Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards and the BMW 635 CSi

It is safe to say that one of the big stars to turn up at the Silverstone Classic this year was ‘Gentleman Jim’ Richards, winner of the 1985 Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC). And not only did Gentleman Jim turn up, he also took to the track in his championship winning BMW 635 CSi that had been brought over especially for the event. Jim was happy to sign autographs (and books, posters, shirts etc) as well post for photos with fans, and wasn’t above pushing his car down the pitlane when needed.

Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards – 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards – 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards – 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards – 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards – 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards – 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards – 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards – 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards - 1983 BMW 635 CSI

Jim Richards – 1983 BMW 635 CSI