Rob Walker cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tion

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

Dork­ing hosted The Rob Walker Cen­te­nary Fes­ti­val on 21 Oc­to­ber, com­mem­o­rat­ing what would have been the pri­va­teer racer’s 100th birth­day.

Walker ran the most suc­cess­ful pri­va­teer equipe in For­mula One his­tory, work­ing with Stir­ling Moss and win­ning a to­tal of nine cham­pi­onship races be­tween 1953 and 1970.

The team was based in Pipp­brook, near Dork­ing, in the 1960s; in trib­ute, Dork­ing Town Part­ner­ship hosted a pa­rade of clas­sic cars in the town. The con­voy was led by a group of cars ei­ther raced by the Walker team, or those which com­peted in the same era, in­clud­ing a Lo­tus 18 Cli­max, Fer­rari 250 SWB GT, Fer­gu­son P99 FWD and a Walker Cli­max.

A dis­play ded­i­cated to the team was also un­veiled at the nearby Dork­ing Mu­seum.

Rob Walker’s son, Rob­bie, led the pa­rade in a 1912 Rolls-Royce Sil­ver Ghost Phaeton Tourer.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.