Distance was no obstacle to Brian Blair’s passion. Have Pentax, will travel…
It was Brian’s son Michael who first made contact, asking whether we might be interested in his father’s photographic archive. A quick look at a small selection confirmed that we would indeed.
The adjacent images are all from the 1979 British Grand Prix meeting at Silverstone – quite a hike for Brian and his friends, who would sometimes commute to events from Alloa, Scotland in a Ford Cortina 1600E… or else a van that doubled up as their weekend accommodation.
In future months we hope to feature further samples of his work, some of it from internationals at Brands Hatch and Silverstone, others from the sport’s grassier roots such as Doune, Croft and Ingliston – all a touch closer to home.
Now retired, Brian remains passionate about the sport and, we’re told, rides a tuned Yamaha R6.