You were there: Heroes of the '70s and '80s

In her mail to us Jean Dawkins, then with the Antique Automobiles race team, says she wishes she’d had today’s cameras back in her day. We think Jean did pretty well as it was, attending a range of F1, Indy and sports car events


1974 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari

A trip to the Silverstone pits for Clay Regazzoni’s Ferrari 312B3 at the 1974 British Grand Prix meeting

1980 Jacques Laffite

Frenchman Jacques Laffite remained very loyal to Ligier, scoring several wins before the team faded

Patrick depailler

For 1980 Depailler, still in pain after a hang-gliding accident, joined Alfa Romeo. This is from testing at Brands Hatch

Ford Capri 1.4 turbo spits fire

A non-championship DRM round at Donington Park in 1980 brought a disappointing entry, but Ford was happy with Capris on the podium. This is Harald Ertl’s 1.4-litre turbo

Ronnie Peterson Lotus 76

Possibly a testing shot, as Ronnie Peterson never raced a Lotus 76 with No31, though Tim Schenken had an entry slot at Watkins Glen with that number. But check those flares!

1978 AJ Foyt IndyCar

In 1978 the USAC Indy series came to the UK. AJ Foyt scored at Silverstone in his Coyote-Ford

Ferrari 308 GTB Turbo

Martino Finotto and Carlo Facetti entered this Ferrari 308 GTB Turbo in the 1981 Silverstone 6 Hours, but retired with a broken gearbox

Mini engine

Back in ’67 when a Mini looked like a Mini, they were BSCC favourites. At Silverstone Steve Neal topped the class in his Arden car

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