Classic motorsport images from the golden era of racing, when men were men and everything was simultaneously much more and far less tacky than it is now.
Warning: this is a style blog and should not be taken as serious commentary on anything other than interesting retro fashions.

Sorry for the lack of posts in the past few days, Fashionistas.

Real life is catching up with me and I feel crappy at the moment. Normal service will be resumed shortly.

Everyone’s favourite diminutive Frenchman, Patrick Depailler, makes like a gameshow hostess in 1975, showing off a Ford Capri.
Note the oh-so-1970s polo neck. I think we’ve seen this outfit before.

Everyone’s favourite diminutive Frenchman, Patrick Depailler, makes like a gameshow hostess in 1975, showing off a Ford Capri.

Note the oh-so-1970s polo neck. I think we’ve seen this outfit before.

1981, the Tyrrell pits.
Jean-Pierre Jarier: do these overalls make my bum look big?
GPF: do you really want to know the answer to that one?

1981, the Tyrrell pits.

Jean-Pierre Jarier: do these overalls make my bum look big?

GPF: do you really want to know the answer to that one?

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Jean-Pierre Jarier strikes a slightly awkward pose with some Shadow personnel, in 1975.
Nice use of double denim, and an early appearance for the Ayrton Senna-esque balanced-on-head cap look.

Jean-Pierre Jarier strikes a slightly awkward pose with some Shadow personnel, in 1975.

Nice use of double denim, and an early appearance for the Ayrton Senna-esque balanced-on-head cap look.

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Italian Ferrari Drivers

1970 , Ignazio Giunti

Note Ignazio’s amazing Art Deco helmet. He has obviously been reading The Great Gatsby.

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Chevette HS

James Hunt, going all sensible for once. He even has shoes on.
My mum used to have a car like this.

bbangmen:

Chevette HS

James Hunt, going all sensible for once. He even has shoes on.

My mum used to have a car like this.

Alain Prost has been watching Ayrton Senna’s moves, and wants to get in on this running lark himself.
He is too self-conscious for running shorts at the moment, which is fine, but those slacks aren’t really ideal, are they?

Alain Prost has been watching Ayrton Senna’s moves, and wants to get in on this running lark himself.

He is too self-conscious for running shorts at the moment, which is fine, but those slacks aren’t really ideal, are they?

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This is the rarely-photographed-as-an-adult Natasha Rindt. You can see the resemblance to both of her parents.
She did some racing, I think.

This is the rarely-photographed-as-an-adult Natasha Rindt. You can see the resemblance to both of her parents.

She did some racing, I think.

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Nina Rindt and her friend take a pit walk. Nina, despite not wearing one of her best hats, demonstrates the old adage that beauty is not judged by lack of clothing.
She probably knew skeevy old perv Peter Warr was on the lookout, too.

Nina Rindt and her friend take a pit walk. Nina, despite not wearing one of her best hats, demonstrates the old adage that beauty is not judged by lack of clothing.

She probably knew skeevy old perv Peter Warr was on the lookout, too.

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Nina and Jochen Rindt nail his and hers dressing, on a woodland walk.
This look should not work (think David and Victoria Beckham), but they know what they are doing. Simplicity seems to be the key.

Nina and Jochen Rindt nail his and hers dressing, on a woodland walk.

This look should not work (think David and Victoria Beckham), but they know what they are doing. Simplicity seems to be the key.

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