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Paul Newman: Behind Blue Eyes

For a world-famous multiple award-winning actor, Paul Newman kept a low profile at the race track. He was just ‘one of the team’.

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Jim Rathmann, winner of the 1960 Indy 500

In November 2011 Jim Rathmann, the winner of the 1960 Indianapolis 500 died at the age of 83.

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Greg Moore: Part 5, from the heart.

“In honour of their collective ‘bad’ days, Greg renamed his Hard Rock party “The Vancouver Losers Club.”
After many requests from our growing number of readers, some brilliant rewarding comments, responses and reactions, here is the …

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“I’ll remember that day for the rest of my life” – How Dan Wheldon won the 2005 Indy 500

This story ran in the IndyCar Series magazine that the RACER group produced for IndyCar in 2005. I did these interviews a few days after Dan Wheldon’s first Indy 500 win, when the dust had …

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Video: Clive Wheldon pays tribute to his son Dan, who was “born to be a racer”

Dan Wheldon’s Dad thanks the fans and pays tribute to his son, ” a gentleman on and off the track”.
 

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Dan Wheldon, 1978-2011, tributes flow

Dan Wheldon: 1978-2011
Social media burst into life on Sunday Oct 16 after the horrifying crash that claimed the life of Dan Wheldon.

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270 Photos: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011

I’ve run out of superlatives to describe this event, each year the anticipation builds as the weekend draws closer and each year the festival surpasses all my expectations. This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed has …

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Photo Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 – Day 1 and 2

Enjoy these pics from Thursday and Friday at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
This year’s overall theme is ‘Racing Revolutions – Quantum leaps that shaped motor sport’ and Goodwood is showcasing automotive icons that trumpeted …

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1911 Indy 500 newsreel footage

When a race is 40 years older than the Formula 1 World Championship, the newsreels have to both show the race highlights and explain how an auto race works. “Cars remain in platoon …

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Video: When Indycars went to England 1978

This year’s Centennial Indianapolis 500 has garnered a lot of ink already in the build-up to what is always one of the season’s biggest events. There is a lot history to be retold, but let’s …

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Video: Rear Engine vs Roadster – Change at the Indy 500

The mid sixties was a  time of massive change at the Indy 500.  Jack Brabham shocked the establishment when he debuted a rear engined car at the Speedway in 1961, and from then on nothing …

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1971 Indy 500: Al Unser dodges multiple crashes including the pace car.

The Indianapolis 500 tends to be an action packed and grueling race. In 1971, however, it was something else.
It got off to a hot start when Roger Penske turned up with the new, and stunningly …