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Best of the MSR Facebook: Classic Formula One Engine Photos

This post, then, is in honour of our Facebook fans, and their collection of beautiful cars and motorsport moments. Enjoy this gallery of some of our favourite Formula …

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David Purley: Fearless

David Purley is a hero. Some would say an unsung one, but just a quick look at his life, and it will take you less than two minutes to realize this guy was like no …


Video: Jackie Stewart drives the March Judd 881 and declares it “very strange”

“Too uncomfortable and too cramped” was Jackie Stewart‘s summary of the Adrian Newey designed March Judd 881. Jackie was also less the complimentary about the entire concept.

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George Waltman completes the 1968 24 Hours of Daytona solo

George Waltman sits in his Aztec Racing Morgan Plus 4 after single handedly completing the 1968 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway.


Patrick Depailler: One of the old school

When you look back at some of the real characters of Formula 1 from the 60s, 70s and 80s, no one was less ‘F1’ than Patrick Depailler.
Forget your healthy diets and exercise, Depailler’s regime was: …


Best of the Cahier Archive: Emerson Fittipaldi

“Emmo” as he was known to his huge legion of fans, was Brazil’s first Formula One World Champion.

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Interview: John Harvey

John Harvey is one of Australia’s most versatile and accomplished racing drivers. He won numerous Speedway titles in the 50s and 60s, before switching to road racing where he successfully campaigned Brabham’s in the Australian …


Video Documentary: Henri Toivonen – His Rally Days

Henri Toivonen was, without doubt, one of the fastest, most spectacular and most popular rally drivers of his generation. His tragic death, with co-driver Sergio Cresto, in 1986 was a devastating blow to the sport …

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Ayrton Senna: Testing the McLaren Lamborghini

A three-time World Champion frustrated by a not so competitive car has to make a decision. But Ayrton Senna was pushing.

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Ayrton Senna: Penske Indycar driver!

Yes it’s true. In December 1992 Emerson Fittipaldi persuaded Ayrton Senna to go to Phoenix Firebird Raceway in America to test his CART Indycar Penske.

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Legends: Eddie Lawson

Eddie Lawson’s 1983 signing direct from American Superbikes to the Yamaha 500 Grand Prix team brought howls from the European press, but the decision was soon vindicated.


Gallery: Dick Johnson’s best one-liners

Dick Johnson,  five-time Australian Touring Car Champion (’81, ’82, ’84, ’88, ’89),  three time Bathurst 1000 winner (’81,’ 89, ’94),  Ford folk hero,  and all ’round Australian racing royalty.