Articles tagged Wynne Mitchell

Page 50 of July 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, July 1985

ARG's Rally weapon

Although Austin Rover seem to be swimming against the tide by insisting on using a normally aspirated engine in its Metro 6R4 rally car, its Longbridge-based competitions department is convinced that the quick response and wide, flat torque curve of its new three-litre V6 engine makes up for any lack of horsepower. And the deficit is a large one. The current Audi Quattro Sport has at least 500...

Page 53 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 2000

Audits & Plaudits

In the final part of his Metro 6R4 story, John Davenport explains how he had to fight to keep the project's momentum going, how inter-company rivalries and red tape conspired against it, and how the team's efforts were rewarded by a euphoric World Championship debut Just as George Orwell gloomily predicted, 1984 started badly with Austin Rover Group endlessly embroiled in the pointless spat...

Page 60 of April 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 2002

Public face, private man

Tony Pond succumbed to cancer last month. He was just 56. His British Leyland team manager, John Davenport, remembers a perfectionist who was much better than his results suggest He never won a world championship rally, let alone a world title. But those in the know were well aware ofjust how good Tony Pond was. When asked whom he would most like as a team-mate for the 1986 season, Walter Röhrl...

Page 51 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, January 1979

Chrysler Competitive

All set to add another chapter to Sunbeam's sporting history with help from the 16-valve Lotus engine "Last year nobody wanted to know about, or talk to, or drive for Chrysler. Now the World and his wife are beating on the door ... ringing on the telephone .... writing. They all want to drive a Sunbeam, and our job - after we have shown that we can produce an outright winning works car for Tony...

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