GALLERY: A Telephoto Lens, Fire-Spitting Race Cars, And Brands Hatch
Photography by Stuart Adams
If Silverstone is the home of contemporary British motorsport, Brands Hatch epitomizes the earlier days of smaller-scale racing here. It has hosted Formula 1 Grands Prix, but it has also been used—like many sites in Britain—as a military facility, a bicycle racing course, and before all of that, simple farmland.
It was bombed in WW2 more than a few times, and after its reconstruction and reconfiguration, it hosted motorcycling races as it had before the war. Soon enough though, the now-tarmac’d track saw the arrival of automobile racing, primarily lower Formula events like F3. It expanded a bit over the years that followed—a few corners added here and there, a bit of widening, the usual—but by and large the place has retained most of its quaint charm that only a tight circuit laid over rolling green hillsides can possess.
I was recently in attendance for the Masters Historic Festival last weekend, and shot everything from Ford Mustangs to the Williams FW07 in action. You’ll also notice plenty of T70s. I’ve put together a gallery of those and some more of the cars that caught my attention over the weekend, I hope you enjoy them!
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