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GOODWOOD - SPA FRANCORCHAMPS - Editorial Rambling : Peter Baker
Peripatetic Peter  Words and images by Peter Baker.  Click to view Gallery. My life is in an uncontrollable spiral, but whether that is up or down, I’m not quite sure. Take last weekend for example. Following a hectic day entertaining folk at Goodwood on behalf of Barton Racing it was hot foot to Spa Francorchamps, where the team ‘s TVR Griffith was suffering last minute ...
 
BRUNO GIACOMELLI INTERVIEW : ROMAN KLEMM
Roman interviews Bruno Giacomelli  Words and pictures by Roman Klemm Desenzano del Garda, 9 March 2024 - Festina lente! In the late 1970s, he was the future champion, experts considered him the ‘new Clark’, in the junior classes he went from title to title. At the end of the 1980 season, he and his Alfa Romeo were one of the fastest combinations in Grand Prix. Formula 1 dismis...
 
JOACHIM ALTHAMMER INTERVIEW : Roman Klemm
Roman interviews Joachim Althammer  Words and pictures by Roman Klemm Monaco + Goodwood = Salzburgring! The existence and organisation of historical events usually depends on the enthusiasm of clubs or individuals. The prototype of such an enthusiast is 64-year-old Joachim ‘Achim’ Althammer from Freilassing, Bavaria. In order to organise his Rallye Edelweiss Classic and the Ros...
 
GINA CAMPBELL AT PRESCOTT - Editorial Rambing : Peter Baker
Friends of Prescott hosts Gina Campbell  Words and pictures by Peter Baker  What, with one thing and another; a trip to Sebring in Florida, a successful run on Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique in Doris the Daimler and a long weekend with Barton Racing in Spain, already under my belt, it’s fair to say, 2024 is going to be another cracking year. Downside, less competition outings for y...
 
SIT-IN TEST OF A HARTMANN FORMULA JUNIOR : Roman Klemm
Joachim Althammer’s Hartmann Type 2/0007 Formula Junior  Words and pictures by Roman Klemm The idea of motorsport enthusiast Count Lurani regarding the introduction of a simple and thus affordable monoposto class (Formula Junior) was primarily intended to discover new Italian talents. But, at the turn of the 1950s and 1960s, this class became widespread throughout Europe. In Germany, i...
 
HANS CLAUSECKER INTERVIEW : Roman Klemm
Roman interviews Hans Clausecker  Words and pictures by Roman Klemm Hans Clausecker, the guy in the Rescue Porsche Eighty-three-year-old Hans Clausecker won't be found in any Formula 1 Grand Prix statistics, yet he has started in several of them - as a R (Rescue)-Porsche driver, running at full throttle behind the enraged field, being equipped with rescue tools, fire extinguishers and a do...
 
RAMBLING INTO 2024 - Editorial Rambling : Peter Baker
Twenty twenty-four, here we come  Words and pictures by Peter Baker Almost before I could catch my breath after Christmas, yours truly was booked on a plane to Sebring in Florida, where Barton Racing (with whom I work) had entered their newly-built Toyota Supra GT4 EVO for the up-and-coming Harry Barton in six, close together races. Good news. We gained five podium places. Click to view the...
 
REVIEWING MY RACING YEAR : Roman Klemm
Roman’s most lasting 2023 experiences  Words and pictures by Roman Klemm. Click top right to view Gallery. Perhaps the most important phenomenon of the 2023 season was the fact that even the FIA adapted to ‘normalisation’ and, after three years of humane and moral darkness, gave up on the ‘Corona reprisals’. Those who wanted to make money had already raked in e...
 
PERIPATETIC PETER - Editorial Rambling : Peter Baker
Racing ahead  Words and pictures by Peter Baker Racing at Silverstone, Portimao and Sebring. A quick recap. For reasons I’ve yet to fathom, yours truly has attached himself to a young, up-and-coming race team, known by one-and-all as Barton Racing, specifically their ambitious stars, Harry and George. Anyway. We did well at Spa-Francorchamps, finishing 10th in the Spa Six Hours Endura...
 
EGON HOFER INTERVIEW : Roman Klemm
Roman interviews Kommerzialrat Egon Hofer  Words and pictures by Roman Klemm. Click top right to view the gallery. “The Ferrari 250GT SWB is like a prima ballerina who leads you around the dance floor.” Herr Kommerzielrat Egon Hofer from Salzburg may not be familiar to every motor sport fan. But he is a welcome and respected guest among fans of historical sports and among the o...
 
JO VONLANTHEN INTERVIEW : Roman Klemm
Roman interviews Jo Vonlanthen  Words and pictures by Roman Klemm25th of October 2023 ‘We were treated to the sights of Jo Vonlanthen´s GRD doing odd things on occasions’. That is how Ian Phillips described the Swiss newcomer’s achievements in his Formula 2 seasonal-survey in the December 1973 issue of Autosport. Not very flattering. But Vonlanthen even made it to For...
 
PAULINE GULLICK INTERVIEW : Ken Davies
Ken interviews Pauline Gullick  Words by Ken Davies. Pictures courtesy of Pauline Gullick Pauline recalls 12-Car rallies, East Africa, James Hunt and.… knitting!   Stuart Turner’s oft quoted analogy between rally co-driving and high-speed office management is very apt and perhaps one of the reasons why, when women take to the co-drivers seat, they become extremely success...
 
SIT-IN TEST AT JO VOLANTHEN MUSEUM : Roman Klemm
Not even James Hunt did this to the McLaren M23  Words by Roman Klemm. Pictures by Jo Vonlanthen Thanks to the generosity of former F1 driver Jo Vonlanthen, I was allowed to execute another of my ‘sit-in-tests’ of race cars. This time in the sensational car of the 1976 World Champion James Hunt - the McLaren-Ford M23. It ended in a bad accident - the heaviest one of my career as ...
 
JO VONLANTHEN MUSEUM AT MEILENSTEIN : Roman Klemm
70 Years of Formula 1 - Words and photos by Roman Klemm. Click top right to view photos. "Couldn't you get more cars like this for a bigger exhibition?" asked the manager of a large Zurich shopping mall. ‘Glat’, a racer was signing autographs next to his racing car.  The small event took place in the mid-seventies and caused great interest. The little guy had to sign everything p...
 
ALFREDO FILIPPONE INTERVIEW : Roman Klemm
Roman interviews Alfredo Filippone  Words by Roman Klemm. Images by Roman Klemm and Alfredo Filippone's archive This is how the biography of Emilio de Villota was born In addition to the popular drivers, who are being chased by dozens of autograph collectors, many unknown key personalities of motorsport also move around the pits of world circuits. One of them is the inconspicuous Alfredo ...
 
DANIELE FERRUA INTERVIEW : Roman Klemm
Roman interviews Daniele Ferrua  Words and images by Roman Klemm Autoluce: The legacy of Ferrari and Maserati in Modena Do you want to buy a superbly prepared car from one of the world's most renowned manufacturers, or even want to invest in a racing car in perfect condition with an equally meticulously recorded history? Then you are at the right address, at Mr. Daniele Ferrua's Autoluce ...
 
GERHARD FRIDAU INTERVIEW : Roman Klemm
Roman interviews Gerhard Fridau  Words and images by Roman Klemm Gerhard Fridau - Dr. Helmut Marko’s secret magician Mr. Gerhard Fridau is a relatively inconspicuous participant. However, observant visitors to Red Bull's historic events must have noticed since decades that this Austrian from Graz was never absent when Messrs. Mateschitz and Marko presented the history of motorsport t...
 
SIT-IN TEST AT IMOLA : Roman Klemm
Testing a Dallara-Alfa Romeo F388 and the famous Ferrari 212E Montagna  Words by Roman Klemm. Pictures by Riccardo Ferrua and KR Egon Hofer In 2021, I was allowed to ‘test’ two Formula 3 cars from the ‘70s, prepared by Autoluce, at the Historic Minardi Day in Imola. This year, this ‘sit-in-test’ traditionally continued. Company owner Daniele Ferrua offered the...
 
GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2023 - Editorial Rambling : Peter Baker
Perfectly pitched for everyone  Words and images by Peter Baker Another successful year for the organisers of Goodwood Revival, led by The Duke of Richmond and Gordon, with seam-bursting crowds evenly split between shopping, socialising, or simply watching the on-track action, historic motor racing at its very best. And it was very hot, with record-breaking temperatures reaching into the lo...
 
CASTLE COMBE RALLYDAY 2023 : Ken Davies
Britain’s premier rally show bounces back after two difficult years  Words and images by Ken Davies. Click top top right to view images. In a break from tradition, Rallyday changed to an early July date this year following a few tough years. First in 2020/21 suffering the effects of the pandemic followed by the funeral of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II falling within 36 hours of the 20...