Ken Tyrrell was at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, thoroughly enjoying his retirement from motorsport, and happy to be on the other side of the fence after a career spanning 45 years, 30 of them in Grand Prix racing.
His was to be a clean break from the team he founded, but although Ken’s collection of Formula One cars was auctioned at Goodwood, the first Tyrrell chassis will stay in his family.
To Tyrrell’s amazement, for their intentions were unknown to him, two of his grandchildren stumped up £155,500 to buy the Derek Gardner-designed 001, which Jackie Stewart raced in 1970. Jonathan Palmer paid £41,650 for 018/3 which he drove in 1989, 019/7 got £44,400 and Brooks’s hammer fell at £51,000 for 012/7. MP
Ken Tyrrell received a BARC Gold Medal for services to motorsport in July along with the congratulations of the equally long-lasting Murray Walker.