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Nick Garton

BMW E30 M3 Touring

Pure intentions, pure handling, pure sound – The legendary E30 M3

When no less a man than Jean Alesi describes a car as the sweetest-handling machine he can think of, you sit up and take notice.  Here is a man whose Quixotic career was defined by …

John Watson Bristish Grand Prix 1981

Abba, Stirling and an Eight Year Old Me at the British Grand Prix 1981

The 1981 British Grand Prix was for me, as an eight-year-old, one of the biggest events of my life. It still is.


Video: Top Gear’s Top 10 of all things Group B

It’s Top Gear Live time this weekend in the UK, with May, Hammond and Clarkson hitting the road with their globe-trotting live show. Haven’t they got enough money yet?

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Photo Gallery: The First Silverstone 6 Hours 1976

This year’s Autosport Silverstone 6 Hours marks the 35th anniversary of Britain’s premier endurance racing event; an occasion which is set to celebrate the best of the past, present and future of international sports car …


Days of Thunder is the best racing movie of all time.

So, then, the Senna movie has gone down a storm – and rightly so. Not to put too fine a point on it, things were simply more exciting then. The circuits were bumpy, the cars …

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Real-Life Herbies – Part 1

Who would have thought that Disney’s classic ‘The Love Bug’ is almost as good as a documentary?  When compared with adventures of talking mice, winsome princesses and seven vertically-challenged miners, the tale of a 1200cc …

winnng the Monte Carlo Rally in 1965

Happy Birthday, Little Champion: Mini Cooper 50th Anniversary

One cause for good cheer in 2011 is the 50th anniversary of the Mini-Cooper.  Be they original Austin or Morris, reconstituted Rover or even overblown BMW machines, few cars have brought such panache to motor …


Sporting Tunes

The World Cup is over and it’s safe to remove the earplugs – not actually inserted to drown out the Vuvuzelas, but rather the endless round of sub-standard football anthems that have become part and …

runited in 1994

Red and White Mini’s Return to Rallying

Well it had to happen, I suppose: the words ‘Mini’ and ‘rally’ are to come into close contact for the first time since Monte Carlo in 1968, when the teeny tearaway’s reign of terror in …

Stewarts Matra

60th Anniversary Stars Get Ready For Action

Manama, 11th March 2010: The stars and the cars of this weekend’s 60th anniversary celebrations for the FIA Formula 1™ World Championship have already begun to make their presence felt in the countdown to this …


Exclusive: Sir Jackie Stewart Previews the FIA Formula 1™ World Championship 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Sir Jackie, you’re a regular visitor to Bahrain and its Grand Prix but this year it’s the venue of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the world championship.  How special does that make this year’s event …

Maserati 250F

Fangio to drive Maserati 250F at 2010 Formula 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Manama, 4th March 2010: Juan Manuel Fangio II, nephew of five-time Formula 1™ world champion Juan Manuel Fangio, will take to the track at the wheel of a Maserati 250F as the world’s biggest annual …