A New Collector Series Photograph of F1 Turbo Engines 1984, 1985.


I appreciate all the responses to the recent posts on my Dale Kistemaker Facebook page of my F1 turbo era engine pictures. I’ve recently produced a new collector series 24” X 36” photograph with a grid of nine images of these mechanical masterpieces.

I personally make every high resolution print in my studio using Epson Archival inks on a matte surface 100% rag content Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper.  Please contact me for information on purchasing an unframed, open edition, signed print using either Facebook messaging or at dale@poeticsofspeed.com.  Thank you.


Eddie Cheever Driving the Renault In The Rain – German Grand Prix 1983

Osella In The Rain – Monaco GP 1984

Lotus In The Rain – Monaco GP 1984

Patrick Tambay – Ferrari #27 – German Grand Prix 1983

Alan Jones – Long Beach Grand Prix 1983

Alan Jones, the 1980 Formula One World Driving Champion, and his wife had recently bought a house near Geneva and needed someone who could speak French with their gardeners.  Bernard Cahier suggested my name and although I was concerned about my fluency in French, Bernard assured me I was up to the task. The next morning Alan picked me up in his Mercedes. Like other race drivers with whom I’ve ridden, his highway driving was brisk, smooth and effortless.  On the racetrack Jones had a reputation as a tough, smart, relentless competitor but I found him friendly with a straightforward, no nonsense manner that facilitated an easygoing and enjoyable conversation.  When we arrived his wife and I discussed her landscaping ideas and I did my best with the gardeners.  Afterwards they thanked me and Alan drove me back to where I was staying.  I was grateful I followed my instincts and hadn’t barraged him with questions about racing.  As a result he was relaxed and I had a pleasant, insightful day getting to know him away from the pressures of Formula One.

Driving Legends – Sir Jack Brabham And Innes Ireland In Conversation – Long Beach GP 1983

Dan Gurney – Long Beach Grand Prix 1983

Dan Gurney and Phil Hill were important to me as a kid in growing up Cleveland, Ohio who obsessively followed European road racing.  A couple of my friends had a cursory interest but I was in deep.  I lived and breathed it and felt very alone. Gurney and Hill were Americans racing at the top of the pyramid in F1 and Endurance Sports Cars and when I read about their exploits I didn’t feel out of place anymore.  They made it seem like anything was possible which is why they are my heroes.  I was fortunate to meet and interview many drivers I admired from that era like Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Stirling Moss, Innes Ireland, and Jack Brabham.  What I wrote in my “Passion and Precision” catalog still remains true today. “Not everyone gets to meet the heroes of their youth.  Rarer still is to find that these men are more than you ever expected: Human and real and still very much heroes.”

On The Podium – Champagne Spray – British Grand Prix 1985

Thank you for your support during this strange and difficult year.  I appreciate that you took a moment out of your busy day to check out my pictures and stories. Happy Holidays to everyone. Best Wishes for a sane and peaceful New Year. I’ll be back posting in January 2018.

Stefan Johansson With Thumbs Up From His Engineer – British GP 1985

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