Formula One at Aintree

Home » Latest News » Formula One at Aintree
Aintree F1

Now that we are into the 2019 season with Hamilton up at the front once more, it set me to thinking of a race meeting Joan and I attended long ago. . When we were engaged , with our wedding set for October 1962.

We were invited to go to the British Grand Prix race at Aintree. Yes! There was a race track there for the big race run on F1 rules, and at the same place as for the famous Grand National.

We were guests of Pakamac of Manchester -- famous for introducing that iconic plastic Mac , or should I say "infamous " as it was really a hideous thing , which dripped the rainwater onto ones trousers -- or as a lady , onto skirts or tights . Enough, to the day .

So. Aintree . The only security was the cardboard ticket I wore in my buttonhole as seen with this article. My Jo and I wandered around the pits, in the paddock .Chatting to the likes of Stirling Moss, Jim Clark ,John Surtees.Jim Clark in a Lotus was the winner.

The Duke Of Kent was a very keen follower and he too was just wandering around like ourselves. The distinctive smell of the fuel is still remembered. This was the very last Grand Prix at Aintree .

A great memorable day out with such old boy attitudes all round, scarves tied round the drivers necks and rudimentary helmets.
How things have changed .

Ralph Warburton

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Tue 11 Jun 6:06am  |  hits: 908

John Wainwright has sent in this photo in reponse to the recent articles and discussion regarding parking issues in Audlem which illustrates the difficulties that can be caused by bad parking outside the Co-Op.You can see the article

Buerton sunset
Mon 10 Jun 6:08am  |  hits: 798

Buerton Parish council has been approached by PCSO Jarvis regarding a community speed watch scheme.This would involve members of the community volunteering to assist in running the scheme by using a hand held laser speed device in relevant areas and times where it has been noted that vehicles are travelling in excess of the speed limit. Cheshire police will then be able to issue warning letters...

Canal drained
Tue 11 Jun 6:08am  |  hits: 710

Each Spring, Canal & River Trust (CRT) advise of planned forthcoming canal closures for annual maintenance. I saw that they were intending to close the canal near Market Drayton in November and December, and in the Audlem area in January and December, with the canal only open throughout its length at that time for two weeks at Christmas. Recognising that this would deprive local traders of...