And fi­nally, a word from Chris Amon

Classic Driver - - HOLMAN -

I have some great mem­o­ries of Jack. Per­haps one that I best re­call is the tus­sle we had for vir­tu­ally the whole of the GP at Sil­ver­stone in 1967, dur­ing the course of which both his mir­rors fell off, never quite sure if they fell off or he un­screwed them, he did seem to be fid­dling with them a lot. He was truly spec­tac­u­lar to fol­low and had the abil­ity to seem­ingly get as much trac­tion on the grass as on the track, I man­aged that day to get past him at Wood­cote with one lap to go to take third place, in most of our close races I seem to re­call he usu­ally came out on top.

I re­mem­ber his last race, 1970 Mex­ico. I think he had qual­i­fied well but had a bad start. Denny and I were hav­ing a bat­tle for some­thing like third when Jack came steam­ing up be­hind and al­most passed us as though we weren’t there. I think his en­gine blew shortly af­ter but his pace be­lied his years that day as it of­ten did in that, his last sea­son.

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