I bought the December MOTOR SPORT yesterday, and how I enjoyed reading the account of John Surtees winning the incredible 1967 Monza Grand Prix. It brought back memories, not of attending the race, but of Jenks’s terrific account of it… two of the hardest men in Grand Prix racing going for the last corner of the last lap… Brabham sliding wide and going this-away and that-away behind Surtees… the Honda mechanics doing handstands!
Then I read the rotten news today, that DSJ has died. In his years of journalism, Jenks not only told us what happened but why it happened, as well as fascinating accounts of life “on the road”. We never met, but I feel the loss of a friend. He’ll be sadly missed by all motorsport enthusiasts.
BIll Emmett, London SW4.