Tom Carnegie (R.I.P.)

The legendary voice of Indianapolis, Tom Carnegie, has sadly passed away at the age of 91.  Carnegie - famous for his deep rumbling voice and catchphrases signifying the start of a quick qualifying run and a new track record - was the track announcer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1946 until his retirement five … Continue reading Tom Carnegie (R.I.P.)

Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger: 15 Years On

Today Ayrton Senna would have been 50 years old. This is a piece that I wrote for his 15th anniversary - I felt it was apt then and still feel that it is apt now. ------ It feels so long ago, yet it still haunts. Today is the fifteenth anniversary of Ayrton Senna's Death - … Continue reading Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger: 15 Years On

Henry Surtees (R.I.P.)

This has been a very tough weekend for motorsports. Firstly, earlier on today, the Rally of Bulgaria was cancelled when navigator Flavio Gugelmini was killed and his driver Brian Lavio injured in an accident on Special Stage 7. That was followed by an accident at Brands Hatch this afternoon that claimed the life of 18 … Continue reading Henry Surtees (R.I.P.)