Jim Roller introduces a feature length interview with Vic Elford.
Bill Warner, founder of The Amelia concours, talks to Paul Jurd and Joe Bradley about the legendary Lola T70 in all its forms, from the chunky CanAm cars to the later, swoopy Mark 3. Paul Tarsey fights another losing battle with the latest edition of Corridors of Power, where the contestants put forward their nominations for ‘Unlikely Sponsors’. And Peter Snowdon continues his trip round the race tracks he has driven, settling this time on the beautiful parkland of Oulton Park.
Lynx D Types are famous the world over for their build quality. Paul Tarsey speak to John Mayston Taylor about the joys and the challenges of running the company. He shares his thoughts about Lynx D Types selling for the sort of prices which original Jaguar versions were selling for a few years ago. Nick Padmore, one of the world’s most successful drivers of historic cars, talks about that amazing 120 mph lap from a standing start in the Arrows A10 at Goodwood’s Speedweek and also tells us what it’s like to drive a Williams FW07 Formula One car round Spa. And Joe Bradley was as shocked as everyone else when he attended a Daytona Media Conference to be told that IMSA had acquired Historic Sportscar Racing in the USA. Joe shares his thoughts about what this might mean for the historic and vintage race scene in the USA.
Peter Snowdon tells the story of his home track of Thruxton, from its role in the D Day landing right up to the present day. Paul Jurd and Paul Tarsey talk about the new book by Denis Jenkinson and Cyril Posthumous, re-worked by Doug Nye all about the Vanwall marque which upheld British honour in Grand Prix racing in the 1950s, and the challenge laid down to the team of Joe Bradley, Jim Roller and Peter Snowdon is ‘Perfect Dinner Party Guests’ but the difficult bit is …. no drivers are allowed! Some interesting choices from the worlds of car design, circuits, manufacturers and a few surprises.
What does 2022 have in store for the historic racing enthusiast? Rachel Bailey reveals the plans Masters Historic Racing have on both sides of the Atlantic and Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Tony Parella unveils SVRA’s plans in the U.S. Staying Stateside, David Hinton from HSR talks to Jim Roller about Daytona, Sebring and the rest of a packed calendar and Duncan Wiltshire from Motor Racing Legends explains a very full programme plus their plans for the Donington Historic Festival. HRDC’s Julius Thurgood also sets out the calendar for the Historic Racing Drivers Club
The first show of 2022 promises to be a belter! The team of Paul Jurd, Jim Roller, Joe Bradley and Paul Tarsey take careful steps into the world of continuations, re-creations, evocations and just plain, simple copy cars in historic racing. The boys talk about everything from the ‘new’ Ferrari 330LMB to a recreation of the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 and take in a discussion about Lotus Cortinas along the way. This ‘toe in the water’ is a taster for a stand-alone show later in the year. This will also be the first ‘Corridors of Power’ of 2022 and the subject is ‘Greatest Disappointments’. Paul, Joe and Jim are given free rein to choose teams, cars, people or anything else that has disappointed them (but only in a motorsport sense…..). Paul Tarsey is then set the ridiculous task of choosing the biggest disappointment. Will The Baron choose wisely? Julius Thurgood celebrates the life of his friend, the journalist and racer Tony Dron, and as well as this moving piece, there will be various other pieces of chatter along the way. If you have any thoughts, ideas or comments about the show, you can comment on the Historic Racing News Facebook page […]
The team are once again sitting round the table in the virtual pub chatting about another strange year for the world of Historic Motor Sport. After a year when nobody had been trackside as much as they would like, they each discuss the highs and lows of their year.but also what 2022 might hold in store. Joe Bradley talks about his interview with Rob Smedley, Jim Roller had a great time at Amelia Island and had a great chat to Lyn St. James and Paul Jurd remembers when he tried (and failed) to keep Jochen Mass, Derek Bell and Richard Attwood under control at a live Porsche event in the autumn. Paul Tarsey likewise talks about sharing the stage with MSV’s Dr Jonathan Palmer and the perils of only having one microphone, when there really needed to be two! (Photo: L>R Tarsey,Jurd, Bradley, Roller)
As the racing year begins to slow down, the team are still on full power discussing the contentious issue of ‘The Luckiest Racing Drivers of All Time’. There are some VERY contentious choices in here and Joe Bradley, Jim Roller and Paul Jurd will argue for their own.
The global pandemic has caused havoc throughout our motorsport world and the challenges faced by Goodwood are no exception. Having spent over £1 million on the infrastructure for the Members Meeting in 2020, the event had to be cancelled at the last minute. In this episode of the Historic Racing News Radio Show, Paul Tarsey talks to Alan Brewer, General Manager of the Goodwood Road Racing Club, about the way they battled through, talking everything from the 2020 ‘SpeedWeek’ to the full 2021 programme. Alan talks about the successes as well as the challenges and looks forward to 2022, talking about some of the plans GRRC have already put in place.
Perry McCarthy talks about his early experiences in Formula Ford, funded by working on the oil rigs, through the dangerous times in F3000 and what he hoped was his big break into Formula One. This turned out to be with one of the most disastrous cars in F1’s history, the woeful Andrea Moda. Plus, Paul Tarsey, Jim Roller and Paul Jurd are joined by Peter Snowdon to talk about the worst single seater racing cars of all time.