October 2009 VRJ



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Interview: Bruce Kessler – John Wright sits down with this man of many talents to discuss his multi-faceted life as an auto racer, film director, powerboat racer and more.

Profile: Italian Monster – Casey Annis unravels the strange tale of a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, that came to America and became the Cadillac-powered “Keenan Wynn Special.”

Feature: 1954 Watkins Glen – Carl Goodwin takes us back to those memorable days when the public roads around Watkins Glen, NY hosted some of the best racing in America.

Fast Lines: John Surtees – Pete Lyons reflects on one of England’s great sportsmen in the wake of his son’s tragic death.

Heroes: Peter Collins – Robert Newman remembers a great British driver who turned out to be a shooting star gone too soon.

Legends Speak: Tom Bamford – The son of a co-founder of British American Motors considers his dad’s role in L.A.’s early sports car scene.

Art History: “Goodwood Festival of Speed” – Anna-Louise Felstead shares her unique impressions of a Ford GT40 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Hot Laps: Barber Motorsports Park Turns 11-12 – Skip Barber instructor Gerardo Bonilla explains the nuances required for this challenging sequence.

Fabulous Fifties: Before the Cobra – Art Evans discusses how Carroll Shelby kept himself busy between quitting driving and creating the Cobra.

Greatest Racecars: McLaren M16 – Johnny Rutherford recalls the machine that carried him to the first two of his three Indy 500 victories.

Last Lap: Silverstone – Mike Lawrence ponders how “The Home of British Motor Racing” may end up losing it Grand Prix.

First Turn: Historical Divorce

Hidden Treasure: 1956 Wright Special

Market Guide: Prewar, Part I


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Dimensions 210 × 268 in


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