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Farewell Sir Jack

Post by momec3 » Mon May 19, 2014 3:21 pm

Sad to hear Sir Jack Brabham passed away today aged 88.

To say he was a significant member of Australian motor racing history would have be an understatement.
He was a legend of motorsport and an all round good bloke.
Godspeed Sir Jack.

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Re: Farewell Sir Jack

Post by AuotonomousRX » Mon May 19, 2014 3:30 pm

It is sad news, he was such an inspiration and his extraordinary achievements hopefully will always be remembered.
RIP Sir Jack

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Re: Farewell Sir Jack

Post by harky » Mon May 19, 2014 7:16 pm

I met Sir Jack in 1978
I was working @ Bathurst with a team who had a new semi transporter ( one of the first dedicated transporters)
It was about 2 AM , I was looking for something in the back of the transporter and this bloke scared the living be thing out of me by surprising me with questions about
the transporter ------ It was Sir JACK -------- even then he had 2 hearing aids ------ I stood stamming like a kid in front of the head master --- there was one of my heros
wandering about the pits @ Bathurst at 2 am
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Re: Farewell Sir Jack

Post by DLRA 112 » Tue May 20, 2014 9:45 am

In my mind it was Jack and Repco that steered many into Motorsport in this country. Sir Jack will be missed. A true Gentleman of Racing.
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Re: Farewell Sir Jack

Post by RGV » Fri May 23, 2014 11:21 pm

Any one catch the "Talking Heads" interview with Sir Jack on ABC the other day? I was watching it and thought I recognised the car in the studio. Looked back through some pics of one of our Tailem Bend T & T days and I think it was Stuart Penn's (#304) dads car.

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/talkin ... 738S022S00


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Re: Farewell Sir Jack

Post by momec3 » Sat May 24, 2014 11:16 am

Top interview Dave, well worth a watch.

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