Music to your ears
Who can forget the ground shaking on the inside of Paddock Bend at Brands Hatch and the vertical wall of black smoke coming off the back of the turbo cars on a qualifying run? So it was not so much the noise itself as the whole spectacle of these cars that was impressive.
Today, we are living in a world of processed cheese when we used to have the luxury of Roquefort. Once upon a time you could close your eyes on the pitwall of a sports car race and guess the cars coming past. A big-block V8, a V12, a water-cooled flat-six turbo, a fivecylinder turbo, a twin-turbo V6, a 3.5 or 3.9 V8 (yes, one could tell the difference), a fourcylinder turbo, a rotary — the list is long. Today I would need a PhD sitting next to me to explain the difference between a Renault, Mercedes or Ferrari engine. Quel appauvrissement! Costas Los, Monaco
1963 German Grand Prix race report: Surtees rules at the 'Ring
As if to celebrate the 25th German Grand Prix the weather at the Nurburgring in the Eifel mountains almost behaved itself for the duration of the meeting, which covered practice…
The Vauxhall assembly at Luton
As rported elsewhere in this issue of Motor Sport, Vauxhall Motors Ltd. celebrated their 75th Anniversary with a party at Luton on May 21st, at which the largest collection of Vauxhall cars…
This could be the last word on Replicas (or fakes), or it could be the beginning of a whole new world. Daimler-Benz AG of Stuttgart has made 11 replicas of…