Blog james page

6

Using kids as an excuse to get back on track with Scalextric

Having children is an expensive business and makes distant memories of lie-ins, two minutes of peace and quiet, and spontaneous nights out. On the ...

1

Enjoying the oddities at Stuttgart

Last weekend marked my first visit to Retro Classics in Stuttgart, a superb show that packed a huge amount into its eight halls. And all displayed ...

4

Rediscovering the race track at the end of the road

One of my favourite books of last year was Motorsport Explorer, a comprehensive list of UK competition venues past and present compiled by Julian ...

3

Getting your priorities right. Number one – a good garage cum workshop

Not long ago, my wife and I sat down to come up with a list of things that we wanted from our next house. I'm slightly ashamed to admit that we ...

3

Soaking up the atmosphere at the 'Ring

The last time I went round the Nürburgring, I was in a Citroën Visa diesel and Dad was driving. It was 20-odd years ago and we were on a family ...

1

Goodwood reaffirms itself in Page's affections

I was ready to be a bit cynical about the Goodwood Revival this year. As the event continues to grow, there is always the fear that it will be ...

3

Finding an old family favourite

A week or two ago, I wrote a blog about driving a Jaguar XK120 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. While that was an experience I'll always ...

1

A dream drive at Goodwood

In 1999, future Grand Prix driver Nick Heidfeld set a record for Goodwood’s Festival of Speed hillclimb that still stands. I watched that stunning ...

1

Remembering Le Mans 1989 at Donington 2012

I was lucky enough to have a number of good teachers at school but, in this context, my history teacher should get special mention. That’s because ...

4

Memories of Shelsley, the ultimate 'power hill'

I recently picked up a copy of Simon Taylor’s The History Of Shelsley Walsh, written for the famous hillclimb’s centenary in 2005. I’d flicked ...