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Old 02-17-2015, 10:00 PM   #21
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I never saw Jimmy Clark, and that was a disappoint..
Jim Clark was my favorite F1 driver. Living in Hawaii other than two years off for good behavior from 1965-1967 in St. Louis and Colorado, I never had an opportunity to go to a race. But I and my equally enthusiastic friends avidly read Road & Track and other magazines to follow his and other drivers' careers. Built models of the cars we liked and so forth.

Same thing with the America's Cup. The big J-boats were way before my time although I think they were the most beautiful sailing vessels ever designed, but the 12-Metres were almost as good. Today, while the Cup boats are amazingly fast and it's probably a much more exciting race for the spectators to watch, the boats themselves leave me cold.

In the late 90s during one of our canal trip in the UK we had the opportunity to go on Sceptre, the British contender for the America's Cup in 1958. A good friend was at the time one of the owners of the boat which was being used for charter for cruising and racing mainly in the waters off Ireland and Scotland. Other than some rather rudimentary changes to accomodate the people chartering the boat, Sceptre was mostly identical to the way she'd been when she raced for the Cup. What an amazing vessel, and I can still remember my wife and I being totally stunned by the height of the mast when drove up to her slip.

The two photos are of Jim Clark.
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:43 PM   #22
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No room for a sports car on the decks of most of the cottaged up trawlers on this form. Another good reason for more deck and less house on a boat.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:48 PM   #23
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Cevert died '74 Glen. My Dad was there. Brought me home a JPS Lotus model (Ronnie Petersons maybe?) because I was so mad that I didn't get to go. I They put the chicane in "75. I got to go that year.
You are most likely correct. I remembered '72 because I thought I had driven up when my M-B 280SEL 4.5 was new. It must have been a year or so old. Comfortable ride though. I took my whole family and even sister-in-law that lived in NYC. We had paddock and pitt passes. We sat on top of the pits, and were up close and personal like with all the drivers. We even talked to Jody Schecter in the paddock area. It was still pretty loose then if you had a lanyard pass.
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Actually, we were both wrong it was 1973. I spoke with my Dad on the phone about it. Your right about the getting close with a lanyard though. My uncle owned the local radio station and we were lucky to get press passes. Spent lots of time in the Kendall tower because of that.
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Actually, we were both wrong it was 1973. I spoke with my Dad on the phone about it. Your right about the getting close with a lanyard though. My uncle owned the local radio station and we were lucky to get press passes. Spent lots of time in the Kendall tower because of that.
I must say the women around those drivers were quite nice.
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