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Grandfather's personal 1970's Formula 1 photos

  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 28, 2024

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    My grandfather, turning 80 this year, is a life long fan of Formula 1 and he is my number one friend with whom I can discuss F1. He traveled to many races and still to this day he speaks of Monaco in the 70's as some of the highlights of his life. He gifted me copies of some amazing photography from what I believe to be to a large extent from the 1975 Swedish Grand Prix (basing this assumption on the fact that Torsten Palm's car was there and he was in F1 only for one season if I am correct). But I also believe some photos are from other years since Internet tells me Walter Wolf Racing was not in F1 until 1976 for example. Anyway, I felt I wanted to share this piece of Formula 1 history gold with ya'll.

    I don't know all the cars and people in these photos, I am sure some of the senior members of the forum can bring some additional light to the content presented below and also correct me if I got some of it incorrect.

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    March car of Vittorio Brambilla
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    Hesketh Racing, driven by Swede Torsten Palm
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    Female driver Lella Lombardi's car
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    Mario Andretti, VPJ Racing
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    Carlos Pace, Martini Racing
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    James Hunt
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    John Watson
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    Niki Lauda
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    The mega legend around my neck of the woods, what I think is Ronnie himself next to the black and gold JP Lotus. Oh, and is that a gold Carrera on his wrist? :cool:
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    Carlos Pace
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    Fittipaldi
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    Followed by a mix of cool photos
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    Edited Feb 28, 2024
  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Feb 28, 2024

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    Wow. Cool pics Jimbo.
     
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  3. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Feb 28, 2024

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    Those are fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing Jim! :thumbsup:

    This is Jacky Ickx.
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    Also, I believe this is Stirling Moss.
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  4. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Feb 28, 2024

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    If I'm not mistaken, the man sitting next to Lauda, dressed in blue, is Luca Di Montezemolo. Then team principal for Ferrari F1, who later in life became company chairman.[​IMG]
     
  5. imagwai

    imagwai Feb 28, 2024

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    Amazing photos Jim. Did your grandfather take all these? I'd be surprised if they're not worth something.
     
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  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 28, 2024

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    Interesting. There are more photos of those two together, I will check if I can find one showing him better/closet
     
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  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 28, 2024

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    Thanks! The first one with Jacky is probably my favourite photo of them all, it truly captures the casual vibe of this era in F1. Just chillaxing in cheap campsite chairs.
     
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  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 28, 2024

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    Correct, he has taken all of them himself. The ones uploaded are not all of them, I just chose some of my favourites. Perhaps I should reach out to RACEWKND magazine to see if they want to buy some photos.
     
  9. Jemagloh

    Jemagloh Feb 28, 2024

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    Supercool post, Jim. Thank you for sharing these pictures.
     
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  10. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Feb 28, 2024

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    Tremendous collection, taken in an era when F1 didn’t have the world wide appeal it has now due to telly coverage, there could be interest at a specialist auction? Happy to see more.
     
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  11. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Feb 28, 2024

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    Awesome pics Jim.
    Lovely part of history.
     
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  12. drockadam

    drockadam Feb 28, 2024

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    Incredible pictures! Love seeing old F1 photography. My great-uncle was a photographer for F1 and was unfortunately killed in the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix. I wonder if the two of them ever crossed paths?
     
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  13. BillC3

    BillC3 Feb 28, 2024

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    Very cool pics!
     
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  14. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Feb 28, 2024

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    Fantastic post Jim. Your grand-dad has great taste; please pass-on thanks and congratulations on his 80th.
     
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  15. matthew_VA

    matthew_VA Feb 28, 2024

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    DANG!



     
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  16. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Feb 29, 2024

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    You never know! Sorry to hear about your great uncle
     
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  17. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Mar 4, 2024

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    Awesome share @Jim Dollares - what a different time in racing!
     
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