Silver City Trophy 1960
Posted 29 May 2002 - 15:56
Posted 29 May 2002 - 20:10
Of course, had we known then..... a stroll out to Hawthorn's or Dingle Dell would have given us a great and un-interrupted view but as the track out there was new, I suspect few people ventured out that way.
I was but 12 years old and my recollections of the race are slim. I do recall it not being very exciting - Jack Brabham just ran away and hid. Sadly, Stirling was still recovering from Spa, otherwise I think it may well have been a much closer contest.
Apparently, Dan Gurney was in a Yeoman Credit Cooper but as my Gurneyitis had not yet struck at that time I really don't recall that at all. It was nice to see works Ferraris though.
Posted 29 May 2002 - 20:45
I was there as well and all I clearly recall is that we were not in the grandstand area like our other visits, but out in "the woods." Of the race itself, alas, I remember it being "another Brabham race" and I also was hoping that Moss would be back soon. What I really remember most from that trip was that Dad finally took us to Stonehenge -- after we had nagged him for several years.
Posted 29 May 2002 - 22:02
Posted 31 May 2002 - 05:32
I was listening to Mosely going on about how thay don't want to take away steering and braking from the driver?!!? he was being asked about the aids the drivers have these days, he drove in Jimmy's last race didn't he?
I have just bought a video which is still on it's way to me called 'Green To Glory' and it is a film made in 1960/61 about F1, have any of you seen it?
Posted 31 May 2002 - 12:05
you might find this interesting.
Posted 24 March 2023 - 21:15
In this Brian Dandridge compilation, amongst the 1970 films there is older footage taken by his father. Although Brian thinks it's 1959, I'm pretty sure it's the 1960 Silver City Trophy. Jim Clark leading the Formula Junior race, Jack Brabham the main event, and glimpses of Phil Hill/Richie Ginther in the big Ferraris. The 1960 footage starts around 14.45, just after the 1970 Crystal Palace Formula 2.
Edited by john winfield, 24 March 2023 - 21:16.