ROY SALVADORI........1922 - 2012

When I first became interested in European racing (58-59) Roy Salvadori was a name and a picture that constantly appeared. He raced in sports cars and Formula One. Just 23 days before he died his co-driver, Carroll Shelby also passed away. It was a well remembered win for the two over the years. Salvadori raced into the mid-60's then managed the Cooper Formula One team for a couple of years. In those days drivers could wear almost anything and be of any size in the human spectrum. Both Salvadori and Shelby were very tall men compared to today's drivers. The drivers of today have to maintain a certain weight.

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