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  • Monaco Historique 2022
    May 26, 2022

    Monaco Magic

    It was wonderful to be back in charismatic Monte Carlo for the Monaco GP Historique. This was the 13th and I must have been to about the last 10, with the exception of last year’s when it was well nigh impossible for Brits to attend.
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  • February 3, 2022

    Barry's Last Joke

    One of the UK’s favourite comedians, Barry Cryer also had a long career as a script writer working with such illustrious performers as Morecambe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, Ronnie Barker, Groucho Marx, Les Dawson and David Frost. The climax of...

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  • December 2, 2021

    An extract from Drivers on Drivers

    Derek Bell Interviewed by Philip Porter You did a lot of filming with Steve McQueen for the film Le Mans. How good a driver was he? ‘He was, I think, a lot better than we all thought. At that time,...

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  • November 18, 2021

    'Hammy', by Philip Porter

    On November 11th, a very large collection of family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of Adrian Hamilton, known to many of us simply as 'Hammy'. And what a celebration it was. To say it was 'different' is an...

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  • November 18, 2021

    Drivers on Drivers Extracts, by Philip Porter

    The following are brief extracts from Drivers on Drivers which features interviews with Hamilton, Moss, Webber, Andretti, Bell, Hopkirk, Russell, Hill, Stewart, Fittipaldi, Pirro, Scheckter, Norris, Redman, Attwood, Brooks, Coulthard, Bellm, Oliver, Warwick, Hobbs, Jones, McNish, Brundle, Berger, Blundell, Fitzpatrick,...

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  • August 31, 2021

    Adrian Hamilton

    I was shocked and greatly saddened when Doug Nye emailed to say our mutual very good friend Adrian 'Hammy' Hamilton had died. I had the great pleasure of interviewing his father Duncan, the 1953 Le Mans winner, in the early...

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  • August 26, 2021

    Act now to save businesses and jobs

    * Opportunity to change the law to stop JLR crushing UK replica manufacturers * All enthusiasts need to act now – deadline end of August * Replicas will still be manufactured in non-EU countries, harming UK plc With legal threats,...

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  • August 11, 2021

    Drivers on Drivers – The cutting room floor

      Editing has begun on an exciting new book titled Drivers on Drivers, which is a series of interviews where the racing greats are encouraged to talk about their rivals and team-mates rather than themselves. Because of this, many great...

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  • July 1, 2021

    Lance Macklin and the HWM - Part 3

    Read Part 1  |  Read Part 2 With the help of the smaller truck they got themselves to the garage where only a few weeks previously they had kept the racing cars. There, after much welding and bending of metal,...

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  • May 26, 2021

    The 1980s Railton And My Inadvertent Involvement

    by Philip Porter When I was researching for my massive tome, Jaguar E-type – The Definitive History in about 1987, I visited the designer William Towns (remembered for the Aston Martin DBS and the 1988 ‘wedge’ Lagonda) to talk with...

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  • May 26, 2021

    JLR Scandal – An Update, by Philip Porter

    Perhaps the most important development since our last update regarding all the copyright issues, that JLR appears to think more important than their good name, is that bailiffs have been instructed to collect 508,000 Euros (£440,000) from the Magnussons who...

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