Articles tagged Tony Fowkes

Page 45 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, December 1982

Britons to Safari

TWO British crews are planning a double entry in the 1983 Marlboro Safari Rally. Tony Fowkes and Peter O'Gorman will be driving a Subaru four-wheel-drive saloon, whilst Jonathan Ashman and Andy Millns will use an estate version of the same model. Fowkes' car is being prepared in the UK, but Ashman's has been built in Japan and will be shipped there to Mombasa. Service support will be recruited...

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 63 of March 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, March 1978

All in a Year's work

A review of some of the more interesting variety which spiced the Assistant Editor's life in 1977 Nineteen-seventy-six had been such an exciting and dramatic year for me on the circuit and on forest tracks that in the article of this title in Motor Sport last March I was able to ignore the more mundane aspects of a motoring journalist's life—like driving exotic cats and travelling the world! (so...

Page 94 of November 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, November 2002

Hairpin Benz

The Mercedes 450SLC was not an obvious choice of rally car. But in an intermittently successful quest for glory with the large coupé, the Stuttgart marque set new standards of preparation and expertise in world rallying, as John Davenport explains Since Hans Tak kicked off Mercedes-Benz's rally career by winning the 1954 Tulip Rally with the light, powerful, spaceframe 300SL gull-wing, the Three-...

Page 74 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1977

Mercedes 4 1/2 litre 'rallyewagen'

I am standing on a low grass bank, surrounded by a Surrey replica of Scottish rally terrain. The gods have even laid on similar weather to the June Scottish Rally. The proverbial crisp sunny day beams down on the mixture of sand and stone, presently peacefully sleeping on the hidden slopes of the approach to the road on which I stand. Now there is a brief shriek of hard-pressed rubber on tarmac;...

Page 72 of May 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, May 1978

The Safari Rally

Rain, mud, torrent and flood Just as a delicious meal serves no purpose whatsoever if laid before empty chairs, so the best rally in the world can be quite insignificant without competitors of sufficient talent to appreciate it. Towards the end of 1977 there was much speculation concerning the entry which the 1978 Safari Rally was likely to attract, particularly as both Ford and the Fiat/Lancia...

Page 56 of February 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1976

From a Stratos Hot Seat

Some friends thought I was mad, others thought I was about to be scared out of my wits, few would have given me credit for bravery in lieu of stupidity. As I sat there in the navigator's seat of potentially the fastest rally car in Britain at the start of last month's ShellSport Tour of Dean Rally, I confess to having felt a certain amount of apprehension. For four years, from the days when, as...

Page 40 of June 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1978

A pair of compact, sporting Mercedes

A special 280E Manual and the 280CE Automatic The last 12 months have seen a subtle and almost) unofficial intrusion into the tough world of rallying by Mercedes-Benz, the marque in which years ago Eugen Bohringer put up some staggering rally performances with unlikely saloon versions. Last year's first venture, prompted by the enthusiasm of Mercedes-Benz in Great Britain, ended in an outstanding...

Page 92 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, May 1983

Marlboro Safari Rally

Would you believe it possible for a driver to win a World Championship rally having twice broken his rear axle in competitive sections? Or for a driver to be classed as a finisher after amassing penalties totalling more than a day? Those whose rallying has never taken thorn beyond Europe would probably give a negative answer to both questions, but anyone with experience of rallying in Africa,...

Page 32 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 1976

Tour of Britain

(July 9-11) Rally Drivers Dominate This year the fourth BRSCC-organised Tour of Britain was transformed into a very serious rallying-orientated test of the Group 1 production saloons and the "names" who drove them. The 1,000-mile route covered the Midlands, East Anglia, Wales and the West Country containing a scheduled 171 min. 95 sec. of competition. Some 80 minutes were reserved for the four...

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