December 2008 VRJ

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Interview: Bob McKee – John Wright speaks with the veteran mechanic and car builder about his career which has spanned everything from NASCAR and Indy to the Can-Am and Le Mans.

Profile: Fox Hunt – Ed McDonough slips down inside the Macon MR8 Formula Ford from 1970 to rekindle a batch of old memories from his own racing career.

Feature: The Superbugs – Robert Newman chronicles the dual personality of Ettore Bugatti’s most famous machine, the Tipo 35 that became the Tipo 51.

2008 Holiday Gift Guide – Our annual enthusiast’s guide to great holiday gifts.

Fast Lines: Getting MAD – Pete Lyons notes, with amusement, F1’s adoption of movable aerodynamic devices, albeit 40 years late.

Heroes: Jackie Stewart – Robert Newman looks back on the career of the triple World Champion turned safety advocate.

Legends Speak: The Early Days of FF – Skip Barber tells how he came to win the SCCA’s first two Formula Ford National Championships.

Art History: Paul Newman – John Rice honors the actor-turned-racer.

Hot Laps: Mid-Ohio “Madness” – Skip Barber instructor Bob Ziegel takes us through Mid-Ohio’s maddening Turns 7-9.

Fabulous Fifties: A Weekend to Remember – Art Evans recounts a stellar Palm Springs weekend in 1956 that was soaked in sun, speed and celebrity.

Greatest Racecars: Chaparral 2 – Bobby Rahal offers an appreciation of the ground-breaking creations of Texan Jim Hall, and more.

Last Lap: Olympian Musings – Mike Lawrence ponders the reasons why motor sport has never become an integral part of the Olympics.

First Turn: Conversations with Paul – Remembering the Paul Newman interview.

Fast Exposure: The Donington Grand Prix; Donington, October 3, 1936. Prince Bira coming out of Holly Wood with the ex-Whitney Straight Maserati 8CM.

Hidden Treasure: 1956 Jomar MkII

Market Guide: Can-Am

Photo Gallery: Silverstone Classic, Prescott Hill Climb, Autobahn Country Club, Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Morgan Park, Mallory Park.

 

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