10 May 2008

Grand Prix Historique - A rest before unloading


This is a 1964/5 BRM (261 Model) and is owned by the charming gentleman nearest to the camera. His name is Andrew Waring. The car has just arrived, it's been pulled out of the transporter and everyone is taking a rest before the car is moved to the display area you saw yesterday.

This car, by the way, has been driven in Grand Prix races by Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill.

Later, I took a photo of the owner posing with his car but it came out too over-exposed and so I can't use it. The guy sitting behind the BRM is called Phil. I asked him later if he is the mechanic and he replied, 'Well I sort of tinker.' Isn't that lovely?

8 comments:

richard said...

Boy, I wish I was there - a boys dream! Maybe next year.

MmeBenaut said...

Looks great in B/W Jilly. They somehow look such old-fashioned cars. They're not of course but in this photo, look like it.

Clueless in boston said...

Perfect choice and so appropriate to do it in B+W.

Gail's Man said...

Very nostalgic looking photo. By the way, mechanics tinker & gardeners potter.

• Eliane • said...

I don't understand the fascination with NASCAR and Formule Un but those these beautiful old cars are just wonderful!

Igor said...

Great photo! Thanks for the memories, I saw that car racing... My father was a mechanic in formula two and raced in... the Monte-Carlo rally!

Jim said...

Great pic, 64 was a great year for racing cars too I see. Thats my birth year.

Ben said...

Fabulous photo!

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