Articles tagged Jack Brabham

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Restoring the Gold Cup

What once was a true highlight now needs a fresh focus Oulton Park Gold Cup. The name resonates still, as do many of those to have been engraved on its flanks: Moss, Brabham, Clark, Stewart, Surtees, Hulme, Ickx… Time was that the Gold Cup – first run in 1954 – was a non-championship Formula 1 race contested by stars of the day, and as much a national motor sport staple as the British Grand Prix...

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Lunch with... Alastair Caldwell

He rose from cleaner to team manager at McLaren, walked out on Bernie Ecclestone and then found a way to fund a passion for fine cars Writer: Simon Taylor | Photographer: James Mitchell Spending a day or even an hour with Alastair Caldwell, listening to his fund of stories about Formula 1 from the inside 40 or more years ago, is an unforgettable experience. As a callow, penniless 24-year-old,...

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International news

Brabham back on track Legendary team to return… in sports car racing | By Gary Watkins Ambitious plans to relaunch Brabham have been unveiled by David Brabham, youngest son of three-time world champion and team founder Sir Jack Brabham. Project Brabham has been launched with the aspiration of putting an LMP2 car on the grid of the World Endurance Championship in 2015, 23 seasons after the demise...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

More vintage, less whine There was a time when being Formula 1 world champion seemed to mean so much more than today When I was first hooked on motor racing, what turned out to be a life-changing image was a magazine photo shown to me by my big brother, Rod. It depicted Reg Parnell in the works Alfa Romeo 158 at Silverstone. ‘Uncle Reg’ was crouched behind the steering wheel, muscular arms...

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The human touch

US Grand Prix, Sebring, December 1959 Brabham. Moss. Brooks. Formula 1’s first American venture featured a three-way title fight that ended in unconventional fashion Writer Simon Arron, Illustrator Guy Allen America had maintained a token presence on the F1 championship calendar from day one, thanks to the inclusion of the scarcely relevant Indianapolis 500, but this was the first time the nation...

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Readers' letters

Letter of the month Jack the gentleman I had the humbling experience of Jack Brabham’s no-nonsense approach to racing car preparation; it was a wake-up call at the time. In 1988 I was involved with Derek Bell Racing, running his son Justin in Vauxhall-Lotus. Via our Camel sponsorship we also took on David Brabham from Australian Formula Ford. Preparing two recently delivered cars, I was at our...

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Six-hour saloon race

The six-hour saloon car race sponsored by The Motor will be held on July 6th and will give spectators the first opportunity to see the all conquering Ford Galaxies in a long distance race. Four of them are due to be driven by Jack Brabham/Dan Gurney, Sir Gawaine Baillie/Peter Jopp, John Sprinzel/Morton Lucia, Jack Sears/"X." Four 3.8 Jaguars will be driven by Roy Salvadori/"X," Peter Lindner/...

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Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

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‘Lost’ Ford for sale

Edsel Ford’s favourite car should break £1m barrier In these pages we usually try to cover cars that have graced a motor racing circuit, hillclimb or a rally at least once in their life. The general rule is that cars with an illustrious history are more interesting, have a better chance of gaining entry into the various historic motor racing events around the world and consequently demand a...

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Nigel Roebuck

The Ecclestone saga, modern F1’s banality, Foyt at Brands Hatch When the announcement was made that Bernie Ecclestone was indeed to face bribery charges in the German court, it’s fair to say that in the paddock there was a measure of surprise, for, Bernie being Bernie, the widespread assumption had been that it wouldn’t come to that, that he would manage to sidestep this potential threat to his...

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