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TOUR TIME

TOUR TIME

It’s that time of the year when the home international teams are heading off on tour, though with the extended nature of the calendar these days, those tours are starting later and later. Thirty years ago, the July issue of Rugby World already had plenty of tour news...

GIANTS OF THE OLYMPICS

GIANTS OF THE OLYMPICS

The 2024 Olympics are on the horizon and Team GB’s equestrians are heading for the Games in good heart, looking set to come home with a handful of medals once more. It wasn’t always thus, for it was only at the 2012 London Olympics that Great Britain became a dominant...

EQUAL OP-PUTT-UNITIES

EQUAL OP-PUTT-UNITIES

While certain golf clubs have taken a great deal of persuading to adopt genuine equality within their environs, Golf Monthly was very quick to recognise the ability of female golfers within its pages. The January 1920 issue, among the earliest to feature an original...

MAZDA WIN LE MANS

MAZDA WIN LE MANS

Ferrari took their second straight '24 Hours of Le Mans' race win last weekend, their current success ending a sequence of five wins for Toyota. Yet the Japanese manufacturers have rarely topped the podium in Le Mans and had to wait until 1991 for their first triumph....

DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR BATH

DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR BATH

Hard lines to Bath, beaten narrowly by Northampton Saints in the Premiership final last weekend. The June 1985 issue of Rugby World will offer some consolation to their fans, recalling their John Player Special Cup win that year as they retained their title, a...

FERRARI VERSUS ASTON MARTIN…

FERRARI VERSUS ASTON MARTIN…

Ferrari v Aston Martin is still going on in Formula 1 to this day, but the battle has also raged elsewhere over the years, as Autosport has chronicled. Autosport hasn’t merely covered the top end of motor racing during its 74 years of existence to date. It has...

THE MAN IN…WHITE?

THE MAN IN…WHITE?

The great Gary Player, nine-times a Major winner, was as well known for his sartorial elegance in his era as Tiger Woods was for his red sweater on the final day of tournaments in his. But the South African star, still going strong today at 88, was always known as the...

EN ROUTE!

EN ROUTE!

The Caravan Club is a venerable institution and in early 1963, it was decided that it should have its own magazine for members – this is its first issue, released for January 1963. Among various features on how to store your caravan over winter and the testing of...

EURO 96 IS COMING HOME

EURO 96 IS COMING HOME

Keeping up with current events is never easy for a monthly magazine given the time lag between them actually happening and the first available magazine thudding onto the shelves – usually somewhere around six weeks unless the timing is especially fortunate and said...

200 YEARS OF THE DERBY

200 YEARS OF THE DERBY

Back in June 1979, the Epsom Derby, ‘the most famous horse-race in the world’ as Horse & Hound termed it, was celebrating its 200th running and to mark the moment, the magazine produced a very special commemorative edition. Leafing through the past pages of the...

DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT…

DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT…

One of the great magazine traditions that has rather fallen by the wayside in more modern times is the cartoon page. Some were funny, some missed the mark, and some you would never use in the modern world, but back in the day, they were a nice diversion amongst the...

ALAS POOR GAZZA…

ALAS POOR GAZZA…

Some people are never satisfied and Kenneth Branagh, one of the most successful actors and directors of all-time, counts himself amongst that number. As he revealed to FourFourTwo back in September 1999, he would much rather have been playing for Spurs than treading...

COVER TO COLOUR

COVER TO COLOUR

We take full colour magazines for granted these days but just over 60 years ago, there was a red letter day for Horse & Hound. And a blue letter, green letter, yellow letter… For March 3 1962 saw the first ever full colour front cover of the magazine to mark their...

LEWIS HAMILTON – THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

LEWIS HAMILTON – THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

There’ll be another record in the book on Sunday afternoon assuming Lewis Hamilton takes his place on the starting grid in Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix – he’ll overtake Jenson Button’s existing mark as the British driver with the longest F1 career. Button’s...

THE DALY MAIL

THE DALY MAIL

You might have noticed that British golfer Charley Hull broke the internet early in the week when she had the temerity to sign a few on course autographs while taking a drag on a gasper (that’s smoking a cigarette for the younger readers…) It led to Charley being...

A NOBLE BREED

A NOBLE BREED

In the June 7 1958 issue of Horse & Hound, the magazine proved that its interest in all matters equestrian was not simply limited to the confines of Great Britain. The striking cover photograph featured a herd of Akhal Tekin horses being driven across the Turkmen...

THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE?

THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE?

Let’s turn the clock back over a century, to the June 1914 edition of Golf Monthly. Storm clouds might well have been gathering over Europe, with the Great War just weeks away, but the esteemed publication was voicing a question that has been repeated countless times...

THE MAGIC OF MARESCA

THE MAGIC OF MARESCA

Enzo Maresca is a hot coaching property at the moment, and it looks as if he could well be Chelsea’s next manager in the next few days, having guided Leicester City to the Championship title in the season just finished. Maresca learnt his coaching trade under Pep...

FOUR FOR FOYT

FOUR FOR FOYT

Much has been made of Josef Newgarden winning back-to-back Indy 500s following his success at the weekend, but he still has a way to go to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears and Hélio Castroneves as a four-time winner. Foyt was the first man to win four, completing...

NO TIME TOULOUSE

NO TIME TOULOUSE

Congratulations got to Toulouse, winners of the 2023/24 European Rugby Champions Cup following victory over Leinster at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, extending their record haul to six titles. Back in the February 2022 issue of Rugby World, Toulouse’s veteran Samoan...

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