His Own Story as Told by Sir Jack Brabham AO,OBE
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In 1999 in the office of his garage business in Ewell, Surrey, England, SirJack Brabham AO,OBE, recorded on camera a remarkably candid, detailed and entertaining video autobiography. Here, illustrated with photographs andfilm, some from Sir Jack’s own collection, he tells his own fascinating story.
From wartime Beaufighter mechanic to self-employed machinist, the young Jack Brabham tried his hand at midget car racing on the Australian dirt tracks, and soon excelled. He made his name road-racing his Cooper-Bristol ‘RedeXSpecial’, his raw talent was spotted by Dean Delamont of the British RAC andhe tried his hand in the UK and Europe through 1955.
After camping-out at Cooper’s Surbiton works he became integrated into the pioneering British team. He not only contributed to their ‘Rear-Engined Revolution’ which changed racing car design, but as an intensely competitive real racing warrior he won in sportscars, Formula 2 and Formula 1 before clinching the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship titles with Cooper in both 1959 and 1960.
In 1961 he not only revitalised GP-style Indycar participation with Cooper, but also founded his own Motor Racing Developments company with fellow Australian engineer Ron Tauranac to build ‘Brabham’ racing cars. They built tremendous success in F2, F3 and sportscar competition and won in Formula 1 before returning to the Indianapolis‘500’.
For 1966 and 3-litre Formula 1 racing ‘Black Jack’ then launched the Australian-made Repco V8 engine programme, and won his third F1 Drivers’ title while also adding two consecutive F1 Constructors’ Championship titles, 1966-67. Sir Jack introduced Honda to success in World class motor racing, and maintained his top-line race-driving skills right into his final season of 1970, when he shone not only in F1 but also in F2 and, indeed, in the works Matra sports-prototype cars. He tells the entire story here.
Total Running Time 88 Minutes approximately MOTORFILMS