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Neil

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SAD DAY FOR MOTOR RACING
« on: May 19, 2014, 10:57:14 AM »

A very sad day for motor racing this week.......Sir Jack Brabham has died at his home on the Gold Coast, Australia..........

Remember watching his and his co driver Sir Stirling Moss's ill-fated race at the famous Bathurst 1000 ( then called the Hardie Ferodo 1000.) around the Mount Panorama circuit when they did well in practice ( 1977 ) and then through technical problems failed to get off the start line.........God bless him and his family.........a true gent and a knight of motor racing.

RIP Sir Jack.




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Re: SAD DAY FOR MOTOR RACING
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 01:19:21 PM »

Just heard that on the radio...as you say, Neil...a real sad day. He was one of motor racing's gentlemen drivers.


RIP, Sir Jack...




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Re: SAD DAY FOR MOTOR RACING
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 07:10:50 PM »

A real racing man Brabham was. Sadly many of his era are now reaching the end of the third age. The (racing) world will be a whole lot emptier without these personalities.

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Re: SAD DAY FOR MOTOR RACING
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 10:20:40 PM »

RIP Jack.... truly a legend


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Re: SAD DAY FOR MOTOR RACING
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 10:25:22 PM »

Apparantly Chris Evans did a dammed good job today speaking about his life
 
RIP Sir Jack
 
 
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Re: SAD DAY FOR MOTOR RACING
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2014, 11:58:02 PM »

A true legend of Australian (and world) motor sport, loved and respected by all who knew him.


The Brabham name lives on in motor racing; his 3 sons, Geoff, Gary and David, all had a measure of success in various forms of the sport, and 2 grandsons, Matthew, Geoff's son, and Sam, David's son are currently competing. Matthew won his first Indy Lights race at Indianapolis the weekend before last, while Sam won 2 races in the GB Formula Ford series at Thruxton recently.


RIP Sir Jack.


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Re: SAD DAY FOR MOTOR RACING
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014, 08:27:41 AM »

Gentleman Jack,
gone but never forgotten
RIP
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