I keep promising myself that I shall go to motor racing events. We have a meeting at Oulton Park (about 35 miles away) in the autumn. In the good old days this attracted all the F1 teams as well as saloon cars - Jim Clark in his Ford Lotus Cortina was worth seeing. The meeting is still billed as the Gold Cup, but concentrates more on classic cars. You have whetted my appetite, Col. I might just go.
Post by grenouille on Jun 21, 2012 14:36:26 GMT -5
I'm a great fan of Stirling Moss, saw him race in my youth in UK, hats off to all those who race in that era, no proper protection of any kind and no electronics in their cars, just simple guts and skill
My uncle was on police duty at the British Grand Prix at Aintree, Liverpool, in 1955. He was stationed at the Melling Crossing and said that Moss was inch perfect every lap in taking the chicane. Moss went on to win.
There was, and still is, a saying for anyone driving too fast "Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?"
It is sworn to be true that after one of the Aintree Grands Prix a driver was stopped having driven through the Mersey tunnel excessively fast with those words "Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?" The reply was "Yes", for it was Stirling Moss. He was subsequently banned from driving on the roads.
As Dave said: A super series ! I like the late 1960`s Escorts, we called them " the bone" because of the form of their radiator grills. A friend of mine once had one for hill climb races. The Bugatti is awesome !