The Deerstalker Chronicles

Imagine the following scenario. You’re a Formula 1 driver preparing for Sunday’s race when a Belgian race fan approaches you with a deerstalker in hand. He explains that he’s a Pedro Rodriguez fan and that, because of Pedro’s love of the deerstalker, would you take a photo wearing one in tribute to the Mexican great.

This improbable request is exactly what Luc Ghys asked of many F1 drivers. Even better, many of them took him up on it. According to Luc, only Graham Hill and a hurried Jacky Ickx turned him down. What an incredible collection of photographs. What a marvelous, if idiosyncratic, tribute to Rodriguez. Click over for the complete collection.

2 responses to “The Deerstalker Chronicles”

  1. Murph says:

    Great find! I doubt James Hunt needed a lot of convincing!

  2. This is amazing. It’s amazing to see how freely you could just walk around the paddock those days, and how none of the drivers gave the fan any crap about how their sponsors won’t let them wear another hat (except perhaps Lauda). I would love to do the same with a blue “Nacional” cap in honor of Ayrton Senna… Probably impossible these days

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