Reader Photos: Dick Lees Visits the 1970 Race of Champions

A few weeks ago I posted a series of photos from pits of the 1964 USGP and mused about the prospect of wandering the pits snapping photos. I got an email the next day from Dick Lees who had a collection of just the types of photos I’m always rambling on about: close to the action, or just ambling through the pits. No barriers, no velvet ropes around the cars, no security ushering the photographer away from a garage.

Dick was stationed in England in the late ’60s and early ’70s and had an opportunity to attend many races in this glorious era. These are the first batch (he’s promised to dig into his archives—and I plan to hold him to it :)).

This first batch is from the 1970 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch. Thanks to Dick for sending these in! Very much looking forward to seeing the upcoming sets!

Front row of grid at start. J. Stewart #1 in new March - #16 Jack Brabham and #11 J. Oliver in BRM

Jackie Oliver BRM P153 DNF: Driveshaft. Note the band members covering up their ears

Graham Hill Lotus 49C 5th due to Gearbox problems.

Black Jack Brabham Ignition Problems Finished 3rd

Check out the Pink sunglasses. (Glad to see Dick had his eyes on more than just the track!)

Bruce McLaren in McLaren M-14A DNF Accident

Winner Jackie Stewart with first win for the new MARCH

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