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Th Guv'nor

Reflections on the only man to win Formula 1 titles as both driver and constructor, by a Motor Sport contributor who knew him well Writer Doug Nye On hearing of Sir Jack Brabham’s recent death – at the age of 88 – Australian enthusiast Alec Hawkins sat down at a computer keyboard and submitted the following to one of the internet motor racing forums. I believe his words speak for a generation of...

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"I only have golden memories of Jimmy"

Sally Swart, Jim Clark's girlfriend durig the peak years of his Grand Prix career, recalls her time with the quiet ScotBy Ian Wagstaff A couple of evenings before this year's Long Beach Grand Prix the phone rang in the Rolling Hills, California home of Ed and Sally Swart. On the other end of the line was Dario Franchitti, inviting the couple to be his guests at the race. There is no doubt that...

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Obituaries

Cyril Posthumus It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Cyril Posthumus, who passed away on Saturday October 9. Born on August 28 1918, he began his motorsporting career as Associate Editor of Autosport between 1950 and 1957, but eventually his untiring ability to mastermind the weekly publication of the magazine, against persistent odds, attracted the attention of our Chairman...

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Mercedes-Benz in Britain

The Editor Takes a Random Look at the Great German Manufacturer's Presence in This Country, at the Time of its 100th Anniversary Whereas the rest of the World celebrated the birth of the motorcar last year, in Germany the 100th anniversary of the automobile is being commemorated this year, the first Benz horseless-carnage having been a marketable proposition in the year 1886. How this came about...

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Nigel Roebuck

Roebuck REFLECTIONS 'ormu a 1 awats tne fa Letna Lang none tne out over BBC/Sy dea LS tracK feared by dhvers here's more t n one way to skin a McLaren, and we saw that again in Hungary. A week earlier, at the Niirburgring, Lewis Hamilton was at his best and scored an emphatic victory, while Jenson Button had one of those unaccountable weekends when he was never a factor. At Budapest, though, the...

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Cut out and keep

Thanks to Sir Jackie Stewart’s wife Helen, we now have a unique perspective on his racing careerBy Nigel Roebuck I have always loved scrapbooks. When I was a kid, I kept one devoted to the doings of Jean Behra, my great hero, and absolutely nothing got in the way of it – I would blithely, to the horror of my father, cut photographs even from Automobile Year so as to have them where they belonged...

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Book reviews

"Jack Brabham's Motor Racing Book", 124 pp. 10 in. x 71/2 in. (Frederick Muller Ltd, Ludgate House, 110 Fleet Street, London EC4. 15s.). It is certainly time the rise of Jack Brabham from cinder-track driver to World Champion was made the subject of a book but it is distressing that this has been done in a sort of photogravure children's album, packed with errors. It is remarkable that Brabham,...

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The Frazer Nash "Patience"

Sir, As an ex-chain ganger I was delighted to read in your V-E-V section that "Patience" is alive and well, albeit a trifle wayward, in the hands of a Mr. Jones. However, as you have a reputation as an authority on the history of cars of this type and period, I was not too happy with the rest of your information about her. I can remember her being driven by Derek (I am fairly sure it was Derek)...

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Lunch with... Tom Wheatcoft

The father of the modern Donington tells Simon Taylor how his love of the sport grew from humble beginnings to an all-embracing passion Photography: James Mitchell Larger than life: that well-worn phrase might have been coined especially for Tom Wheatcroft. His presence fills any room with energy and bonhomie. Tom likes to laugh, and finds much to laugh about. Actually, ‘laugh’ is too paltry a...

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