Sitges-Terramar R...

San Sebastian was remarkable as a racing track, but as my lap-of-the-track video shows there isn’t much to see nowadays – to get an impression of how it was, reading and imagination is needed. Sitges-Terramar, by contrast, is a complete, banked autodrome, which barring a few weeds in...

James Bond, Sherlock...

There is something special about a flying car, be it the “true” flying car, a work of fifties science fiction, James Bond villains ( Scaramanga’s unforgetable, preposterous yet still wonderful AMC Matador ) or children’s fiction, such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A conventional car...

At the Targa Florio

Sicily stands apart from the Italian mainland in more than simply geography. Always strategically significant, Sicily has experienced a continual stream of invaders over the past few thousand years, each leaving their own distinctive layer. There are spectacular Greek and Roman ruins, and in...

1929 Blower Bentley

This article is one of a series written about cars in the Blackhawk Museum, as part of the Docent training scheme I have completed. To many, the Bentley is the quintessential vintage sports car, and no vintage Bentley is as well known as the Blower, so called due to the large, crankshaft...