February 2009 VRJ



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Interview: John Fenning – Mike Jiggle sits down with the safety harness pioneer to retrace his fascinating career from racing driver to founding father of the modern racing harness.

Profile: Jack Be Nimble – Ed McDonough slips into the cockpit of Sir Jack Brabham’s personal BT24 and brings back tales of what the early 3-liter Formula One cars were really like.

Feature: Safety Gear 2009 – In our annual special devoted to the latest trends and developments in personal safety gear, we examine:

The Future of Helmets – The new Snell 2010 standard will change the way you buy helmets.

Necksavers – The latest developments in SFI-approved head and neck restraint systems.

Racing Suit Buyers Guide – More than a dozen driver suits geared for the historic racer.

Fast Lines: Cosworth Comeback? – Pete Lyons reminisces about FI’s original Cosworth era and ruminates about a potential reprise.

Heroes: Alain Prost – Robert Newman remembers the brilliance that came standard with France’s first World Champion.

Legends Speak: Injury Prevention Insights – Dr. Hugh Scully, professor of surgery at the University of Toronto, addresses the evolution of racing safety.

Art History: Reliable Transport – Nicolas Hunziker memorializes Jack Brabham’s ’67 French GP win in an acrylic original.

Hot Laps: Watkins Glen’s Inner Loop – Skip Barber instructor Rob Slonaker guides us through The Glen’s most crucial section.

Fabulous Fifties: Andy Porterfield – Art Evans looks at the tireless SCCA stalwart who has been racing continuously for over 50 years.

Greatest Racecars: Ford GT40 – Sir John Whitmore reaclls the iconic racing machine he rates as the best he ever drove.

Last Laps: Sir Moss – Mike Lawrence analyzes the character traits that made Sir Stirling more than just a top racing driver.

First Turn: Showing Restraint

Hidden Treasure: 1959 La Dawri Firestar

Market Guide: F2, FB, Atlantic


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Dimensions 211 × 269 in


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