Articles tagged Sport

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Norman's conquest

The D-type didn’t win many races in period, but fared spectacularly well in those that most mattered. Sixty years on from the car’s first test, Motor Sport joins Jaguar development driver Norman Dewis at the helm By Andrew Frankel  The dark green prototype has been lapping the handling circuit at the Motor Industry Research Association proving ground for a while now, the distinctive bark of its 3...

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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...

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Around the houses

– Coys – Coys celebrated its 90th anniversary at its end of year sale at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster on December 1. On the Monday evening before the sale the anniversary celebrations got under way with live entertainment from ’60s rock band Manfred Mann, who played a selection of guitars featured in the auction. So whether you were after a pair of Purdey shotguns, a Fender SK...

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Don't shoot...

There was a behind-the-scenes facet of the Monte-Carlo Rally which we feel should be placed before you, our readers; not the doing of the organisers, we hasten to add, but entirely a contrivance by FISA. "We hardly see anything of World Championship rallying on television nowadays." "Monte-Carlo? Didn't even know it was on!" These are comments we hear frequently. Is this the fault of TV companies...

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Keeping track of the BRDC'S star prizes

The British Racing Drivers’ Club Gold Star is historically a coveted prize for the best British and Commonwealth racing drivers who compete around the globe. It remains so to this day – just ask Lewis Hamilton. But its public profile outside of the club is perhaps not as great as it should be. In the hope of addressing this, Motor Sport has joined forces with the BRDC to run regular updates of...

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READERS' SPARE PARTS FOR SALE AND WANTED FOR SALE 16 h.p. A.C. (from t he Barson Special), spreial crankshaft and rods, Martkat pistons, KE 965 veiyes, special large capacity Sump (steel), large capacity high piesSure oiling system. High lift camshaft, Watford rating magneto, 3 Antal carburetters, outside exhaust natnifold, steel flywheel. Engine has done 105 m.p.h. on 3.6 to top with 19 x 5.25...

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On a mild disturbance in the Midlands

During February 1944, that wartime-formed body, the Midland Motoring Enthusiasts' Club, published, in the motoring Press, an invitation to the secretaries of the various motoring clubs to attend a meeting at which it was proposed to discuss a scheme which the MMEC had formulated in an attempt to reorganise the Sport after the war, and generally further motorists' interests. Twelve clubs were...

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Rally GB goes back to its routes

Fan feedback sparks change of direction for Britain’s WRC showpiece The Wales Rally GB has a rocky history. It was first run in 1932 as the RAC Rally, with 341 starters, and there have been many yumps in the road since then. In 2011, organiser International Motor Sports (the commercial arm of the Motor Sports Association) was lured into creating a longer event, but has since admitted that “...

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Gerard 'Jabby' Crombac Flat-cap wearer, pipe smoker. Anglophile and incurable motor racing addict. this Frenchman was the doyen of Formula One journalists. Crombac died in November. having notched up an incredible 56 years reporting the sport. He first came to prominence at Motor Sport's sister publication Autosport, and contributed to the very first issue in August 1950. During the '50s he...

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My wait to see Indy winner Sir, Congratulations to Motor Sport and Gordon Cruickshank on his story of the Lotus-Ford 38 in your July issue. It was in 1965, not '66, that one of them was driven by Jim Clark in the two Swiss hillclimbs and I am disappointed to learn some 45 years later that it was not apparently the Indianapolis-winning car that I photographed on both occasions. The wealthy...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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