Staff at a Watford business had the chance to learn a few top tips about how to change tyres quickly when they were visited by a British motor racing legend.

Three-time Formula One world champion and former team boss Jackie Stewart was a guest visitor to Stapleton’s Tyres 37 years ago this month on June 29, 1987.

A Watford Observer photographer was present to capture the visit as the now 85-year-old was shown around the workshop and spoke to staff, as well as meeting some younger customers.

Jackie Stewart meets the staff at Stapleton's TyresJackie Stewart meets the staff at Stapleton's Tyres (Image: Watford Observer)

Born in Dunbartonshire, Scotland, in 1939, Stewart competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning the title in 1969, 1971 and 1973 and finishing runner-up twice.

The way tyres are changed is rather different in Formula OneThe way tyres are changed is rather different in Formula One (Image: Watford Observer)

He was the only British driver to win the world title three times until the feat was emulated by Lewis Hamilton and went on to become team principal of the Stewart Grand Prix team.

Inspecting the tyre treadInspecting the tyre tread (Image: Watford Observer)

Stewart was knighted for his contributions to the sport in 2001 but arguably his greatest legacy was campaigning, almost single-handedly, for improved safety after his own brush with death at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1966.

The Formula One great gets to learn more about the equipment in the workshop (Image: Watford Observer)

Meeting the drivers of tomorrowMeeting the drivers of tomorrow (Image: Watford Observer)