Louis Chiron at the wheel of his Bugatti for the 1926 Grand Prix of Provence held at the Miramas circuit

Founders – Part 1 – Louis Chiron

There is a famous photograph, taken on the stairway of the hotel in Villars, Switzerland when the Club International des Anciens Pilotes de Grand Prix F1 (now the Grand Prix Drivers Club) was formed.  The nine racing drivers pictured are all dressed in suits with ties and handkerchiefs in their top pockets. Gentlemen drivers representing…

Innes Ireland

Were Those the Days ?

In some ways I feel sorry for the modern enthusiast who tunes in and watches all the Grand Prix races so easily available on television. They know the names of the drivers, absorb the guarded interviews, and know what they look like but have no chance to see their heroes in the flesh. So grand…