You took a brave decision to revamp a journalistic institution and, for us older readers, it was not as bad as I ad been feared. In fact, it combines continuity and change in a subtle amalgamy and will soon become as familiar and friendly as was the MOTOR SPORT of old. A very impressive start indeed.
You have made one serious error, though. By not including current Grand Prix, major sports car and rally results, and even brief reports and analysis in the magazine, you are not likely to attract new readers who come to the fold through their initial interest in the top echelons of our sport. We older readers might thoroughly enjoy the articles about the Lotus 72 or Carlos Reutmann, but that is because we were alive at the time and read about them in MOTOR SPORT as they happened. In 15 years’ time, we might not find articles on how Damon Hill won the 1999 World Championship in an Arrows so interesting, if we have not read about it in our favourite contemporary magazine.
Finally, shame to all those readers who, after just one new issue, wrote to you with threats of ending subscriptions and so forth. Let them go, they do not deserve MOTOR SPORT in any format it has taken, past of present. The new magazine, modem colloquialisms apart, has even more of interest.
I am, Yours, Etc
Geoffrey Williams, Southhampton