August 2014

August 2014 back issue

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Jack Brabham tribute - A personal tribute to the three-time world champion by his friend and biographer. Jack was the first Australian F1 champ, the first to win in a mid-engined car and the first – and only – to win a title in a car bearing his own name. One of the most important figures in our sport has passed on.

John Surtees at 80 - We join John at two of the celebrations marking his big birthday and the 50th anniversary of his Ferrari world championship. He takes a drive in his 1964 title winner through the streets of home town Edenbridge, and we also join him at Celtic Manor in Wales where old friends including Tony Brooks share in the celebrations.

Lunch with… Dave Brodie - This larger-than-life figure was a regular in the British Saloon Car Championship in the 1980s and also raced in sports cars. But it’s not for his racing achievements for which we’ve decided to buy him lunch. It’s because Brodie has a wealth of tales to tell about leading figures in the world of motor sport. Here, he spills the beans!

The Record: 1970 Spanish GP - Before Bernie Ecclestone fought for the promotional rights to Grands Prix, circuit owners held all the cars. In this example, a dispute with the teams over the number of starters ended up with the police trying to stop cars taking the start…