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Oval Track Classic Magazine Issue 4


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What’s in issue 4:

1-2-1 with Tom Laffey They say, ‘It’s the quiet ones you have to watch,’ and the epitome of this was the Midland based Irishman, Tom Laffey. Despite his professionalism and successes it’s no surprise that Laffey failed to get the acclaim he deserved. His peak period on the ovals was during Hot Rods heady days of the 70’s when spectators were plentiful …

1976 Hot Rod British Championship We felt this piece slotted in neatly with Trevor Hill’s superb feature on Tom Laffey. It’s a closer look at one of the key Hot Rod championship meetings of the year that was largely remembered as a long, hot Summer and George Polley’s year!

Collectors Corner This edition’s Collectors Corner can also claim to double up as a lost circuit feature. London’s Wembley Stadium staged but two meetings – both in 1974…!

Racing Back To The Future Our first proper look at BriSCA Heritage F1 focuses, rather appropriately on what is dubbed ‘England’s Classic Resort’…

Small, but Perfectly Formed! It’s not just the owners of full size classics that are preserving the sport’s heritage. Dean Cox tells us about 1/32nd and 1/12th scale retro racers!

John Grainger Motor racing is a family sport and it was great to hear from Jack Grainger who originally contacted the editor to ask if we had any pictures of his granddad, Johnny Grainger. Jack was duly persuaded to put together an interview feature for us…

Classic/Historic Dates 2010

Six of One… It’s always nice to include something different in these pages and thanks again to Des Penny we are able to do just that with a look at the Supercar Stox which were running at Aycliffe in the early 1980s..

… Half a dozen of another Saturday evenings in 1991 were best spent at Aldershot stadium watching a typically good meeting with Superstox and Stock Saloon racing…

Readers Letters Send us your views on the classic scene….

Extra Laps… Extra Laps is dedicated to follow up information on articles in previous issues..

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Weight 150 g
Dimensions 210 × 297 mm