Motor Racing at Oulton Park in the 1960s (Those were the days....) (Paperback)

By Peter McFadyen

Veloce Publishing, 9781845840389, 96pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/15/2008)

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Description

Oulton Park in the late 1960s was one of the last circuits to play host to non-championship Formula 1 races. Set in beautiful Cheshire parkland, it has always been a favorite with drivers who relish its challenging curves and with spectators who could watch their heroes compete on a true road circuit. Drivers such as Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, Surtees, Rindt and Brabham came to Oulton for the Gold Cup and spectators could see and even meet them in the open paddock atmosphere of the time. Major sports & GT races such as the RAC TT were also on the Oulton Park calendar with Lola T70s, GT40s, Ferraris, Lotii and, of course, Chevrons in the hands of Hulme, Redman, Bonnier and other top drivers. Club race meetings provided variety and plenty of action with the VSCC’s Seaman Trophies meeting for vintage and historic racers being the highlight of the season for many racegoers.


About the Author

Peter McFadyen has been photographing motor sport since the 1960s and his work has appeared in many books including the leading annual, Autocourse. For many years, he contributed photographs and race reports from Oulton Park, Aintree, Donington and other UK circuits to magazines such as Motoring News (now Motorsport News) and especially Autosport. His first volume in the series "Those were the days" covered racing at Oulton Park in the 1960s and was published in 2006. Currently, he races a Lotus Elan in the Classic Sports Car Club's (CSCC) Swinging Sixties series and other classic races. He is also a member of the Lotus Drivers Club for whom he has served as Competition Secretary and as Editor of the club's magazine, Chicane, to which he is still a regular contributor.


Praise For Motor Racing at Oulton Park in the 1960s (Those were the days....)

Vintage Racecar, November 2006

“The accompanying photographs and layout are nicely done and give the book a personal, scrapbook feel. This is a great little period piece on an interesting slice of British motorsport.”