You were there...

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

Current page

77

Current page

78

Current page

79

Current page

80

Current page

81

Current page

82

Current page

83

Current page

84

Current page

85

Current page

86

Current page

87

Current page

88

Current page

89

Current page

90

Current page

91

Current page

92

Current page

93

Current page

94

Current page

95

Current page

96

Current page

97

Current page

98

Current page

99

Current page

100

Current page

101

Current page

102

Current page

103

Current page

104

Current page

105

Current page

106

Current page

107

Current page

108

Current page

109

Current page

110

Current page

111

Current page

112

Current page

113

Current page

114

Current page

115

Current page

116

Current page

117

Current page

118

Current page

119

Current page

120

Current page

121

Current page

122

Current page

123

Current page

124

Current page

125

Current page

126

Current page

127

Current page

128

Current page

129

Current page

130

Current page

131

Current page

132

Current page

133

Current page

134

Current page

135

Current page

136

Current page

137

Current page

138

Current page

139

Current page

140

Current page

141

Current page

142

Current page

143

Current page

144

Current page

145

Current page

146

The filming of Grand Prix, Falcons and Cortinas, memories from Zandvoort, F1 action from Boreham…

 

When he moved house recently, Guy Raines rediscovered not only a collection of photos and slides from 33 visits to the British Grand Prix, but — a real curio this — his shots from filming of the seminal Grand Prix movie at Brands Hatch the day after the 1966 race. “I attended all the British Grands Prix between 1959 and 1992” says Guy, “apart from the first one at Brands in 1964.” Then, aged 19, and with only an Austin A35 van for transport and no motorways, Kent seemed a long way for a Yorkshire farmer. Perhaps that’s why he extended his stay for the ’66 race; it certainly was worth it.

He continues: “These photos bring back so many memories of times past — the thrill of the races, the access to the paddock, pits and the drivers. Nowadays I go to the Goodwood Revival and the Formula Ford Festival, which are so much more fun than the grand prix.”

***

It was Nigel Roebuck’s reminiscences of Zandvoort in ‘Legends’ that prompted Dutchman Dirkjan de Widt to his attic to sift around for the shots he took at Dutch Grand Prix meetings in the 1970’s. “Still I hear the dull bang when Wilson Fittipaldi hit the rail in front of our noses; after we came up from ducking away from the impact he was shortly followed by Carlos Reutemann when his Brabham failed him,” says Dirkjan. “Heroes of Zandvoort: Jackie Stewart driving so smoothly it seemed to be slow: Ronnie Peterson exiting Tarzan Corner to find the track not wide enough and crossing the kerbs. True memories of a great track.” Post-qualifying Ferrari team debriefs were held in the open air in the mid-70s, as the pic featuring Clay Regazzoni, Niki Lauda, Luca di Montezemolo and chief mechanic Ermanno Cuoghi shows. Dirkjan also remembers the “rock-and-roll Hesketh team,” but we have to take issue with him when he recalls “the arguably not-beautiful triangular shape of the Brabhams, first all-white, later in Martini colours”!

***

Tommy Clapham was at the Boreham airfield circuit in August 1952 to help out Arthur Stevens, who had entered a Lea-Francis in a support race. But the main event was a non-championship race for Formula One and Formula two cars started by no less than 35 drivers. A shot here shows four of the five cars that were on the front row sprinting away, though Tommy reckons race winner “Villoresi’s Ferrari has already departed.”

Of the rest, Chico Landi’s Ferrari (29) took second place, with Louis Rosier’s Ferrari (furthest from the camera) fifth and the BRM of Ken Wharton (26) a retirement. Tommy tells us: “This race was notable for heavy rain during part of the race when Mike Hawthorn, wearing a plastic mac which flapped around him, led in his Cooper-Bristol until the track dried, and Froilán González (car 25 in the picture) spun his BRM into the spectator car park.”

You may also like

Related products