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Best of the Cahier Archive: The title decider, Mexico 1967

Submitted by on November 9, 2010


This is the first in a series of weekly 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.

Today’s feature gallery contains images from the Mexico Grand Prix in 1967.

The showdown held in Mexico City, was between the two Brabham team mates, Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme. The Kiwi number two was the favourite for the crown as he led the championship by five points going into the the final race.

When the flag dropped pole sitter Jim Clark survived an incident with Dan Gurney whilst Hulme held his nerve and kept  his nose clean after stating 6th.

Clark charged through to win in the Lotus 49, whilst Brabham could do no better than finish third in his Brabham Repco BT24. Hulme crossed the line behind his team leader to win the World Championship and deliver New Zealand its first and only title.

Images: TheCahierArchive©

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