YEAR: 1973// TRACK: SILVERSTONE// CORNER: CLUB// WHEN RACING MEN COULD COME IN A MORE SOLID SIZE THAN THE MODERN RACING WHIPPETS, WOULD YOU REALLY WANT TO MESS WITH EITHER TONY JEFFERIES (32) OR DAVE CROCKFORD (22)? NO, US NEITHER.
THIS was when men were men and racing wasn’t the preserve of the delicate or the fearful.tony Jefferies picks his line on the 350ccyamaha with precision while Dave Crockford uses more of the track (naturally so) to hustle the 750 Norton around behindtj. Look at the faces. Not a smile among them. Racing is a serious business when you’re on the throttle. Save the light stuff for a beer or two in the paddock later.