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Articles by James Meale

Classic Ads: Thunder in the Air

The headline for this 1969 full page advertisement has real significance, given the prevailing direction of touring car racing in Australia at the time was racing along with increasing V8 powered pace.
The copy describes big …

Classic Ads: Stirling Moss Wins on BP

Here we have a very early 60’s magazine advertisement for BP – featuring a fresh-faced Stirling Moss.
The International 100 was the headline event on an extremely hot summer day in late January 1961. This being …

Reims Experience. 1966 French Grand Prix.

It wasn’t a pilgrimage as such, my wife and I were holidaying in Champagne, but I was well aware of the old circuit outside Reims, and as an Australian, the special place it holds in …

Bathurst 1000 1985

Classic Art: Bathurst 1000 Programmes

With some beautifully executed, hand finished illustration, this collection of Official Programme covers is a colourful chronicle of the Bathurst legend. They celebrate not only the history of the race itself, they also reflect social …

Classic Ads: McRae wins on Ampol

When New Zealand’s Graham McRae took out the 1973 Tasman Series he become the first – and only – driver to win the Series three years in a row.
His winning mount for 1973 was the …

Classic Ads: Wheel Appeal

Aunger Wheels where something of a must have for the more sporting driver in 1970s Australia.
Here we have a ‘young Johnny Goss’ finding himself in the disturbing situation of his pit crew not being particularly …