Winged F1 racers at the 1968 Oulton Park Gold Cup 

With Kodak Instamatic 500 in hand, James Cooper was a fan with a paddock pass at the 1968 Gold Cup. “My favourite team? Ferrari just edged it,” he says

Juan Manuel Fangio inspects Car 01

Juan Manuel Fangio inspects one of three 312s that Ferrari had sent to Oulton Park in August 1968. “I didn’t speak to any crew, drivers or Fangio,” recalls James Cooper. “It was enough for me to be in such close proximity to the cars and personnel” 

Juan Manuel Fangio inspects Car 02

Chris Amon’s Ferrari

Chris Amon’s Ferrari gets some air to the oxters although the star of the show was Jackie Stewart’s Matra MS10, which would win the main feature

The Brabhams being worked on

The Brabhams of Jochen Rindt

Jack Brabham car

Jack Brabham, gets attention on the grass.

Lotus area

A busy scene in the zoned-off Lotus area, with the 49Bs of Jackie Oliver (No3) and Graham Hill (No2) being prepared

Lotus at 68 gold cup

Aerofoils had appeared earlier in ’68 and by the Gold Cup most cars had wings – but the Lotus pair had the highest

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