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Jody Scheckter x Tyrrell T34
I wasn’t sure why I was a little obsessed with Jody Scheckter as a kid. Until I recently looked at some pictures again of the Tyrrell T34. And his hair.
The controversial Tyrrell T34 six wheeler didn’t blaze a long-lived path of glory – but before it was banned it was unstoppable – and of course looked like every kid’s dream of a super racing car. Scheckter was at the wheel right from the start of his F1 career in 1974 before a stint for Walter WOlF racing and winning the world championships at the helm of a Ferrari in 1979.
I can only guess that magnificent barnet must have had something to do with my interest in the man. Looking again through the archive too – he’s an amazing man – having not only won the world F1 championship but having built up a multi million dollar firearms company in his native South Africa, before moving to England and launching a hugely successful organic farming enterprise.
From F1 to weapons to organic produce. That’s a hellova diverse field of success.
Perhaps I was right in being fascinated by the man.
Great T34 onboard here.
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