From the Old to the New (24/11/2017)
Covers from Germany (23/11/2017)
Thanks to Vincent Goffin for the Schleizer Dreieck Sidecar World Championship programme cover, and to Jochen Bangert for the 2005 Sachsen Classic rally cover and three more biography book covers, on Dieter Braun, Georg "Schorsch" Meier, and Helga Heinrich-Steudel.
NASCAR and Sports Car Covers (22/11/2017)
Thanks to Jay Bonvouloir for a few new covers from the United States, including the final race of the 2017 24H Series at Circuit of the Americas.
Motorcycle Covers (21/11/2017)
Thanks to Jochen Bangert for another selection of predominantly motorcycle programme covers from France and Germany. Jochen also sent the Barry Sheene und seine Welt and Klassische Deutsche Rennmaschinen book covers, the 1998 Bavaria Historic rally programme cover, the 1992 Isle of Man TT race guide cover (see brochures), the four pre-1997 German motocross covers, and the US Cars exhibition programme cover from the Autobau museum in Switzerland.
Programme and Book Covers (19/11/2017)
Thanks to John Lehmann for the 2017 Pure Michigan 400 cover, Michael Schmidt for the 2017 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix cover, Paul Clarke for the 1995 4 Hours of Jarama cover, Vincent Goffin for the cover of the 1986 Baden-Württemberg Grand Prix at Hockenheimring and the tenth round of the 1992 Superbike World Championship at Assen, and to Wolfgang Neumayer for the cover of the 2017 Masaryk Racing Days at Brno Circuit. Additionally, Jochen Bangert has sent book covers of biographies on Edgar Barth, Giaco Moagostini, and Hans Georg Anscheidt, Jim Clark, Jo Siffert, and Luigi Taveri, Mike Hailwood, and Phil Read.
Programme Covers from Austria and Germany (18/11/2017)
A Variety of Programme Covers (17/11/2017)
Thanks once more to Terry Lynch for another international mix of programme covers. As well as circuit and hill climb/speed trial covers (several of which are new track listings), Terry has also sent a number of motocross covers (there was only one before today) and a rally cover (Rally of Great Britain, 2002).
Japanese Single Seater and Sports Car Covers (16/11/2017)
NASCAR and DIRTcar Covers (15/11/2017)
European Covers and Ephemera (14/11/2017)
New Covers and Track Listings (13/11/2017)
Ephemera and Programme Covers from Germany (12/11/2017)
Thanks to Jochen Bangert for a dozen or so mostly classic/revival German motorcycle programme covers. Jochen also sent a number of additions from recent car and bike events in Austria and Germany to the Museums, Car Shows, and Rallies sections, and a new one, in the shape of IGG Magazines, to complement the ISRA covers provided by Vincent Goffin some months ago.
FIA GT1 and Supercars Covers (11/11/2017)
Additions and Updates (10/11/2017)
Brands Hatch and Snetterton Covers (09/11/2017)
Motorcycle Programme Covers (08/11/2017)
Thanks to Jochen Bangert for a large number of mostly classic/revival motorcycle programme covers from Europe. Jochen has also been very helpful by advising on the correct names of some German track listings — hopefully they are more right than wrong now! Thanks as well to Wolfgang Neumayer for the cover of the final ADAC GT Masters of the 2017 season, at Hockenheimring. The Open Trophy is one of two annual races held on the streets of Chimay, the other being Classic Bikes… Grand Prix racing is a thing of the past.
Twenty-Odd Programme Covers (07/11/2017)
Covers from sports car races form the bulk of Terry Lynch's latest contribution. There are a number of new track listings, and kart covers from Fishermen's Bend Airfield and Place Guillaume. The 1957 Coupes de Vitesse at Linas-Montlhéry might have been Alfonso de Portago's final win before being killed a month later alongside his co-driver, Edmund Nelson, and nine spectators in a crash at what would ultimately be the last Mille Miglia.
A Trio of Spa 24 Hours Covers (06/11/2017)
Thanks to Erik Nassen for programme covers of the 1980, 1981, and 1984 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) prepared Mazda RX-7 of Pierre Dieudonné and Tom Walkinshaw himself won the 1981 Spa 24 Hours. It was the first time a Japanese manufacturer had been victorious at the Spa 24 Hours, and the first of two wins at the race for TWR, the other coming in 1984.
A Book, Modified, and GT Covers (05/11/2017)
Thanks to Paul Clarke for sending cover scans of two hard to find GT programmes from Navarra and Potrero de los Funes Circuit; only the Monza round of the 2008 FIA GT Championship is now missing. John Lehmann sent an Eastern States 200 cover earlier in the week, and today sent the 56th and most recent running, at Orange County Fair Speedway (NY), a race won by Brett Hearn for the twelfth time and his 175th Modified victory. Thanks also to Ashley Barnard for sending the book cover of My Greatest Race — the greatest race of twenty legendary drivers, retold in their words.
As a follow-up to the above, Paul writes: "I'm not sure that a programme was printed for the 2008 Monza FIA GT race. As you can imagine, I've researched this comprehensively and drawn a blank. There appears to be a few other FIA GT races with no programme, notably 1999 Oschersleben, 2004 Monza and 2009 Hungaroring".
Programme Covers from Around the World (04/11/2017)
Thanks to Terry Lynch for an eclectic mix of covers from the Americas, Australia, China, and United Kingdom, including the Junior Car Club's 1939 International Trophy Race at Brooklands. Terry also sent new kart covers from Batavia, Beulah, and Crail, and rally covers from Coventry, 1987, and Targa Florio, 1999, while John Lehmann sent an updated San Gabriel Valley Speedway cover. NB: there is a separate page for the classic Targa Florio sports car race.
Covers from Belgium (03/11/2017)
Erik Nassen has kindly sent a number of historic and very recent programme covers from Belgium, including the first Grand Prix of Brussels held at the Heysel circuit (in 1960), the 1976 Spa 24 Hours, and the 1979 Belgian Grand Prix — the first of three races won by Jody Scheckter on his way to the F1 world title. There was already a "cover" in place for the Belgian Grand Prix, but it seems as though it is actually the poster. Given the above, the cover is filed under Additions rather than Updates, and in effect we are still two covers short (Buenos Aires and Monaco) of completing the 1979 Formula 1 season.
Programme and Book Covers (02/11/2017)
Thanks to John Lehmann for sending the cover of the 1990 Eastern States 200 at Orange County Fair Speedway (NY), and Vincent Goffin for the rather rare 1955 Um das Bayerkreuz at the Nürburgring Südschleife. The first five Um das Bayerkreuz were held at Leverkusen before moving to the Südschleife in 1953; the 1954 edition was cancelled, and so too the 1956 running, leaving the race in 1955 as the seventh and final Um das Bayerkreuz.
Rob Semmeling's Rennen! Races! Vitesse! website is an invaluable resource for researching races. Rob has contributed many covers over the years and in 2010 wrote, along with Burkhard Köhr, The Other Green Hell, a book covering the history of the Südschleife. In an oversight, it was missing from the book covers page until today.
Enzo Ferrari Comic (01/11/2017)
On the 50th anniversary of Ferrari's first race, F1 Racing magazine published a comic book celebrating the life of Enzo Ferrari, Il Commendatore. The comic follows Enzo's life and times, from birth to legend. After being misplaced for some time, it's online again in its entirety.
Words by Dominique Pascal; illustrations by Patrick Lesueur; translated from the original French text by Desmond Tumulty.
Back to British (01/11/2017)