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An Overview with Pictures

The years since the birth of UK stockcar racing in 1954 have seen a number of 'conventional' motor racing circuits stage meetings for, or including, Stock Cars. In most cases stockcars race on short ovals, or near-ovals, made up of existing corners and 'short-cuts'. In the late 60's and through the 70's, Formula One Stock Cars raced at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent. At the time the venue also staged the British Grand Prix for the other Formula One cars made famous by the likes of Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Stirling Moss!

The Brands Hatch oval track was made up around the Clearways corner. In 1969 David Humphries went along to see one of the six meetings for the stockcars at Brands in that year. He took his camera along and I am pleased to be able to present his photos on this page. The meeting was probably the British Grand Prix for Stock Cars. Notes made at the time by David indicate that Denis Driscoll took the title in his first year of racing.

Brands Hatch 1969 - Heat Action
Race in progress during one of the heats

Brands Hatch 1969 - Heat Action
A collision on Clearways during one of the heats

Brands Hatch 1969 - Heat Action
Car going on to the grass during one of the heats

Brands Hatch 1969 - Heat Action
Start of one of the other heats, green parade car pulling off the circuit in the background

Brands Hatch 1969 - Final
The start of the final with the cars coming up Clark Curve

Brands Hatch 1969 - Final
Denis Driscoll leading the Grand Prix final

Brands Hatch 1969 - Victory Lap
Denis Driscoll on lap of honour

This page last updated: 22nd February 2004. Peter Marsh. Mail me autumnView@yahoo.com.

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