Motor Sport (magazine)

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Motor Sport
Motor Sport Magazine logo.svg
Motor Sport Dec 2018 cover.jpg
December 2018 cover
EditorJoe Dunn
CategoriesMotor racing
FrequencyMonthly
PublisherMotor Sport Magazine Limited
First issue1924
CompanyMotor Sport Magazine Limited
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Websitehttps://www.motorsportmagazine.com/

Motor Sport is a monthly motor racing magazine, founded in the United Kingdom in 1924[1] as the Brooklands Gazette.[2] The name was changed to Motor Sport for the August 1925 issue[3]. The magazine covers motor sport in general, although from 1997 to 2006 its emphasis was historic motorsport. It remains one of the leading titles on both modern and historic racing.

The magazine's monthly podcasts have featured Christian Horner, Mario Andretti, Patrick Head, Sir Frank Williams, John McGuinness and Gordon Murray.

In 1939 the magazine incorporated its rival Speed (the organ of the British Racing Drivers' Club).

Editors[edit]

Contributors[edit]

  • Harold Nockolds, Continental Correspondent. He apparently managed to fill the role by remaining in London and translating articles from overseas newspapers.
  • Denis Jenkinson, Continental Correspondent. Known as 'Jenks' or by his initials DSJ, Jenkinson travelled to all the Grands Prix to cover them for the magazine. His race reports were the only way that many readers could keep up with Grand Prix racing due to the lack of coverage elsewhere. Jenks was himself a talented racing driver. In competition he is best known for success as a passenger in sidecar racing, and as navigator for Stirling Moss in the 1955 Mille Miglia, which they won.
  • Mark Hughes, Grand Prix Editor (current)

Lucas di Grassi, Dario Franchitti, Sébastien Buemi and 2013 BTCC Champion Andrew Jordan also write for the website on a monthly basis alongside staff writers Simon Arron, Damien Smith, Paul Fearnley, Gordon Kirby, Andrew Frankel, Rob Widdows, Mat Oxley, and Samarth Kanal.[6]

Publishers[edit]

  • 1924— Radclyffe’s, Technical Publishers, 65 Victoria Street, London S.W.1
  • 1936— Wesley J. Tee[1]
  • 1997— Haymarket (who acquired the LAT Photographic archive of motoring photographs the same year)
  • 2006— Chelsea Magazines
  • 2009— Motor Sport Magazine Limited

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The history of Motor Sport". Motor Sport Magazine. 2008-01-28. Archived from the original on 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  2. ^ Motor Sport, August 1949, Page 297.
  3. ^ Motor Sport.
  4. ^ Buckley, Martin (21 August 2011). "Bill Boddy obituary". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 2018-12-10.
  5. ^ "Joe Dunn becomes Motor Sport editor". Motor Sport Magazine. 2018-05-22. Archived from the original on 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  6. ^ "Editorial Team". Motor Sport Magazine. Archived from the original on 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2018-05-24.

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