February 2008 VRJ

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Interview: Bill Simpson – Casey Annis speaks with the safety gear pioneer about his racing career, the birth of an industry and how he helped put a man on the moon.

Profile: Rain Bird – Ed McDonough gets a bit soggy test driving the ex-Roy Salvadori 1964 Cooper-Maseraati T61P.

2008 Safety Gear Guide: We bring you the latest in safety gear innovations as well as a buyer’s guide for boots and gloves.

Feature: The Saga of Gunnar Nilsson – Simon Stiel examines the meteoric rise of this promising Swedish Formula One driver whose career was cut short by cancer.

Fast Lines: Tough Ray Heppenstall – Pete Lyons finds new-found admiration for the many achievements of Howmet-creator Ray Heppenstall.

Heroes: Rene Arnoux – Robert Newman explores the career of this French Formula One star who raced for both Renault and Ferrari.

Legends Speak: The Cooper-Maserati – Roy Salvadori tries to remember all the reasons why he disliked driving this month’s featured racecar.

Art History: “Romulus” – Artist Graham Bosworth paints a striking image of Bira and the ERA.

Hot Laps: Moroso Turns 5 & 6 – Skip Barber instructor Steve DeBrecht shows us the fast way through Turns 5 & 6 at Florida’s Moroso Motorsports Park.

Fabulous Fifties: Dorothy and the Doretti – Art Evans remembers the many racing achievements of the racing Doretti and its namesake Dorothy Deen.

Greatest Racecars: Maserati Tipo 60 “Birdcage” – Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason casts his vote for one of the greatest racecars of all time.

Last Lap: The Great American Racing Novel – Mike Lawrence takes a stab at writing “The Great American Racing Novel” but discovers, in racing, that truth is always stranger than fiction.

First Turn: Safety Concerns

Hidden Treasure: 1957 Caballo II

Market Guide: F2/FB/Atlantic

Photo Gallery: Lime Rock, Coronado, Mid-Ohio, Winton, Road Atlanta, Speed on Tweed, VIR

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Dimensions 210 × 267 in

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