May 2012 VRJ


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Interview: Al Unser – John Zimmermann speaks with the four-time Indy 500 winner on the 25th Anniversary of his fourth victory at The Brickyard.

Profile: Wing and a Prayer – Ed McDonough test drives Chris Amon’s eponymous 1974 Amon AF101, a starcrossed F1 car that was surprisingly ahead of its time.

Feature: The Mysterious McAfee Tapes – Pete Vanlaw uncovers ancient recordings made by competitor Jack McAfee as he tried to document his efforts on the 1954 Carrera Panamericana.

Feature: NORRA’s New Frontier – Historic racer Spencer Trenery shares his experiences-and the history-of Mexico’s “other” historic cross-country race.

Fast Lines: Simulating My Past – Pete Lyons compares the methodology of covering Formula One now to the way it was done in his day.

Heroes: Felice Nazzaro – Robert Newman offers an appreciation of the patient Italian who became one of racing’s earliest stars.

Legends Speak: My Lotus Interlude – Tony Southgate talks about his relatively brief time with Colin Chapman’s legendary marque.

Art History: “French Pale Blue” – Neale Thomas captures the interaction of man and machine from the first Grand Prix of modern times.

Greatest Racecars: 1992 Galmer-Chevrolet – Al Unser Jr. remembers fondly the car with which he scored his first win in the Indianapolis 500.

Last Lap: Specials – Mike Lawrence discusses how the building of racing specials became a popular postwar endeavor.

First Turn: Racing Breeds Luxury

Hidden Treasure: 1954 Solitary Wasp

Market Guide: Formula Junior

Photo Galleries: Chuckwalla, Palm Beach, Stoneleigh Park, Silverstone, Adelaide, Amelia.


Profile: Buyer’s Remorse – 1934 Duesenberg Aerodynamic Walker Coupe

Feature: Ercole Spada – Design by Design

Interview: Bernard Juchli – General Manager of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage

The Restorers: Alan Taylor Company

Photo Gallery: RM Auctions, Amelia Island, Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, RM Auctions, Milhous Collection, Amelia Island Concours, The Rancho Mirage Desert Classic, Mecum Auctions

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Dimensions 420 × 268 in


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