Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How lucky do you feel?  Below is a $45 chance to win a lifetime subscription to the best Grand Prix magazine on the face of the earth.

Win a lifetime subscription to GP+

I don’t know if you have noticed, but GP+ has a bit of a promotion going on..
Read the following…
We were watching the recent US lottery and noticed that people like to dream about getting something of value with a little help from Lady Luck. So, we thought, why not offer a life-time subscription (that goes for your life and the life of GP+) to anyone who subscribes to the magazine for 2016 (the archives not count) in the course of the next seven days.
The deadline for entries in this lottery will be 11.00 GMT on Tuesday, February 2. And the winner will be picked soon afterwards and informed immediately. We will also publicise the name of the winner, unless the person has any real objection to the idea. The winner will then get his or her 2016 subscription refunded and access to the magazine for free from then onwards until either party dies.
If you have already bought a subscription for 2016, don’t worry, you can buy a gift subscription and the buyer (rather than the gift recipient) will be entered in the lottery.
Please feel free to circulate this information to all your friends in racing. The prize, by the way, is not transferable.
Let the sales begin…


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Grand Prix + The Best Grand Prix Reporting, online or in print

Anyone who has not heard of Grand Prix + is really missing out.  I came across this e-magazine when I bought Joe Saward's excellent book "Grand Prix Saboteurs".  The book was so good I had to find out more about Joe and that led me to GP+.  This is the best, current GP reporting and the photos are stunning.  Plus there are the great historical articles. At $45 (US) for 20+ issues this is a steal.  If you go to Joe's blog ( https://joesaward.wordpress.com/ ) you can get a sample of GP+.  It's a little icon on the right of the main text.
Below is Joe's current sales blurb.

The motto of the GP+ e-magazine is “It’s all about the passion” and that really tells you all you need to know about the publication. It is a magazine for people who are passionate about F1, and about motor racing in general.  Those who subscribe often wonder why it took them so long to do it and we hope that many others will decide to give it a go this year.

It is about six years since GP+ last increased its price and while we understand that this does not make a great deal of commercial sense, we still believe that we should keep the price as low as possible to encourage more people to join the GP+ team and get new insight into the sport and develop even greater passion for the sport.

However, the current calendar and the global expansion of F1 means that we need to raise the price from the current £29.99. If you stop and think about it, if we were keeping up with UK inflation the magazine would now be costing you £35.69 per year, not even taking into account the additional travel, but we still believe that growing the product is better than pushing up the price. GP+ is still an incredible bargain at £32.99 given that you get 24 magazines a year in the package. This year there will be 21 race editions which come out just hours after each event. These are between 75 and 90 pages each. In addition you get a preview and a review edition, both of which are larger than the norm. And those who subscribe before the season begins also have access to the previous year’s review.

The price rise will come into effect at 0900 GMT on Monday, January 11, so if you want to take advantage of the last few days at the current price, please feel free to do so. New subscribers will get access codes that will give them the chance to download the 126-page 2015 season review, the biggest ever GP+, which is filled with insights about last season.
Click on this link (http://www.grandprixplus.com/) to sign up for the magazine.
Review 2015 cover

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hillclimbs in the US

Hillclimbing was about as popular in the US as it was in Europe.  Not everyone was into it and it didn't generate pages of reports.  Here's the program cover and entry list for the 1964 Martin Trophy Hillclimb, from Silver City to Virginia City, in Nevada.