Exclusive interview

Exclusive interview

MURRAY WALKER


Commentating legend on his bike-racing past and avoiding the long arm of the law

 

My solicitor got me off because they hadn’t submitted a summons within a fortnight

 

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Welcome to the Spring issue of<br><i>The AA Magazine</i>
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Welcome to the Spring issue of AA Magazine. It’s another edition that’s bursting at the seams, as you can see from all the great articles and competitions featured on this page. Simply click where you want to visit first, enjoy the article, then go to the menu icon at the top right to select another.

My guess is the first place you’ll head is to read about the man featured above. Murray Walker long ago elevated himself to national treasure status, and journalist David Williams told me afterwards he could have written a reasonably-sized biography based on the stuff he took away in his notebook.

We decided not to ask Murray the obvious questions about his days as a Formula One commentator – though he did tell us who he thinks will win the title this season – and instead focus on his early days of motoring and racing bikes. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom to see Murray’s pick of his favourite mementoes from a lifetime of broadcasting.

Another educated guess from me is that you’ll be thinking about summer holiday plans. If you’ve not booked anything yet, be sure to check out our great advice on how to save money on your accommodation. Travel writer Sophie Butler’s expert tips really could help make your budget go further this season.

The General Election has been looming large on the political horizon for weeks now. Important issues such as the health service and education often mean motoring takes a back seat, but AA President Edmund King has been working with the AA Populus Panel team to gauge the national mood when it comes to everything from potholes to petrol prices.

Add in a look at the changing face of motorway service stations, as seen by the man who runs 52 of them, numerous great days out on UK rivers, flying cars and Haynes Workshop Manuals and there’s plenty to entertain you.

As ever, we’d love your feedback or ideas for stories. We’ll be back in the summer with another issue packed full of interesting features and competitions. Thanks for reading and stay safe.

Richard Yarrow

Richard Yarrow
Editor, The AA Magazine