Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Motorsports


Using someone else's picture is lame; but I love it so much. Richie Ginther was an outsider in a lot of ways, a kid from Grenada Hills CA (LA) in a very European racket. But he still did well as a team driver for A-list teams like Ferrari, BRM and most famously Honda. He took a fine second place in the 1963 World Championship.

Honda was an outsider too. An upstart motorcycle mfgr. from Japan taking a shot at the big timers. Against the likes of Ferrari & Lotus, they'd win in fine style and were always in the running. The word was out, Honda's OK after all. Both seen here stickin' it to the man in Mexico,'65.