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Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977

Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977



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Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977

James Hunt (GBR) celebrates his win in Victory Lane with his McLaren M26, a cigarette, a beer, and a Penthouse Pet.
Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977.
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In this iconic print from the 1977 United States Grand Prix East, we witness the jubilant celebration of James Hunt's victory in Victory Lane. The image captures a moment of pure joy and indulgence as Hunt revels in his triumph alongside his McLaren M26. With a cigarette delicately held between his fingers, he takes a well-deserved sip from an ice-cold beer while basking in the glory of his achievement. The scene is emblematic of an era when Formula One racing was infused with a sense of freedom and rebellion. It encapsulates the essence of Hunt's larger-than-life personality, known for his daring driving style both on and off the track. As he stands there, surrounded by adoring fans and photographers capturing every moment, it becomes clear that this win holds special significance for him. Amidst all the excitement, one cannot overlook another intriguing detail: nestled beside Hunt is a Penthouse Pet—a symbol of glamour and allure. This unexpected addition adds an extra layer to the photograph, hinting at the extravagant lifestyle often associated with motorsport legends like James Hunt. Decades later, this image remains etched in our collective memory as a testament to not only Hunt's remarkable talent but also to an era defined by its passion, excesses, and unapologetic joie de vivre.

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