Multiple hot-rod winner Brundle has been one of the anchors of F1 TV coverage since 1997. His grid walkabout is a highlight, because as a Grand Prix driver and Le Mans winner himself he can talk to an F1 driver on equal terms. His insight and crisp honesty make a welcome change from corporate-speak, so this month he joins Nigel Roebuck for a metaphorical 2008 ‘grid walk’.
Being himself the owner of a Bristol 401, Martin is familiar with the individualistic English company’s products. But a meeting with the man who steered Bristol for so many years gave him the opportunity to hear first-hand about Tony Crook’s racing background. Martin has written about cars both for newspapers and classic magazines – and has also authored a book on domestic fowl.
Ed’s teeth are still chattering after his icy ride to Mallory Park and back for our racing Capri shoot. He reports that his new Suzuki GSX-R 750 is a terrific bike, but the heater isn’t much cop. However, it was a chance to meet saloon hero Andy Rouse as he tried out a reconstruction of one of the wild racing Fords he worked on and tested as a Broadspeed employee in the 1970s.
Writing about Al Unser Jr this month was home ground for Gordon, who has a string of books on Indycar drivers under his belt, drawing on his 35 years of race reporting in the United States and overseas. Having known Unser for many years was a good basis to draw the Indy 500 winner out on the personal difficulties which disrupted his life and racing career, but which are now behind him.
Sir, I think I can identify the mystery forecar (picture number 3, page 32, January issue) as a Century Tandem. This was produced from 1899 to 1904 by the Century…
Sir, We were all deeply shocked when Jean-Francois died so suddenly from cancer in hospital in Nice. Since that day, I have been touched by all the tributes, flowers, presents…
Mallory Park VSCC
In only its third visit to Mallory, the VSCC has proved that it has found an excellent home for the Williams Monaco Trophy race, formerly based at Cadwell Park, and…