Tag Archives: Oulton Park

klemcoll, John Surtees, Cooper, Oulton Park

A Double Champion

John Surtees, seen above, was already a famous motorcycle racer having won a total of seven World Championships on both 350cc and 500cc machines for MV Agusta. Now he was thinking about trying four wheels… So here he is on the grid at Oulton Park on April 2, 1960 aboard a Cooper-BMC T52 FJr. entered […]

Lotus, Rindt, Hulton Park, klemcoll

Gold Leaf Team Lotus

Here is Lotus driver Jochen Rindt at the non-Championship International Gold Cup race which took place at Oulton Park on August 22, 1970. To provide more racing for the spectators, the Gold Cup  was run in two 20 lap heats with the overall finishing order being determined on aggregate time. Grid positions for the first […]

Oulton Park

This lovely color Tom March image catches Ninian Sanderson in an Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar C-Type during the British Empire Trophy race held at Oulton Park on April 2, 1955. The C-Type Sanderson is driving was perhaps the most important of all its brethren. In June 1953 as a factory entry it had been driven to […]

Archie Scott-Brown, Lister, Oulton Park

Archie Scott-Brown

This handsome gent, cotton earplugs in place, is Archie Scott-Brown, sitting on the grid in his Lister-Bristol before the start of the second heat of the British Empire Trophy, a race for sports cars, at Oulton Park on April 2, 1955. The BET was run that year in three separate 16-lap heats, for cars up to 1500cc, […]

Jackie Oliver, Lotus 49, Oulton Park

Another Wing Car

Formula 1 “discovered” wings in 1968. This is the capable British driver Jackie Oliver with a works Lotus 49 in the non-Championship Oulton Park Gold Cup on August 17, 1968 where he would finish third behind Chris Amon’s Ferrari 312 and Jackie Stewart’s Matra MS10. Many of the early wings were rather spindly things, like on […]