Apart from a couple of photos in the 1960s section taken by my
grandfather, all others were taken by myself over the
from the terraces and stands as a spectator or from the
infield during my spells as an official photographer.
Please excuse the picture quality of the 1960s and early
1970s shots as they were taken using an old rangefinder
camera with a cheap lens and I was just a young lad
learning about photography at the time! Even if all the material depicted was well before your time, I hope
you'll still take some enjoyment from the collection.
All the pics were taken on good old 35mm film and,
looking back, I wish I had a pound for every hour I
spent in the confines of a cramped darkroom accompanied
less than pleasant odours of photographic chemicals and
straining my eyesight by working in the dim glow of an orange safelight. Oh to have had the convenience of
digital photography back then! The
negatives and slides have been introduced to the digital age
of a Nikon 35mm film
scanner, a wonderful piece of kit.
There isn't much chance of the site continuing to grow
in size in the foreseeable future although I may add or
change a few pics from time to time. Note
that the year I have captioned each photo with may not
be 100% accurate due to my filing system being
somewhat hap-hazard. Unfortunately I neglected to date
some of the files at the time they were taken which
means in some cases I have had to rely on memory but the
ones I have estimated should be pretty
close and hopefully no more than a year out.
You are welcome to
email me with any queries or corrections.
I hope you enjoy the
site - please come back soon.
Regular visitors to the site may have noticed that I now
have to display my copyright watermark across the middle
of the pics. This was something I had always tried to
avoid doing as I appreciate it does spoil the look of
them somewhat, but due to a certain individual copying
my photos, cropping them so that the watermark was not
displayed and then trying to sell them as prints on
EBay, I have been forced into this necessary action in
an attempt to reduce these acts of theft from happening.
I have also come across certain other oval racing
related websites using pics obviously lifted from this
site and re-cropped. What I find annoying is that people
only have to ask if they want to use my pics for
non-commercial use and I will be happy to oblige. Simply
taking pics from this site without my knowledge,
however, is completely out of order!