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I Witnessed: The first Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival transformed historic motor racing for good. Andrew Frankel was there in 1998 for its inaugural running


I Witnessed: Ron Dennis make headlines

Come and see our new supercar before it’s unveiled, said McLaren. Dan Prosser didn’t need to be asked twice, but he wasn’t expecting to see history being made… 


I Witnessed: Lotus launch five cars at once

Could Lotus really bring five brand new cars to market? At the 2010 Paris Motor Show it briefly looked like it might. An agog Ben Oliver was there


I Witnessed: The Cinquecento’s 50th birthday

Only in Italy will an entire city turn out to celebrate a car. Andrew English was in Turin when the Cinquecento's birthday festivities ran through the night


I Witnessed: The last GP at Brands Hatch

Jacques Laffite's career-ending accident, Nigel Mansell's fine win and the quick thinking of Jonathan Palmer. Colin Goodwin was at Brands Hatch to see it all


I Witnessed: The doomed DaimlerChrysler marriage

The DaimlerChrysler merger was celebrated with a lavish party in Detroit, and Andrew English was there. He couldn't have known what a disaster the partnership would be...


I Witnessed: Luca’s last laugh

When Luca di Montezemolo left Ferrari he stuck to the corporate line, but he still left Andrew Frankel in no doubt as to the real reason for his departure


I Witnessed: ‘Ghosn day’

One conference call, 137,000 attendees, 26,000 job losses. This was no normal day at Nissan, writes David Twohig, but Carlos Ghosn was no normal car boss either

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