Here’s a couple of laps of the iconic Donington Park circuit from summer 2015 alongside Andy McKenna. The race is the two driver Guards Trophy, part of the HSCC calendar. The car is the pretty Elva … [Read more...] about Elva Lotus Twin Cam, On Board, Donington Park 2015 with Andy McKenna
The Historic Racer Project
The Historic Racer Project was a website that I created and edited for several years.
However, Historic Racer has not died. Many people still enjoy reading the features I created, so they remain right here and I'll be adding more.
The Historic Racer ethos remains - writing passionately about the things I care about. I figure you feel the same way.
Across the decades of Porsche 911 production, we've seen many changes in technology and style. And not just in the cars themselves, but in the ways of marketing. Today's 'always on' social media … [Read more...] about The Changing Styles Of Porsche 911 Advertising
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A recent article on the highly regarded Road and Track Magazine’s website proved popular. Writing about the practice of track instruction and driver coaching from … [Read more...] about Driver Coaching and The View from The Passenger Seat
I recall to this day the very first time I saw a GPA Formula One helmet. Watching Formula One on TV at home, the cars forming up on the grid and Villeneuve climbing into his Ferrari. His mechanic … [Read more...] about Design Icons – The GPA Formula One Helmet
A pause down the phone line from McKenna. That’s rare, as he’s never normally short of something to say. “It was pretty emotional. Plus that car is unique, it’s the first time I’ve ever had a concern … [Read more...] about Driving KPU 396C – Jim Clark’s Lotus Cortina
It makes a great headline but it's also the bold claim made by P51 Mustang designer. A few years ago now, in 1999 I was privileged to attend a talk by Lee Atwood, designer of the North American P51 … [Read more...] about The P51 Mustang – “I Can Build You A Faster Aircraft Than The Spitfire XIX” – Lee Atwood.
It’s back in 2004, the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Rain is falling in those annoying short showers that just stop the track from drying completely. Tricky conditions, the sort of thing that sends cars … [Read more...] about Villeneneuve, his father’s GPA and the Ferrari 312T3 at Goodwood
Anyone with a passion for aviation will have head the tale of the Royal Air Force ground technician who accidentally took off in an English Electric Lightning after an error on what was supposed to be … [Read more...] about The Accidental Fighter Pilot
It's March 2006, Orebro, Sweden. A bright sunny, early spring day, but very cold. The nearby lakes still frozen over, with only the beginnings of a thaw. I'm in Sweden with Andy McKenna, in the … [Read more...] about In Memory of Superswede
For those of us of a certain age, the phrase RAC Rally stirs emotions. Memories of misty cold November days spent walking into a forest, Ordnance Survey map folded to the correct Special Stage and … [Read more...] about The Real RAC Rally – That’s Roger Albert Clark To You…