John Surtees was surprisingly restrained about one of his greatest career disappointments. It was on August 18th, 1962, that he was leading the RAC Tourist Trophy at Goodwood, and looking well set to win in the plum-maroon Bowmaker-entered Ferrari 250 GTO owned by Tommy Sopwith.
Doug Nye: How this Zagato Aston lived to fight another day
Doug Nye began writing about racing cars at ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1963-64. Today he is a multiple award-winning motor sports journalist and author of over 50 years’ experience, with some 70 books to his name. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding Historian and consultant and fulfils similar roles for Bonhams Auctioneers and the Collier Collection/Revs Institute in Naples, FL, USA. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council at Beaulieu, Hants, and is a regular columnist for ‘Motor Sport’ magazine, while contributing to many other specialist periodicals worldwide.