Articles tagged Democrats

Page 71 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 2009

Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

Page 132 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, June 2010

Slippery tale of the sardine

Withdrawing advertising from the press is a weapon at least as old as Hispano-Suiza’s pioneer racer When I first worked on Motor Sport (very briefly) in 1968 I was at once despatched to the darkest Midlands motor industry – for some obscure reason – to “say hello” to those responsible at Standard-Triumph for buying advertising. Since I’m temperamentally incapable of developing any interest...

Page 20 of February 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, February 2011

Events of the Month

Race of ChampionsEsprit Arena, Dusseldorf After the unsuccessful experiment of running it in Beijing in 2009, the Race of Champions switched back to Europe this year with a visit to the Esprit Arena in DOsseldort a football stadium with a handily retractable roof. The move proved to be well timed as the event turned into a victory party for Sebastian Vette!, who had clinched the Fl World...

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