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You were there: 24 hours of Le Mans 1988

The Le Mans 24 hours is on again next weekend with a Jaguar competing for the first time since 1993, when John Nielsen , David Coulthard and David Brabham “won” the Grand Touring Category in …

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Gallery: Silverstone and Brands Hatch in the 1960s

A rare wet afternoon has given me a respite from the heat and humidity to do some more searching in my large and almost uncatalogued photo collection and I found these gems taken in the …

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Book Review: Hitler’s Motor Racing Battles -The Silver Arrows under the Swastika

This is a fascinating and very well written account of the politics behind the extraordinary Auto Union and Mercedes ” Silver Arrows ” grand prix cars of the 1930s.
Eberhard Reuss is a German motor sport …

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Gallery: Retro Engine Work

One of the reasons modern motor racing can be so tedious, is that the cars are mechanically very reliable .

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Unipart Racing Australia 1978 – 1981

I have just received these fabulous and well preserved images from contributor John Shingleton. The super sharp photos were taken from 1978 to 1981 on John’s then new Olympus OM1 camera. One of the best …

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You were there: Italian Grand Prix 1981

What a sad spectacle the recent Grand Prix in Valencia was. The race seemed to be around the interior wall of a high security prison which was located in a container port. There appeared to …

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You were there: Guards Trophy Sports Car Race 1965

It was so different then.
Nowadays the prima donnas of Formula One are strictly contractually tied down to racing only in the Bernie and Max show and they can’t race in any other categories even if …