Post by Sir Tim Post by M2T
The followup linked films were interesting too. Apparently James Garner
was a good driver. Sadly, he wasted his time earning a fortune in Hollywood.
He was, but very modest about it. We were at Brands for the GP in 1966 when
they were shooting “Grand Prix”. There was a lot of filming activity during
practice but during the race itself I happened to look round and there, a
couple of rows behind us, was the man himself, watching as an ordinary
Garner and his American International Racing was an early entrant in the
Formula Continental (5000) series, running Surtees TS5s, ran competition
Corvettes, Lola T70s and Lola 162s at Daytona and Sebring.
Drivers in that series in that era included Andretti, Hobbs, Gethin,
Taylor, de Adamich, Donohue, Posey, Eaton, Bonnier, Lovely, Cannon,
Hutchison, Pease, Wietzes, Brack, Motschenbacher, Brown, Cordts, Gunn,
Adamowicz, Savage, Hansen, Dietrich, Rehl, Grable and Barr.
Very capable driver and entrant. Like Paul Newman, he enjoyed racing
more than movies, but he also knew which side of the bread was buttered.