April 2009 VRJ



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Interview: Bill Milliken – John Wright speaks with the influential racer and engineer about everything from his revolutionary “camber car” to his amazing record of hair-raising accidents at Watkins Glen.

Profile: Sunset OttoVu – Casey Annis test drives the 1954 FIAT 8V Zagato that won its class in the Targa Florio and later met its demise and rebirth on California’s Sunset Blvd.

Feature: Vantage Point – We examine the state-of-the-art in in-car video systems and what you should look for before buying.

Feature: The “Birdcage Cleaner” – Michael Oliver provides an in-depth assessment of the design and race history of Colin Chapman’s legendary Lotus 19 Monte Carlo.

Fast Lines: Whats in a ….? – Pete Lyons ruminates on the influence of sponsorship dollars upon the naming protocols for racing cars.

Heroes: Robert Benoist – Robert Newman looks at the driving career of one of France’s fallen heroes, Robert Benoist.

Legends Speak: A Gilt-Edged Win – Race-tuner Chris Lawrence tells the tale behind his development of the Deep Sanderson.

Art History: “Mike Hawthorn” – Tony Smith portrays England’s first World Champion and his 1954 Spanish GP-winning Ferrari 553 Squalo.

Hot Laps: Bridgehampton’s Turns 1 & 2 (R.I.P) – In an act of April Foolishness, Bruce MacInnes tells of driving one of America’s most challenging circuits.

Fabulous Fifties: The Father of Riverside – Art Evans remembers Jim Peterson, the man who actually designed and constructed Riverside Raceway.

Greatest Racecars: Mercedes WI96 – Former BRM team manager Tim Parnell tells of his appreciation for one of the most advanced racing cars of any era.

Last Lap: Leston – Mike Lawrence recalls the dual impacts made by British musician, racer and racing safety pioneer Les Leston.

First Turn: Up or Down?

Hidden Treasure: 1952 Unicorn

Market Guide: Under 2-liter Sports Racer


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Dimensions 211 × 270 in


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