Articles tagged Robert Reid

Page 92 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, April 2004

Stage direction

The co-driver's role has grown as the pace of modern rallying has increased, as John Davenport explains The sons of Noah, so we are told, built the Tower of Babel. The result of their efforts was to cause all the different languages of the world to be created and today there may be as many as 4,500 of them. Pace notes are nowhere near as old or as diverse but they do have a history. It all...

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Richard Burns: keeping the flame alight

Ten years ago the late Richard Burns became England's only World Rally Champion. He's not forgotten, as our very personal road trip showed In many ways, it feels like more than just 10 years have passed since Richard Burns won the 2001 World Rally Championship — the helmet he wore looks impossibly fragile, for instance, while his old overalls appear to offer the fire protection of a kimono. It...

Page 50 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 1998

Extracts From Eric Giles' Diaries (Courtesy of Michael Giles)

June 3 1927 Goff and I are mad on getting a straight-eight Bugatti on the instalment idea, and went to see one at lunchtime an awfully nice bus, a four-seater 1925, a very pretty little car and she seems in very good condition. [Type 30]We are just waiting to hear about one up north, then I think we will go and see this one again. June 8 Had rather an exciting day we heard from Southport this...

Page 50 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1994

Making amends

Colin McRae had endured a miserable 1994 prior to New Zealand. There had even been talk that his place at Subaru was in jeopardy. But then. . . After an indifferent year during which his feet have sometimes been given greater credit for intelligence than his brain, a driver has walked away with a World Championship rally victory by the comparatively huge margin of well over two minutes, less than...

Page 10 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 2006

Obituary - Richard Burns

On the fourth anniversary of winning his WRC title, Richard Burns died. He was just 34. John Davenport pays tribute to a British rallying icon. I never had the chance to sit beside Richard Burns in a rally car. But I did watch the RAC Rally in 2000, when he collected his hat-trick on the event. It was a revelation to see just how much his style required the Subaru to go sideways, like an old-time...

Page 5 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, February 1996


12:Durango, a midfield Formula 3000 team, announces Formula One ambitions for 1997. 13:ITV snatches coverage of Grand Prix racing from the BBC. with effect from 1997, with a deal which will see it pay FOCA 10 times the 'Beeb's' going rate. Veteran commentator Murray Walker, above, is left contemplating the possibility that he has just one more season remaining in F1, although sections of Britain'...

Page 27 of January 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, January 2011

The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

In Brief • The Racing Steps Foundation, which supports GP2 driver Oliver Turvey and Formula 3 racer James Calado, is monitoring two new rising stars for a fully-funded seat in the 2011 Formula Renault UK Championship. Karter Oliver Rowland and Formula Ford driver Dan Wells are competing in the Formula Renault Winter Series to secure the seat. • Peugeot UK has signed double British Rally Champion...

Page 56 of November 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, November 1994


Telecom Gold Colin McRae continues his run of success in the Antipodes This year's Telecom Rally Australia lacked nothing of its former stature, despite having lost its full World Championship status to become a qualifier in only the two-wheel-drive, two-litre series, which is considered no more than a little brother of the major championship even though talk (and so far it is only talk) says...

Page 17 of February 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 2008

Rally winners mark 75th

Eight former winners of Britain’s biggest rally were present when the 2007 Wales Rally GB celebrated the 75th anniversary of the event formerly known as the RAC Rally. Three winning drivers and five co-drivers came together at the event’s ceremonial start in Cardiff last November, including 1965 winner Rauno Aaltonen, 1989 winner Pentti Airikkala and Juha Kankkunen, three-time winner in 1987, ’...

Page 74 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, May 2002

Sikh and repair

Joginder Singh was perhaps the greatest exponent of the old-style safari - fast, determined and a demon spanner-man. John Davenport catches up with this three-time winner in sunbury-on-thames! During the 2000 Rally of Great Britain, I was leaving the fourth stage when I saw Richard Burns and Robert Reid working on their Subaru Impreza in a lay-by. They were improvising a sling, using the spare...



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