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Monaco by night: a petrolhead’s dream

Not long ago, the former principal of a Formula One team was interviewed for an article about drivers’ contracts. The conversation turned to the ...

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Johnny Herbert on Le Mans and his rotary-engined screamer

From its distinctive orange and green livery to the shriek from its rotary engine, the 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B remains one of the ...

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Meeting your heroes: Le Mans winner Andy Wallace

In the February issue of the magazine, we all list our highlights from 2015. My ‘Hero of the Year’ was easy. Back in the summer, I was lucky ...

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The return of a famous name

  David Brabham’s decision to follow his illustrious father in a career as a racing driver brought its own pressure and expectation, but ...

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Remembering a builder of extraordinary specials

Unless you are a member of Bristol Pegasus Motor Club, or you have a keen interest in that area’s racing history or its jazz scene, you are ...

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Uncovering the history of Donington

A recent trip to Donington Park for the Historic Festival preview day confirmed my affection for a circuit that was so nearly lost after the ...

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Why the pointless Prost-bashing does Senna movie no favours

Silverstone has never been the most charismatic of places, but I retain a certain affection for it following my visits to the British Grand Prix ...

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Lapping it up at two great circuits

The last time I went to the Nürburgring, it was October, which meant that it was wet, cold and misty. The few slippery laps that I completed on ...

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Talking design with Tom Karen

Each year, the Royal College of Art puts on a display of the final-year students' work, including those on the Vehicle Design course. Although we ...

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A pilgrimage to the home of Morgan

One of the advantages of sharing an interest in old cars with my dad is that it’s easy to buy birthday and Christmas presents for him. All I have ...