Originally Posted by Rob29
Comonwealth racing colours issued c .1958
Australia;green & gold
New Zealand;green & silver
Sth Africa;green & buff
However I do not recall ever seeing a green & buff car.Colour mags were rare in those days,but my impression is that most springboks preferred green & gold.
I remember Bob Olthoff racing in the UK-think his car was a plain dark green-may have photos or 8mm film in my store room.Never heard of the Okinawa GP-what sort of circuit was that?
Ted Carter was an American service man based in Okinawa. He bought the car from Olthoff (via Frank Williams). I think he even organised that "Grand Prix". I found the picture on his own website:
He says there were 60 cars and 250,000 spectators! There was probably not much to do in those days on Okinawa! Presumably the race was around the airfield there. I also have a picture of him on the grid at Macao in 1963. I have never seen any pictures of Olthoff driving the car, apart from one which is not very clear, but where the car does indeed appear to be in a plain colour, so I would appreciate it if you find some! Maybe all the works Brabhams were repainted this way in 1963, including Olthoff’s private one.