Tag Archives: Brands Hatch

Ferrari, klemcoll, Brands Hatch

A Ferrari at Druids

We think that this is a superb photo, probably taken during practice for the Brands Hatch 1000 Km. race (sometimes also referred to as the BOAC 1000) which took place on April 12, 1970. The car is a Ferrari 512S shown braking for Druids Corner at the top of the hill which is about a […]

Pedro Rodriguez, klemcoll, Porsche

Pedro’s Greatest Race?

On April 12, 1970 the BOAC 1000Km. Race, counting for the world championship for sports cars, was held at Brands Hatch, located in Kent south of London. Here is the Porsche 917K which was entered by John Weir’s team on behalf of Porsche and driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen. Their Porsche is shown […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Mauro Forghieri, Brands Hatch

The Ferrari 330P4

Ferrari’s Technical Director Mauro Forghieri stands behind the Ferrari 330P4 which will be driven by Chris Amon and Jackie Stewart in the B.O.A.C. International 500 six hour race at Brands Hatch In England on July 7, 1967. Even though the race would be six hours, the race title sponsor B.O.A.C. (now British Airways) decided to […]

Ferrari, Brands Hatch, Graham Hill, klemcoll

Happy Christmas, Graham!

Here is Graham Hill in Count Giovanni Volpi’s Ferrari 250TRi/61 braking for Druids Corner on the Brands Hatch Circuit on December 26, 1961. A race meeting at Brands Hatch on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, was a tradition run by the British Racing & Sports Car Club under their then Secretary and famous race […]

Speeding in the Rain

Here is the well-known American driver Bob Bondurant (and now for many years having run his famous eponymous racing school) with a Cobra 427 in a driving rain wet race at Brands Hatch on May 8, 1966. “Bondo” shared the duties for this 500-mile six hour race with David Piper. Their car was entered by […]

Jim Clark, Dan Gurney

Paddock Hill Bend

Paddock Hill Bend, so-called because the Brands Hatch paddock lay just outside it, is a dramatic and challenging semi-blind high speed corner which drops sharply downhill. Here we are at the start of the 1964 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch on July 11, 1964 as the field rushes toward us. This was the first running […]

David Purley, LEC

A Man of Courage

This is driver David Purley in the pits at Brands Hatch before the non-championship Race of Champions which took place on March 20, 1977. Purely was driving his own newly-designed F1 car which he entered as a LEC and which had Cosworth DFV power. The LEC had been designed by Mike Pilbeam, best known for his […]

Zero Special. Roger Penske, Brands Hatch

The Unfair Advantage

Here is Roger Penske with John Mecom’s Zerex Special on his way to winning the Guards International Trophy race at Brands Hatch on August 6, 1963. Behind Penske came Roy Salvadori and Tim Mayer, both in Cooper-Monacos which were just not quite as quick as the Zerex. The Zerex Special had begun life as a Cooper […]

Mansell, Williams, Brands Hatch

Sparks Flying

The 1985 F1 season was one to remember. The turbo-engined cars now ruled the grid with ever more power on tap. Nigel Mansell established his credentials as a coming star; Ayrton Senna was increasingly seen as a new and decisive talent now in his second F1 season; Alain Prost won his first Championship; Keke Rosberg […]


  During the 1960s Boxing Day in Britain, the day after Christmas, was a holiday marked by a winter race meeting at Brands Hatch. This is the famous Les Leston on December 26, 1961 in his equally famous Lotus Elite charging through Paddock Hill Bend, a semi-blind sweeping right hander which falls away downhill at […]