From the archives: Ol’ Big Ed

You remember Brian Clough messing about with Nigel Mansell in 1992 at the City Ground with a Williams FW14. Well, ‘Ol’ Big Ed’ has previous racing form with this little cameo in a 1972 copy of Autosport magazine.

It is a wonderfully dated advert that on first sight seems very¬†imposing as Clough states ‘When I want to hear ‘My Way’, I want to hear it my way!’

Clough, then making a real name for himself at Derby County soon became one of the greatest football managers of his, or any other generation when he scooped back-to-back European titles with Nottingham Forest.

There have been many varied characters in motor sport over the years but none of them come close to the great Mr Clough. And that’s a fact….young man!

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