14 Nov 2008 00:01
RACER magazine celebrates 200 issues
Haymarket’s US-based motorsports monthly, RACER, celebrates its 200th issue with an examination of racing’s past, present and future.
For its ‘bicentenary’, the December issue includes a special ‘200’ section. In it, RACER’s
respected team of writers and editors celebrates and analyses its first
16 years. They recall their favourite moments, look at how racing has
evolved since the first issue in April, 1992, and predict what they
want to see happen in motorsport’s future.
Continuing the theme, the 200th RACER
also looks at how the classic Michael Andretti and Bobby Rahal battles
in Indy car racing have led to their sons Marco and Graham slugging it
out in the same series, and asks whether 200mph – once the definitive
marker for being seriously fast – is still such a big deal.
“It’s been a privilege to be working on the magazine for such an auspicious occasion,” said RACER editor David Malsher. “I know we have the best team of motorsport writers in North America, and our photographers are second-to-none, so RACER
is a pleasure to put together every month. But this particular issue
was even more fun, especially compiling the feature on the 100 things
we want to see in motorsport’s future, which has triggered a load of
response from our readers.”
President and publisher of Haymarket Network USA, Ian Havard, said that the RACER
team has been “pleased and also very humbled by the goodwill, warmth
and praise” coming from some of racing’s big names. “It’s hugely
gratifying to know we mean so much to these guys,” he said, adding that
“I look forward to the next 200” has been the common sentiment among
congratulations messages from racing names including Mario Andretti,
Jeff Gordon and John Force.
“That’s echoed throughout these offices and among all our contributing writers as we continue to make RACER the essential motorsports monthly,” said Havard.
which is published from Haymarket’s Irvine, California, office, covers
the spectrum of international auto racing from an American perspective,
making it unique in Haymarket’s extensive motorsport portfolio.