1963 New Zealand Grand Prix
Haha ... wow! Love to see this one, it's great that you decided to upload an old classic like this. So you were an official photographer? Or was motor racing your thing?
Terrific capture, really great.
- Koala (4031)
- [2008-05-30 2:37]
:D those cars look great :D
It's so cool.
Very very nice photo!
- Janice (34497)
- [2008-05-30 3:59]
Lots of history here Pete. 1963. What was I doing that year? Was I born? Yes, I was!!! That was a good year for me. . .
This is really great to see
- toucan1967 (65)
- [2008-05-30 10:53]
Well this was before my time but is a great piece of history, these guys certainly had nerves of steel to drive something like theses cars at the speeds the managed.
I am amazed at the detail that you have here considering that it's scanned from a slide and the age of it.
- Refugee (25554)
- [2008-05-30 12:35]
I think you had better scan and preserve some more Pete. Excellent result for such an old image. Those guys were quite mad racing in those cars and on some of the tracks back then. TFS,
- bluepianowaits (2596)
- [2008-05-30 12:55]
That is a great photo and I am glad it has been saved from decay! Those cars are just pure dangerous beauty. Those were the days when F1 drivers were real men. Superb work
- RhythmThief (1739)
- [2008-05-30 16:43]
Great shot, and fantastic to see motor racing in a bygone age! This really captures the excitement of a GP start, nice one.
- manujmehta (12360)
- [2008-05-31 0:37]
How are you?
wonderful historic vaclassic shot
wonderful cars, different design
i like this black and white with old effect.
nice capture of wet ground and the smoke.
Hi Peter. That would be at Ardmore the old airfield circuit. Must have been just about the last one before moving to Puke. No 4 is Jack Brabham. Stirling Moss is No 7 on the other side of Jack. Happy to hear Ken is still going. Pic came up well after all this time. Thanks for showing. Keith
- superaudio (4989)
- [2008-05-31 12:57]
WOW. awesome photo Dad, I never new you had those, I'm keen to see more :)
- bucanas (12712)
- [2008-06-03 5:34]
Very good photo,good idea,Good time....Well done.
- LordPotty (0)
- [2008-06-05 6:44]
Hey this is great Pete.
What an amazing documentation of an historic event. Some very famous names there.
It would have been great to be there.
- waminda2020 (293)
- [2008-06-23 4:59]
Peter - I love grand prix! This is an amazing photo - thanks for sharing it.........mark :)
- doogie (630)
- [2009-07-14 14:22]
A great photo of a wonderful era of racing Peter. I was there on that day I'm sure, a day when it was pouring with rain and I can remember Sterling Moss being streets ahead showing his skill as a driver. He would be a force to recon with if he were driving todays F1 cars. Cooper Climax was the first of the rear engine racing cars.
I have a photo of the winners of the 1959 Ardmore Grand Prix i will post