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(The Cahier Archive)

Well, Mike Spence in any event. His ‘Parnell Racing’ Lotus 25 BRM is ‘in drag’ for filming of John Frankenheimer’s iconic racing film ‘Grand Prix’…

James Garner played Aron, the helmet design that of Chris Amon, Aron drove for the fictional, nascent Japanese ‘Yamura’ team after being booted out of the Jordan BRM team in a crash which took out his teammate ‘Scott Stoddard’.

In the race itself the great British ‘all-rounder’ Spence finished an excellent 5th behind Brabham, Hill, Clark and Stewart…

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Mike Spence in his factory BRM P261 on the ‘BRDC Intl Trophy’ grid, Silverstone 29 April 1967. He was 6th in the race won by Mike Parkes’ Ferrari 312. ‘Gedda move on with the start’ seems to be the pose? (unattributed)

Photo Credit: The Cahier Archive

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