This episode was recorded before John McGuinness was awarded the Club’s Segrave Trophy, on which is written: “The simple idea behind this tribute to Sir Henry Segrave is to stimulate others also to uphold British prestige before the world by demonstrating how the display of courage, initiative and skill ‒ the Spirit of Adventure itself ‒ can assist progress in mechanical development.”
The trophy has been won in the past by the likes of Malcolm and Donald Campbell, Geoff Duke, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Stewart, Mike Hailwood, Colin McRae and Joey Dunlop. The Segrave Trophy is truly a ‘who’s who’ of motor racing and McGuinness’s addition to the list of names has been long overdue.
At the end of the podcast, McGuinness is asked about Macau ‒ a street circuit where he has always been quick ‒ and he paused before answering: “I think I’ve only been arrested there once…” Of course, the subsequent story had everyone laughing uncontrollably again.
This latest instalment of the Royal Automobile Club Talk Show, in association with Motor Sport magazine, will have you both captivated and in stitches.