Rob Walker centenary celebration
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.