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#4601 Giraffe

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 14:48

Here are some more of Maurice Bruton's photos, this time from Silverstone in 1967....

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#4602 kayemod

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 14:58

Quite a lot of well known faces in that lot.

#4603 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 15:41

Here are some more of Maurice Bruton's photos, this time from Silverstone in 1967....

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I really want to believe that's Ron Dennis talking to Bruce there...

#4604 Giraffe

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 15:51

I really want to believe that's Ron Dennis talking to Bruce there...


I suspect not, Nigel....

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#4605 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 15:52

I suspect not, Nigel....


Nah, you're right. Shame.. the other angle looked more like him.


#4606 Macca

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 16:09

Ron was there, with Cooper, so he may be on another pic.

On the previous page, who is the bloke in the coat in the portrait shot below the pic of McLaren in the car and above the pic of Ferrari no.20?

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#4607 Giraffe

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 16:14

Ron was there, with Cooper, so he may be on another pic.

On the previous page, who is the bloke in the coat in the portrait shot below the pic of McLaren in the car and above the pic of Ferrari no.20?

Paul M


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#4608 alansart

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 16:28

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Keith Duckworth with Colin Chapman?


#4609 Peter Darley

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 17:29

Keith Duckworth with Colin Chapman?


Correct, and Alan McCall on the spanners


#4610 Giraffe

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 19:30

Jim, captured by Maurice.......

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#4611 Barry Boor

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 19:35

There are many words that could be used to describe these photos.

The one I'd use is - superb.

#4612 Giraffe

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 19:40

There are many words that could be used to describe these photos.

The one I'd use is - superb.


I will pass your sentiments on to Maurice, Barry. Now a question for you, who is this with Dan?

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#4613 Peter Darley

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 19:53

I will pass your sentiments on to Maurice, Barry. Now a question for you, who is this with Dan?

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Bill Dunne, ex STP.


#4614 Barry Boor

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 20:03

Glad you answered, Peter, because I wouldn't have the beginnings of the first idea.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 21:39

Jim, captured by Maurice.......
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Captured perfectly.
Simply head and shoulders above the rest..........
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 00:10

Thank you so much for posting these amazing photos Giraffe :love: These photos have made my week, after all this rain....

#4617 Slurp1955

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:20

Ditto Tony, excellent pictures, JP :) Thanks for posting.

#4618 Alan Cox

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:11

Ditto Tony, excellent pictures, JP :) Thanks for posting.

:up: :up:

#4619 charles r

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:38

Wonderful stuff Tony. Hopefully more to come?

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#4620 jj2728

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:17

Wonderful photos. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

#4621 Giraffe

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:26

Somewhat less accomplished as a photographer in 1966, nonetheless Maurice Bruton's paddock shots from the International trophy meeting at Silverstone that year are of interest....

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#4622 alansart

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:15

Maurice Bruton's paddock shots from Silverstone that year are of interest....


....the understatement of the year!!

An excellent record of Silverstone in the 60's :)

The Maserati engine in the Coopers looks huge!

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:31

Great shots! Thanks for sharing. :up:

#4624 Alfie

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:03

Wonderful pictures that remind us older folk of a far more "inclusive" approach to the sport.

And fascinating to search the photos for faces in the background we remember - post 4601, picture 5 - Robin Rew(glasses and camera bag slung over his shoulder), Silverstone circuit photographer of the sixties and seventies.

Does anyone know where Robin is today? I lost contact with him when he left Silverstone.

#4625 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 16:18

Superb to see these...........

#4626 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 16:22

picture 5 - Robin Rew(glasses and camera bag slung over his shoulder), Silverstone circuit photographer of the sixties and seventies.

Does anyone know where Robin is today? I lost contact with him when he left Silverstone.

Somewhere 'up north' and quite remote - either in Cumbria or Northumberland- from what I heard over the summer.

#4627 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 17:33

Robin Rew was up here in Cumbria, right near the Scottish Border, a few years ago and did get involved in local motorsport but I am sure he headed south a few years back. He is not in the phone book here.

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#4628 alansart

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 18:15

Is this the same Robin Rew who ran Scimitars in the late 70's?

#4629 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 18:51

Is this the same Robin Rew who ran Scimitars in the late 70's?


yes he ran a Scimitar business at Silverstone

#4630 Alfie

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 18:57

That's the fella.

I heard that he had gone north when he closed the Scimitar business at Silverstone, but couldn't tell you where.

His archive must be heaven for the clubmen amongst us.

And just as an aside - he bought my train set which included the Sir Nigel Gresley! I think I was about seventeen when I sold it to him.


#4631 Giraffe

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 19:01

And just as an aside - he bought my train set which included the Sir Nigel Gresley! I think I was about seventeen when I sold it to him.


Good lord Alfie, you owned London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at 17?!?! Respect! :smoking:

#4632 Giraffe

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 19:05

Here inevitably, is the one photo that Maurice Bruton took that I was looking for, and it took honours on the day.......

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Now, is that not a transporter, Bjorn?!?! :cool:

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#4633 B Squared

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 19:35

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Thanks for posting the photos. :up:

In these three; along with John Cooper, two of the Cooper Team members are Trevor Orchard and Dennis Davis.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:14

Just spent an age looking through these photos, just wonderful, thank you for posting Tony, Jim's are just magnificent !

#4635 BullHead

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:31

God bless this thread! Beautiful pictures. So who is it in the very top photo, with the pen and papers?

#4636 alansart

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:00

So who is it in the very top photo, with the pen and papers?


John Bolster

#4637 Stephen W

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:00

And just as an aside - he bought my train set which included the Sir Nigel Gresley!


Gosh that brings back memories - I had a Hornby train set with the Sir Nigel Gresley loco which I also sold when I was in my late teens.

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#4638 BullHead

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:06

John Bolster


ah, thanks.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:08

John Bolster



Really miss his down to earth road tests too, unlike the contemporary ones that let guys drive cars that most of us will never ever be able to afford ( as they will not probably too)............just a range of cars driven by a like minded guy, albeit wearing Pedro's favourite attire on his head !

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#4640 alansart

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:11

Really miss his down to earth road tests too, unlike the contemporary ones that let guys drive cars that most of us will never ever be able to afford ( as they will not probably too)............just a range of cars driven by a like minded guy, albeit wearing Pedro's favourite attire on his head !


I liked John Bolster. He was very helpful when I was researching a project on a long life car for a project at College in the early 70's.

He was no slouch in a race car as well. He hillclimbed the infamous Bloody Mary before and after WW2 and commented in the 60's that "she and I are growing old, disgracefully, together" :)




#4641 john winfield

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:30

Terrific photos - thank you Maurice Bruton and Giraffe. The pit lane balcony, what a great place to watch, with views of the track, the pits and the paddock. Cars and mechanics in the open air, dirt and gravel...can't think why they hide away in garages nowadays!

In 1967, is that Chris Irwin near the BRM transporter? Nice photo anyway, and I wonder who he's talking to. My remaining scraps of 1966 programme tell me that the beautiful Piper Ferrari was driven by Bob Bondurant, and that the GT40 is Eric Liddell's. Is he the driver standing alongside? In one of the John Cooper 1966 shots, perhaps the driver in cap, with foot on the wheel, is Jochen Rindt. Or Jo Siffert perhaps? (In an entry of just thirteen cars, five were Cooper-Maseratis that year).

I was trying to identify some of the F3 drivers in the queue. Working from Stefan's site, #15 is Harry Stiller's Brabham, #8 is Jim Sullivan in the Promecom BT18, #11 is Jackie Oliver, and I can't see whether that's Piers Courage in #24 or Derek Bell in #34. The car in the foreground is apparently the MRS BT16 of biker John Hartle, although Stefan has him down as a DNA. Perhaps he was a DNS.





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Posted 03 November 2012 - 13:29

Re Robin Rew. I've done a bit of checking and he left Gilsland in Cumbria a good number of years ago and headed back south. I have heard that he is not in good health.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 17:07

Really miss his down to earth road tests too, unlike the contemporary ones that let guys drive cars that most of us will never ever be able to afford ( as they will not probably too)............just a range of cars driven by a like minded guy, albeit wearing Pedro's favourite attire on his head !

I thnk JVB's choice of a deerstalker probably predates Pedro's, Sterling :)

More great shots Tony/Maurice. Interesting to note the lack of interest being shown in the 'Historic' section of the paddock (probably the Club Straight?). Of course it was fewer than ten years since the 250F had been a front-running GP car. How time flies...

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:27

Interesting to note the lack of interest being shown in the 'Historic' section of the paddock (probably the Club Straight?). Of course it was fewer than ten years since the 250F had been a front-running GP car. How time flies...


Of course back then there would be no indication for the public where the 'Historic' cars were stationed unlike the more effective signage that we get now. When I went to the 1967 GP it was just the same with the bulk of the Paddock Crowd clustering round the F1 part of the paddock and as you wandered up the Club Circuit towards the top end of the Paddock there were fewer and fewer punters.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:08

Re Robin Rew. I've done a bit of checking and he left Gilsland in Cumbria a good number of years ago and headed back south. I have heard that he is not in good health.


Thank you for passing on that information.

One of the more sad aspects of Nostalgia!


#4646 Roger Clark

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:40

Somewhat less accomplished as a photographer in 1966, nonetheless Maurice Bruton's paddock shots from the International trophy meeting at Silverstone that year are
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Does one of these cars have an upper front radius rod?

#4647 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 18:53

Does one of these cars have an upper front radius rod?


I see what you mean, but none of the Mike Hayward pics from the same event show them on Bonnier, Rindt or Ginther's cars:

http://www.mikehaywa...intl-trophy.htm

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#4648 Macca

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 22:20

That Cooper with the wide-based front upper wishbone is the test hack converted from the car meant for the Flat-16 Climax in 1965 - I think it was the T80, and Salvadori had tested it.

Cooper lent it to Rob Walker to race because Siffert's car broke in practise.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 00:04

Thanks, I thought it must be the T80. Has the car got its front brake disc inboard of the hub carrier, like a T81? I didn't know the T80 had that feature.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:11

Re Robin Rew. I've done a bit of checking and he left Gilsland in Cumbria a good number of years ago and headed back south. I have heard that he is not in good health.

I've also heard that much of his archive went into a skip many years ago :| Hope thats not the case but fear it is. :cry: