Those Were The Days - Stories and Anecdotes from the Golden Age of Motor Racing
Those Were The Days - Stories and Anecdotes from the Golden Age of Motor Racing

About Those Were The Days

Motor Racing - Those Were The Days

Those Were the Days is all about the Golden Age of Motor Racing when men were drivers and women were only worth half a point.

The Age of Fangio, Moss, Brabham, Rindt, Graham Hill, Stewart, Fittipaldi, et al.

A time when drivers competed in Saloon Car, Sports Car, Formula 2, Grand Prix and Lawn Mower racing.

Tony Rudlin travelled the world with the Grand Prix and F2 racing teams as competitor, team manager, competitions manager and journalist, and has created this site to provide an opportunity to tell the inside stories from the Golden Age of motor racing.

New motor racing stories and anecdotes are added regularly, so bookmark this site now, visit regularly, and get the complete motor racing inside story!

If you are not interested in lap times, racing cars, circuit development, tyre pressures, ride heights, engine capacity and all the technicalities of Motor Racing - this site is for you.


If you're with me this far, I'll give you an idea of what I'll be writing about on a regular basis....

BARCELONA - reminds me of Jimmy Clark, Graham Hill, Colin Chapman and Paella.

HOCKENHEIM - Max Mosley, Piers Courage and Bratwurst.

ZANDVOORT - Jack Oliver, John Surtees and Bitter Ballen.

MONACO - Jackie Stewart, Liz Taylor and Bouillabaisse.

KYALAMI, South Africa - legendary team owner Rob Walker, Bernie Ecclestone and Baoule Shrimps.

BUENOS AIRES - James Hunt, Niki Lauda and Parilla.

CLERMENT FERRAND - John Watson, photographer Jutta Fausel and Chestnut Cake.

LE MANS - Jack Oliver, Jackie Ickx and Tarte Tatin.

And there's plenty more....

WATKINS GLEN - Chris Craft, Graham Hill, spare ribs and hot-dogs.

NURBURGRING - Piers Courage and Schwarzwalder Kirshtorte.

AUSTERREICHERING - Mike Hailwood, Joe Bugner the boxer and Goulash.

INTERLAGOS - John Watson, James Hunt, Ingrid Pitt, Nazi Reunion, can't remember what we ate.

MONZA - Juan Manuel Fangio and practically anything edible.

FUJI - James Hunt, Niki Lauda and raw fish.

Those Were The Days - Motor Racing Stories, Tales and Anecdotes from the Golden Age of Motor Racing