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#1 moody

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 14:20

Forty fifth anniversary of this race. Any chance of a few photographs of that race being posted please.. the recent issue of Motor Sport has a bitchin cover featuring John Surtees driving his 250GTO in the race before he and Jimmy Clark tangled at Madgwick.
Please post some pics. :)

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#2 Bruno

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 06:41

"big" John Surtees/ 250 GTO "3647GT"

http://brunodaytona6...rtees_3647.html

#3 Alan Cox

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:32

That looks to me suspiciously like the LAT photo which features on the cover of the latest Motor Sport, Bruno. Beware copyright infringement.

#4 Paul Parker

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:33

In reply to moody, you might find my next book Sports Cars in Camera 1960-69 of interest.

Please be assured this is not self-aggrandisement, ego or indeed self-promotion.

#5 Paul Parker

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:35

Alan, your post popped up as I was doing my two liner.

In fact it is not LAT.

See you at Goodwood hopefully.

#6 Alan Cox

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 17:01

I should have checked further, Paul. I note that, oddly, Motor Sport don't appear to describe or credit this month's cover photo, but it is the same one which appeared on the cover of the Bluemel/Pourret 250GTO book, where it is credited to Phipps Photographic.

#7 Paul Parker

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 20:17

Hello Alan, yes it is.

#8 Bruno

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 20:24

Originally posted by Alan Cox
I should have checked further, Paul. I note that, oddly, Motor Sport don't appear to describe or credit this month's cover photo, but it is the same one which appeared on the cover of the Bluemel/Pourret 250GTO book, where it is credited to Phipps Photographic.



here it is the book of this pic
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#9 David Birchall

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 20:34

In '98 I was at the inaugural Goodwood Revival and saw Surtees drive the same (?) GTO there. From memory he took third place but to see/here the GTO coming into the chicane was pure magic--After the race it was the only time in my life when I asked a racing driver for his autograph and Surtees was very pleasant about it. He seems to be under rated-is it because he is such an understated sort of person?

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:04

Can't help by posting any photos here, I'm afraid, as those that I do have are all protected by copyright. You might be interested in looking at the on-line images available at www.sutton-images.com, where there are several from the 1962 TT, as well as a couple of short film clips available on www.movietone.com and www.britishpathe.com. For the film clips, just specify the year and type Goodwood into the search engine and you'll come up with a few clips including the TT.

While we are about it: I'm trying to find out who, if anyone, holds the archive of Patrick Benjafield, who covered the 1962 TT for Autosport. None of the usual suspects (LAT, Sutton, Klementaski etc) hold them - has anyone got any ideas?

#11 moody

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 18:52

Thankyou so much for the replies, I vaguely remember the race being on the tele, I remember being interested to see if Mike Parkes would win because a couple weeks earlier I had watched him win three races in a row at Brands Hatch in the Guards Trophy Race meeting in the rain and I thought that was terrific.
It was such a lovely time of my life, this new interest in motor racing I had, what a pity television coverage wasn't as it is today, the TT would have been live from start to finish on Eurosport I expect.... ah well, never mind eh!;)

#12 moody

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 19:03

JPH thanks mate on the movietone site I found a great clip of the race...story number84926 :up:

#13 Doug Nye

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 19:09

Originally posted by jph
While we are about it: I'm trying to find out who, if anyone, holds the archive of Patrick Benjafield


Contact the photo library of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hants - I believe they hold Patrick's material.

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#14 jph

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 21:09

Many thanks Doug - I shall certainly get in touch with them.

Edited 22.8.07: Been in touch with National Motor Museum and no, they dont have the Benjafield archive.

#15 Bruno

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 10:53

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bruno
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sorry for the link


here it is the book of this pic
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#16 Odseybod

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 15:13

Just for completeness, may I modestly point you towards:


http://www.classicca...?sid=606&page=1

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:59

Last Saturday was the 50th anniversary of Innes Ireland's win at this race. Will the winning GTO be at the Revival?

Vince H.

#18 Paul Parker

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:48

Many thanks Doug - I shall certainly get in touch with them.

Edited 22.8.07: Been in touch with National Motor Museum and no, they dont have the Benjafield archive.


Revisiting this thread I decided to google Patrick Benjafield and attempt to find out where his photos have ended up.

This gave me the National Archives but lacking the IQ and mental acuity of your average Bletchley Park decoder I had to give up, the website is, at least for me, a labyrinthine maze of byzantine complexity.

Perhaps somebody more accomplished could find it but meanwhile I will ring them up during office hours and report back.

#19 Paul Parker

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:17

Revisiting this thread I decided to google Patrick Benjafield and attempt to find out where his photos have ended up.

This gave me the National Archives but lacking the IQ and mental acuity of your average Bletchley Park decoder I had to give up, the website is, at least for me, a labyrinthine maze of byzantine complexity.

Perhaps somebody more accomplished could find it but meanwhile I will ring them up during office hours and report back.


Further to the above I was hoping that reference to Patrick Benjafield was a link to another site (the National Archives being I think mainly about matters governmental/legal etc.) but it turned out to be some arcane matter involving a school in Surrey.



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Posted 24 August 2012 - 13:05

Last Saturday was the 50th anniversary of Innes Ireland's win at this race. Will the winning GTO be at the Revival?

Vince H.


It will, but doing a demo, not racing.
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#21 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 13:56

Intriguingly, I've only ever seen one photograph of Ireland's GTO showing the full extent of the bodywork damage which he inflicted on the nearside of the car after a brake disc broke up and chewed up the wheel spokes while approaching Lavant during Thursday's practice. It appeared in a copy of Ferrari World in 1992 and in the accompanying article Innes confirmed that the chassis was found to be out of true when it returned to the workshops after the race. Curious that all the other pictures I have seen show the car from front or offside, apart from the cover of Autosport which showed it during a pit stop when it was largely obscured by mechanics.