Re-live the excitement of the build-up to Kyalami’s first ever grand prix, today 56 years ago 

Precisely 56 years ago as this post went up, the South African Grand Prix started on 2 January 1967. Enjoy these stunning Ivor Hanes images of the cars in the pits pre-race….

Graham Hill’s Lotus BRM. That’s teammate Jim Clark’s car up top

Jackie Stewart’s BRM

Jack Brabham’s Brabham Repco

John Love’s Cooper Climax

Dan Gurney’s Eagle Climax (above). John Surtees’ Honda (below)