May 2007 VRJ

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Interview: Karl Kainhofer – John Wright speaks with the well-known mechanic about his days with Porsche, Roger Penske and his close relationship with driver Mark Donohue.

Profile: Winds of Chance – Ed McDonough test drives the underappreciated 1963 Scirocco Grand Prix car, which was the cornerstone of one of the first “American” teams in modern Formula One.

Feature: The Mod Squad – Carl Goodwin takes the first of an in-depth two-part look at the jewel-like “Etceterini” cars that made up the grids in American H-Mod racing.

Fast Lines: Stacks ‘n’ Pipes – Pete Lyons answers the plaintive call of the pipes as he looks back at the artistic beauty of tubular steel.

Heroes: David Purley – Robert Newman examines a true British racing hero who is perhaps better remembered for a single act of heroism than his short but successful racing career.

Legends Speak: FI-The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time – Le Mans champion Henri Pescarolo recalls how his promising open-wheel career fell victim to bad timing and bad luck.

Art History: 1957 Maserati 250F – Artist Alberto Ponno renders a striking image of “The Maestro,” Juan Manuel Fangio, at the height of his powers.

Hot Laps: Lime Rock’s “Big Bend” – Skip Barber instructor Bob Ziegel shows us the fast way around Lime Rock’s tricky “Big Bend.”

Fabulous Fifties: Laguna Seca’s Fiftieth – Art Evans looks back at the genesis of Monterey’s Laguna Seca racecourse and its first event, held 50 years ago this year.

Greatest Racecars: Mercedes-Benz W125 – Formula One champion John Surtees registers his vote for the greatest racecar of all time.

Last Lap: Abarth – Mike Lawrence examines the birth, death-and apparent re-birth-of Italy’s biggest “little car” company.

First Turn Sebring Baptism

Market Guide: Formula Junior

Photo Gallery: Retromobile, Springbok, Monte Carlo Rally, Phoenix, Targa 66.

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Dimensions 210 × 269 in

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