Vintage pair up to Speed
TWO old Team McLaren hands will get together for the first time in 30 years at next weekend's Speed on Tweed.
MacLaren's team manager through the heady days of the 1970s, Alastair Caldwell, is flying out from Britain this week specially for the Murwillumbah event where he will meet up with old mate Jimmy Stone.
During the 70s the pair saw such team luminaries as James Hunt and Emerson Fittipaldi win world drivers championships.
Jimmy Stone now runs the Stone Brothers V8 supercar outfit in partnership with brother Ross.
Stone Bros drivers Russell Ingall and Marcus Ambrose are currently running first and second in this year's competition.
Speed on Tweed organiser Roger Ealand said it was thrilling the pair should get together after such a long separation. Mr Ealand said Jimmy Stone had been a mechanic with team founder Bruce McLaren back when Bruce was operating out of his father's dingy garage in suburban Auckland in the late 1950s.