Imola Part 5: May 1,...

Senna Gets The Warhol Treatment: like Elvis, Monroe or a Campbell’s Soup Can; the ultimate accolade in pop iconography ? Imola, start finish, taken from the Variante Alta: Driving from the hotel onto the Via Emilia, and out of Castel San Pietro Terme to Imola in a eurobox rental car,...

Pebble Beach: just for the rich guys, right ? Aug19

Pebble Beach: just f...

Wrong. Oh sure, there are plenty of hangers-on, fakers, beautiful women, but wouldn’t you expect that at a social event which attracts so many absurdly wealthy people ? I was asked to create a portfolio on one class this year, and surveying 25-ish entrants, I found at least three former...

Imola 20 Years After...

On May 1 2014 it was 20 years since the death of Ayrton Senna, at Imola in Northern Italy during the San Marino Grand Prix. It also happened to be 59 years since Moss’ epic win in the 1955 Mille Miglia – strange how these dates coincide. Senna’s career coincided with my own teenage...

C’etait un Rendez-vous Jan22

C’etait un Rendez-vo...

Part 3 in a sporadic series on Great Motoring Films; spoiler alert – watch the film before you read this: C’etait un rendez-vous – “it was a meeting” if my schoolboy French serves, is a romantic dream, a blonde, Paris and bad behavior in a Ferrari. My favourite moment is the very...

Running Jesus Over, ...

“Ferrari has to be beautiful, like a good looking girl – when you see her [sharp intake of breath] …but maybe when you go out for dinner you have a big delusion, but when you start the engine of a Ferrari, you have big enthusiasm…the music of the engine…we don’t...