I’ve really liked the past two issues of Race Magazine, top notch stuff and the variety has been good. The Datsun 1200 was a beauty, but it can’t be good for getting kids involved if you have to run a car that must look like a dinosaur! When do you reckon someone will start up another class like the Geminis that used to race here in Queensland? They were great stuff, cheap to race too and just the thing I’d like to get my 16 year old son into.
Responding to your request for feedback, I think the last thing needed is for Race Magazine to go down the road of mags that are full of photos of racing. I do like your articles on home building and the excellent, excellent article on Huff ‘n’ Puff. Question though: who are you pitching the main articles to and for?
Sixty-nine entrants turned up at Willowbank Raceway in Queensland for the running of the Australian Motorkhana Championship. Four different test areas were set up by the Holden Sporting Car Club, and the field split into four groups. The reversing tests were on Area 1, manoeuvring tests on Areas 2 and 3, and slalom tests on Area 4.
Way back in the mists of history, the blue blazer brigade at the FIA determined that Formula 1 cars would run on 13” diameter wheels. I seem to recall that the logic was to force a reduction in the size of brake discs that could be used and therefore ensure the cars would have nice, long braking distances, so there could be lots of overtaking. Yeah, sure!