Articles tagged Rob Arthur

Page 53 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 2000

Audits & Plaudits

In the final part of his Metro 6R4 story, John Davenport explains how he had to fight to keep the project's momentum going, how inter-company rivalries and red tape conspired against it, and how the team's efforts were rewarded by a euphoric World Championship debut Just as George Orwell gloomily predicted, 1984 started badly with Austin Rover Group endlessly embroiled in the pointless spat...

Page 52 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1985

International Trophy

Mike Thackwell became the first drive to win an F3000 race his third International Trophy win with Ralt in four years. As usual, the weather conditions were appaling (Above, top) Michel Ferte led the race in the middle, dry, period but after a spin in the rain came home second behind John Neilsen's Ralt. (Above) Claudio Langes in one of the Barron team's Tyrrell 012s, which have yet to show...

Page 34 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1988

No Effect

It seems inconceivable that a qualifying round of a World Championship should produce no significant change in the standings of that series, yet that is precisely what happened in New Zealand, where the eighth round of the World Rally Championship for Drivers took place in July. The Championship is dominated by the three works drivers of the Lancia team, followed by a fourth who drives for the...

Page 60 of April 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 2002

Public face, private man

Tony Pond succumbed to cancer last month. He was just 56. His British Leyland team manager, John Davenport, remembers a perfectionist who was much better than his results suggest He never won a world championship rally, let alone a world title. But those in the know were well aware ofjust how good Tony Pond was. When asked whom he would most like as a team-mate for the 1986 season, Walter Röhrl...

Page 5 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, July 1997

New motoring organisation makes bid to run worldwide classic events

"Organising events for people and people for events" is the role of The Classic Motoring Organisation, a new enthusiast-led initiative to be launched next month and designed to help classic car owners get the most from their vehicles. CMO principals Rob Arthur, Christopher Belton, John Davenport, John Foden and Rick Smith will utilise contacts on every continent, to promote a wide range of events...

Page 47 of March 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1986

Rally Review - Monte-Carlo Rally

Explorers often endured all manner of hardship and disappointment before the reward of some startling and momentous discovery. Climbers sometimes come very close indeed to giving up an attempt before forcing themselves to carry on. Success frequently demands a great deal of tenacity and determination to overcome initial despair, and this is as true of rallying as it is of any other activity...

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