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WRITE TO US Mo­tor­sport News Hay­mar­ket Con­sumer Me­dia, Bridge House, 69 Lon­don Road, Twick­en­ham TW1 3SP We cel­e­brate the sport’s mon­sters - but there are more to come

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In this week’s bumper edi­tion of Mo­tor­sport News, we re­flect on some of the ground-shak­ing cars that have made us mar­vel on the side­lines.

The hard­est part about putting the news­pa­per to­gether was de­ter­min­ing what to put in and what to leave out and, no doubt, you will have your own per­sonal favourite. Please feel free to let us know what were the cars and who were stars that in­spired you when you first be­gan watch­ing mo­tor­sport. Email us at mn.letters@hay­mar­ket.com and share your mem­o­ries.

One of the most fas­ci­nat­ing as­pects is to won­der which cars we will be look­ing back on in a cou­ple of decades time and think of as true icons of the mod­ern gen­er­a­tion. Deputy ed­i­tor Robert Lad­brook has un­earthed a few that we think will still stand the test of time ( see pages 56-57), but there will be plenty more.

That is the great thing about the sport that we love: it is con­stantly evolv­ing, mov­ing for­wards and find­ing new an­swers to gen­er­ate more and more per­for­mance from the cars. When it does that, it leaves be­hind some truly awe-in­spir­ing mo­tors, and that is what we cel­e­brate this week. Matt James, Ed­i­tor

Out of GTS and into tin-tops, the

has a short gap be­fore its Motegi round. Eurosport’s mag­a­zine pro­gramme al­lows the chance to re­flect on Ter­mas di Rio Hondo round and get the lat­est on the cham­pi­onship be­fore Ja­pan (Satur­day, 0730-0800hrs, Eurosport 1).

If you’re a rally man, there’s plenty for you to catch up on, in­clud­ing Rally Fin­land. If you’ve been un­der a rock, Kris Meeke achieved what Richard Burns and Colin Mcrae couldn’t by be­com­ing the first Brit to win Rally Fin­land and broke the WRC’S av­er­age speed record for a sin­gle stage in the process. Craig Breen be­came the first Ir­ish over­all podium fin­isher, too. Not bad then. BT’S mag­a­zine pro­gramme brings you up to date (Satur­day, 17151745hrs, BT Sport 2).

If you like ral­ly­ing in cir­cles and by EX-WRC driv­ers, then World Ral­ly­cross is for you. Trois-riv­ieres is the venue, the Canada venue sup­ply­ing the sev­enth round of what has turned out to be a fan­tas­tic sea­son (Wed­nes­day, 14001500hrs, Eurosport 2).

Oliver Clarke-bull, aged eight, was in the right place to cap­ture this Brands Hatch ac­ci­dent Drama in the In­ter­mar­que se­ries, by Gary Hand Clare Wilkin­son took this on the Harry Flat­ters

Gary Gil­more’s shot from the Prescott meet­ing

Peter Atkins took this at the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic Snet­ter­ton, taken by Robert Tay­lor

Bri­tish F4 crash drama, taken by Sam Nudd

James Smee snapped this at Snett Clas­sic ral­ly­ing ac­tion, taken by Howard Thomas

Au­gust 3

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