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RALLY HO!

RALLY HO!

Motorsport isn’t restricted just to the likes of Lewis Hamilton you know. For instance, En Route was on the spot to report on the British Caravan Road Rally in its June 1969 issue.   Held over three days at Mallory Park in Leicestershire, it ran the whole gamut...

GAZZAMANIA

GAZZAMANIA

There is always plenty of debate about who is England’s greatest ever player. One name that generally doesn’t feature too often, but perhaps should have, is that of Paul Gascoigne.   The Gazzamania that followed the 1990 World Cup all proved too much for him to...

101 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GOLF

101 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GOLF

Back in January 1999, when the northern winter months then meant there was a lot less golf being played around the world, Golf Monthly produced one of those great list articles so beloved of magazine editors – 101 things you didn’t know about golf.   For...

A NEW BROOME?

A NEW BROOME?

Fifty years ago this week, all eyes were on Hickstead for the Men’s World Show Jumping Championships.   Defending the title was David Broome, who had carried off the crown in La Baule in 1970. His victory meant that the competition would be staged in Britain in...

FIVE INTO SIX NATIONS WILL GO

FIVE INTO SIX NATIONS WILL GO

There are suggestions this week that in 2025, the Six Nations will revert to the days when all three games took place on the Saturday, albeit that now they will be staggered across the day so that they can all be televised. That would be a nice development for next...

HAMILTON’S FIRST

HAMILTON’S FIRST

Lewis Hamilton racked up his ninth British Grand Prix win at the start of July, a record for any F1 driver at a single circuit, all of his wins coming at Silverstone. The first came in 2008 and, naturally, it merited an Autosport front cover and a comprehensive review...

SIMPLY THE BEST?

SIMPLY THE BEST?

In April 2001, FourFourTwo set itself the considerable task of selecting the ten greatest sides of all time, be they club or country. Given that the current Euros certainly aren’t producing a team to rank with any of the ones that were picked, it’s an article worth...

CARAVANNING BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN

CARAVANNING BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN

Caravanners are an intrepid lot, and back in the 1970s a 13-strong group decided that they were going to set off and tour Russia, a rather more difficult proposition than it is even today. The June/ July 1979 edition of En Route detailed their jaunt that also took in...

THE PRINCE LEAVES A HOLE IN POLO

THE PRINCE LEAVES A HOLE IN POLO

Polo is, of course, a sport that falls under the purview of Horse & Hound magazine and it has afforded it extensive coverage over the years. Back in January 1994, its front cover was given over to the coming retirement from league polo of HRH Prince Charles, the...

BRILLIANT BALLESTEROS

BRILLIANT BALLESTEROS

Can it really be 40 years since Seve Ballesteros won his second Open Championship, in the suitably regal setting of St Andrews? It is, yet those images of that fist pump on the final green when victory was sealed with a birdie remains as fresh in the mind today as it...

BRAKING NEWS…

BRAKING NEWS…

It’s British Grand Prix time once again this week, but 60 years ago, the race doubled up as the European Grand Prix too. Reigning world champion Jim Clark won the race at Brands Hatch and, in the golden age of advertising, plenty of companies who supplied the winning...

JACK ROWELL 1937-2024

JACK ROWELL 1937-2024

English rugby lost one of its greatest figures with the sad passing of Jack Rowell at the beginning of July. His playing career blighted by injury, it was as a coach that he excelled, winning a string of league and cup titles with Bath between 1985 and 1994, at which...

SUTTON MINEFIELD

SUTTON MINEFIELD

For those of you enjoying, or otherwise, Chris Sutton’s punditry on the Euros at present, a reminder that back in 2010, he was putting his money where his mouth was as Lincoln City manager. And to be fair, he lasted 366 days, which is a bit longer than Brian Clough at...

THE ART OF FALLING OFF

THE ART OF FALLING OFF

The letters page of the November 1 1947 edition of Horse & Hound brought attention to what one reader, WJ Middleditch of Swansea, referred to as the rapid decline in the art of falling off horses. He or she opined, “The fear of being thrown is the cause of the...

THOMSON ON TOP

THOMSON ON TOP

As far as the Open Championship is concerned, one name reigns supreme, certainly across the last 100 years, and yet it’s a name that gets relatively little coverage these days. If you asked for the name of the only man to win five Open Championships then, beyond the...

TAKING THE MICHAEL

TAKING THE MICHAEL

One of Australian rugby’s all-time greats, Michael Hooper, retired from international duty this week after being omitted from the Olympics sevens team that’s going to Paris in July. Hooper made his Test debut in 2012, was the youngest ever captain of the Wallabies at...

CENTENARY CAMPING

CENTENARY CAMPING

The March 2008 issue of The Caravan Club Magazine brought with it a reminder that the Club doesn’t merely exist to pass on tips and suggestions of how its members can get the best out of their caravan holidays. The magazine gave full details on a new £5million...

TWO WHEELS ON MY WAGON…

TWO WHEELS ON MY WAGON…

Even the very best of them get it wrong occasionally, as this Autosport front cover illustrates only too well. Competing in the first round of the 1989 British Rally Championship, Colin McRae ended up driving his Ford RS Cosworth on two wheels for a moment. It got...

ON THE MAP

ON THE MAP

If you are a keen caravaner then there are few things more important than the directions that are going to get you from A to B. In these days of GPS, googlemaps and the like, we have become slaves to technology, but in an earlier era, an accurate map was a Godsend....

RONALDO & RONALDO

RONALDO & RONALDO

It’s November 2003, and FourFourTwo are featuring two men by the name of Ronaldo on the front cover. One of them is, well, Ronaldo, the Brazilian striker who, a year earlier, helped deliver the World Cup for his country, winning the Golden Boot at the 2002 World Cup....

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