San Sebastian –...

Think of motor racing in Northern Spain, and the natural default is the Barcelona circuit used as a F1 test track for so many years, not the epic days or yore. Looking more closely it seems pre-fascist Spain was pretty keen on motorsport, in the wealthy nobles-and-amateurs-only way similar to...

Single Minded Focus ...

By coming out of retirement, as he did a few years ago, Michael Schumacher could only stand to lessen his reputation. Were he dominant again, people would have no different an impression of him than from before; were he to stumble and not win endlessly to the point of monotony his reputation...

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...

The Year of Schlumpf Aug02

The Year of Schlumpf

Everyone loves to browse used cars on ebay or Craigslist; for some car collectors, it is the chase which attracts them to the hobby in the first place, finding just the right car. Me, I have always been amazed at how much car can be had for how little money. The teenage me dreamed of 500 pound...