After the start of the 1000 km race on the Österreichring in 1974, Jean-Pierre Jarier in his Matra MS670C took off in first place, but what followed on lap three was one of the oddest pit stops of all time.
Jean-Pierre Jarier, Matra MS670C, 1000 km Österreichring 1974
The floor panel under his feet had fallen off and, already by the first corner of the race, his feet had fallen almost to the track and he had to come to the pits to fix the problem, losing three laps and in the end finishing third.
Motorsport Classic 2024 Calendar
The McKlein Motorsport Classic calendar evokes the great years of motor racing and rallying with names like Monza and Monaco, Spa-Francorchamps and the Safari Rally and those of drivers like John Surtees, Niki Lauda, Walter Röhrl, Bruce McLaren and Phil Hill. Every month you can embellish your wall with photographs from the 1950s to 1970s featuring scenes and portraits from the McKlein database. You can choose one of two photographs each month, or swap them during the month. Watch Hans-Joachim Stuck operating as a Formula One lawnmower on the Österreichring, or Shelby Cobras in Sicily, the rapid Mercedes car transporter, the “Blue Wonder”, as well as marvelling at the 1959 helmet fashion at the Avus GP in Berlin.
This unique wall decoration shows sports cars and formula racers as well as legendary rally cars and touring cars, in short, practically the whole range of motorsport from the middle of the Twentieth Century. As always, there is a mini-story about each picture, and there are a total of twenty-five photographs in an attractive format of sixty-seven by forty-eight centimetres.
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