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#1 Neuz

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 13:49

I have been going through some of my dad's Can Am and Formula 5000 pictures and I was wondering what has become of Jackie Oliver? Is he still alive? Does he still do anything with racing?

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#2 2F-001

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 14:18

He's had a few outings at the Goodwood Revival Meeting in recent times too.

#3 Criceto

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 14:29

Also has been racing a '65 Mustang in the "Heritage GT Challenge" which supports the British Touring Car Championship, in competition with such chaps as Andy Rouse, Gerry Marshall, Tiff Needell and Eugene O'Brien. Jackie is also not averse to throwing the car at rounds of the Classic Touring Car club championships too.

#4 David Beard

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 14:54

And still winning races....

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#5 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 19:00

He lives not too far from me - about 6 miles or so - as I was driving through the village he lives in - I noticed he had nice Christmas lights on his house :D I was going to add a little more but the BRDC site says enough

#6 Pedro 917

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Posted 25 December 2003 - 16:21

I've met Jackie Oliver in 2002 during one of the supporting races of the Historic Spa 6 Hours. He was competing in the "Top Hat" series sharing a Mustang with P. Hallford. It's a one hour race and there's a driver switch. They finished 21st. This year (2003), they finished 11th driving the same car. Here are some pictures of the 2003 race :

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#7 275 GTB-4

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Posted 25 December 2003 - 23:36

Thnks for the great pics Pedro, good to see people enjoying Historic racing (although the pushing of the Mustang off the grid ?? looked a little sad!!)

How did the old Jags and Minis do?? :wave:

#8 arttidesco

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:56

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Still with us and I believe he turned 70 yesterday, so belated Birthday Greetings.



#9 Doug Nye

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 16:49

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Still with us and I believe he turned 70 yesterday, so belated Birthday Greetings.


Turned 70 - barely looks 37... :evil:

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#10 john aston

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 16:52

He was also driving the wheels off a 250 SWB at S/Stone the other week..

#11 ReWind

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 17:39

Turned 70 - barely looks 37... :evil:

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In fact, even 71 (b. 1942).


#12 arttidesco

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 20:46

Turned 70 - barely looks 37... :evil:

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70's are the new 40's then  ;)

In fact, even 71 (b. 1942).


Basic arithmetic and spelling were never my strong points :blush:

#13 GMACKIE

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 20:59

70's are the new 40's then ;)

YEP! ;)


#14 David Beard

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 22:22

@ FoS 2012...

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#15 Wirra

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:16

Goodwood Revival 2012 - St Mary's Trophy





#16 sterling49

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:53

Fabulous stuff, that BMW punched way above its weight with Jackie driving :up:

#17 jj2728

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 22:26

Mr. Oliver in 1968

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Copyright JAG

#18 Gary C

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 22:34

is that Watkins Glen ?

#19 jj2728

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:36

is that Watkins Glen ?


yep

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#20 RTH

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:51

He came and talked to us at the film show 18months ago with Murray Walker

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#21 Slurp1955

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:13

@ FoS 2012...

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Another superb shot David - I was always a fan of Oliver's, more so after he bothered to spend about 20 minutes talking to me and my mate in the McLaren paddock area at Silverstone in 1971. We were at Woodcote for the start of the GP and Jackie managed about 25 feet before stuffing his M14 into the back of Graham Hill's Brabham. :D JohnP

#22 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 18:02

Is the Jackie Oliver estate agents in Towcester the same Jackie?

#23 MCS

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 18:38

Is the Jackie Oliver estate agents in Towcester the same Jackie?


Er, no. Jackie is a lady in this case.

#24 Charlieman

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 23:16

I have not read a biography of Jackie Oliver but it is often written that he came from a wealthy background. What was it?

Jackie Oliver speaks with a London/Essex accent and a gritty voice, so not a public school boy?

#25 Paul Taylor

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 16:20

He definitely looks about 15 years younger than his age.

He was born in Chadwell Heath, which is about a 15 minute cycle ride from where I live and is far from being one of the poshest of areas. Actually it's a bit of a dump.

#26 David McKinney

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 16:36

And part of a London Borough since 1965

#27 bradbury west

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:10

[quote name="Charlieman" post="6391602" timestamp="1376781381"]I have not read a biography of Jackie Oliver but it is often written that he came from a wealthy background. What was it /quote]

His father owned a large commercial refrigeration factory, and , inter alia, ran a Merc 300SL, ISTR, which JO borrowed as a lad. He was an excellent guest speaker at one of RTH's film shows. Try Simon Taylor 's Lunch With article for more info.
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Edit. Do not blame JO for the fact that his father had a few bob.

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#28 RTH

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:33

 

He came and talked to us at the film show 18months ago with Murray Walker

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.............someone has just redacted out Murray for an advert !