. Keke was regretting that his day had been a...

Page 9 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, February 1998

Record entry for 1998 Monte Carlo Challenge

A demanding extra circuit of the High Alps and the incentive of a splendid gala prizegiving dinner amid Prince Rainier's car collection are just two of the reasons why this month's ninth Monte Carlo Challenge has attracted a record entry. Former British Rally champion Russell Brookes (MGB) is among competitors from 17 nations on the 180-car entry, all seeking adventure and glory on the Classic...

Page 64 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, July 1977

Off-duty Monaco visitor

on Saturday, returning over-night for the Monaco race on Sunday afternoon. Eventually the rain came down so hard that even the bravest of them gave up and practice was quietly washed away, leaving the morning times counting for the grid positions until the final hour on Saturday afternoon. While the mechanics prepared the cars for the Saturday onslaught the team-managers managed, the driver's did...

Page 88 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, January 2001

A stormy Brighton Run

In spite of floods and a strong wind that tried to blow down the finish arch on Madeira Drive, that great adventure, the 2000 London Brighton Run for pre-1905 cars was its usual success. The entry of 432 from all over the world is remarkable. Oldest vehicle was the 1875 Grenville steam carriage. It was reported to have reached as far as Crawley by midday and finished the 57 miles in 8% hours, in...

Page 33 of August 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1974

Around and about

Opel Commodore GS/E for Britain C.R.'s regret that the Opel Commodore 2.8 GS/E is not imported into Great Britain (Road Impressions of the Opel Commodore 2.8 GS and Granada Ghia on page 844 of this issue) is fortunately short-lived. The model is to be marketed in the UK in the autumn. Tony Fall and Peter Hanson turned out on the Avon Motor Tour of Britain with a brace of right-hand-drive versions...

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