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Weaverbird at the 1972 BOAC 1000 Km


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#1 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 18:08

More of Weaverbird’s fascinating photos, this time from Brands Hatch. What follows is all by her: text, photos and captions

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BOAC 1000 Kms - Brands Hatch - 1972 (a snapshot from the collecting area)

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Peter Gaydon (Motor Race Consultants Ltd): Chevron B19 Ford

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Are these guys laid back, bored, or fed up with waiting……

Ickx and Andretti Ferrari 312 PB - Winners
Chewing the fat with Regazzoni (5th - same car)

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Were they speaking Italian so those guys behind can’t hear the strategy?

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#2 davidbuckden

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 19:50

Remember it well, and the 312s looked wonderful. Great images, and a welcome reminder of when things were not so 'clinical.'  Many thanks for posting, Tim. Regards. David



#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 20:03

All credit to Weaverbird for the great photos. I remember when shiny anoraks were all the rage. Those ones look to have been made out of bin liners.  ;)

#4 john winfield

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 22:34

Great photos Weaverbird! 

 

It was a lovely crisp weekend that year, so different to 1970. We even camped in the field where, if I remember, they had added a second tap. Luxury.

 

Were they speaking Italian so those guys behind can’t hear the strategy?

 

I think Mario is asking Clay to take it easy during the opening laps, and not press Jacky too hard. But Clay didn't listen and hounded his F1 team leader to the point that I feared them both ending up in the bank in front of us at Paddock.  Ickx eventually got away, Regazzoni/Redman hit trouble and Peterson/Schenken came through to second, ahead of the Alfas. The Bonnier Lolas were quick for a while, Chris Craft in particular.

 

Love the shot of Peter Gaydon. I've seen that stylish beanie hat before!



#5 DogEarred

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 00:29

I remember being in that crowd hanging on the fence right behind the Peterson/Schenken car.

There was no escape when they fired it up!

Never forgot that...

#6 john winfield

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 10:23

I remember being in that crowd hanging on the fence right behind the Peterson/Schenken car.

There was no escape when they fired it up!

Never forgot that...

 

This is late morning on the Sunday, I think, the teams readying themselves for the 1000km race itself. But not before negotiating the sloping gravelly paddock and the narrow tunnel under the track, cars laden with spare tyres, jacks, mechanics, co-drivers etc.. It was a rolling start that year wasn't it? Definitely a standing start in 1970, but I'm not sure about 1971.



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Posted 05 May 2021 - 10:39

I remember being in that crowd hanging on the fence right behind the Peterson/Schenken car.

There was no escape when they fired it up!

Never forgot that...

 

Here's a few links to photos of Schenken and Peterson with their car before the race :

 

https://64.media.tum...d8iso1_1280.jpg

 

https://www.billwyat...OAC/i-53PZDqw/A

 

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