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GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2019 - Editorial Ramblings : Peter Baker
Stepping back in time at Goodwood : Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view Gallery. As always, we timed our 140-mile drive to Goodwood Revival so as to arrive after the main rush on Friday 13 September. Therefore, it was just before lunch when the trusty Daimler rolled into its parking spot next to the helter-skelter and thus only a short walk from the main entrance Mixing with 80,000 vi...
 
JODY SCHECKTER AT 2019 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX : Roman Klemm
The return of the farmer ‘Baby Bear’ Scheckter after 40 years  Words and images by Roman Klemm, plus images from the author's archive Monza, 6-9 September 2019 Unknown, curly-haired Jody David Scheckter came to Europe in 1971 and attracted attention, mainly because of his exotic origins – South African Jews really hadn't made it here yet! But Jody quickly replaced this fir...
 
VSCC AT LOTON PARK : Peripatetic Peter
Via Lancia to Loton and Daimler to Toddington  Words and images by Peter Baker As summer now fades rather abruptly beyond the horizon, enjoying a weekend without drizzle is something to celebrate. Thus, after a Friday night of incessant rain, it was with some relief to find blues skies above as we headed north-north-west in the trusty Lancia Flavia to Loton Park Speed Hill Climb, where the ...
 
GREEN DRAGON EV RALLY 2019 : Ken Davies
A glimpse of rallying’s future? Words and images by Ken Davies Swansea was the venue for a unique look into the future of rallying on Saturday, 24 August 2019 when the Green Dragon EV Rally, combining the Future of Electric Show, was centered in the Welsh city for the Bank Holiday Weekend. The event marked a seminal moment for motor sport, as the first rally held exclusively for electric a...
 
INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTIAN OLSEN : Jeff Carter
Jeff Carter catches up with Christian Olsen Young Danish driver Christian Stubbe Olsen is the reigning FIA Historic Formula 3 European Cup champion after winning both races at Zandvoort in 2018, in his Class 2 1983 Martini MK39. His engine failed during qualifying and father Tom, who also races a Martini Mk39, gave his engine to Christian so he could compete in the two races. The son paid his fa...
 
THE NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM : Peter Baker
Motoring nostalgia at the National Museum  Words and images by Peter Baker  Looking around at the magnificent surroundings that make up today’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, it’s hard to believe its creation was based on just nine cars displayed in the front room of the 3rd Lord Montagu’s New Forest home in April 1952. The Montagu family, of course, have a long a...
 
LOST AND FOUND : Roman Klemm
The unbelievable story of Egon Hofer’s Ferrari 212E Montagna  Words and images by Roman Klemm The 1969 season had a remarkable little surprise for all fans of the red cars from Maranello. Enzo Ferrari decided to enter his factory team not only in Formula 1 and the manufacturers’ world championship but, for the first and last time, also in the European Hill Climb Championship. Th...
 
BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB AT SILVERSTONE 2019
Celebrating Bentley’s centenary in style  Words by Stewart Newman. Images by Phil Kroll and Peter de Rousset-Hall The Bentley Drivers Club’s 71st annual race meeting at Silverstone – an institution on the British motor-racing calendar – once again saw another day of fantastic club racing at its very best on Saturday 3 August 2019. This year’s meeting was extra-...
 
THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC RETRORUN 2019 : Peripatetic Peter
Silverstone via Stowe House and Jaguar Classic  Words and images by Peter Baker On Saturday 27 July we took a break from being trackside at the 2019 Silverstone Classic and joined in with two hundred others taking part in the official RetroRun, starting nearby at Stowe School and finishing back at the circuit in time for an afternoon of racing. Yes it was wet, but hey, it didn’t matte...
 
ENNSTAL-CLASSIC 2019 : Roman Klemm
Jewels on wheels thundering through the Alps  Words and images by Roman Klemm  27th Ennstal-Classic, 26-28 July 2019 Helmut Zwickl has been the most influential Austrian motor sport‘s journalist alongside Heinz Pruller since the mid-1960s. He was a close friend of Jochen Rindt, whose adventures on the racing circuits of the world he reported to the Alpine community and, once tran...
 
CHATEAU IMPNEY 2019 - From the Perimeter Track: Stephen Mosley
Less polished than Goodwood but popular with the people  Words and images by Stephen Mosley Chateau Impney is a stereotypical 19th century French-style stately home built near the less-than-stereotypical-for-this-kind-of-thing Droitwich. Defying established conventions still further, a group of locals decided to hold a hill climb in the beautiful and elegantly manicured grounds from the late...
 
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2019 : Ken Davies
Electrifying Goodwood Festival of Speed  Words and images by Ken Davies Goodwood’s 2019 Festival of Speed theme was ‘Speed Kings’, celebrating motor sport’s record breakers and several associated anniversaries. It’s 50 years since the first of Jackie Stewart’s three F1 world championship driver’s titles, 25 years since the first of Michael Schumach...
 
ROB MACKIE INTERVIEW : Ken Davies
Ken Davies interviews Rob Mackie  Images from the Rob Mackie Archive   An extraordinary career in motor sport Born in war-ravaged 1940 London, Robert J.L. Mackie, known simply as ‘Rob’, was swiftly evacuated to stay with family living near Market Drayton in rural Shropshire. On the outcome of peace, Rob returned to the capital to be schooled before going on to study a...
 
PROCAR BMW M1 REUNION : Roman Klemm
Series reunion after 40 years  Words and images by Roman Klemm The promoters of the 2019 Speedweek at the Norisring street circuit in Nuremburg on 6-7 July had a nice surprise in the support programme this year; good old ProCar BMW M1s were running around ‘Hitler’s tribune’ in addition to the modern DTM, Porsche Cup and W Series.The creator of the ProCar project, Jochen Neer...
 
LEGENDS AT THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX 2019 : Roman Klemm
Racing legends in modern supercars  Words and images from Roman Klemm Austrian Grand Prix, 28-30 June 2019 Dietrich Mateschitz and his Project Spielberg organisation know very well from past experience how to spice up the modern Grand Prix. It has become a wonderful tradition that the Austria Grand Prix’s support programme always includes some legendary drivers in equally legendary ...
 
IRISH JIG SAW : Peripatetic Peter
Wexford to Waterford and Johnstown Castle to Huntington Castle : Words and images Peter Baker The morning of 14 June 2019 saw us parked up in the Daimler Conquest 190 miles from home, in darkest Wales, waiting for the ferry to Rosslare and looking forward to a rain-free long weekend in Southern Ireland with our friends from the Guild of Motoring Writers. Three-and-a-half hours sailing time late...
 
MOTOR RACING HISTORY.... IN A GARAGE NEAR YOU? : Ken Davies
The things you find in lock-up garages!  Words and images by Ken Davies.  It’s amazing just what people store in garages. Lawnmowers, bikes, wine, furniture and, just occasionally, cars. But on a recent visit to a leafy English village I uncovered ten unique pieces of motor racing history, immaculate and ‘on-the-button’ in an admittedly larger-than-average garage. Fir...
 
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT DONINGTON - Editorial Ramblings : Peter Baker
Drive to Donington or fettle the Daimler  Words and images by Peter Baker The two-day 2019 Masters Historic Race Weekend, on 8-9 June, was all but washed out on Saturday, with only hardy photographers like Jeff Bloxham ignoring the deluge. Me? I was at home busy getting the Daimler Conquest ready for its trip to Ireland later the following week. Well, that’s my story and I’m sti...
 
THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MUSEUM : Roman Klemm
Indy Motor Museum is impossible to top!  Words and images by Roman Klemm Guess it would be just a waste of ink, space and time trying to describe the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum with enthusiastic and flowery words. In short, it is simply an optimally conceived stand that offers a perfect look back at the history of this track. It is almost impossible to top this beautifully presented ...
 
EXPERIENCING HISTORY AT THE INDY500 : Roman Klemm
The annual meeting of veteran drivers  Words and images by Roman Klemm Indianapolis, 24-26 May 2019 The Americans love to define their Indianapolis 500 as the ‘greatest race in the world’ – and taking a detailed look, one must admit that they are probably right. But it is by far not only the high-speed three-hour race around a relatively primitive 2.5-mile oval, which ma...