As well as Jody Scheckter’s world championship winning 1979 Ferrari F1 312-T4 MAT-40 being on display and taking to the track at this year’s CarFest South, which took place at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire over this last August Bank Holiday weekend, there was also a display and demonstrations of 30 carefully selected historic racing cars that represented the history of Grand Prix racing, dating from the early 1900s to the present day.
Every decade of Grand Prix racing was well represented at CarFest by some of the iconic cars that raced at that time, and these photographs taken by our motor racing photographer Gary Harman are a wonderful pictorial wander through the annals for motor racing history.
They include a 1913 Bugatti Mars, a 1914 Peugeot L76, a 1923 Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio, a fabulous 1926 Bugatti Type 25, a 1934 Alfa Romeo Monza as well as a 1934 Bugatti Type 59 and 1934 ERA R3A and a 1934 MG K3.
There was also a wonderful old 1935 Aston Martin Ulster and 1937 MG Bellvue Special as well as a 1938 Era E-Type.
Representing the 1950s was a 1953 Connaught A7, 1957 Vanwall Teardrop and 1959 Lotus 16.
The 1960s were represented by a 1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino, a 1964 BRM and 1969 Lotus 49B driven by Adrian Newey. The next decade was represented by a 1973 BRM P160, a 1974 Lotus 76 and 1974 McLaren M23.
Turning to the 1980s, there was a 1982 Williams FW08C. The 90s saw a 1992 Dallara Ferrari and 1993 Benetton on the track.
For more information on CarFest South and CarFest North please visit: www.carfest.org
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs by Gary Harman