Motor Sport: Celebrating 100 glorious years

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A century ago, The Brooklands Gazette was launched by an enterprising publisher, dedicated to covering the best of the burgeoning world of motor racing.
The magazine was soon renamed Motor Sport and now, 100 years on, continues to flourish as an independent, free-speaking voice for racing fans worldwide.
As we celebrate the momentous year in 2024, scroll down to see the latest articles and podcasts that look back over a century of racing; the ways that you can get involved; and some of the best writing from the magazine’s history.


Race car of the Century

What is the greatest racing car that’s ever featured in our pages? Thousands of readers have voted on our shortlist of ten, which you can see below. Each car dominated their stage, winning hauls of silverware while shaping the course of motor sport, and we will announce the winner later this summer. Sign up to our Archive newsletter and you’ll be among the first to be notified.


Read the very first issue of Motor Sport

Launched in July 1924 as the Brooklands Gazette, the very first issue stated its intent to present “something quite fresh and original in motoring journalism”


Centenary stories

Hear from the figures who made motor racing history: our special podcast series will feature the likes of Emerson Fittipaldi, Jackie Stewart and Jody Scheckter over the course of the year. Listen now to Mario Andretti, John Watson and Damon Hill

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Great Reads

Read some of our features of the past decades, with our Great Reads from the Motor Sport Archive