• McLaren F1 and Can-Am cars – the papaya orange era

A European Odyssey: McLaren & Goodwood – Part 1

December 8th, 2019|Tags: , |

Bruce McLaren’s name is firmly etched into all motorsport enthusiasts’ memories, not only for those who witnessed his driving skills in this country throughout the sixties, but for the incredible legacy he left the world. For me, the opportunity after 50-plus years to finally be in a position to travel [...]

  • His skills as a driver trainer are almost black magic. Today he’s given up racing, but continues to train the world’s top drivers – and play music!

The Huapai Kid – Classic Racer

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

The international motor racing world knows him as ‘Rob Wilson’, but to me he is Robert Wilson – and always will be. I make no apologies for referring to him as Robert in this story. He left New Zealand for the UK in 1972 at the age of 20, having owned just one car (an [...]

  • Graeme Lawrence in the Ferrari Dino 246T (Chris Charles Collection)

A Mechanic’s Tale

September 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chris Charles knew from an early age he wanted to be in motorsport. From the day a neighbour took him to a Lady Wigram Trophy meeting when he was ten years old he read all he could about motorsport. He wrote to ‘The Secretary, Motor Racing Club, Christchurch’ when he was 14 to say he [...]