Up close and personal with James Hunt’s 1977 McLaren M26 Formula 1 car

Earlier this month, James Hunt‘s final race-winning car – a 1977 McLaren M26 – was sold at auction in Abu Dhabi for $1.2 million. But before it winged its way to its lucky new owner, we were privileged enough to spend some quality time alone with it at the Dubai Autodrome. » 12/05/13 6:32am 12/05/13 6:32am

Is Marketing Why RUSH Is Stalling Out In Theaters?

Like many of you, I was despondent to learn that Ron Howard's superb RUSH isn't exactly lighting up the box office like its roaring Formula One cars light up their tires. That's surprising considering the film's critical acclaim. Then I started to wonder: did the ad blitz for RUSH sidestep its most compelling story? » 10/04/13 12:38pm 10/04/13 12:38pm

The James Hunt You Don't See In RUSH Was An Anti-Apartheid Crusader

James Hunt is a man who is remembered for his passions. He is revered for his competitive spirit, his immense skill behind the wheel, his devil may care attitude, and his hard-partying, womanizing ways away from the track (and sometimes right before a race.) But Hunt also had a passion for social justice that isn't… » 9/24/13 10:00am 9/24/13 10:00am

Who is this man that James Hunt is punching?

Ron Howard's Rush had its gala world premiere over the weekend in London. In a couple of weeks, you'll be able to see the first public U.S. screening in NYC. That means that James Hunt is about to become known to a group of people extending well beyond ardent racing fans. » 9/03/13 11:21am 9/03/13 11:21am

Is Ron Howard's Rush Taking Artistic Liberties With Racing History?

For his James Hunt/Niki Lauda biopic, Rush, director Ron Howard appears to be recreating a 1970 F3 race that helped shape the legend of Hunt, the mercurial 1970s Formula One champ and shag-o-lator. Of course, Hunt's arch-rival Niki Lauda was there too. Or was he? » 4/27/12 10:30am 4/27/12 10:30am

Ron Howard's F1 Film “Rush” Will Make The '70s Look Sexy

James Hunt was a sex-crazed playboy. Niki Lauda was nearly consumed in flames. They both raced in one of the most thrilling, dangerous eras in Formula One. Here is a look inside Rush, Ron Howard's upcoming film about their rivalry and motor racing in the ‘70s. » 3/27/12 1:30pm 3/27/12 1:30pm

James Hunt Bedded 33 Flight Attendants In Two Weeks

A new biography of Formula One’s 1976 world champion makes Brett Favre and Tiger Woods sheepish schoolboys by comparison. It all begins with the 1976 title race—and 33 British Airways flight attendants. » 10/18/10 5:30pm 10/18/10 5:30pm