2007 Jim Clark Memorial Award Goes to TV Host


Named for the legendary Scottish driver, the Jim Clark Memorial Award is awarded annually to a Scottish citizen who has made a difference to motor racing. The 2007 recipient is TV host Lee McKenzie. 28 year old Lee has been chasing her journalistic dreams since the ripe old age of 15 and has covered F1, DTM, Porsche Supercup and currently is traveling with A1GP. She even got her WRC co-driver’s license and has competed in several WRC rounds, proving that she can put her knowledge of the sport to good use inside the car as well as on screen.

Ford Media release after the break
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James Hinchcliffe scores 5th place finish in A1GP in Malaysia


Torontonian James Hinchcliffe has reason to give thanks on this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Firstly he launched from 5th to 2nd place at the start of the 10 lap sprint race. Hinch managed to stay in second, scoring his first podium in A1GP, with Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong taking the top spot.

The strong finish rewarded Team Canada with it’s first front row start and

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Cleaning out The Garage

Vacations can be wonderful, but there’s always a bit of a mess to clean up when you get back. I thought it might be fun to post some of the cooler things that seem to have happened while I was gone. In no particular order, here are a few:

Nick Mason, drummer of Pink Floyd traded his 250 GTO for an A1GP car for a day. I bet that created a bit of a pucker.

Jalopnik tells us that GM has finally announced that it will build the new Camaro. It’s about time they follow Ford & DC on this. I can smell a new Trans Am.

Our thoughts go out to Christiano Da Matta who is currently in critical condition in hospital following hitting a deer in his Champ car during testing at Elkhart Lake. Wildlife and race cars just don’t mix.

Brock Yates may revive the Cannonball Run!

And finally, how about some phone sex when your Honda breaks down?