Why motorsport still has something for everybody
OPINION: As Autosport celebrates its 70th birthday, motorsport finds itself in a period of change. Some will cause more of a stir than others, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that while much-loved elements have been lost, so much has been gained too
Autosport regularly receives comments about how the sport was better 'back in the day', although it is rather harder to pin down exactly when that was. A perusal of the correspondence pages in the magazine going back to the 1950s illustrates that this feeling has been virtually ever-present. Rose-tinted spectacles, it seems, have been around almost as long as time itself.
Nevertheless, there is no doubt that motorsport has changed extensively since 1950. Some developments have been for the better, while others have certainly not brought improvement. And some changes were necessary, while others are more debatable.
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