A photographic record of motor racing at Oulton Park in the late 1960s when the circuit was host to world champions and club racers alike. Established names such as Clark, Stewart and Hill, rising stars James Hunt, John Watson and Roger Williamson and local club racers are all there.
Oulton Park in the late 1960s was one of the last circuits to play host to non-championship Formula 1 races. Set in beautiful Cheshire park land, it has always been a favourite with drivers who relish its challenging curves and with spectators who could watch their heroes compete on a true road circuit. Drivers such as Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, Surtees, Rindt and Brabham came to Oulton for the Gold Cup and spectators could see and even meet them in the open paddock atmosphere of the time.Major sports & GT races such as the RAC TT were also on the Oulton Park calendar with Lola T70s, GT40s, Ferrari, Lotus and, of course, Chevron in the hands of Hulme, Redman, Bonnier and other top drivers. Club race meetings provided variety and plenty of action with the VSCC s Seaman Trophies meeting for vintage and historic racers being the highlight of the season for many racegoers.
About the author
A lifelong motor racing enthusiast, Peter McFadyen was Autosport magazine s regular photographer and later reporter at Oulton Park from the late sixties through to the 1980s, also covering racing at Aintree, Donington Park and the now defunct Longridge circuit in Lancashire.Since then, he has been Competition Secretary of the Lotus Drivers Club and, for a time, edited their magazine Chicane. He is currently Press Officer of the Classic Sports Car Club and races his own Lotus Elan in the CSCC s Swinging Sixties series and other classic races.By profession he is a physical chemist and, for a day job, manages a scientific instrument supply company from his base in Worcestershire.