Articles tagged Louise

Page 100 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, February 2014

Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

Page 14 of January 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, January 2010

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Hello Abu Dhabi, goodbye Donington…– Bridgestone will be missed more than Toyota– What kind of president will Jean Todt make?– How Peter Ustinov created a comedy classic The Grand Prix season ended in Abu Dhabi, where the facilities – of an opulence never before seen – included the provision of air conditioning in the pits, for which the mechanics, so often overlooked, were suitably...

Page 66 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1997

Red Lions

Enzo Ferrari was the least sentimental man in racing. Even so, says Shaun Campbell, he had a curious affection for british drivers Enzo Ferrari's relationships with the men who drove his cars were often difficult to follow, let alone fathom. Like much about the man, it is surrounded in a haze of self-induced mystery and enigma. But while it remains far from clear precisely what the Old Man did...

Page 41 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1976

The downward Vintage trend

Sir, With the sagacity of old age, 1 regretfully turn my back on the Vintage scene. The scene has changed. The sharp claws of commercialism have ousted the days of carefree enthusiasm which began during the nineteen thirties when old sports cars were comparatively cheap and thus enabled the impecunious to participate in the Sport. The situation now is ridiculous. Vintageism is now big business...

Page 6 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, March 2001


Bertie and Mark Fisher The 'phone rang. It was Bertie. A smashing bloke. But my heart sank. Any time a driver called, I'd soon discovered, chances were that he had a complaint. I braced myself, tried to remember what error of mine had reached the printed page. But no, he just wanted to say thank you for the report Motoring News had run on his 1991 Rally of the Lakes win. This was, I soon...

Page 75 of April 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, April 1980

John Walker's 1908 Grand Prix Panhard-Levassor

The Editor investigates the latest of the giant Edwardian racing cars to be restored  The most exciting and satisfying of all the pre-war racing cars, to my mind, are the big Edwardians. Very few have survived, and those that have do not often appear on the race tracks these days. I can remember clearly the interest and enthralling delight, just prior to the Second World War, when these racing...


January 2020
Racing Rivalries: The 25 most explosive battles between drivers, teams, cars... and families.



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