The cancellation of the meeting at Aintree on 20th July last was a great disappointment to me.
As a 16 year old in 1957, I travelled to Aintree with a classmate for our first visit to a Grand Prix and was overjoyed that Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks won the race in a Vanwall.
I have found the programme for that day in 1957, priced at two shillings and across the front cover I have Tony Vandervell’s autograph.
We found him in the infield beyond the pits.
Mr Vandervell was in the doorway of a small caravan and was happy to sign my programme.
Personalities and drivers were approachable then and I also acquired the autographs of Jean Behra and Jack Fairman.
Those were the days when you could mix easily with team owners and drivers.
Please continue with your/our marvellous monthly magazine which I have read since 1956.
I am yours etc
Tony Dove, Macclesfield, Chesire
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