Articles tagged Richard Bums

Page 39 of February 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, February 2000

To Hell and Back

A huge crash nearly ended his life, but Ari Vatanen fought on. John Davenport meets Finland's most famous Parliamentarian There are so many surprising things about Ari Vatanen it's hard to know where to start The first time I met him was at the Donegal Rally in 1975. An was driving a very tired and well-travelled Opel Ascona in which he had just finished eighth overall on the Scottish Rally. His...

Page 168 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 168, September 1999

Goodwood Revival preview

The world's greatest historic race meeting is back. If you were these last year you'll need no further encouragement. If not, read on and let Marcus Pye tell you exactly why you should spend September 17-19 weekend in West Sussex. Goodwood's Motor Circuit Revival, last September, was universally hailed as the greatest historic race meeting of all time. Unarguably so, for nowhere on the planet was...

Page 41 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, September 1995

Kiwi polish

Colin McRae takes a third straight win in New Zealand, and keeps his slim WRC hopes alive. Sponsorship of events, teams and drivers by tobacco companies, notably to promote particular cigarette brands, has been as common for many years in rallying as it has in other sports. The reason is straightforward. Tobacco advertising is severely restricted in many countries, banned altogether in some, and...

Page 4 of January 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, January 2002

British Motorsport under the cosh

As we went to press, British Motorsport was facing a three-way state of emergency: Silverstone was threatened with the removal of its 2002 grand prix to Paul Ricard in France. Britain's round of the World Rally Championship was being reviewed following an accident involving spectators and a competing car. And our latest world champion was embroiled in a contractual wrangle that could force him...

Page 70 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 2000

Greek Mythology

Simply the 'Acropolis Rally'. It is a name that will bring a wince to the faces of most rallymen but in itself is quite innocuous, conjuring up as it does travel poster images of sun drenched sands overlooked by ancient marble monuments. Renaming our own top event the 'Stonehenge Rally' would not have had at all the same effect. In fact, the Acropolis Rally started out in 1952 as the ELPA Rally....

Page 32 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1993

A winter's tale

From November 21-24 Britain's biggest sporting event will take place. The RAC Rally regularly attracts more on-the-spot watchers than the Derby, Wimbledon or even the cup final. It is sponsored this year by Network Q. More than likely, the weather will be cold, damp, foggy and generally miserable, pretty well the most unattractive conditions of any event in the World Championship, yet it gathers...

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