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car #05/2009

Posted: April 8th, 2009 | Author: dk | Filed under: Cars | 20 Comments »

NEW VW GOLF GTI. We’re first with full test of Mk6 GTI // EXCLUSIVE 1: we drive new BMW X1, X5M and X6M // EXCLUSIVE 2: Porsche’s Panamera in the studio and across the Cape // EXCLUSIVE 3: Merc SL65 Black vs Porsche GT2 // EXCLUSIVE 4: new Ford Focus concept in detail // EXCLUSIVE 5: one to one with F1’s Fernando Alonso // Full F1 preview – rules, regs, cars, KERS explained / The new BMW design boss takes on Stephen Bayley / Merc’s new E-class vs Audi A6 and BMW 5-series / What the hell are Aston up to with Lagonda? / Driven: Jag XF Diesel S, XKR, Audi S5 cab, Lambo LP560-4 Spyder, Saab 9-3X, Viper GT3 racer / GBU is back! Our famously acerbic data section / Insider: will GM sink or swim? / Life with our 14 long-termers / Plus the CAR critics: Gavin Green, Stephen Bayley, Mark Walton, Nick Trott and more… 

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The magazine has a history of innovation. We invented the group test, pioneered the drive story and coined the phrase ’supercar’ – and all three remain staples of CAR. The magazine is also renowned for its photography, writing and design: in 2007, CAR won two top design awards and one of our writers recently won the UK’s Journalist of the Year gong from the Guild of Motoring Writers.








And CAR is global. As well as CAR Online  and the UK magazine, we have 14 foreign editions: Brazil, China, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine. Through all its media, CAR interacts with more than 650,000 consumers each month.








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Motor Sport # March 2009

Posted: Februar 7th, 2009 | Author: dk | Filed under: Cars | 10 Comments »

The Rat is 60! Hard to believe, isn’t it? But however high the number, it’s impossible to think of Niki Lauda as ‘old’. Alan Henry talks to him. // Red Bull’s Christian Horner on Formula 1’s new breed // The fastest Schumacher on earth - drag racer Tony // Lunch with… Rallying hero Paddy Hopkirk

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“How and why a magazine called the Brooklands Gazette made it to the bookstalls in 1924 is lost in the shadows, but it’s certain that its next decade was a rocky time. Renaming itself Motor Sport in 1925 was a sensible move, but under a dozen different owner-editors it stumbled on, making no money. Yet the enthusiastically random mixture of contents gave it a life of its own, veering from Grands Prix to club trials, testing cars, boats and even aircraft, interviewing the famous, the forgotten and the frankly anonymous. Some issues failed to appear and in 1929 it briefly ceased altogether. When in 1936 the last of these private helmsmen had had enough and could not pay the print bill, he gave the title to the printers, whose MD passed it to his son to run.The son was Wesley J Tee, who was to turn the title round.

A regular contributor to the magazine was freelance motoring writer Bill Boddy, whose first story in Motor Sport had been on the history of Brooklands – written in 1930. WJT sacked the ineffectual editor and asked WB to run it, beginning a partnership which saw the magazine rise to a position of immense influence by the 1960s. WB’s only precept was that he would include anything which interested him, so as well as racing and road tests, Motor Sport talked about model cars, speed limits and ancient motoring history, while the burgeoning classifieds became the only place to sell a sporting car. Boddy’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the arcane byways of his subject made the mag a vital historical archive; indeed, without WB’s passion many of the vintage cars that race today would never have been rescued. Why just the initials? Because WJT, fearful other titles might poach his staff, forbade names in the magazine, a tradition which lasted until the 1990s.

When war came Mr Tee planned to shut the mag, but WB persuaded him to keep it going, running it by ’phone and filling it with history and motoring memories. He even managed a road test while a dog-fight raged overhead. Paper was rationed, but Mr Tee printed ration books… While working at the Royal Aircraft Establishment WB met Denis Jenkinson, and, impressed by his knowledge and no-nonsense attitude, asked him to write for MS. It proved a memorable partnership. Jenks became our Continental Correspondent, roaming Europe all summer, visiting race teams in between GPs and sending back lively, incisive reports which became the definitive analysis of the sport.

In London WB combined detailed automotive history with road tests of everything new, from Maserati to Citroën 2CV, championing small car economy long before today’s crises. At a time when the motoring press was innately deferential, Motor Sport’s criticism, whether of cars, teams or drivers, was utterly fearless, resulting in test car bans and court cases, in which Mr Tee always backed WB and DSJ completely even if it meant losing advertising. Meanwhile WB created the 750MC, helped inspire the ground-breaking 500cc movement, and founded the Brooklands Society, fostering an interest which would save the world’s first race track. Despite moving to Wales WB continued to be the magazine’s figurehead, only giving up the title of Editor in 1991, to become Founder Editor – not accurate, but appropriate for one who formed the title’s character.

When WJT died in 1996, aged 90, Teesdale was bought by Haymarket and became a purely historic title, but in 2006 it again went private, returned to London, resumed the green cover and began a new era of fearless commentary on Grand Prix racing. And remarkably, Bill Boddy still writes every month – at 95, continuing the world’s longest journalistic career.”- Motor Sport Magazine


Octane #01/o9

Posted: Dezember 1st, 2008 | Author: dk | Filed under: Cars | 7 Comments »

CARROLL SHELBY: Driving Old Yeller II, the junkyard special. JAY LENO: Pretending to be Bond in the Aston DBS. NICK MASON: Reflecting on F1, and how to improve it… TONY DRON: Forget recession, prepare your cars for 2009.

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Ramp #4

Posted: November 25th, 2008 | Author: dk | Filed under: Cars | 1 Comment »

“An diesem Freitag wartete der GT40 versteckt um die Ecke. Und John-Paul kam. Wie üblich stoppte er mit seinem bollernden E-Type genau vor der Kneipe, lächelte sein blödestes BLÖDLÄCHELN, um dann überheblich wie immer die obligatorische - Wer will denn heute von euch Loosern verlieren?- Frage in die Runde zu werfen.”

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