Nogaro F3 race, V Grand Prix de Nogaro, August 1964, International?
Posted 08 January 2007 - 13:21
Posted 10 January 2007 - 20:15
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:56
They were not 'clubbys'they were on the international calendar like the F1 race at Crystal Palace which I went to in May 1961.
Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:35
Only by comparing the events calendar published in AUTOSPORT weekly and those published in SPORT AUTO french mag, you could see how U.K was and still is far more involved in Club races auto racing .
as a french, I never forget there is no such motor racing culture in France as it is common in U.K.
In U.K you had many, even if not very well known by foreigners, clubs track that wld allow Club races .
In France, YOU COULD 'NT COUNT ON LE MANS ,ROUEN, REIMS, CLERMONT FERRAND , PAU, THAT WEREN 't PERMANENT TRACKS .And they were used once a year (except Clermont Ferrand twice or three) for
motor racing events
On a territory quite twice the surface of England , only 4 TRACKS WERE PERMANENT ONES IN THE SIXTIES :
(Bugatti only arrived in 1967)
... not a good situation for Auto Clubs, that if they had the will to organise club races, wld rather look in the Aerodrome direction .And there too (Dijon, Dax , Istres )autorisations weren 't easy to obtain .
I profit to insist on that point : it is a french particularism than quite 90 % of the main Motor Racing International events WEREN 'T ORGANISED ON PERMANENT TRACKS IN THE SIXTIES !