A RUSH for the U.S. Grand Prix

September 26 , 2013 09:03 AM
 
I was lucky enough to be able to attend the U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen during the 70's.  1973 then from 1977 through it's final year in 1980.  

It was a historic time for the  Grand Prix, now better know as Formula One, it was a time when you had access to the drivers and could witness wheel to wheel competition from some of the best drivers in the world.

We were able to see Mario Andretti. Graham Hill, Sir Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Kiki Roseburg and so many more.

I saw highs with Mario winning the World Championship, and lows with him also withdrawing during the championship year at Watkins.  Highs of finally seeing Jackie Stewart competing in a Grand Prix, ( it would have been his 100th) only to see him withdraw from the race due to loosing his teammate Francois Cevert during qualifying.

The Glen had some hard times, especially with the "bog".  For some it was a reason to come to the Glen, for most it was a black eye that needed to be cleaned.

The photos I have  are not due to having credentials, but by being a fan.  Please enjoy these photos, many have not been restored, but will be soon.


 
 

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