Clark and Hill Crash Leaves both Unscathed

Whenever I see these types of candid photos of racing drivers, my contemporary jadedness comes through and I initially dismiss it as a manufactured photo opp for the papers. But then I think back to everything I’ve read about the camaraderie of the Formula 1 community in the 50s and 60s and I become a believer again.

Seeing Jim Clark and Graham Hill in this off-track incident here just seems wonderful… and genuine. Can you imagine Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button grabbing their ladyfriends for a bit of impromptu bumper-car action?

Me neither.

3 responses to “Clark and Hill Crash Leaves both Unscathed”

  1. RLR says:

    One has to wonder how many little racing fans sat behind the same steering wheels in the years that followed, never knowing they drove the same car as Jim Clark or Graham Hill!

  2. Automobiliac says:

    Is that Jackie Stewart in the background right side?

  3. David says:

    Maybe not Button and Hamilton, but I can certainly envision the lady-friends! What dishes! Can I say that here?

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