Classic Racer Archive
Three great images from moments in time when the racing was pure and those who did it took no prisoners. These photos come directly from the Morton’s Media Archive and you can buy your own copies of any image in there – details are throughout this very magazine. Check it out.
YEAR: 1954 ( CR THINKS)// CORNER: QUARRY CORNER// HOT AND DUSTY IT MIGHT BE EARLY ON, BUT THOSE IN FRONT IN RHODESIA ARE GETTING ALL THE BENEFITS. THOSE BEHIND ARE STRUGGLING A BIT IN COMPARISON.
IT’S not the most pristine of circuits, granted, but the old racing maxim ‘it’s the same for everybody’ has never been more true. The results of the race have been lost to the sands of time (unless you can help us out and you know who graced the podium) but what we do know from the CR archive is that Jannie Stander leads B Ferreira and G Macarthur. Our sage photographer from the event has left a nice note with this image. It says: “This is the first lap of the race.the control tower on the hilltop enjoys a view of all of the track.the dust that’s visible in the photograph wasn’t too bad and didn’t really spoil the rider’s view.” Try telling that to number 112.You can’t see number 112? Exactly.