Tuesday, January 02, 2007

In Auntie's Vaults

It's well worth having a dig around the BBC's experimental on-line archives. Brian Johnston interviewing Innes Ireland for the 1st December 1960 Roundabout programme looks interesting. Here's the programme detail:

Ireland describes how he took up the sport - his father owned a garage - and lists his other sporting interests. His first full racing season was in 1957. He is married, with a small daughter, and lives in the Welsh mountains. He is usually nervous before a race. He feels that one of his best wins was at Goodwood earlier in the year, when he beat Stirling Moss in the Formula I event.

The bit about his father owning a garage is news to me - a misunderstanding on the part of the transcriber I would guess.

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