It has, however, turned into an ego trip for Mr Wheeler, who elbowed aside a very good Editor in order to get his own rear in the seat.
He also disposed of several good guest columnists, including Bill Swallow and Tommy Robb, as well as Charlie Williams.
Good point Larry, if I recall he punted Tommy Robb to replace him with Charlie Williams, for a more modern feel, and presumably to attract a later generation of reader. But I don't recall Charlie doing more than a couple of columns anyway. And I did used to enjoy Bill Swallow, as he didn't suffer fools yet was a tough, gritty racer. There's also the the matter of "the older I get, the better I was" with Wheeler...
I've never consciously gone through it, and of course you can't just re-invent history to keep the old-time articles coming, but I've always thought the mag could do with a bit more technical stuff in it.
Wonder what the circulation is now, compared to 10 years ago ?