December 2009 VRJ

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Interview: George Follmer – John Zimmermann speaks with the American all-arounder about the ins and outs of his Hall of Fame career.

Profile: Fit for a Prince – Patrick Quinn revels in the speed of the 1934 MG K3 Magnette that enjoyed great success at the hands of many drivers including Prince Bira of Siam.

Feature: Le Mans to Bonneville – Roy Smith charts the circuitous path taken by a V-6 engine designed for Renault’s Le Mans effort that now provides power for a salt flats streamliner.

Feature: Visiting Barney – Harold Osmer puts one of racing’s early legends, Barny Oldfield, firmly in his place among the delights of Southern California.

Fast Lines: Courses: Character Counts – Pete Lyons laments that modern race-course designers have no appreciation for classic concepts.

Heroes: B. Bira – Robert Newman fleshes out the legend surrounding one of motor racing’s truly royal personages.

Legends Speak: The Legacy of Lotus – Clive Chapman, son of Lotus founder Colin, looks back at his father’s enduring legacy.

Art History: “Wooden Wonders” – Gary Tatman carefully crafts scale replicas of great racing cars from solid blocks of mahogany.

Holiday Gift Guide: Our annual guide to the best in enthusiast gifts.

Hot Laps: The Carousel at Nelson Ledges – Veteran Skip Barber instructor Bruce MacInnes unravels the mystery of this Ohio track’s most important turn.

Fabulous Fifties: Cobra Crowned King – Art Evans recounts the process behind the building and naming of Carroll Shelby’s King Cobras.

Greatest Racecars: Penske PC17-Chevy – Danny Sullivan explains why he enjoyed the car with which he won the U.S. National Championship.

Last Lap: Lotus Rebirth – Mike Lawrence discusses the resurrection of one of F1’s most famous names under new ownership.

First Turn: Second Coming

Hidden Treasure: 1952 Beast III

Market Guide: Can-Am

Photo Gallery: Mallory Park; Lime Rock; Murwillumbah Sprint Circuit; Watkins Glen; Road America; New Jersey Motorsports Park; Reims

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Dimensions 210 × 267 in

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