The track i visited the most in my youth and i still have so many memories of the place, some of them slightly hazy unfortunately. The 1972 September meeting obviously stands out as it was the only time i saw Saarinen but some of the other highlights from that weekend were Ago setting off in the second wave in the 350 race (as he arrived late and missed some of the practicing) and absolutely thrashing the MV around the place. The sound was fantastic up Quarry Hill, The John Player Nortons briefly running 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 750 race was another highlight as was Rudi Kurths CAT flying down the "back straight" like a rocket compared to the BMWs etc.
Other highlights through the years were the Sheene and Grant battles of the 70's which seemed so epic at the time but i was disappointed to read in later years were staged
However one year, possibly 1976, Geoff Barry was giving them a real run for their money (and probably wasn't in on the charade) and i can still recall him leading the race much to my brothers delight as he was a massive Geoff Barry fan.
Graeme Crosby turning up on that Moriwaki Kawasaki with the high bars.
The real lowpoint was Phil Haslams accident in 73 but another sad sight was seeing Barry Scullys Triumph? smashed up after he has crashed on the run down to the start/finish line (what year would that be?). It was such a distinctive silver/aluminium bike and heartbreaking to see it in that state.
On a lighter note slipping and slithering my way down from the car park to the bridge at Quarry Hill was always memorable too if it had been raining
Anyone else have any memories of the place?