Re: He's Been Murrayed
Murray Walker, as a person, rather than a commentator and F1 expert, went right down on my personal credibility list at a British GP in the 70s. When the public could park inside the circuit adjacent to the Paddock (and also the public could actually see the drivers out of their cars), one particular Ford Granada was parked in a strictly 'No Parking' area adjacent to the gates in the F1 Paddock fence. There were legal parking spaces within 200 yards. Despite numerous announcements over the loudspeakers for it's immediate removal, it remained there until the current practise session was over. Many cars were blocked in, including several circuit safety vehicles, and quite a crowd had built up around it. The owner eventually turned up - one Murray Walker - who said, after being politely reprimanded by circuit officials "Don't you know who I am?"
He disappeared from my estimation for evermore.
"The best way to make a small fortune out of motor racing............is to spend a large fortune" Briggs Cunningham.