• Wayne Taylor Racing Tops the 2017 12 Hours of Sebring

    March 19, 2017 Story by Eddie LePine and Jack Webster,  Photos by Thomas Murray The 65th running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring is now complete, a fine chapter to add to the storied history of… Read More

  • 2017 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – Preview

    The Mobil 1 – 12 Hours of Sebring Preview March 2, 2017 Story by Eddie LePine and Jack Webster,  Photos by Thomas Murray Here we are in the middle of March and we are on our way to… Read More

  • Ferrari Finali Mondiali

    Daytona International Speedway December 6, 2016 Story by James Edmonds,   Photos by Thomas Murray As if the Classic 12 Hour Sebring event held on Saturday this weekend wasn’t a holiday gift enough, the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at the… Read More

  • Classic 12 Hour at Sebring – Pistons and Props

    Classic 12 Hour at Sebring Pistons and Props December 5, 2016 Story by James Edmonds,  Photos by Thomas Murray and James Edmonds Sebring offered a breath of fresh air and some warm Florida sun to help ease us… Read More

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    Tony Brooks – Of Race Horses and Cart Horses

    A delightful chat with the legendary Tony Brooks… By James Edmonds. Images by Pedro Dermaux “Open wide!” is a phrase that would have been heard by many a patient had Tony Brooks taken his original career path as… Read More

  • The Lone Star Le Mans – Circuit of the Americas

    Circuit of the Americas September 18, 2016 Story by James Edmonds,   Photos by Thomas Murray When businessman Don Panoz had the vision to create the American Le Mans Series at the turn of the century (wow that makes… Read More

  • Le Mans 2016 – Truth Stranger Than Fiction

    A Story of Heartbreak and Heroes by James Edmonds and Thomas Murray Steve McQueen left such an indelible mark on the film industry that no one has since made a movie about Le Mans. It’s a good thing… Read More

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    Sebring 2016 – With Tom Kristensen and the 2005 Team

    Sebring 2016 with Tom Kristensen – Danish and Donuts for Breakfast  Story by James Edmonds.  Images by Thomas Murray In many ways, Sebring this year was much the same as the last few years. Although still the same… Read More

  • Le Mans 2005 – The American Team That Won It. Part 2

    Gods and Demons:  A Look Back at Champion Racing’s 2005 Le Mans Victory In Part 2 of our story, we talk to the technical director and all the winning drivers for their recollections of the race, the car,… Read More

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    Le Mans 2005 – The American Team That Won It. Part 1

    Gods and Demons:  A Look Back at Champion Racing’s 2005 Le Mans Victory In this two-part story, 10 Champion Racing drivers and teammates share their insight and recollections of the race and what it took to win at… Read More

  • Le Mans 2015 with Mark Patterson and the Murphy Prototypes Team

    Thunder Thighs & Chicken Wings Murphy Prototypes driver Mark Patterson shares his 2015 Le Mans behind-the-scenes insight beginning with his travels from New York to the mandatory test day sessions. June 28, 2015 Story by Mark Patterson  – … Read More

  • Le Mans 2015 with Mark Patterson of Murphy Prototypes Part 2

    The Race Murphy Prototypes driver Mark Patterson shares more of the 2015 Le Mans race through his unique and witty perspective with anecdotes from behind-the-scenes July 8, 2015 Story by Mark Patterson  –  Photos by Thomas Murray and… Read More

  • 2015 Le Mans Test

    Test Run Complete Seasoned photographer and contributor John Mountney walks us through the ups and downs of an accredited photog’ at Le Mans   June 2,  2015 Words and photos by John Mountney Le Mans is a special… Read More

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    Le Mans…Only Ten Days Away!!

    June is here and that means one thing….Get ready for the 24 Heures du Mans!!  A look back at muses from last year’s race… Story by Steve Wheeler of ChequeredFlagMedia.com  Photo by James Edmonds 16th June 2014. Le… Read More

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    Nissan GTR-LM Le Mans Preview

    We Have A Very Long Bonnet for a Starship Story by Rajan Jangda of ChequeredFlagMedia.com Photos by Rajan Jangda 12th May, 2015 …or if you’re into Star Trek, Star date -27 02185.5.  I find myself stepping off a… Read More

  • The 2015 Spa Six Hours World Endurance Championship

    Practice, Qually, Grid Walk… and the Race! Story by Rajan Jangda of Chequered Flag Media Photos by Rajan Jangda & John Mountney of Virtual Motorpix.com April 29-May 1 Practice: Eau no! The 2015 Spa Six Hours World Endurance Championship.  Rain…. Read More

  • 2015 WEC Spa 6Hr – Wednesday Track & Pit Walkabout

    From the Edge of the Earth… By Rajan Jangda of Chequered Flag Media Wednesday, April 29 2015 WEC Spa 6Hr – Wednesday Track & Pit Walkabout. Some of you will suss out exactly what the title refers to,  and some… Read More

  • Silverstone 6 Hrs WEC Tourist Trophy Race

    Words by Rajan Jangda of Chequered Flag Media    Images by Rajan Jangda and John Mountney Close Enough? Part 4 of 4 Silverstone 6 Hrs WEC Tourist Trophy Race.  A rumble turns into a collective roar,  and 29 cars… Read More

  • Silverstone WEC Gridwalk

      Words and images by Rajan Jangda of Chequered Flag Media The Animals went in two by two no more Part 3 of 4 Silverstone WEC gridwalk.  Sunday morning,  and luckily there’s no repeat of my Saturday morning… Read More

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    Rolex 24 at Daytona 2015

    Frictional Losses A big race and lots of teams make it difficult to focus on everyone.  We like to get good insight, so spent the weekend talking to a select few teams about their race. Rolex 24 at… Read More

  • Silverstone ELMS Race Report

    Words and images by Rajan Jangda of Chequered Flag Media The Sideshow Before The Storm Part 2 of 4 Silverstone ELMS Race Report.  Ok let’s honest,  it’s not a sideshow.  The European Le Mans Series (ELMS) is a… Read More

  • Silverstone 6 Hrs Friday Practice Report

    Words and Images by Rajan Jangda of Chequered Flag Media Sandbags or Sandblags? Part 1 of 4 Silverstone 6hrs Friday Practice Report.  Yes,  that question is genuine…mainly focused on the two Toyota TS040s on Friday as they seemed… Read More

  • WEC Silverstone Tourist Trophy Race 2015

    Scrutineering, Cypress Hill & a pedal powered showcar Staff writer Rajan Jangda of Chequered Flag Media was on hand for the weekend and offers his impressions of this, his first time at a WEC event….. Thursday 9th April 2015,… Read More

  • Ferrari Maserati of Palm Beach track night at PBIR

    Ferrari Maserati of Palm Beach Track Night at PBIR

    How to get the most from your Italian Supercar!  Step 1… On a recent balmy evening in Jupiter Florida, I was lucky to be in attendance at the Ferrari Maserati of Palm Beach track night at PBIR. To say I was invited would… Read More

  • British GT 2015 Championship

     Media Day: The Rumble Before The Roar With this article we would like to welcome Rajan Jangda as our own ‘continental correspondent’. His excellent writing and unique photography style will make a great addition to our site. Look… Read More

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    Sebring History Doug Smith and the Smith Family Legacy

    With the Sebring 12 Hour, America’s oldest and favorite endurance race taking place this week, it would be easy to do a lead in story on a driver or team who has had some recent success at the… Read More

  • Sebring 2014: Yellow Fever!

    With the 2015 12 Hours of Sebring right around the corner, I thought I’d share my feelings from a year ago.  Looking back, I wasn’t very happy. How do we look a year on? Sebring 2014: Yellow Fever!… Read More

  • Trans Am Racing Returns – The Foametix 100 Race in Sebring plus Interview with 74 Ranch Resort Driver – Shane Lewis

    Story by James Edmonds Photography by Thomas Murray March 1, 2015 and Trans-Am is back in a BIG way! It seems like ages since I watched my first Trans-Am race in its second heyday back in the early ’80s… Read More

  • Lunch at the Hotel de France with the Aston Martin Owners Club – 24 Heures du Mans 2013

    Story and Photos by James Edmonds Can you imagine driving a DBR1 for half an hour through the French countryside on your way to the Le Mans paddock? How about a GT40 or even a 917? Back in… Read More

  • Tough Break for the Nissan GT-R LM at Sebring Test

    Story by James Edmonds Photographs by Thomas Murray “Why do you all test at Sebring?” is a question that many teams and drivers are asked on a regular basis. It’s a 101 question and it has an equally… Read More

  • Fighting at the Front – Nissan GT-R LM Sebring Testing

    Monday, March 2, 2015. Sebring International Raceway – Sebring, Florida Story by James Edmonds Photographs by Thomas Murray   In an almost unprecedented move this year, Nissan unveiled its unlikely LMP1 challenger to the world’s press and then… Read More

  • 2015 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Breaks Cover at Sebring Test

    March 2, 2015  Sebring International Raceway, Sebring Florida   Story by James Edmonds   Photographs by Thomas Murray  – Updated April 30, 2015 Monday saw the 4MJ updated for 2015 Audi R18 e-tron quattro take its first laps… Read More

  • Le Mans 2014: Endurance Racing is BACK!

    Lucky 13 by James Edmonds with Thomas Murray.   Photos by Thomas Murray Le Mans once again proved to be the race of the year. With three teams  now in the top prototype (LMP1) class utilizing hugely different powertains… Read More

  • Daytona Rolex 24 Hour, 2014

    Green Olives and Grapes Words by James Edmonds Photographs by Thomas Murray and James Edmonds Daytona Rolex 24, 2014. It’s all about managing your expectations. I learned this the hard way as a little kid: My dad could… Read More

  • Historic Sportscar Racing Classic 24 at Daytona 2014

    A Celebration of Winners…Passed and Present Photos by Thomas Murray, James Edmonds and Regis Lefebre The inaugural Classic 24 Hour at Daytona which was held on November 12-16 was a terrific event that restored my faith in vintage racing…. Read More

  • WEC Lone Star Le Mans

    Reflections on the Lone Star Le Mans Weekend Words by James Edmonds – Photographs by Thomas Murray and James Edmonds I’m sure that Monsieur Fillon et al are smiling and sipping their Champagne with quite some joie de… Read More

  • John Hindaugh – The Voice of Endurance Racing

    Words by James Edmonds – Photographs by Thomas Murray and James Edmonds   For sports car race fans the world over, whether casual observers or ardent loyalists, there is a certain warm and inviting feeling of well being –… Read More

  • A look back at Sebring 2010. Interviews with George Howard-Chappell and Nimrod driver Reggie Smith

    Words by James Edmonds/Photographs courtesy of The Smith Family Archive   I had one of the most rewarding talks ever with a race driver when I talked to Reggie Smith. That he wasn’t one of the glitterati with… Read More

  • Silverstone WEC Tourist Trophy Race & Prodrive visit

    Silverstone 6 Hour WEC Tourist Trophy   Adventures in dreamland…   Words by James Edmonds. Photographs by Thomas Murray and James Edmonds (This story appeared in edited form on www.fourtitude.com)       Having won a work trip… Read More

  • Greg Pickett Interview Sebring 2011

    With Greg Pickett just having announced his team’s departure from sports car racing, I thought I’d post this piece from 2011 and say that I, along with his many fans, hope that he returns to the fray, at the front and… Read More

  • Aston Martin ‘Works’ Visit

    Aston Martin ‘Works’ Visit Words and Photographs by James Edmonds Whenever I see the sign that reads, ‘Welcome to Newport Pagnell. Home of Aston Martin Lagonda’ I always get a shiver as the memories come rushing back. Memories… Read More

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    Le Mans 2013

                                               Rollercoaster Ride Words by James Edmonds/Photographs by James Edmonds, David Talbot and Thomas Murray    Emotional.  That was Le Mans 2013 in a word. She is a fickle and demanding mistress, Le… Read More

  • Bill Adam’s Rides and Smiles

    Hearts Racing Bill Adam’s Rides and Smiles 2013 by James Edmonds photos by Thomas Murray and James Edmonds Rides and Smiles. It sounds simple doesn’t it? Well, thankfully, for the special guests it is. As the brain-child of… Read More

  • Sebring 2013 – End of an Era?

    Follow the link below for story photo album! Sebring 2013 Facebook Album Sebring 2013 – End of an Era?                   By James Edmonds If you’ve been here before, you may have seen my lyrical waxing about Sebring in… Read More

  • The Cincinnati Kid – Brad Kettler

    I wrote this after Le Mans 2011 – the epic battle between Audi and Peugeot. It is reproduced here by kind permission of www.fourtitude.com. All photos reproduced courtesy of George Achorn with many thanks. If I mention Steve… Read More

  • Sebring 2009. Some things never change.

    by James Edmonds Have you ever seen the movie, “The Speed Merchants”?  I ask, because if you have seen it, you will know what I’m talking about. If you have not seen or heard of it, it’s a… Read More

  • Targa 66!!

    Brian Redman’s Targa 66, 2013 Targa 66 is a club not for the likes of the everyman, although we are very much welcomed by Brian and the members who are lucky enough to have achieved a status worthy… Read More

  • A Sleepy Little Town Called SEBRING! 2012

    This article appeared in The British Marque and is reproduced with kind permission. by James Edmonds “A Sleepy Little Town Called Sebring” is how Mario Andretti once described the small town located right in the center of the… Read More

  • Lord of the Wings

    Lord of the Wings – A Chat with Paul Drayson  By James Edmonds Paul, Lord Drayson is a man on a mission. He is trying to help save the world. Not from Blofeld, but from everyone else. He… Read More

  • Newport Pagnell one last time and a chat with David Richards

    First published in the Fall 2007 edition of The Vantage Point  and reproduced by kind permission of the Aston Martin Owners Club NewportPagnell (final) Visit, Prodrive Charity Event and David Richards Interview   After seeing the Prodrive open… Read More

  • Le Mans Dream 2008.

    I had been dying to go to Le Mans since I was a kid. My friend Roger Stowers always used to go, but for whatever the reason, I never was able to make the trip. The music to… Read More

  • A Chat with Darren Turner                 

    I was fortunate to catch up with the affable Darren Turner recently while attending the 10th anniversary of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.  I mean “catch up” quite literally, because you can find Darren on just… Read More