After landing a test in a Maserati 250F at the young age of 17, driver Chris Amon went to the highest levels of open-wheel and sports car racing. And together with fellow New Zealander Bruce McLaren, he drove the Ford GT40 to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans win in 1966. He died today at age 73.
This is Chris Amon in his Ferrari at the 1968 German Grand Prix, zooming under the bridge between Aremberg and Fuchsröhre corners. Taken with a 50mm lens. Yeah, those were the days. (Photo Credit: Jim Culp)