Alessandro Nannini won the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix in a B189, not a B188 (which is this car). Admittedly the advert is poorly worded, but it was Nannini's only win (Senna was first on the road but disqualified after colliding with Prost for missing the chicane). » 12/14/14 6:44pm 12/14/14 6:44pm

Completely agree. The GP venues were clearly British club circuit stand-ins and were nowhere near wide enough. Plus too much of the camera work was close-up in an attempt to mitigate location and speed issues. For me the racing scenes were the least convincing part of what was I thought a pretty decent evenings… » 11/03/14 2:20pm 11/03/14 2:20pm

Somewhere in a Ford skunk works warehouse in deepest Essex there is a RWD Escort Cosworth with the 2.9 V6 24 valve Cosworth engine in, that Ford was toying with putting into production. Car magazine ran a feature on some factory prototypes some time ago and they drove it. » 9/28/14 8:15pm 9/28/14 8:15pm

Funnily enough there was a documentary on the BBC some back about the RAF C17s, and I remember one of the flight crew saying that they "had a suite of counter-measures and were very well protected" but was not willing to go into detail about them (I'm paraphrasing from memory). » 9/27/14 8:54pm 9/27/14 8:54pm