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Photo Gallery: Denny Hulme by Cahier

Submitted by on August 1, 2012

This gallery from the master photographers of the Cahier Archive looks at New Zealand’s first, and only, Formula One World Champion – Denny Hulme.

After making his Formula One debut at Monaco in 1965 driving for Brabham, Denny Hulme would get his shot at a full Formula One season in 1966. He put himself on the podium five times that year, with a career-best second place at Watkins Glen.

In 1967 he took his first Formula One win on the glittering streets of Monaco, followed by his second among the hallowed hills of The Green Hell. Consistent points finishes saw him outpace his boss, winning the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship just a handful of points ahead of Jack Brabham and Jim Clark.

While he was busy winning the Formula One World Championship, he was also working away in Can-Am, driving for fellow New Zealander Bruce McLaren. He came home second to Bruce in ’67, but went one better in 1968, once again beating the owner of his team to take the 1968 Can-Am Championship.

Domination is too light of a word to describe McLaren’s ’69 Can-Am season. It was the Bruce and Denny show, and one of the pair won every race, with the other usually following close behind in second. ’69 would be Bruce’s year, however, and he took the drivers’ championship ahead of Denny 165 points to 160.

Just days before the start of the 1970 season, Bruce McLaren passed away testing the new M8D. Dan Gurney, who had driven the M8B to the podium in ’69, joined Hulme and the pair set about honouring McLaren’s legacy by continuing his domination of the series. A sponsorship conflict saw Gurney tag out for Peter Gethin mid-season, but it did little to slow the team’s momentum, and Denny Hulme picked up his second Can-Am Drivers’ Championship.

This gallery looks at Denny Hulme’s time in Formula One, as captured through the talented lensmanship of the Cahier Archive.

This is the latest in our series of  photo specials showcasing the stunning images from the Cahier Archive. The collection, by photographers Bernard Cahier and his son Paul-Henri are part of a massive collection of 400 000 originals of which 17 000+ pictures are currently available on their website.

Images: TheCahierArchive©

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