I was asked by

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Nick Gethin to con­trib­ute to a film which Sky TV is mak­ing as a trib­ute to his fa­ther, Peter Gethin, who will be re­mem­bered for his suc­cess in the Tas­man Se­ries, which he won in 1974 driv­ing one of the VDS team Chevron B24s.

Nick in­vited sev­eral of us to an ex­cel­lent lunch, which he per­son­ally pre­pared, and then to ‘sing for our sup­per’ (or lunch) we did in­ter­views on our re­mem­brances of Peter. Damon Hill, Mike Knight, Robs Lam­plough and I were the group for the day, but oth­ers, es­pe­cially Peter’s wife Rob­bie have al­ready con­trib­uted.

Prob­a­bly Peter’s most fa­mous vic­tory was the 1971 Ital­ian Grand Prix, when he caught the leading bunch with a lap to go and snatched the win. I watched it from fairly close quar­ters (.61 of sec­ond be­hind in fifth place in the sis­ter BRM to the win­ner). Sky is get­ting the win­ning car and tak­ing it to Monza for Nick to drive, a nice touch.

The film will be aired around Ital­ian GP time later this year. Hope­fully it will show in New Zealand.

Left to Right – Mike Knight, Hay­den Gan­ley, Damon Hill, Robs Lam­plough

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