Jim Roller looks back at Monterey Car Week. The Pebble Beach Concours is the highlight but, as Jim explains, there is too much going on to be able to see everything. High-prestige auctions, car shows and two weekends of historic racing at Laguna Seca make this a very special event. And talking of special events, we take an in depth look at the upcoming Goodwood Revival. Corridors of Power, our game of opinionated nonsense, takes a different turn this month with each team member choosing their weirdest cars ever to take to the grid! Join Joe Bradley, Jim Roller, Paul Jurd and Paul Tarsey for lots of chat and stories.
Historic Racing News
It’s hard to underestimate the impact that the Jaguar brand has had on motor racing for over seventy years and this month’s ‘Insider Special’ looks at Jaguars in Competition. Paul Jurd looks at the early days and at some of the failures as well as the successes, Jim Roller talks about Jaguar in the USA and Joe Bradley examines the bumpy road which was Jaguar F1. Part 2 will be broadcast on September 15th.
Kenny Brack talks about his role as Chief Test Driver for McLaren, Martin Warner gives an insight into the Shere Hill Climb and Steve Holter gives us a view of the daredevil record breaker John Cobb. ‘Corridors of Power’, our gameshow of opinionated nonsense, this month looks at the greatest drivers NEVER to have won Le Mans.
Paul Tarsey, Jim Roller and Joe Bradley are joined by David Ingram for a look back through history.
Paul Tarsey and Jim Roller look back on one of motor racing’s less successful ideas: The Monzanapolis Race of Two Worlds; Paul Jurd explores the life of Selwyn Francis Edge; and Nick Daman and Joe Bradley argue about the best F1 circuit of all time.
Brian Redman, Vic Elford, Valentin Schaffer, Hans Metxger and Norbert Singer all talk about the legendary Porsche 917. Along with our archive recordings from the people involved at the time, the team talks to Kevin Jeannette about the trials and tribulations of running Porsche 917s in the modern world. Join Paul Tarsey, Jim Roller and Joe Bradley for this special.Porsche 917 edition of the Historic Racing News Radio Show
In our June show we present our new bit of opinionated waffle called “Corridors of Power” where the team each pick their favourite F1 livery of all time and Paul Tarsey has the difficult job of picking an overall winner! Jim Roller reviews the Amelia Island Concours and talks to event founder Bill Warner, and to Lyn St James and Kevin Jeanette. Joe Bradley looks back at the Donington Historic Festival with Motor Racing Legends boss Duncan Wiltshire and we find out from Paul Jurd about about the trials and tribulations of getting race cars to Monaco with the new post-Brexit regulations.
The HRN team talks about the highs and lows of the magnificent Can Am series. Jim Roller, Joe Bradley and Paul Tarsey discuss the legendary race cars from McLaren, Shadow, Lola and Chapparal, the great drivers and some of the wonderful (and not so wonderful) circuits. Brian Redman shares his experiences, including the Lola that nearly killed him, and tells Jim about his love of these cars. And Andrew Marriott reveals his up close and personal experiences with the McLaren team.
In a very busy Historic Racing News show we feature Derek Bell, who talks about that amazing 1995 Le Mans win in the Harrods McLaren. Mark Cole brings us up to speed with the McLaren F1 GTR story rom the very early ideas formed by Ray Bellm and Thomas Bscher through the evolution of Gordon Murray’s groundbreaking design. And Peter Higham talks about F1 in the 1990s, as explained in his new book. Plus all the usual news, views and opinionated chatter.
Paul Tarsey talks to Jim Roller and Joe Bradley about the heritage that brought Aston Martin back to F1 racing, covering everything from their last foray into F1 in 1959, through DB4 lightweights right up to date. Peter Snowdon talks about the Aston Martin Owners Club races and Paul Jurd will bring in all the news from the historic racing scene. A comprehensive book review of all the latest titles will make sure you are up to date on the best reading matter too.