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Goodbye you crazy Swedes

This week sees another motor manufacturer succumb to the 21st Century –the unique Swedish marque, Saab.  With General Motors having to bail out its European operations, the time has come for the defiantly, definitive Scandinavian …

Christmas Crackers

The onset of festive delight and, in deepest Surrey, a picture postcard fall of snow, has been tainted somewhat this week by the evident dislike felt amongst the Formula One commentators of the world towards …

The Return of the Half-Tonners?

It might just be me, of course, but there’s something rather familiar-looking about Formula One as we hunker down for the brave new world of 2010.  The big boys have, whether for reasons of fiscal …

The Mighty Porsche 935

 

When Porsche brought out its current GT2 contender, the 997 GT3 RSR, there was a warm, fuzzy feeling amongst many when they got their first glimpse of the thing.  Something about the stance transformed the …

Unsung hero – Andy Wallace

Of all the evergreen talents in the sport, few are as unsung as British ace Andy Wallace.  With more than 30 international sports car victories the 48-year-old’s career is still rolling on successfully into its …

Toyota TOMS Group C

Group C Racing – That’s Entertainment!

If you were to describe your perfect motor racing series, I’d wager that you would want parity of performance yet with enough flexibility to allow the world’s most established manufacturers to demonstrate ingenious levels of engineering. …

October 14: Happy Birthday, Whoever You Were

Bernd Rosemeyer was born 100 years ago this week.  We all know the legend of the man who knew no fear, who took the mighty V16 Auto Union grand prix cars and streamliners by the …

Remember the ‘Good Old Days?’

‘Soon Mosley will be gone, to be followed one day by his little pal. Behind them the pair will leave a sport stripped of its integrity, its old values replaced by a superficial prosperity that …