May 2008 VRJ



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Interview: Lloyd Ruby – John Wright speaks with this versatile legend about his early days in sprint cars, his time at Indy, and his surprising sports car career.

Profile: Red Giant – Casey Annis gets behind the wheel of the car that launched AMG into the international racing scene-the 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG.

Feature: BOAC 500 – Roger Dixon recalls the halcyon days of ’60s sports car racing, with his personal account of the 1967 BOAC 500.

Feature: The Gasman Has His Day – David Linden explores Tom Sneva’s road to Indy 500 victory.

Fast Lines: Formula 5000-an Idea for Today? – Pete Lyons looks back at the F5000 series and wonders if this isn’t a model for modern American open-wheel racing.

Heroes: Nelson Piquet – Robert Newman Examines the career of this Brazilian world champion.

Legends Speak: Pina Brooks – Pina Brooks reminisces over life in the pitlane with husband, Aston Martin and Vanwall driver, Tony Brooks.

Art History: “The Napier-Bentley” – Artist Adrian Bradbury renders an image of this unique aero-engined special.

Hot Laps: Lime Rock’s Uphill – Skip Barber instructor Stephan Bastrzycki shows us that quick lap times can be an uphill battle.

Fabulous Fifties: Jack Brabham – Art Evans pays tribute to friend and World Champion Sir Jack Brabham.

Greatest Racecars: Williams FW08 – Former Williams designer Frank Dernie lodges his vote for the greatest racecar of his career.

Last Lap: Lancia – Mike Lawrence ponders the star-crossed history of this venerable Italian institution and its chances for a brighter future.

First Turn: 50 large and 50 Small

Hidden Treasure: 1967 Russell-Alexis Mk14

Market Guide: Formula Junior

Photo Gallery: Classic Adelaide, Monte Carlo, Retromobile 2008, HSRC Wakefield Park.

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Dimensions 210 × 267 in


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