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What excellent archive films! Thanks. Re the 1963 season in post #2591 and the Mallory Park meeting, I was there and it brought back memories of a great day. I thought that the 3 hour saloon race for under 850cc cars had the potential to be a yawn, but of course it was anything but. It was an absolute hoot as can be seen in the film. BMW 750's are rare beasts today but proved their worth on the track back then. I was told that they had motorcycle heads on which had bigger valves.

Also seen fleetingly in the footage from that meeting are Chris Kerrison's special bodied 250GTO and the UDT Laystall 250GTO (presumably Innes Ireland). In the nutty 1300cc saloon race, Christabel Carlisle get plenty of footage, but note the white 105E Anglia number 62. That was (IIRC) driven by Anita Taylor, and very competently too. As you can imagine, she made a lasting impression on me as a 15 year old boy.

Here is a photo I took at the meeting of Graham Hill signing autographs whilst I waited my turn. Happy days.

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Yes, Keith, and mechanic, Cuoghi, drove a 917K from base to track and back. 'Twas a rude awakening for him. He not only discovered the delight and terror of the 917's fierce acceleration, but quickly learned that cold brakes have none of the usual tenets and properties of retardation. In fact, nothing at all.

A hard lesson was quickly learned.
 

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Another wonderful video, Mark. Again, my most grateful thanks. I was at each of these meetings, and always recall Oulton with the greatest fondness. It's heartbreaking to know just how much Silverstone has been utterly ruined in recent years.

As I've commented previously, people just can't stop fixing things that aren't broken.
 
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