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Vic Elford’s love for the Porsche 911

by Damien Smith, April 24th 2013

They don’t make them quite like ‘Quick Vic’ Elford these days. Sure, rally...

The year I started covering motor sport

by Gordon Kirby, February 11th 2013

Last week Paul Fearnley offered some warm reminiscences about the 1973 motor...

The only time Dan Gurney was fired

by Gordon Kirby, January 7th 2013

In Motor Sport’s January issue Michael Green writes from California in the...

Jaguar's purple wonder: the XJR-14

by Damien Smith, November 26th 2012

Somehow it was fitting that I should be watching the modern iteration of the...

Lunch with John Fitch

by Simon Taylor, November 1st 2012

On October 31, 2012, John Cooper Fitch sadly died at his home in Connecticut....

Murray's first car – the IGM-Ford

by Paul Fearnley, January 26th 2012

Twenty-four years into my journalistic career and finally a story lands in my...

Coasting to victory at Daytona

by Gordon Kirby, January 25th 2012

What is now known as the Rolex 24 Hours was founded 50 years ago as a three-...

Pistonheads en piste

by Paul Fearnley, January 12th 2012

There’s so much sport on the goggle-box these days that even the most ardent...

Johnny Herbert and the Mazda 787B

by Ed Foster, November 23rd 2011

In the January issue of Motor Sport we asked Aston Martin works driver Sam...

Porsche’s ‘Pink Pig’ cameo

by Damien Smith, September 28th 2011

Ideas for Motor Sport stories can spring from anywhere, and in my experience...

Hall’s greatest innovation

by Gordon Kirby, February 7th 2011

Jim Hall (below) is happy to hear that there’s so much interest in his...

Phil Hill and the Chaparral 2F

by Gordon Kirby, January 24th 2011

From your responses to last week’s blog about Jim HalI at the Nürburgring, it’s...

Tracing the Targa Florio

by Damien Smith, October 25th 2010

The Targa Florio: a race that conjures vivid images of big, hairy sports cars...

Enzo’s masterpiece in green

by Damien Smith, August 26th 2010

Were I to ask you to name the most desirable car ever built, what would you say...

1970 – a year of change

by Damien Smith, June 24th 2010

‘Iconic’ is a much overused word these days, and it’s a particular bugbear for...

Two legends reunited

by Damien Smith, April 29th 2010

Jacky Ickx and Mario Andretti. Quite simply, two of the greatest racing drivers...

Why Ickx feels lucky

by Gordon Kirby, January 4th 2010

A few days after Christmas I had the pleasure of talking to Jacky Ickx for a...

A Rondeau reunion with added Spice

by Rob Widdows, June 15th 2009

Le Mans has history, a wondrous heritage, and for me that is a big part of the...

Aston Martin’s date with destiny

by Damien Smith, April 30th 2009

The cover line reads: ‘Mission Le Mans!’ – and what a mission it is. Fifty...

Growing up trackside

by Rob Widdows, February 23rd 2009

John Hugenholtz called me last week. The name will ring bells if you’ve been to...

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