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#1 bigears

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:50

I am currently compling some magazines for my personal research about the Montjuic Park, the old Osterreichring and the Birmingham Superprix. I am still on lookout for many magazines that covered Formula One and Formula 3000.

As I am only 29 years old (I was only three year old when the first Birmingham Superprix started in 1986!) and I still haven't got a much of an idea which motorsport magazines that have covered F1 and F3000.

So far I know:

Autosport (UK weekly magazine)
MotorSport (UK monthly magazine)
Autocar (UK weekly magazine)
Motor (continued until 1987 when it merged with Autocar - UK weekly magazine)
Motoring News (UK weekly newspaper)
Motor Racing (UK monthly magazine)
Autocourse (UK, French and Italian annual book)
F3000 (UK, French and Italian annual book)


Autosprint (Italian weekly magazine)
Rombo (Italian weekly magazine)

Auto Hebdo (French weekly magazine)

What other European (or perhaps international) publications that have covered F1 and F3000? I am interested to know if any American publications have covered F1 and F3000 as Autosport and Motoring News (not sure about MotorSport) have covered CART and NASCAR in small detail.

What about Rallye Racing? Is it a Swiss or German publication?

I hope anyone can help out there and perhaps point out which specific issue number that have covered a F1 or F3000 race so I can look it up on eBay.

Thank you very much.

Italics are the new additions.

Edited by bigears, 04 April 2012 - 12:12.


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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:04

Motor and Autocar were both weekly

As you suspect, your list is far from complete as regards Continental publications, but others will be in a better position than me to help you with those

You could also add Motor Racing (monthly) to your British list, and the annual Autocourse was in invaluable source, esepcially, IIRC, for F3000

#3 bigears

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:10

Thank you for the addition of Motor Racing, what year did it cease publication?



#4 David McKinney

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 13:21

I can't answer that - it was certainly going well into the 1960s

There was an entirely different monthly publication of the same name for a year or two from 1985 - also good for F3000

#5 nicanary

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 13:25

Thank you for the addition of Motor Racing, what year did it cease publication?



Their yearbook was available up to 1978, if that's any help to you.

#6 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 13:51

There would have to be German magazines...

Michael Ferner might be a good source of information about them.

And there might be something from Switzerland too.

#7 Rennmax

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 15:39

There was the monthly 'Powerslide' in the sixties till the mid seventies, it changed to the weekly 'Motorsport aktuell' eventually. Both are in German and are of Swiss origin.

Edited by Rennmax, 04 April 2012 - 15:46.


#8 David McKinney

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 17:23

Their yearbook was available up to 1978, if that's any help to you.

I would think the yearbooks kept going long after the monthly ceased (but might be wrong...)


#9 Speedy27

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 17:35

Have a look out for Grand Prix International (published in English, French and possibly Italian?) for the period 1979 until somewhere in the mid-80's. Originally F1 only, but then spread to sportscars, rallying and, I am almost sure, race reports of F3000. These often come up for sale on eBay and, despite some poor translation from French to English in the early copies, they are great.

Also, Motor Sport UK magazine have recently done a feature on Montjuic Park - either the current issue or the one preceding it.

Enjoy the journey!

#10 plutoman

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 18:37

'Automobile Sport' ran as a monthly in 1983. Nice quality magazine, but it didn't last long. It spawned a couple of hardback annuals as well, which are still relatively easy to find.

#11 LittleChris

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 20:23

Also, Motor Sport UK magazine have recently done a feature on Montjuic Park - either the current issue or the one preceding it.


I think the Montjuich track test was several years ago.


#12 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 21:16

Originally posted by LittleChris
I think the Montjuich track test was several years ago.


Which car did they flaunt down there?

#13 LittleChris

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 22:19

Long time ago Ray but I think they got someone local to take them around in his own car.

#14 bigears

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 23:32

What about Auto Motor Sport? (a German publication)

Would it have covered F1 and F3000 or it just focuses on road cars?

#15 Speedy27

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:45

I think the Montjuich track test was several years ago.


Thanks - I may have confused this with a back copy of Vintage Racecar (USA) magazine which I read through recently - apologies if I did!

#16 ray b

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 19:58

road & track F-1 and FIA sports cars plus local USA indy scca
sports car graphic about the same as R&T
autoweek nasty car, indy , sprints, plus F-1 [called competition press early]

very little f-2 or f-3 gp2 or f-3000 coverage at all in the USA