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20 machines that rocked the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Event commentator and motorsportretro.com contributor Henry Hope-Frost picks 20 machines that stood out at the recent 20th anniversary event

15 racers that rocked the Donington Historic Festival

A mouthwatering array of prized competition metalwork graced the recent Donington Historic Festival and it was a privilege to be allowed to patrol the pitlane and officiate at the podium ceremonies armed with a mic …

Wayne Gardner

10 motorcycle racers who were also brilliant on four wheels

1. John Surtees 1934-
Uniquely in motorsport, ‘Il Grande John’, as he was affectionately known by the Italian tifosi, won world titles on two and four wheels. He added to his seven bike crowns – four …

Colin McRae New Zealand

Colin McRae’s WRC breakthrough: New Zealand 1993

While the current stars of the World Rally Championship strut their stuff on the other side of the world in Rally New Zealand, cast your mind back almost 20 years to the 1993 event.

Video: BTCC 1992 – Tin-Top Tearaways

The British Touring Car Championship has pitted high-street cars and household-name drivers against each other for over 50 years. And ever since those early years in the late 1950s, the emphasis has always been on …

McLaren M6

Luscious liveries – part 2

Back in 2009, we revealed our 10 favourite motorsport liveries – those racing-car paint jobs or corporate identities that really floated our boats in period and continue to stir those retro juices. And, unsurprisingly, the …

Rally Sweden: Saabs, Super Swedes and Sideways action

Rally history
Unique among world rally championship events, Rally Sweden offers the only chance for the world’s top drivers to show off their extraordinary talents entirely on snow and ice. Threading powerful rally cars along frozen …

Senna vs Prost: Elf Master Karting, Bercy 1993

The recent celebrity-driver karting event at the Palais Omnisport in Paris-Bercy, in which a number of international racing stars did battle in electric karts around the indoor circuit, brings back memories of the inaugural event …