Articles tagged Shell

Page 8 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, April 1992

Suspended animation

Active suspension made a triumphant return at Kyalami, where Nigel Mansell ran away and hid As the dust settles once more on the parched Kyalami and the South African GP, we shall look back in the months to come and truly appreciate just how crushingly superior the Williams FW14Bs were. When Nigel Mansell spoke afterwards of his plan "to build a cushion of 20 seconds" you realised just how much...

Page 28 of January 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 1987

The Long Run

I went to North America to see a Swedish manufacturer demonstrate its durability with a record-breaking 20 days at Talladega, Alabama, in a trio of production Saab 9000 saloons. We mentioned this briefly last month, but the full list of records—all but two of international rather than World status—is appended. I can confirm that the trio of cars utilised all felt of sound production quality when...

Page 110 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 110, January 2009

The perfect cocktail party

Mix classic cars with the return of Ferrari to Jarama, and you have the right ingredients for the second Martini Legends event By Damien Smith Jarama will always be Gilles Villeneuve’s circuit. A total of nine World Championship Grands Prix were held at the tortuous track on the outskirts of Madrid between 1968 and ’81, not including the 1980 race. That was the one stripped of its points status...

Page 92 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, June 2003

The Austro-Daimler puzzle

Bill Boddy I have never been able to understand why the 19/100 ADM Austro-Daimler, with its good six-cylinder power unit, was not more popular here, among vintage-period sportscars. I know that Mr Foden of the steam-wagon company said, when he gave up his 4.5-litre Bentley for a six-cylinder one, that he missed the former's "bloody thump". I am aware that the Austrian car had not been a Le Mans...

Page 43 of April 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, April 1958

The man and his car: The story of Leslie Hounsfield's Trojan

At Easter spectators who watch the M.C.C. 50th Anniversary Trial will see Group Captain Scroggs' famous Trojan once again in action and another Trojan competing in the Vintage Section of this historic trial. Some of them may wonder, what is this remarkable light car which refuses to be its age when it comes to climbing "impossible" hills? Therefore, with the aid of the Trojan Owners' Club we...

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