Flashback Friday 2012: BriSCA F1 Stockcars Through The Ages (Part 1)

Flashback Friday: A weekly article brought to you from the vaults of top BriSCA photographer Colin Casserley.

The sad news reaches us of the passing of Bev Greenhalf. Bev has been associated with Northampton Stadium from the mid 1960s as a commentator and general manager. The first Flashback Friday pays tribute to Bev with some images from his beloved Northampton Stadium.

1. The fan Club Derby was a major event in the 1970s, this is Frankie Wainman Snr (212) circa 1975. Northampton seemed to have more than it’s fair share of wet meetings during this time and was dubbed “Sunny Brafield” by the sports press.

Frankie Wainman Snr (212). Photo Colin Casserley

2. Three time World Champion Dave Chisholm (252) debuted a new car at Northampton in 1976. but this incident was one that forced Dave to limit his appearances in 1976.

Dave Chisolm (252). Photo Colin Casserley

3. Pete Webb (8) and Graham Blundell (156) lead the field of reds and blues. Among the the pack are Dick Sworder (150), George Ansell (375), Doug Cronshaw (396) and Willie Harrison (2).

Pete Webb (8) and Graham Blundell (156) lead the field. Photo Colin Casserley

4. Don Evans’ (37) car is tipped on its side during filming for a top of the pops video for the song “Tell Laura I love her”. The video never made it to screen, but some clips were used in the video for Dave Edmund’s song “Slipping Away”.

Don Evans' (37) F1 stockcar tipped on its side. Photo Colin Casserley

5. Ken Longmore (159) tries to get through the infamous Northampton wire fence.

Ken Longmore (159) tries to get through the fence. Photo Colin Casserley

6. Stuart Smith (391) runs into the back of Harry Moody (128). Note the old commentary box in the background.

Stuart Smith (391) runs into the back of Harry Moody (128). Photo Colin Casserley

7. Jim Saunders (268) lands on top of Colin Casserley (176) at the opening meeting of 1980.

Jim Saunders (268) lands on top of Colin Casserley (176). Photo Colin Casserley

8. A car transfer from the 1960s, when the track was know as Brafield Stadium!

A car transfer from the 1960s. Colin Casserley

See Part 2 HERE, Part 3 HERE, Part 4 HERE, Part 5 HERE, Part 6 HERE, Part 7 HERE and Part 8 HERE.

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