Personal photos from the paddock
Posted 05 November 2004 - 04:46
I have nice pics of CART drivers at Long Beach throughout the years, too.
Posted 04 December 2004 - 15:00
Posted 11 December 2004 - 07:22
Here is a Chicago contribution; unfortunatly I must have focused on the rear tire.
Jochen at Watkins Glen in 1969, driving back to the tech center after practice on Saturday.
Posted 12 January 2005 - 17:47
Here's to keeping this thread alive. It's from the early '60s. Anyone guess who, what, when and where? I took the photo well over 40 years ago but I just now noticed the rag shoved up the cars' exhaust pipe and that silly excuse for a roll bar. Cheers.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:21
Posted 05 November 2004 - 15:46
The other paddock shots are wonderful too - thank you all.
Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:14
Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:28
Drop-dead gorgeous, some of them.
Posted 29 March 2005 - 09:54
Here's a gallery of me aged nearly 13 visiting the 1981 Dutch GP, using the paddock pass that my Esso-employed father supplied. Zandvoort's cramped campsite atmosphere is clearly visible from the pictures.
The 1981 Dutch GP gallery
I'll do a short write-up for the Memories section of 8W to go with these pictures.
My father also found my 1983 negatives somewhere on his attic, so I'll be scanning those shortly.
Posted 05 November 2004 - 04:41
Then there's this bloke in the Catalina pits...
...and a mate of his at Lakeside...
I suspect this is the same day as the last...
Posted 06 November 2004 - 00:40
Originally posted by Rob Ryder
1972 British GP at Brands : Peter Gethin explains slipstreaming to Tim Parnell
Or is he explaining to Tim how if he were slipstreaming Tim, he'd get a good tow... and if Tim was trying to slipstream him he'd not get on so well?
One that's very special to me...
If anyone wants to identify the people in this, go right ahead... they're all well known. And the one in the last pic I posted (never before seen publicly...)... what about it?
Posted 06 November 2004 - 21:13
Originally posted by Nordic1
Holy smoke dolomite, that is spooky
Have you got any more?
btw, Was it you who jogged me?, that must be why mine is all blured
John Medley, while going through the process of finding photographs for his Bathurst book (1938 to 1973) found that one of his sources had photos identical to a number of his.
Without knowing the guy, apparently they had stood side by side taking photos on a number of occasions!
While on the Bathurst subject, there is a great wealth of detail in this photo from 1949/50, sent to me by John Butler...
Anyone know why the MG is on the trailer?
Posted 07 November 2004 - 03:15
Originally posted by Ray Bell
.....While on the Bathurst subject, there is a great wealth of detail in this photo from 1949/50, sent to me by John Butler...
Anyone know why the MG is on the trailer?
Whoops... wrong picture...
Right circuit, right date, right photographer... I'll leave the other one there as a tribute to a quiet country doctor who built his own racing cars in the thirties and forties... here's the pic I meant to post:
So now... why is the MG on the trailer? And what other detail of this pic do you think is worth mentioning? Lots of good period stuff in there...
Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:10
Originally posted by David McKinney
I think the idea of this thread is for people to post photos they've taken themselves
I'd agree with that, David...
But poor old John, he's nearly 90, who's to speak for him?
Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:16
Originally posted by Racer.Demon
Couldn't wait till you fixed it yourself...
Posted 10 November 2004 - 21:43
That was an altogether too infrequently photographed car. Nearly as badly underphotographed as its successor... anyone?
Posted 10 November 2004 - 22:33
But I'm sure someone would have come up with an answer before too much time elapsed... just roll out your 72 pics, okay?
Posted 12 November 2004 - 07:12
Posted 13 November 2004 - 00:37
Posted 13 November 2004 - 12:06
So you don't think it's a BRM wheel?
Originally posted by Udo K.
If the shots are taken at a 1000K race, then it was either in 1958 or 1959. In both years, Moss drove for Aston Martin. Only thing that makes me uncertain, is that its obviously quite cold.. In both years the weather at the 1000K was fine, in 1959 even hot.
Originally posted by Pedro 917
[B]Here are two pictures from Walt Monaco's collection. Although I didn't take them, I thought they could be of some interest. They were taken at the Nürburgring (most probably a 1000 km event) in the mid-fifties I guess. Is there anybody who can tell me what year? Walt told my brother that in the second picture, Moss is trying to repair a small transistor radio. [/b
Another possibility:1960 (cold weather), and Moss visited the British camp, although he was driving for Maserati (Camoradi).
Posted 15 November 2004 - 00:14
Posted 19 November 2004 - 03:41
Just reposting a couple of mine from the first page... because they don't have captions and also to see if anyone knows who the characters are in the second one...
Glynn Scott at Lakeside... five years before the circuit claimed his life
Frank Matich talks to Jim Clark etc at Sandown 1965... who are the others?
Posted 29 November 2004 - 21:23
He was promoting the low alcohol limit on Thicktorian roads.
Posted 03 December 2004 - 01:35
Originally posted by Keir
I think I'll become a Neil Hodgson fan!!!!!!!!!
Next thing there'll be a 'Famous Neil Hodgson stories' thread...
Posted 02 February 2005 - 12:48
Posted 02 February 2005 - 15:40
Photo by Robert Britton, hosting by Image Shack
Make of that what you will!
Posted 04 February 2005 - 01:36
Posted 04 February 2005 - 05:28
Posted 12 January 2006 - 14:45
Originally posted by Andrew Kitson
Your 'quarter' decent (or less) F5000 pics will be OK too Twinny! Anything to remember those V8 rumbling days and the field squeezing around the hairpin at Mallory on lap one. Pure magic.
You would have loved the Wednesday night edition of the ABC2 broadcasts here last week...
The best F5000 race I saw (AIR International race, 1978) was on, followed by Alfie monstering the field in the T430 at Oran Park in 1979. Noise, movement, thunder, balls, it was all there.
Not that you can consider watching Bartlett and Walker side by side through the sweeper entering the straight at Phillip Island dull or uninteresting. As they fought to put the power down for a good run down the straight, each of them struggling for traction as the roostertails spun upward from their slicks.
Mallory be damned! Phillip Island was the place for F5000s...
Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:33
Originally posted by Twin Window
We're risking folk suffering from an F5000 overdose here, Alan! Mind you, what a way to go...
...Gethin leading the 1973 Oulton Park Gold Cup off the line...
Non-toxic... absolutely non-toxic...
Posted 05 November 2004 - 16:35
Great pics!! You simply can't get that close any more!!
Posted 06 November 2004 - 14:15
Nice rare Amon pics!!
BTW, that Lola of Donohue was one good looking car, it has very clean lines!!
Posted 06 November 2004 - 15:03
Posted 10 November 2004 - 20:39
His book, "Speed with Style" was exactly the man himself, at least the guy I knew!!
.....but then again, maybe he wore it as a gag??
Posted 12 November 2004 - 14:49
What year was the pic?
From what I can tell it might be 74, when Chris had a brief spell with BRM, hence the Motul badge!
Posted 15 November 2004 - 14:28
A shame that Goral Tecno never paned out!!
I forgot how great those late 70's cars looked, each one different from the other!!
Posted 16 November 2004 - 00:14
Why have you two been hiding these beauties??
All I need now is a great shot of Amon in "THE" thread!!
Posted 29 November 2004 - 16:54
The track shots of the #15 BRM are of Chris Amon, not Beltoise.
Great pics all the same!!