April 2008 VRJ

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Interview; Augie Pabst – John Wright speaks with the legendary road racer about his early days, what it was like to race the Scarab and how a Pabst came to drive for Meister Brau.

Profile: Yellow Screamer – Ed McDonough gets behind the wheel of the ultra-rare Tecno-powered Lola T290, at Italy’s Silver Flag Hill Climb.

Feature: Steel Magnolia – Gary Horstkorta unravels the tale of how a very unique Climax-powered sports racer started life in Australia, moved to California, and forged a bond between two historic racers.

Fast Lines: What’s a Race Engine? – Pete Lyons examines the unlikely origins of some of history’s greatest racing powerplants.

Heroes: Philippe Etancelin – Robert Newman examines the life of this French racing legend, noted for his outstanding drives with Alfa, as well as Bugatti and Talbot-Lago.

Legends Speak: Falling In and Out of Formula One – Italian Alex Caffi reveals what it’s like to make it into F1, only to struggle with uncompetitive equipment.

Art History: “Forest Fire” – Artist John Ketchell reduces Jim Clark’s 1966 RAC Rally performance to an abstraction.

Hot Laps: Infineon Raceway Esses – Skip Barber instructor Nick Harvey straightens out the kinks of this tricky section at Sears Point.

Fabulous Fifties: The War Between the Racing Clubs – Art Evans reveals how warring factions in the ’50s nearly tore down West Coast sports car racing.

Greatest Racecars: BRM P167 Chevrolet – Howden Ganley registers his vote for the greatest racecar of his career.

Last Lap: Shows – Mike Lawrence travels to the Motor Show, only to learn they don’t make them like they used to.

First Turn: Racing Green?

Hidden Treasure: 1953 Mameco-Ardun

Market Guide: Under-2-liter Sports Racer

Photo Gallery: Best of 2007

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Dimensions 210 × 267 in

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