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#1 bullmanPb

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 11:20

Good morning one and all, this is my first post on this forum, and to kick things off I came across a photo of me racing a Surtees TS20 at the 1079 Race Of Champions 1979 I have attached the photo which appeared in what looks like an Aurora promotion mag, the shot is of my self at the hairpin with Andretti and Villeneuve.... I have never seen this shot before and would be very interested to track down the photographer to get a print, a big ask I know, I have asked Jeff Bloxham via the Aurora F1 facebook page however I had no luck..... any ideas ?

 

 

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#2 Cirrus

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 15:10

Hi Philip. Sorry, I can't help you with the picture but I wonder if you might be interested in coming to Brands Hatch on 11th/12th July? I'm organising a bit of a get-together at the Historic Superprix for people involved in the early days of FF2000 in honour of the formula's 40th anniversary. PM me with your email address if you're interested and I'll put you on the mailing list.



#3 MCS

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 15:09

Wow.  Phil Bullman.  Great driver who should have gone further.  I remember him well. Doesn't feel like 37 years since I interviewed you at Thruxton...

 

Anyway, I have been thinking about this for a few days now so here goes:  There was a guy working for LAT at Standard House (Motor Sport / Motoring News) in the late seventies who took pictures but they never went into the LAT files - as far as I know.  He was, however, present at most if not all of the Aurora meetings on the basis that he had some contract to take pictures for the series sponsor.  I didn't cover that series, but occasionally found myself there (often just for practice, for reasons I can't recall) and he was always around.  I think his name was Richard Butler - I am pretty certain of that. He sticks in my mind because he caused a stir at Oulton Park one afternoon in early 1978 by lying down on the grass inside of Old Hall to take photos, which really freaked out some of the drivers - Keegan, Edwards, Villota, etc.  He showed me the pictures.

 

It could be him as it is an Aurora mag.

 

If it is him, then I wonder if it is the same Richard Butler who was kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq not that long ago. Similar look. Thankfully, he was released.