Rear-view Mirror

A regular look back at old motoring and motor sport items…


By comparison with today’s Formula 1 drivers, back in the 1960s drivers used to all get along with each other, were accessible to the public and not covered from head to toe in marketing gear. Take a look at some heroes of that time…

Local legend John Love at the 1967 SA GP, the first to be held at Kyalami. The privateer finished second in his Cooper T97.

Mexican Pedro Rodriguez, who finished first in the same race in his Cooper-Maserati.

Another local star, Peter de Klerk, in his distinctive helmet pictured at the 1964 Rand Spring Trophy at Kyalami.

Jim Clark and Jochen Rindt having a laugh in the pits at Kyalami during the 1968 SA GP.

Graham Hill looks on as Jim Clark signs his autograph for a grateful fan. Also at the 1968 SA GP.

Jackie Stewart with the victor’s laurels after winning the 1969 SA GP in his Matra-Ford.

A reflective Jackie Oliver at the 1969 SA GP.


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