As we draw, year by year, ever further away from the great sights and sounds of the charismatic 1950s and ’60s GP scene, more and more of us are deserting the present lacklustre charade.
Thankfully, we’re still able to relive the good old days through the `historics’ and the spine-tingling noises of their many varieties of engine design.
These sounds invoke moving reminders of those great days. And that is why I treasure my early-1960s audio masterpieces of Stanley Schofield Productions Ltd. This company produced some wonderful recordings of the sounds we all long to hear again, and my copies of The Formula 1 Grand Prix Car and The Isle of Man TT, 1959 get regular airings!
Many years out of production, I wonder if there are still some in a hidden corner, from where they may be obtained by an entrepreneurial soul who could produce copies of them? There has to be a market for EP 509 V16 BRM or EP 508 Mercedes at Oulton Park, 1958 to name but two examples.
Thanks for the best motorsport magazine on any shelf. Long may you continue to delight.
I am, yours etc, David Stick, St Austell, Cornwall
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Club news, April 1952
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Sports Motor-Cycles of the Vintage Era
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