Some fabulous Snetterton F5000 memories from photographer Mike Dixon. Note his copyright. You can send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone is interested in purchasing copies of his work. I can put you in touch. Ted Walker at Ferret owns a lot of Mike’s work too and may also have pictures from these meetings.
Good Friday 9th April 1971
Ray Allen in the Pink Stamps M10B
Trevor Taylor in the Malaya Garages Leda exits the fearsome and dangerous Russell Bend. But what a bend….put it back!
Brian Redman in Sid Taylor’s M18
Rob Taylor in the Kitchmac at Russell.
Now we move to August 30th 1971. A race in two heats won by Graham McRae after Gardner and Redman took each other off.
Brian Redman..fully committed to the second part of the Esses, known as the ‘Bombhole’ today.
As is Mike Hailwood in the works TS8.
Another TS8. Alan Rollinson in the McKechnie car.
Gordon Spice, M10B
Teddy Pilette in the Team VDS M10B
Redman leads Gardner and McRae through the Esses.
Redman & Gardner. Two of the greats of Formula 5000.
Gardner leads McRae into the Esses
…and out of the Esses
Then it happened..Gardner & Redman tripped each other up at the end of the Home Straight. Both unhurt.
Meanwhile Terry Sanger battles with the Harrier, Dave Berry’s BT16/21 Rover behind.
Tony Trimmer TS5A ahead of Spice
Mike Walker in Doug Hardwick’s Lola ahead of Hawtin’s Cooper.
Fabulous shots, sure you’ll agree. More soon..