Sunday, 13 July 2008

12th, 13th & 14th July 1979

thinking mans yellow jersey

Thursday 12
Orange Lodge Day
Worked 10.15 - 6.45
= I am half dead (not surprising after partying for the past few days)
Not very busy though

Wrote to Sam

He phoned and said he had got a few autographs
Miss him
Phoned Fi

Friday 13 (ooo Friday the 13th!!!)
Dentist 11.10 - cancelled
Worked 10.00 - 6.15
= not very busy in the morning but were in the afternoon
Went to the Scarisbrick to a 21st do = ok
Only about 60 - 70 people there

Home at 12.30

Saturday 14
British Grand Prix - Silverstone
Work 10.00 - 6.20

Clay Regazonni won

Sam phoned
he got back from Silverstone at 8pm
he went to Gayton

he phoned again at 12.00
miss him v v much

Fi stayed over

I never went to the British Grand Prix during the 70s. That delight was introduced to me in the early 80s. It was a bitter/ sweet experience. I loved motor sport and race day was always fabulous. The down side was camping for 3 days. Very little sleep due to back to back tents, parties and so on. Also by day 2 the toilets and showers were generally out of order. So come race day you were minging and in need of a decent meal.

Sam used to do some freelance photography for a local paper, so we we
re fortunate enough to get press passes that allowed us into the F1 paddock. Another bitter/sweet experience... 3 days and no washing facilities..... meeting up with the Formula One greats such as Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mason, James Hunt, Ayrton Senna (such gorgeous man, I saw him stood on the roof of a car, so looking like a baglady I shouted up to him 'excuse me can I have your autograph?', he jumped down said 'of course', signed my programme & gave me such a lovely smile)

There is photographic evidence somewhere of me in a Pamalat Brabham baseball cap and an oilskin coat, hair like a grease pot and looking completely fed up... but you know I just can't find it right now hee hee

I was ok with all of this (really), being quite excited at meeting these heroes of motor sport until I came face to face with women dressed like this

Hey ho & c'est la vie as they say lol :-)


JohnC said...

I'm swimming in this time warp of three days. I do however respect the yellow jersey. Making me want one now.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I'll keep those young ladies entertained whilst you chat up the drivers - deal? I think I'll wear a cardy in case it turns chilly ......

70steen said...

JC I could see you in that fetching yellow pully.... DO can knit you know he may oblige :-)

70steen said...

Oh deal DP .....
but I think that you in a yellow zip up cardi would have the similar effect on the women that me in my basey and oilskin had lol

Anonymous said...

what's minging?

Anonymous said...

The admit cards and the time table looks very classy but obviously they have to be classy. You know one day I want to visit all these grand halls in UK.:) As far as I know minging is a British word which means to suppress or weaken by force. Here I think you meant that you were really hungry and feeling weak so wanted a decent meal.:p The best thing that I find about blogging is that you get to learn so much without even making any efforts.:)

The Rev. said...

Well, that decides it - I'm growing that moustache (and purchasing a similar white hat). The time for change has arrived!

(I feel I should be triumphantly waving some sort of a flag at this point, perhaps with theme music playing in the background).

Annie Mouse said...

70's you gave me false info you promised cliff today.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Woo-Hoo to the Rev's moustache! :)

Doesn't that guy in the 1st picture look like KevinD? Maybe eyesight sucks...DP won't give me back my eyeballs...

70steen said...

NM ~ if ever in doubt consult the urban dictionary hee hee
here you go :-)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Are you going to doodle a doodle? - just asking

70steen said...

SB ~ that is such a better description than on urban ... yes it is being hungry, dirty, tired, out of sorts :-)

70steen said...

Sorry Annie~ Did I not say Tuesday when I was chatting to you on google?? Hopefully it will be tonight :-0

70steen said...

oooo Rev that is a jaunty hat you could tip.... look forward to the pictorial evidence ;-)

70steen said...

DP ~ I hope to but I reckon by the time I get round to it, it will be finished

Quite apt I did a google entry for the competition though???!!!