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Back to the future for 2016 Gold Cup

Back to the future for 2016 Gold Cup

Had a great time at the Oulton Park Gold Cup, the circuit where I had my first track pass in 1965! That day at the Spring Cup meeting I was photograph...
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Remembering Chris Amon

Remembering Chris Amon

It was very sad to hear of the death of Chris Amon at the age of 73. The first time I saw him race was at Mallory Park in 1963 (pictured right) when h...
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My first image of Stirling Moss

My first image of Stirling Moss

My earliest motor sport image is this picture of Stirling Moss on his lap of honour after winning the 1960 Gold Cup at Oulton Park . I was 13 years o...
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Brian Redman - a survivor's tale

Brian Redman - a survivor's tale

I'm really enjoying reading Brian Redman's new book Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks. I had the pleasure of photographing Brian competing during the 60s...
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Fascinating history of an ERA filler cap!

Fascinating history of an ERA filler cap!

This week I posted a picture on Facebook of Martin Morris driving an ERA R11B at Silverstone in 1970. I took the photograph during the Aston Martin O...
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Ickx and Hill on the limit

Ickx and Hill on the limit

Watching the first round of this year's British Touring Car Championship on television brought back memories of the competition in the 60s.  Hotly co...
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New images from 1964 Grovewood Trophy

New images from 1964 Grovewood Trophy

New photographs from the 1964 Grovewood Trophy for F2 cars, held at Mallory Park, have just been added to the Mike Hayward Collection of classic Briti...
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Focus on 1972 F2 European Championship

Focus on 1972 F2 European Championship

Three images from the 1972 Formula 2 European Trophy meeting at Mallory Park have just been added to the Mike Hayward Collection. This was the openin...
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New images of 1968 BOAC 500

New images of 1968 BOAC 500

I've just discovered three previously unscanned negatives from the 1968 BOAC 500 World Sports Car Championship round at Brands Hatch. I took the pict...
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Racing in the rain - a photographer's tale

Racing in the rain - a photographer's tale

Sitting here watching the rain lashing down - yet again - got me thinking about all the wet races I've been to in the past. Most notable was the 1970...
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New images of 1995 British Grand Prix

New images of 1995 British Grand Prix

New images of the 1995 British Grand Prix at Silverstone have just been added to the website. Victory on the day went to Johnny Herbert driving a Ben...
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Battle of the titans at 1964 Oulton Park Gold Cup

Battle of the titans at 1964 Oulton Park Gold Cup

Traditionally an event for F1 cars, the 1964 Oulton Park Gold Cup was the first Formula Two event to be held at the circuit. It was a thrilling race ...
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Up close and personal at Silverstone

Up close and personal at Silverstone

For some reason, photographers in the 1960s (myself included) never considered it particularly dangerous to stand or kneel on the apex of bends at Sil...
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Happy birthday Stirling Moss, my all-time hero

Happy birthday Stirling Moss, my all-time hero

My all-time hero, Stirling Moss, was born on this day in 1927.  I became a huge fan as a car-mad youngster in the late 50s. At the time Moss was driv...
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Remembering F1 boss Guy Ligier

Remembering F1 boss Guy Ligier

Very sad to hear the news of the death of former Formula 1 team owner Guy Ligier at the age of 85. Ligier, who first made his name as a rugby player,...
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