Is an early morning, pre-race stroll through the pits a recommendable experience? Well yes, yes it is. There’s something about the parts and body panels laying around everywhere which makes it oddly appealing, kind of an impromptu anatomy class. And plus, if you’re the type for more artsy photography, this is a great opportunity to take some really neat shots as well.
About the rides themselves, the focus went undoubtedly towards the Grand Pix/F1 racers old and…older. Very limited quantity in terms of post-66 cars, but still definitely worth a closer look at what was indeed around. A special mention has to go towards the Lotuses 91 and 77, both in John Player livery and both drop dead gorgeous. Just truly absolutely stunning cars. Also noteworthy a Shadow DN8 (Villiger-Kiel), a couple of Heskeths 308E (Penthouse; Olympus), a Tyrrell 012 (Benetton), a Williams FW08C (TAG) and a Trojan T103. For the really old-timey stuff, there were some fantastic looking Coopers and Lotuses as well.
On other classes, the Chevrons are worth mentioning (B8, B16, B19) and so are the Porsche 2.7 RS, the Lola T292 and the E-Type Semi-Lightweight.
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