James Garner: Racer

Cars People

It’s ironic that we featured Francois Hardy recently.

A few of weeks ago James Garner, her co star in Grand Prix, John Frankenheimer’s flawed motorsport classic from 1966, died peacefully at the impressive age of 86.

Here’s a flavour of the film.


Plaudits were universal on the man’s down-home straight forwardness. We loved his straight ahead, understated macho style. He was a petrol head too, and a self-avowed fan of race cars – driving the pace car at Indianapolis 500 on a number of occasions. He famously commissioned a 4 seater, road-going Indy car too. Here are some pics of that.

Rest In Power Mr Garner!

You rocked that racing suit better than most.