Nobody wrote a better race report than Mike Morrissey. You could live the experience of being at the race through his words in Model Car Journal. He gave you all the back stories and killer chassis shots to keep everyone up to date on what the jet set were up to. I could not wait for the new issue to arrive. Mike made heros and legends of the racers of that era.
I think good race reports with chassis pictures inspire the racers to build something new and anytime you can put someone's mug up for everyone to see it encourages them.