September 2011 VRJ

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Interview: Basil van Rooyen – Patrick Quinn speaks with the South African racing star about his start in touring cars and his quick rise to Formula One.

Profile: Lightning Strike – Casey Annis goes to Indy for an exclusive test drive of the famed 1909 Benz Type RE 200 PS “Blitzen Benz,” a car that carried the likes of Barney Oldfield and Bob Burman to numerous international land speed records.

Feature: Superman – Robert Newman examines the life and work of Mercedes-Benz’s influential engineer/driver, Rudolf Uhlenhaut.

Feature: Pontoon Cars – John Zimmermann investigates a collection of engineering aberrations that pushed the boundaries of design innovation.

Fast Lines: Ignition – Pete Lyons recounts the trail for events that led him to his appreciation of, and enthusiasm for, the automobile.

Heroes: Alfred Neubauer – Robert Newman examines the role of the Mercedes-Benz race boss in adopting strategic race planning.

Legends Speak: Black Magic – Graham Humphrys discusses the preparations for McLaren’s victory to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Art History: “The Marmon Wasp” – John Ketchell captures Ray Harroun and his Marmon Wasp on their way to victory in the first Indy 500.

Greatest Racecars: 1994 Mercedes-Benz DTM – Ellen Lohr remembers the machine that gave her the greatest pleasure of all those she raced in her career.

Last Lap: Helmets – Mike Lawrence ruminates upon the various methods of head protection racers have employed over the years.

First Turn: Brass-Era Balls

Hidden Treasure: 1955 Fiat 8V Vignale MM

Photo Galleries: Silverstone, Barber MP, Donington, VIR Winton, Brands Hatch, Monza, Tour Britannia.

 

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Dimensions 210 × 269 in

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