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Al Unser 1939-2021
We are sad to report that another of America’s racing greats, Al Unser Snr., has passed away at the age of 82 at his home in Chama, New Mexico. He had been bravely battling cancer for the last 17 years. In May last year, his older brother Bobby died at 87
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Demise of JEC Racing
​In a subject close to the editor’s heart, after 22 years in existence, the JEC board has decided to cease JEC Racing operations
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Tony Dron 1946-2021
​Renowned journalist and former racing driver Tony Dron died on 16 November. He was 75. Embarking on his motor racing career in 1968 in Formula Ford, Dron showed early form and soon forged a lasting friendship with fellow aspiring wannabe
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Al Turner: the passing of a Ford legend
​Al Turner died away on November 3 at age 89 in Florida, USA. Al Turner’s time here in Australia was only brief, but his legacy is huge.
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Bob Bondurant 1933-2021
​Steve Havelock salutes the passing of one of American motorsport’s most enduring stars on both sides of the Atlantic…
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Jaguar XK8 25TH Anniversary
​For their September meet, the Jaguar Breakfast Club joined forces with the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) to host the now annual ‘Jaguars at Gaydon’, the largest dedicated Jaguar meet to be staged at the British Motor Museum
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Gordon Spice, 1940-2021
​Sadly, the most famous Capri racer of them all, Gordon Spice passed away last month. He was class winner in the British Saloon Car Championship for five successive seasons from 1976 to 1980
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Dennis Priddle 1945-2021
Keith Lee offers a personal tribute to long-time friend and stalwart of the British drag race scene Dennis Priddle, who recently passed away
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Schuey hits Netflix
​F1’s ’90s/noughties wunderkind made his debut at Spa 30 years ago. And now Netflix is unleashing its Schumacher biography Many already knew Michael Schumacher was gifted long before he climbed into a Formula 1 car.
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Rex Woodgate 2 July 1926 – 15 June 2021
​It is not a stretch to say that, without Rex Woodgate, Aston Martin would not exist today
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Richard Williams 10 June 1945 – 12 August 2021
​Richard Stewart Williams, who has died at the age of 75 after a long illness borne with great dignity, was one of the best-known figures in the Aston Martin world
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Memories from Chaul End test track
​I have just finished reading your article on the Viva GT in the September issue. I was born and grew up in Dunstable where dad worked in the Bedford factory and a lot of neighbours worked for Vauxhall/Bedford.
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Graham Robson RIP
​Legendary classic engineer, author and presenter dies aged 85
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Carlos Reutemann 1942–2021
Carlos Reutemann, who finished runner-up in the 1981 Formula 1 World Championship, has died at the age of 79.
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Porsche 911 hero: Anatole Lapine
The Head of Style Porsche shaped the company’s 911 design language for more than two decades
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Mansour Ojjeh 1952-2021
Mansour Ojjeh, who has died aged 68, was a central figure in Porsche’s rousing return to F1 in the mid 1980s. Total 911 looks back on the partnership.
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Porsche success at Le Mans revisited for new video series
The starting point is 1951, the year in which Porsche first entered Le Mans, securing a class victory with the 356 SL Gmünd Coupe
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Bobby Unser 1934-2021
​We are sad to report the death on May 2 of Bobby Unser, one of America’s greatest, most charismatic and forthright racing drivers, at the age of 87. Bobby was part of the famous Unser dynasty.
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