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    Escort giving it beans around Old Hall in the...

    Escort giving it beans around Old Hall in the late 1960's.

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    We also had motorbikes at Kyalami in the early...

    We also had motorbikes at Kyalami in the early 1970's. This is no less a personage than multiple world champion Giacomo Agostini on his MV Agusta.

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    John Rhodes in his works BMC Mini-Cooper 1293 S,...

    John Rhodes in his works BMC Mini-Cooper 1293 S, rounding Old Hall corner with a bit of drama. (Is he in Oversteer?) What I find interesting is the crowd watching on. Do many people wear ties to...
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    Another photo of the second placed car in the...

    Another photo of the second placed car in the 1969 Tourist Trophy race at Oulton Park. David Pipers Lola T70 at Old Hall corner.

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    The Opposite Lock Club was a nightclub in...

    The Opposite Lock Club was a nightclub in Birmingham, with an owner who liked to race. This is the Porsche 906 of Mefco Racing, driven by John Morris, in the paddock at Oulton Park. He finished P11...
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    John Lepp's Chevron B6 BMW in the BRSCC 5000...

    John Lepp's Chevron B6 BMW in the BRSCC 5000 Guineas Spring Cup meeting at Oulton Park on the 12th April 1968.

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    Another couple of photos from the BRSCC 5000...

    Another couple of photos from the BRSCC 5000 Guineas Spring Cup meeting at Oulton Park on the 12th April 1968. Ford GT40's were a popular and successful sports car during the 1960's. Here are two...
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    John Bridges in the Red Rose Motors Chevron B6 at...

    John Bridges in the Red Rose Motors Chevron B6 at the BRSCC 5000 Guineas Spring Cup meeting at Oulton Park on the 12th April 1968. He finished in P13.

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    If you visited Oulton Park in the late 1960's and...

    If you visited Oulton Park in the late 1960's and you were hungry - not a problem!
    Prices in Pounds/Shillings and Pence of course.
    Also a map of the circuit which is still fundamentally the same....
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    A Bugatti Type 35 splashing its way round Oulton...

    A Bugatti Type 35 splashing its way round Oulton Park's Old Hall corner in the rain.

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    Two of the McLarens competing in the 1971 South...

    Two of the McLarens competing in the 1971 South African GP at Kyalami. Number 11 is Denny Hulme's M19A, while number 12 is Peter Gethin's M14A. A third McLaren was driven by Jo Bonnier.

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    Jo Siffert's Yardley BRM in the South African GP...

    Jo Siffert's Yardley BRM in the South African GP at Kyalami on the 6th March 1971. There were 3 BRM's entered, but none finished. Pedro Rodríguez was forced to retire from fourth place when his...
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    Not sure if this was a concours or just an...

    Not sure if this was a concours or just an organised display of pre-war vehicles, but some interesting examples.

    Rolls Royce.

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    Bentley.

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    Thanks EAC, I don't think there are too many of...

    Thanks EAC, I don't think there are too many of us left who saw both the "skyscraper" wings and their replacement in races back in the 1960's. IRO BRM, unfortunately I only have 3 or 4 BRM specific...
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    A couple of photos showing the evolution off F1...

    A couple of photos showing the evolution off F1 wings in 1968 and 1969. The first photo shows a Lotus mechanic working on Jackie Oliver's Gold Leaf Lotus 49 at Oulton Park in 1968 with Graham Hill's...
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    Oulton Park 1969 International Gold Cup....

    Oulton Park 1969 International Gold Cup. (16/08/1969) Trevor Taylor in the TS Research and Development entered Surtees TS5 F5000 car. He finished in fourth place.

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    I took this photo at Oulton Park on March 1th,...

    I took this photo at Oulton Park on March 1th, 1968. Its a Formula Ford Merlyn Mk II, driven by Aussie Tim Schenken. This was the year that he won the British FF championship. He also won this race....
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    Ford Capri's were popular racing saloons in the...

    Ford Capri's were popular racing saloons in the early 1970's at Kyalami. In Class B the 3 litre was a major competitor, whilst Class A was dominated by Capri Perana's. The Perana was a Ford Capri...
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    A pair of what look like Alan Mann Racing Escorts...

    A pair of what look like Alan Mann Racing Escorts heading down the back straight into Knicker Brook. Late 1960's.

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    Thanks Milan - I can only assume that Pierpoint...

    Thanks Milan - I can only assume that Pierpoint lost control at the top of Clay Hill. In the 1960's there was a building at the top of Clay Hill with a flat roof that was used as a viewing area,...
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    Mini's were quite popular race cars at Kyalami...

    Mini's were quite popular race cars at Kyalami back in the 1970's. This one has so many sponsor decals on the side that the series sponser's logo (the Star newspaper) had to be placed on the roof.
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    Thanks for the info about the Shaw car Steve....

    Thanks for the info about the Shaw car Steve. Must have been quite a crash.

    There are still quite a few of those vehicles from Kyalami around in historic car racing in SA, something I've not...
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    Another Lola T142 in the 1969 Oulton Park Gold...

    Another Lola T142 in the 1969 Oulton Park Gold Cup - in this case F5000 SL142/31, driven by Willie Forbes and finished in a very pale yellow. Willie Forbes UK bought the car on the 19th March 1969...
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    The 1969 Oulton Park Gold Cup (14/04/1969) was...

    The 1969 Oulton Park Gold Cup (14/04/1969) was open to F1, formula 5000 and Formula 2 cars. This is the F5000 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8 entered by Alan Fraser Racing Team and...
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    In the 1960's and 1970's the Wynn's agents in...

    In the 1960's and 1970's the Wynn's agents in South Africa were big sponsors in the local F1 series. These pictures were taken in 1970 and 1971 at Kyalami and show the two drivers in 3 different...
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