Monthly Archives: November 2011

Talbot Sunbeam Lotus Rally Car

Several months ago, actually on July 21, 2011, I posted a story about the Talbot Lago cars.  In that post I mentioned that I would discuss the Sunbeam Talbot rally car.  The naming aspects of this car are somewhat bewildering … Continue reading

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WINTR Series Set For 2012

Last year was the first running of the WINTR Series.  This rally series, devised last year by Frank Beyer and I, includes a select set of winter time-speed-distance rallies in the northeast USA and eastern Canada to determine the top winter … Continue reading

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Targa Newfoundland Benefits Autism in Newfoundland

Last week Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited issued a press release concerning some of the money raised by this year’s Targa Newfoundland.  As a result of the money raised through the Targa Newfoundland event, the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (ASNL) … Continue reading

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“Cars at Speed” Provides a Hard Look at Grand Prix Racing

Over the last three weeks I was able to find time to read two books with very different viewpoints on Grand Prix racing.  The first book was Lurani’s book “Nuvolari” which I have mentioned in a previous post.  The second book … Continue reading

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Jim Kenzie’s 2012 Calendar is Now Available

Last week I got an email from Jim Kenzie, Chief Auto Reviewer for the Toronto Star’s Wheels Section.  Jim’s day job might be at the Toronto Star, but I know him as a fellow competitor at Targa Newfoundland.  This past year … Continue reading

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The Triumph TRs – Triumph TR7/TR8

In 1975 Triumph introduced Triumph TR7 as the successor to the Triumph TR6.  The design of the Triumph TR7 was radically different that the previous Triumph TR cars.  At that time the Triumph TR7 was introduced as the shape of … Continue reading

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Pavement Ends Road Rally Scheduled for December 3, 2011

I got an announcement this week about a road rally in the Detroit area scheduled for December 3, 2011.  The rally is based in Pinckney, Michigan.  The first car is away at 2:01PM and ends at about 9:30PM with awards … Continue reading

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Dakar 2012 Entry Lists Revealed

The entry lists for the 2012 Dakar have been revealed and there are some significant changes from the recent years.  Most noticeable to me is that the Volkswagen Team is not entered this year, but you can’t help but notice … Continue reading

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Great Triumph Newletter From Australia!

Over the last couple of months I have been in touch with Cate Forbes, who is the editor of the monthly publication TRaction published by The Triumph Sports Owners Association (Victoria) Inc.  This is a great marque publication.  In an earlier edition of … Continue reading

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Results of the 2011 Covered Bridge Rally

Despite the best efforts by Hurricane Irene, the Covered Bridge Rally did happen on November 4, 2011.  The fact that the Covered Bridge Rally happened at all is a tribute to the rallymaster Ted Goddard and the resilient people of … Continue reading

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