Welcome Mike Jacobsen to The Chicane
I am pleased to announce that Mike Jacobsen will be joining The Chicane as a contributing writer. In a sense, Mike has already been a valuable voice on The Chicane for quite some time, he’s easily our most active commenter and has consistently enhanced the conversation on the site.
Mike grew up around sportscar racing; introduced to the sport at an early age by his father, who joined the sporting ranks in an unusual way. Mike says, “My Father, Lars Jacobsen, was hit by a car in a crosswalk in at age 16 in 1932 and had his spleen removed. Because doctors gave him only a few years to live, my Grandfather bought him a Bugatti. He went on to race sprint cars, father me in 1942, and race sports cars throughout the 50s (he lived to be 79)”. Fantastic!
Mike went on to crew for his father’s racing efforts at the wheel of two MG N Magnettes. One of these was converted to a homebuilt racing special, which Mike continues to race to this day. Mike’s own experience as Professor of art history and student of archeology is the perfect crossroads for racing fans—after all, isn’t every great vintage racecar a mixture of art history and archeology?
Welcome aboard, Mike!