BT52 In The Brabham Garage – Austrian GP 1983


The New Haynes Porsche 956 & 962 Owners’ Workshop Manual

My copy of the new Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual for the Porsche 956 & 962 by Nick Garton just arrived.  Like many car people I’ve known the Haynes Manuals for decades but this one is special for me because I have several of my photographs included.

At the 1985 24 Hours of Le Mans I was a passenger for one lap of the Sarthe circuit in a Porsche 956 driven with World Champion Derek Bell. As a motorsports and Porsche enthusiast it was an incredible experience.  More details are listed under the category 215MPH here at Poetics of

Sincere thanks to author Nick Garton and Steve Rendle, Senior Commissioning Editor at Haynes Publishing for this wonderful opportunity.  

In addition to the cover of the book my photographs below show the winning Joest Porsche 956B in a stressful moment during the Vérification process; a calm Derek Bell concentrating while my helmeted head intrudes in the upper left of the picture and a two page spread of Bell’s gloved hands at the wheel at 215MPH while my denim covered knee is wedged below.  Profound thanks for the ride of my life Derek!


Nelson Piquet In The Exposed Cockpit Of The Brabham BT54 – British GP 1985

In The Pits – Patrick Tambay Waits In The Ferrari Wearing The Legendary Number 27 – British Grand Prix 1983

Brabham Pits – German Grand Prix 1985

Nelson Piquet sits in the Brabham BT-54 while Gordon Murray, on left with headset and clipboard, writes data and Paul Rosche leans into the cockpit for a closer look.  The Michelin tire engineer assigned to the Brabham team is on the right with a red notebook.

In The Pits After Pole Position For Teo Fabi In The Toleman Hart – German GP 1985

This was the first pole position for a Hart engine in a Formula One car and the only pole for both Teo Fabi and the Toleman team.

Stefan Johansson – Honda/Spirit Pits – Austrian GP 1983

Renown motor racing journalist and competitor Denis Jenkinson (wearing the red sweater) stands studying the new Honda engine.

Honda/Spirit Pit – British Grand Prix 1983

Honda engine engineers (white shirts with red and blue stripes) and the Spirit team engineers (blue shirts with red and white stripes) surround the car driven by Stephen Johansson.  Down in the lower right of the picture wearing a yellow shirt is the renown Photographer/Journalist Bernard Cahier.

Stefan Johansson In The Spirit-Honda – British Grand Prix 1983

Honda returned to Formula One as an engine supplier powering the Spirit F1 car driven by Stefan Johansson at the British Grand Prix in 1983.

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  Thank you.

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