Australian racing journalist Michael Stahl has written for many home and US titles – and has a four-lane slot track in his garage, making us all jealous. Living in Sydney he was well placed to visit Brabham kingpin Ron Tauranac and hear a shocking confession (p102). Equally startling news – Richard Heseltine now owns a Lamborghini Espada. It’s a long way from the Sprite with which Alec Poole, Richard’s subject this month, began. As well as sharing the editor’s chair with Allan McNish, Damien Smith and the new WEC champion have been on a Wild West tour. Read about their road trip on p67. Damien couldn’t head back for Austin’s GP, so F1 pundit Adam Cooper was our man on the ground. He’s also landed an exclusive interview with a frank and open Lewis Hamilton – read it on p88.