Articles tagged Russell Brookes

Page 92 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, November 2008

Fighting on the home front

Jimmy McRae never really carved out an international rally career – but he didn’t need to when the competition was so good at homeBy John Davenport To successfully take up rallying after the first flush of youth is not unknown in our sport. Eugen Böhringer did not start his career until 1958 when he was 36 years old, then went on to win the European Rally Championship and the Liège-Sofia-Liège...

Page 11 of April 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, April 2007

Preview Race Retro

Group B rally action and 450 stands at Stoneleigh show One of the biggest ever gatherings of Group B rally cars, many of them in action on a demonstration special stage, will feature at Race Retro, the International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry on March 23-25. The event will include 450 stands covering 70 years of historic motorsport. After a trade day on Friday,...

Page 109 of July 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, July 2008

Vatanen, Gronholm to attend Rally Show

Former World Rally Champion Ari Vatanen is the latest star name confirmed for the Rally Show at Chatsworth on the weekend of June 7/8. Vatanen, now an MEP, will be present on Saturday as the event celebrates 50 years of the British Rally Championship. Other former British champions attending include Stig Blomqvist, Jimmy McRae, Russell Brookes, David Llewellin and Billy Coleman, while the...

Page 40 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1981

Around and about

BRM Auction Sale At the Motofair at Earls Court, on October 22nd, the remains of the BRM works team were put up for auction by Christie's, the Hon. Patrick Lindsay running the sale with a delightful touch of gentleness and efficiency, his auctioneering technique being qui te charming. Apart from works drawings, various aspects of administration, documentary films and odds and ends, there were...

Page 79 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, October 1982

SWISS GRAND PRIX

SWISS GRAND pm f?rovvir RenaallE3,0B, led, the lions shardet,e,fr the tSw, iss Gtra,r,ida PrixetaDri,j,oarcli-vPircetnooisareacenatInyd it half from the finish. Above, Prost leads Patrese, and Piquet opening Arnoux gone through i n h, Renault. SALONEN'S Datsun (above) is watched on its way to fourth place by the King of Sweden, whose Bell 206L is parked in the field. Airikkala took very quickly...

Page 60 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, February 1979

Ford Competition Plans

For years Ford have held a January conference at which they tell an often amazed audience about their competition plans for the coming season. Of late this has really slid down into a parochial British affair of more benefit to the specialist rallying journalist than the media at large. For us at Motor Sport it has always been interesting to be able to talk to the Ford personnel at these...

Page 63 of April 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, April 1979

Rally review

Swedish Rally Scandinavian winters being what they are, long and cold, it's almost inconceivable that February's Swedish Rally should have taken place on anything but roads plentifully covered by ice and snow. Sweden becomes white for months every winter, and remembering that the Monte-Carlo Rally has snow only on some parts of its route, the Swedish Rally is the only event in the World...

Page 23 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, June 1975

Rally Review

The Welsh Rally OF THE five main international rallies in the British Isles (organised by people of five different nationalities, incidentally) the Welsh Rally is the one which has always been regarded as the low-cost event for clubmen, the rally on which aspiring competitors could cut their big-time teeth. The reason for this was simple; it was all crammed into one weekend, from Friday to Sunday...

Page 21 of November 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, November 1976

Matters of moment

Showtime soliloquy The International Motor Show at Earls Court, just concluded, lived up to its name, with sparkling new cars from Great Britain, France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, America, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Russia. In a Way it was historic, apart from the exhibits from Beaulieu's National Motor Museum and others, because it was the last SMMT...

Page 38 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1982

Rally of the Thousand Lakes

RALLY REVIEW Rally of the Thousand Lakes THERE was once a popular notion among rally organisers that they need only announce an event to bring a flood of entries from eager competitors. Some even felt that their events should be compulsory for the leading teams of the world, whilst others only even issued entry forms to those whom they selected. That kind of conceit has now gone. The days of...

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