The largest independent, non-commercial, consumer-oriented resource on the Internet for owners, collectors and enthusiasts of fine wristwatches. Online since 1998.
Informational Websites ChronoMaddox -- the legacy of Chuck Maddox OnTheDash -- vintage Heuer website Zowie -- Omega information
Discussion Forums ChronoMaddox Forum Heuer Forum Omega Forum
Counterfeit Watchers ChronoTools Forum ChronoTrader Forum
Vintage Heuer Discussion Forum
The place for discussing 1930-1985 Heuer wristwatches, chronographs and dash-mounted timepieces. Online since May 2003.
OnTheDash Home What's New! Price Guide Chronographs Dash Mounted Collection
Siffert's Winged Victory

A bit of F1 racing ephemera. This is a shot from the British GP of 1968, which represented:
a) The first of Jo Siffert's formula one wins (the other was Austria 1971, shortly before his death)
b) the last F1 victory by a privateer car. Siffert was driving a Lotus 49 that was entered by Rob Walker, and was ostensibly similar to the works car driven by Graham Hill.
c) This is one of the first F1 cars with aerodynamic devices. The wings first cropped up at Spa three races earlier, but were quite a bit smaller and lower.
These tall airfoil style wings were banned early in 1969 after the struts collapsed and caused big shunts for both Hill and Heuer-boy Jochen Rindt.
d) NJote the lack of advertising on the car. The factory Lotuses however, wore Gold Leaf livery, instead of british racing green--Colin Chapman was again ahead of the curve. This was the first creep of commericalism into the world of racing, and it was only a short trip from here to Mark Martin's Viagramobile.


Current Position
Chronocentric and zOwie site design and contents (c) Copyright 1998-2005, Derek Ziglar; Copyright 2005-2008, Jeffrey M. Stein. All rights reserved. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the terms of use. CONTACT | TERMS OF USE | TRANSLATE