Barron Connor’s Magazine
Mark Koense is the man behind the production of the three
2004 volumes of the Barron Connor Magazine –
which is a record of both the racing team’s adventures in
2004, and also looks back to John Bosch’s career (he’s
got quite a record in F3 and rallying for example).
2004 story actually began on December 23, when John Bosch and Danny
Sullivan shook down the first of the team’s Ferrari 575 GTCs,
The tone of
the text in the three magazines reflects the developing frustration
with the 575s: it was all optimism before Sebring and Monza, but
by Spa’s LMES race, the cars were acknowledged to be “far
from competitive, and that not much was done about that by those
who built these cars,” sums up John Bosch.
Second and third
in the GTS Class of the LMES was some reward for a season's hard
work and expense.
“Up until now we
have only decided what we will not do (in 2005),” explains
Mark Koense, “we need a little more time.”
event we missed in 2004 is portrayed in the images on the right:
John Bosch, Jan Lammers, Jacky Ickx and Rene Arnoux, each driving
one of Bosch’s F1 Ferraris, at the Marlboro Masters meeting
at Zandvoort last year.
This is Ickx,
below, in the 1999 Ferrari - 33 years after his GP win at Zandvoort
in the 312B2.
are not on general sale, alas. Among the photographers in these
three beautifully produced items are Dave Lister and John Brooks.