Wolseley: A Cardinal among Cars

You know where you are with Anders Ditlev Clausager. Meticulous research, clear writing, a keen eye for detail; I could not wait to get into his Wolseley: A Very British Car. Anders sums up Wolseley delightfully. “Only in Britain did cars such as Wolseley flourish – the up-market quality but non-sporting car of relatively modest size is a British phenomenon with few parallels anywhere else.”

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The End (if you believe Stanford) Is Nigh

Eight years is all we’ve got. Stanford University says there will be no petrol or diesel cars after 2025. We will all be in electrics and probably not even driving them. All our cars will be scrapped, only a handful of nostalgics will own one, car dealers will disappear and oil at £25 a barrel could make the economy unrecognisable.

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Just Published

Celebrate. The first Jim Clark books have arrived.
You can’t help feeling a bit pleased with yourself when you finally see the fruits of your labours and face the truth, the test of the real world, which is whether people will like it enough to go and buy one. It’s odd too how often, when you tell somebody you have written a book they say; “How long did it take you?” They never say, “How much does it cost and can I buy one?”

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Crimond: Jim Clark's First Race

After farm tractors and rallies with the family Sunbeam Jim Clark went on to race his friend Ian Scott Watson’s DKW Sonderklasse. Ecurie Agricole was a breezy name for a Young Farmers’ motoring team and in June 1956 the pair drove to Crimond on the north-east tip of Aberdeenshire for a club race on an old airfield.

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Ian Macpherson McCallum Stewart (1929-2017)

A letter to Motor Sport in January 1953 made the point: “Sir: I feel very strongly that Ian Stewart has not been given the credit he deserves for winning the sports car race at Charterhall. Every account I have read glosses over Ian’s superb driving and infers that he won only by having the fastest car. This is not true.

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