A big thankyou to AP and their superb new archive for this short colour Movietone film of the 1962 British GP at Aintree. The race resulted in a resounding win for Jim Clark and the Lotus 25-Climax but until now our feel for the occasion – well, mine, at least – has been limited to classic photographs – particularly those of Jim shaving the grass through Melling Crossing and of those famous shots taken from behind the grid as the flag dropped. 22 more words
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Some people have a sound track for poignant memories in their life time. A song that reminds them of a loved one, an amazing trip or special moment. 681 more words
In the first five British Grands Prix of the Formula One world championship era (beginning in 1950), only two British drivers finished on the lead lap. 39 more words
When you think of the British Grand Prix and especially when it comes to the circuit, you probably think of Silverstone. You may even think of Brands Hatch which hosted the event in the 70’s and 80’s, or even Brooklands which hosted British Grand Prix’s in the 1920’s. 157 more words
Side saddle riders from all over the world descended on Aintree last weekend for the SSA’s International Celebration Weekend, which drew the SSA’s 40th anniversary celebrations to a close. 661 more words
A lovely Bank Holiday Monday and as I look out of my window even the sun is trying to get in on the action.
I am no fan of jump racing once the festivals have finished as horses have had long seasons and the ground changes so the form book can be taken with a pinch of salt. 210 more words