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Podcasts from the team at HistoricRacingNews.com

Podcasts from the team at HistoricRacingNews.com

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Podcasts from the team at HistoricRacingNews.com

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English


Episodes

Historic Racing News: December 2022

11/30/2022
Paul Jurd reminisces about those cold, and sometimes snowy, Boxing Day race meetings; Joe Bradley talks about his trip to the Classic 24 Hours at Daytona and a man in a red suit pays an unexpected visit too!

Duration:01:58:15

Historic Racing News: Books special

11/17/2022
This episode is all about books and the tales they tell. Crispian Besley talks about his new book ‘Driven to Crime’ which investigates the seedier side of the motor sport world, and world-renowned author Doug Nye talks to Paul Tarsey about everything from why Mike Hawthorn wasn’t universally popular in his home town to the tale of the Italian lunch that brought about the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In a full length, exclusive, interview, Doug also explains his thoughts on Vanwall and their...

Duration:01:52:30

Historic Racing News: November 2022

11/2/2022
Jim Roller takes a look at the world of auctions and talks to Paul Tarsey about the box of parts which comprised what’s left of the the ex-Penske, ex-McLaren Zerex Special which Bonhams sold recently for £911,000. Joe Bradley talks to his namesake (but no relation) Richard Bradley who races everything from pre-war Aston Martins to modern day prototypes and he explains why racing a historic car is so much more satisfying. Paul Jurd looks at the calendar for November and Joe Bradley joins us...

Duration:00:44:54

Historic Racing News: Spa special

10/19/2022
An in-depth look at Spa-Francorchamps ‘the finest race track in the world’. Nick Padmore describes what it’s like to race a Williams FW07 round the legendary circuit whilst Paul Jurd goes right back to the beginning, in the the 1920s, when it was the fastest track in Europe. Peter Snowdon talk about the real-world challenges which Spa brings to a modern day driver. The whole team, whilst Joe Bradley remembers a bizarre escapade as a team manager for a Renault Clio team making a ‘raid’ on a...

Duration:02:01:17

Historic Racing News: October 2022

10/5/2022
Cars which have won Le Mans more than once are few. But it is now officially accepted that there are actually five cars which have achieved this special honour, including one which was generally accepted to be a real no-hoper at the time. The team of Paul Jurd, Jim Roller and Peter Snowdon also state their case for the defunct circuit which they would like to see brought back to life. ‘Baron’ Tarsey then has to choose his favourite, and be warned, there are some strange inclusions and some...

Duration:01:59:38

Historic Racing News 2022: Goodwood Revival

9/21/2022
Paul Tarsey and Jim Roller report on their recent visit to the Goodwood Revival.

Duration:01:35:06

Historic Racing News: September 2022

9/8/2022
Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi are famous for their feud, which happened after Pironi supposedly ‘stole’ victory in at Imola in 1982, and Villeneuve was so upset that he never spoke to his Ferrari team mate again. Andrew Marriott explains some of the background to the feud. Paul Tarsey and Paul Jurd look forward to the upcoming September events, Goodwood Revival and Spa Six Hours in particular, and get wistful over never having been to the ‘Circuit des Remparts’ at Angouleme. And the...

Historic Racing News: Emerson Fittipaldi

8/17/2022
Would Emerson Fittipaldi have won a third world championship if he hadn’t gone to Copersucar in 1976? That’s the conundrum debated by Jim Roller and Joe Bradley who wonder just why ‘Emmo’ went from a world champion team at McLaren to join his brother’s back-of-the-grid team. We also talk to Kevin Shilling, the man who has brought a fascinating car back to life. He bought a tired and well used AC Aceca, only to discover that the car had been the ‘daily driver’ of none other than...

Duration:01:54:19

Historic Racing News: August 2022

8/3/2022
The idea is this: You can have any racing car you like, you can drive it on the road or track or simply look at it, BUT you can never sell it, and if you get bored with it you have to give it back. That’s the conundrum facing our ‘Corridors of Power’ panellists Paul Jurd, Joe Bradley and Peter Snowdon. Also on this edition, Martin Warner, boss of the Shere Hill Climb, Alan Strachan, who is currently building three new versions of the Andy Rouse Sierra Cosworth he built with Andy back in the...

Duration:01:54:57

Historic Racing News: The Summer Roadshow

7/21/2022
The team discuss the first circuit they visited.

Duration:01:49:39

Historic Racing News: July 2022

7/6/2022
Goodwood House is the backdrop for a relaxing conversation between Paul Tarsey, Paul Jurd and Peter Snowdon. They talk about the Festival of Speed (of course) and other things happening in the world of historic motor sport before PJ and Snowy go their separate ways on projects you will hear about over the next few months. Paul Tarsey talks to Andy Dee Crown who run the Historic Sports Car Club, better known as the HSCC. Andy explains how the club has a wide range of different series,...

Duration:01:34:46

Historic Racing News: Le Mans Classic preview 2022

6/16/2022
With the Le Mans 24 hours done and dusted, the team turns its attention to the upcoming Le Mans Classic. Paul Jurd shares some little known facts about the first-ever race held at Le Mans, and no, it wasn’t the inaugural 24 Hours in 1923, it was the French Grand Prix held on a circuit for 12 laps in 1906 ……. but each lap was 64 miles long! Jim Roller takes a look at the way the current 24 hour circuit has evolved over the years, starting with the northernmost point, the Pontlieue Hairpin,...

Duration:01:59:15

Historic Racing News 2022: Le Mans special 2

6/9/2022
The HRN team discuss their favourite races of all time.

Duration:01:04:00

Historic Racing News 2022: Le Mans special 1

6/9/2022
The Historic Racing News team discuss their favourite Le Mans race that they attended in person.

Duration:01:03:13

Historic Racing News: June 2022

6/1/2022
Paul Jurd and Paul Tarsey discuss the new book by Ian Wagstaff and Doug Nye about the highs and lows of BRM from the embarrassing launch to winning the world championship. In our monthly game show ‘Corridors of Power’ we get a view from the HRN panel about the greatest Le Mans race they have ever seen. And what a noisy panel we have: Regulars Joe Bradley, Jim Roller and Paul Jurd are joined by John Hindhaugh for this special edition of the show, and no quarter is given with these four...

Duration:02:00:36

Historic Racing News: Donington Special

5/19/2022
The Donington Historic Festival had some fabulous cars racing hard throughout the weekend, not least Andrew Bentley racing a glorious TWR Jaguar XJR8. Andrew talks to Joe Bradley about hustling the big V12 beast round the confines of Donington Park to take a well-deserved win. Paul Jurd takes an in depth look at those dark days just before WW2 when Hitler’s Mercedes and Auto Union teams arrived at Donington Park to steamroller the comparatively puny English contingent and Peter Snowdon talks...

Duration:01:29:24

Historic Racing News: May 2022

5/4/2022
The pale green cars of the British Racing Partnership were a strong force in 1960s F1. Formed by Alfred Moss and Ken Gregory to contest the then-new 1.5 litre F1 they were the first team to bring non-trade sponsorship to F1. We review Ian Wagstaff’s new book about the team’s highs and lows and talk about the mark it left on motorsport. Nick Padmore talks about his busy Goodwood Members Meeting where he drove four cars, and gives us a sneak preview of his Monaco Historique drives. Peter...

Duration:01:59:09

Historic Racing News: Fakes and replicas

4/20/2022
Historic racing isn’t just about old cars. Many of those battling it out on the race tracks of the world are new cars which just LOOK like old ones! The HRN team debate just whether tribute cars, facsimile racers and just plain old fakes have a place in modern motor racing. Paul Jurd, Jim Roller, Peter Snowdon and Paul Tarsey are helped along this tortuous path by Julius Thurgood, who runs the Historic Racing Drivers Club and, for a USA perspective, Kevin Jeanette from Gunnar Racing, who has...

Duration:01:43:48

Historic Racing News: April 2022

4/6/2022
Goodwood’s season kicks off with the Members Meeting and the team takes a look at the circuit’s history. Jim Roller, Peter Snowdon and Paul Jurd discuss ‘Best Team Mates’, plus Philip Porter’s new book Drivers of Drivers, and a look ahead to some of the events happening in April.

Duration:01:50:37

Historic Racing News: Land Speed Record special

3/16/2022
Remembering those daredevil individuals who broke the record at speeds that were almost inconceivable at the time. Paul Tarsey talks to Don Wales about what made his grandfather, Sir Malcolm Campbell, push for ever more dangerous speeds and Danny Thompson, son of famous American record breaker Mickey Thompson, tells Jim Roller about that mysterious need for speed which drives record breakers to push newer and higher boundaries. Joe Bradley takes a look at the world’s fastest karts, whilst...

Duration:01:59:09