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.
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?
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.
Italian Ferrari Drivers
1970 , Ignazio Giunti
Note Ignazio’s amazing Art Deco helmet. He has obviously been reading The Great Gatsby.
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?
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.
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.