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.
Jackie Stewart at Indianapolis in 1966, I think. Note the amusing hats.
Late-period Jean-Pierre Beltoise.
The overly-signwritten overalls don’t quite suit him, do they?
Jean-Pierre Beltoise and
Ming the Merciless Henri Pescarolo in the Matra pits, Le Mans, 1973.
J-P looks rather intimidated by
Note the non-matching overalls. I think they all just had to have baby blue.
This is a French track, and possibly during an F3 meeting.
I’m not even sure how many people are in this pic, only that one is Jean-Pierre Beltoise, and I think it’s him who has the interesting brown shoes on.
Must have been sunny - lots of glare precautions here.
I wonder what Jochen Rindt can see off to his left. This is a lovely shot of his eyes, and you get a sense of vulnerability you sometimes do get from racing driver pictures.
Excerpt from Shunt:
The Philip Morris directors loved Hunt. (…)
It was the start of a wonderful relationship and one of the best deals Philip Morris ever did; Hunt walked the walk and smoked his Marlboros, and sales of the brand soared across Europe.
Well actually, he didn’t really smoke Marlboros.
Hunt preferred to smoke Rothmans. Every night, in deference to his new sponsor, he used to transfer his Rothmans cigarettes to Marlboro’s red and white cartons.
We’re more interested in the super-sleek hair and coloured velvet/prints combo on show here.
This interesting-looking chappie in a superb print shirt is Les Leston. He raced a bit in the 1950s.
Grand Prix Fashions owes him a debt of gratitude because his company was one of the first to market racing overalls and accessories.
Jochen Rindt’s two-piece overalls from the 1966 Belgian Grand Prix.
Very much like PJs, and they look too small.