Riverside G.P. – Spanish G.P. – Mexican G.P. – Brighton Run
Canam Assortment.— At Riverside the winner, Bruce McLaren, ina McLaren-Chevrolet is just ahead of the Lola-Ford of Parnelli Jones and Chaparral 2G of Jim Hall. Jones’ engine was a 7-litre version of the four-cam Indy Ford unit.
Different Types.— Jack Brabham’s Formula One works Brabham-Repco V8 being chased by Jackie Stewart’s Tyrrell-entered Formula Two Matra-Cosworth at the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama. The event was a prelude to Spain’s first World Championship event for several years which is due to be held next year.
Clark Supreme.— Driving for all except the first three laps without the use of his clutch, Clark dominated the Mexican Grand Prix. During the event he broke both race and lap records, taking a decidedly odd line on many corners to overcome the clutch trouble.
Mexican Grand Prix
Opening Lap.— As the fiels approaches the hairpin on the first lap Hill leads from Amon and Clark. Behind comes Brabham, Solana, McLaren Surtees (in the white car on the left) and Hulme. Right in the background come the next bunch led by Siffert. Crowd control was not very good and many spectators sat in potentially dangerous places.
Funny.— This drastic operation was carried out by Ligier’s mechanics after he had run out of fuel. This caused much mirth among the F.1 mechanics from other teams.
Unlucky.— Amon’s luck did not hold again and he had fuel trouble when lying second only a few laps from the end. Behind Williams leads beltoise during their race-long duel.
(Above) Lone B.R.M.— With the retirement of two of the H16s, the V12 and the V8, Spence’s H16 was the only B.R.M.-engined car to finish the race.
(Left) Strengthened.— On Solana’s Lotus-Cosworth V8 a bar was linked across the back to spread the load taken by the top link mounting points.
Difficult Movement.— Hulme is about to pass Surtees but at the same time he was attempting not to get into any close racing which micht damage his car, as he only needed to finish just behind Brabham to make sure of the 1967 World Drivers’ Championship.
Hero, or villain, of the “Lighting Conductor” novel, was an Orient Express.—Here is M. W. Wood’s 1899 6-h.p. single-cylinder example of this imitation Benz, apparently giving its driver some anxiety. It failed to finisn the Run.
From the U.S.A.— B.H. Upjohn’s 1904 24-h.p. Peerless Roi-des-Belges, made by a company which gave up automobiles for beer nearly 35 years ago.
Subject of Much Controversy.— The twin-cylinder 8-h.p. Celer, the date of which has been provisionally fixed as 1904, but about which littles is known— see Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage.
Ancestor of the Rex Motorcycle.— The Northwoods on their 1901 6-h.p. International Charette, which was built in Coventry and known as an allard. It has belt-drive, from a sigle-cylinder engine. Note the vertical steering column.