Vintage program: 1964 European Grand Prix

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Way back in the archives I had posted some cool pieces from the 1964 European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. While looking for another old program to repair a post on Mark Donohue, I just came across the actual race program from the ’64 GP.

This program is a bit more dog eared than some of the others in the collection, but the photos and ads inside are beyond compare. There is some really cool stuff and I’ll be posting some of the images later. How cool? How about a Tupperwear ad featuring Jim Clark’s Lotus? Vintage Scalextric anyone? How about Jim Clark in a kilt perched upon a road going Lotus?

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1967 US Grand Prix Ticket

While having a look through some of the Ranta collection for a few fun historical posts for the next couple of days, this great little find fell out of a Canadian Grand Prix program. A pristine entry ticket for the 1967 Grand Prix of the United States at Watkins Glen, October 1, 1967. The price? Just $8.

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According to the Wikipedia entry on this event, Sarj Ranta was one of 80,000 people who watched Jim Clark nurse his ailing Lotus to a win over team mate Graham Hill on that bright, sunny day.

2007 Jim Clark Memorial Award Goes to TV Host

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Named for the legendary Scottish driver, the Jim Clark Memorial Award is awarded annually to a Scottish citizen who has made a difference to motor racing. The 2007 recipient is TV host Lee McKenzie. 28 year old Lee has been chasing her journalistic dreams since the ripe old age of 15 and has covered F1, DTM, Porsche Supercup and currently is traveling with A1GP. She even got her WRC co-driver’s license and has competed in several WRC rounds, proving that she can put her knowledge of the sport to good use inside the car as well as on screen.

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