|The view of of the straight between turns 7 and
8. From this position you could get a panaramic view of most of
the course. Only the back side was out of view and by walking about
100' up the hill the cork-screw was in view and then walking another
100' you could view the back side of the course.
||Up the tree between 6a and 7.
||Like I said "Short climb up the hill and you
get the cork-screw." Straight ahead is the entrance to the
cork-screw. To the left, out of view is turn 7 and behing us is
the straight between turn 7 and 8. Climb up the hill to the right
and get everything from the 7th turn to the 4th turn.
||The cork-screw at 6a. Yes they aren't Can-Am cars.
They are Formula V's. Always fun to watch.
||From where the spectators are standing in the previous
photo you can get some great stuff. This view may no longer be available.
||Diving into the cork-screw at 6. This view is only
another 100' away from where the previous photo was taken. Good
views everywhere at Laguna Seca. 1969
||The decent from 6a to 7. The car is #88 with John
Dykes driving a Lola. 1969
||In 1969 you could get very close to the race track.
Maybe to close. Consider what seperates the photographer from two
speeding Cam-Am cars in ths photo. Not much. Shown here is Denis
Hulme in his #5 McLaren and #88, a Lola T163 driven by Ron Dykes.
The photographer rarely went to the outside of the course but there
are many good locations that are above the track and the spectators
look directly down on the cars. Notice the spectators in this photo.
Great stuff. Next