I was there with my Dad as part of the crowd at the 1965 Grand Prix at Silverstone. Some of these snaps bring back some lovely memories.
We were a bit late to arrive on the day. The crowd at ground level was thick and made it difficult to see the race. My Dad decided that a good vantage point could be had by clambering up to the roof of a shed (or warehouse, I forget which) close to the track. He was right. We weren’t in the main stand but we probably had the best view in the house.
I remember clearly that Graham Hill trailed Jim Clark for a good part of the race. It was the first I’d ever been to and I was surprised (shocked) at the speeds which these guys actually traveled. Hill’s car had a very distinct and persistent backfire, although it didn’t seem to affect his ability to stay on Clark’s tail.
We joined many of the spectators on the track during the ceremonies at the end. Graham Hill was very funny and gracious to Jim Clark, the winner. The cars were parked right there for every one to touch and admire. I remember the tires which were still warm to the touch. Unlike the tires in your photographs, they had no patterned tread on them, but were smooth and sticky.
My Dad is gone now. Fantastic memories. Fantastic photographs. Thanks.
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