It was remiss of me not to have had a camera about my person when 14 of the 16 world champions who walk the earth congregated in Bahrain a couple of years back – together with 20 of their cars. You can probably find the TV footage on Sky’s F1 channel at most hours of the day and night. However m’colleague Ben Nicholson very thoughtfully took an excellent record of events.
Sir Stirling was due to come too, after all few such gatherings should be without him, but unfortunately he had an altercation with his lift shaft and was therefore U/S. This left Sir Jack Brabham as the sole representative of Scarf & Goggles-era racing, and he was on good form, especially when being interviewed for TV.
TV girlie: Sir Jack, how does the modern sport compare with your day?
Sir Jack: What?
(TV girlie repeats the question louder, and Sir Jack considers it for a moment…)
Sir Jack: Too easy! And too much money!
And with that, here are some pictures of the more venerable of the collection: