Gear: Tasman Series Calendar 2012
In late 1961 a group of drivers including Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, and John Surtees took to the sunny circuits of Australia and New Zealand in the past season’s Formula One cars to go racing while they waited out the northern hemisphere’s winter. It proved a popular idea and grew into the Tasman Championship by 1964.
It was a unique and compelling period of motorsport and Sydney-based photographer Rod Mackenzie was in the thick of it. He and Full Throttle Publishing have put together a collection of his stunning images from ’68 and ’69 in the form of the stunning Tasman Series Calendar 2012.
His subjects include international stars like Jack Brabham, Chris Amon, Jochen Rindt, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Piers Courage and Frank Gardner as well as local legends Leo Geoghegan, John Harvey, Kevin Bartlett and Alfredo Costanzo.
Check out the pics above and head to Full Throttle Publishing to pick one up for $14.95.
Images via Rod Mackenzie