Articles tagged Will Sparrow

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

Tony Pond

Leyland's new rally recruit talks about his prospects in the 1976 TR7 campaign Just under 30 years of age, and securely contracted to Leyland to contest next year's RAC Rally Championship, in the latest 16-valve TR7, Tony Pond looks towards 1976 with a confidence that few of us can muster today. He started rallying in 1968, coming "nowhere" in his own words on road events. Then, the following...

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...

Page 39 of January 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, January 1976

Rally review

An exciting year in Britain's national championship "If anyone expressed surprise at the number of British drivers who finished in the top ten of the RAC International Rally, then that person must have had his head in the sand for the past year." The speaker is Roger Clark, Britain's undisputed rally king, who had just regained the National Rally Championship crown and by finishing second on the...

Page 46 of October 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 1971

Tuning topics: the cross-country sprinter—a 1.4-litre Cooper S

Since 1963 a young man from Shakespeare's west country region has nearly exclusively devoted his talents to Mini derivatives and how the best can be wrung from the ubiquitous box in British club rallies. During the last two years his efforts have become so successful that 26-year-old Will Sparrow has become the only Mini-Cooper S driver to consistently beat the Ford Escort RS and TC models that...

Page 24 of June 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1970

RALLY REVIEW

FRAM WELSH RALLY GENERAL CLASSIFICATION 1st: W. Sparrow/N. Raeburn (Cooper S 1340) .. 52 min. 30 sec 2nd: C. Sclater/M. Holmes (Escort TC 1598) .. 55 min. 09 sec. 3rd: C. Knowles-Fitton/C. Nash (Escort TC 1594) .. 56 min. 06 sec. 4th: J. Bullogh/D. Barrow (Escort TC 1598) .. 62 min. 14 sec. 5th: R. Eyre-Maunsell/N. Henderson (imp 998) .. 64 min. 06 sec. 6th: J. Churchill/J. Thomas (Escort TC 1594...

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