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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

 

https://s3-eu-west-1...37080_large.jpg



#8 john winfield

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 22:55

Here's a treat courtesy of Brian Dandridge. Footage of practice, the main race and the Atlantic support.

 



#9 DouglasM

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 07:42

I was there wearing my marshal's armband. I can't remember much except the red Ferraris. When you're on a marshal post, you get a wonderful close but very limited view of the race.Great days!



#10 68targa

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 11:04

Takes me back, wonderful days meandering through the paddock for hours during practice without any hassle.   Interesting that only the Gulf Mirage had a full width rear wing.



#11 Sterzo

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 13:45

I was there wearing my marshal's armband. I can't remember much except the red Ferraris. When you're on a marshal post, you get a wonderful close but very limited view of the race.Great days!

Thank you for doing your bit to give me a great day out. I'll bet it wasn't the only time either...



#12 DouglasM

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Posted 04 March 2024 - 01:18

Brands, Lydden, and Snetterton saw me standing on a post, once or twice on my own with yellow flag in one hand and an ancient fire-extinguisher in the other. Great days.Then I bought an Mk 1 Triumph Spitfire, got a racing licence and put numbers on the doors, and my marshalling days came to an end.


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#13 Gary C

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Posted 04 March 2024 - 17:55

Good lord! One of the above links is at billwyatt.com
Bill was one of our cameramen when I worked at FOM, we also did a couple of early Goodwood Revivals too. It's a small world!