Jon Summers Lectures at Stanford; Viral Fame; New Car Reviews Mar19

Jon Summers Lectures...

I am not usually one to blow my own trumpet too loudly, but recently being asked to lecture on Stanford’s “Cars, Past, Present and Future” course was extremely flattering. The topic I chose was the 1955 Mille Miglia, and Motor Sport magazine’s reports on Moss,...

Significant Mileston...

I read in Car and Driver that there is now a car which is able to ignore you doing even the most willfully stupid things with the steering wheel, throttle and brake, and still it cannot be crashed. I daresay I could still find a way to put it in the ditch, but apparently the Mercedes Benz...

Grand Prix – F...

Grand Prix stands as a dramatized snapshot of Formula 1 in the mid-sixties. Director John Frankenheimer chose to film real Grand Prix in order to capture the right level of drama and speed, and in so doing produced an amazing document of the 1966 season. It is important that all of the things...

Motoring Films ̵...

There are a range of issues with the depiction of cars in films, not least that the film makers are not usually “car guys” so the resulting film does not hang together if one is a “car guy”. Unrealistic chases, with preposterous tyre squealing on desert surfaces and driving into...