Moss and Mini derivatives make a great combination (click here for Sir Stirling with an Ogle SX1000), so here's another. It shows the racing driver at the London Racing Car Show in 1967 where he poses on the Universal Power Drives stand. Perhaps attracted by that low slung Unipower GT, but more likely by the girl draped over it's bonnet. I found another shot of her on that car and wondered who she is? It turns out to be Monika Dietrich - a model and actress in a few minor roles in the late 1960s. When I typed in her name in the search machine I found an article in a sensational 1968 paper called 'Midnight' in which she stated: “I love being naked and having men hunger over my body,” and “There’s only one thing I like more than exhibiting myself, and that’s sharing myself.” It doesn't seem to have done any good to her career as she disppeared off the radar soon after. Fortunately the pictures survive.
Glamour and glitz. But Moss just wanted to hand over his phone number
Picture courtesy Auto Italiana
Monika Dietrich certainly managed to spice up the Unipower stand in 1967
Picture Jeroen Booij archive
Monika knew how to appetite photographers - and journalists
Picture courtesy Midnight