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  F1 News - Grandprix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Constructors > Brabham (Motor Racing Developments Ltd.)
Brabham was involved in the design of the Coopers and in 1961 he and Ron Tauranac, an engineer from Australia who was working at the Jack Brabham Motors garage and filling station in Chessington, established Motor Racing Developments Ltd. and began building a Formula Junior car in a shed in Esher.
Brabham himself did fewer races, leaving Hulme to partner Gurney on some occasions and the year ended with Gurney finishing second in the US and Mexican GPs.
At the French GP Brabham was first and Hulme third and the pair finished 1-2 at the British GP.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/con-brabh.html   (2285 words)

 Sir Jack Brabham, O.B.E. - The Official Web Site
The Brabham name is synonymous with Grand Prix motor racing and to this day, Sir Jack Brabham, the first driver in history to be knighted for his services to motorsport, remains one of racing’s most popular personalities.
The triple world champion is the only Formula One driver to have won a world title in a car of his own construction — the BT19 — which he drove to victory in 1966.
The following year the Brabham team won its second successive world championship when New Zealander Denny Hulme drove the BT20 to victory.
www.jackbrabham.com   (159 words)

Brabham had accused Officer Keith Henderson of assault and battery for coming into her house without cause, threatening her with physical force and rough handling during the arrest.
Brabham, who said she was drinking but not driving the day of her arrest, represented herself in three of four separate legal cases stemming from the DUI charge.
Brabham brought her first complaint to federal court in 2003, saying the Adamsville city judge had ignored her request for a court appointed attorney.
www.patrickcrusade.org /BEVERLY_BRABHAM_WINS.html   (416 words)

 BMWTeaM - Formula 1 Motorsporları   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The MRD Brabhams were quickly successful in several categories of racing, particularly Formula Two where for several years they dominated, affording the opportunity for many drivers to advance their careers.
The Brabham team was sold to Bernie Ecclestone and Jack returned home to Australia, where he busied himself running a farm, a car dealership and an aviation company, and helped his sons with their racing careers.
Brabham retired from the Italian Grand Prix with an oil leak, but it could not stop him becoming champion for the third time and the first man to do so in a car bearing his name.
www.bmwteam.net /extremem3e46/efsanepilotlar/jackbrabham.asp   (1409 words)

Brabham took the Drivers' world championship for Cooper in 1959 and 1960, but Jack had aspirations to run his own F1 team.
In 1964 the Brabham team enjoyed their first grand prix victory with the BT7 car driven by the American Dan Gurney.
The Brabham team however returned to the F1 grid in 1989 after being sold to a Swiss financier who was later jailed for fraud.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/john_hopkinson/brabham.htm   (975 words)

 Jack Brabham - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham, OBE (born April 2, 1926) is an Australian racing driver who was Formula One champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966.
Brabham took the Championship-winning Cooper to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a test following the 1960 season, then entered the famous 500-mile race in a modified version of the Formula One car in 1961.
The Indianapolis establishment gradually realized the writing was on the wall as Brabham and his team principal John Cooper had shown that the days of front-engined roadsters were numbered.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Jack_Brabham   (481 words)

 Jack Brabham Information
Brabham was a second generation Australian, born the son of a grocer in the Sydney suburb of Hurstville.
In 1966 a new 3000 cc formula was created, Brabham in a Brabham-Repco won the championship again and became the first driver to win the Formula One World Championship in a car that carried his own name.
In 1998, Sir Jack Brabham returned to the old Nürburgring to race a VW New Beetle 1.8T in the 6 Hours VLN with Ross Palmer and Melinda Price, scoring the fastest lap among the 3 pilots with over 134 km/h in average.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Jack_Brabham   (546 words)

 Motorsports Hall of Fame
Four of Brabham's IMSA victories came in Miami during a six-year era of excellence in the Don Devendorf-developed Nissan Turbos.
Brabham shared the winner's laurels in three of the three-hour dramas in Miami's Monte Carlo-like setting: With Elliott Forbes-Robinson in 1987, with Chip Robinson in 1989, and with Chip Robinson and Bob Earl in 1990.
Geoff Brabham's co-drivers in the Le Mans-winning Peugeot 905 were a pair of Frenchmen, Christophe Bouchut and Eric Helary.
www.mshf.com /hof/brabham_geoff.htm   (540 words)

 Jack Brabham
John Arthur Brabham was born in April, 1926 at Hurtsville near Sidney, a second generation Australian, his grandfather came from the East End of London.
Brabham prepared a car for the American but Johnny’s wife persuaded him to quit racing so it was left to Jack to try his luck.
Brabham was very bitter about the incident but continued to race and took the car to New Zealand where he was introduced to various personalities from the Northern Hemisphere including
www.500race.org /Men/Brabham.htm   (735 words)

 The Official Formula 1 Website   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The MRD Brabhams were quickly successful in several categories of racing, particularly Formula Two where for several years they dominated, affording the opportunity for many drivers to advance their careers.
Jack Brabham, whose final victory came in the 1970 South African Grand Prix when he was 44, chose that season to retire as a driver.
The Brabham team was sold to Bernie Ecclestone and Jack returned home to Australia, where he busied himself running a farm, a car dealership and an aviation company, and helped his sons with their racing careers.
www.formula1.com /archive/halloffame/driver/133.html   (1032 words)

 Brabham BT35 Brabham Collection
Brabham did so, but not before Schonberg was talked out of competitive racing by his wife.
Brabham's rise during the mid 60s was meteoric and when the new 3 litre Formula 1 came into existence in 1966, Jack, in his own car powered by an Australian Repco Company engine, won the World Drivers Championship.
This was the last Brabham to be built with a tubular chassis and proved immensely popular with independent drivers, especially outside of the UK.
www.mathewscollection.com /brabham/brabham_BT35.htm   (558 words)

 Sir Jack Brabham - RAAF Veteran & Formula 1 Legend
John Arthur Brabham, the son of a green grocer, was born in the Sydney suburb of Hurstville on April 2, 1926.
The young Brabham left school at the age of 15 to work in a garage.
Brabham was then discharged from the RAAF on April 2, 1946 - his 20th birthday - with the rank of Leading Aircraftman (LAC).
www.pacificwrecks.com /people/veterans/brabham.html   (197 words)

 Brabham BT3 information, specifications, history, and images. High Resolution, Wallpapers, Destop Images.
Brabham went to the United Kingdom in 1955 and later signed to driver for the Cooper Car Company works team in 1958.
Brabham was the first to score a victory in 1963 winning at the Solitude Grand Prix.
It was Brabham's first fully composite monocoque, as Murray had been reluctant to design a car until he understood what would happen in a crash.
www.conceptcarz.com /vehicle/default.aspx?car_id=3080   (2413 words)

 F1 : Brabham Info Page
Brabham has the distinction of being the first driver/constructor to win a GP (the 1963 non-championship Solitude GP at Stuttgart).
When Brabham retired from driving at the end of 1970, the team was run mainly by Tauranac with little success on the track and was purchased by Bernie Ecclestone's Motor Racing Developments in 1972.
The remainder of the team and the Brabham name was sold to Swiss financier Joachim Luithi and reappeared for the 1989 season.
www.mcz.com /f1/team/brabham.htm   (337 words)

 CD Baby: TED BRABHAM: In The Key of Love
In fact, Brabham was known as the Democratic Party's "hatchet man," a man feared by even the most powerful politicos in South Florida during his five years as chairman.
Brabham admits he was guilty of political "dirty tricks" and willing to do almost anything for the cause of his president and his party.
Brabham also does a great job with “If,” “Lost Without Your Love,” and “The Rainbow Connection.” That last title was a surprise, but it works well in the collection and is indeed a love song.
cdbaby.com /cd/brabham3   (1181 words)

 Sir Jack Brabham - Scouters on Stamps
Sir Jack Brabham was without doubt Australia's greatest international racing car driver, winning three World Drivers' Championships in 1959, 1960 and 1966.
Brabham's winning car at the 1966 World Formula One Driver's Championship was a Repco-Brabham.
One stamp shows Brabham racing the Repco-Brabham in the Tasman Series at Sandown, Victoria, in 1966, the year he won the world title in the same car.
www.sossi.org /scouters/brabham.htm   (235 words)

Brabham Racing Developments was formed in 1962 to deal with the customers whilst the Brabham Racing Organisation would look after the works cars.
This was possibly largely because Brabham preferred the space frame as opposed to monocoque route and it wasn't until the BT 38 in 1972 that production cars employed monocoques.
The first F3 Brabham was the BT9, it was largely derived from the F Junior BT6 and it was very much a Tauranac design with its spaceframe chassis and outboard suspension.
www.f3history.co.uk /Manufacturers/Brabham/brabham.htm   (2649 words)

 Redline Grand Prix - Brabham Repco
The Brabham Repco F1 was one of four open-wheel Indy cars released in 1969 as part of the new Grand Prix Series.
Brabham Repcos with clear windscreens and white interiors are prototype cars and are quite valuable.
The Brabham Repco was re-issued in 1974 as the RASH 1.
www.redlinegrandprix.com /Redline_GP_Brabham.html   (386 words)

 Grand Prix Cars - Brabham-BT 19 (Repco)
The beginning of the new 3-liter Formula was thought to favor Ferrari and their V12 engine but Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac had other ideas.
Providing modified engines for the Brabham Tasman cars they were looking for a replacement for the Climax engines that they were currently using.
Brabham hearing of these developments contracted Repco to provide him with some 3-liter Formula 1 engines.
www.ddavid.com /formula1/brabham-bt19-repco.htm   (244 words)

 Brabham BT49 Information
The Brabham BT49 was a ground effect Formula 1 car designed by Gordon Murray as a comeback from the uncompetitiveness of the Alfa Romeo powered cars.
After the FIA banned the sliding skirts fitted to the cars for 1981, Brabham were the first team to find a way around the rules.
Brabham used the BT49 occasionally during 1982, and Riccardo Patrese took the car's final win at the Monaco Grand Prix that year before the BT49 was replaced by the BT50 which used the BMW engine.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Brabham_BT49   (384 words)

 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Brabham BT11A - Automobile Magazine
Brabham's 1964 grand prix contender was the BT11, fitted with the Coventry Climax 1.5-liter FWMV V-8 engine.
The Brabham was the fastest of our four cars around Donington, outperforming the Porsche in acceleration, under braking, and through the fast corners.
Brabhams are said to be user-friendly, which seems to be a synonym for "tail-happy." Another corollary of the engine's location is a lowered polar moment of inertia, which means that it rotates more willingly than the two front-engined cars, but it also gets back into line faster if you respond quickly.
www.automobilemag.com /reviews/coupes/0412_2004_porsche_911_gt3/brabham_bt11a.html   (660 words)

 AbeBooks: Suchergebnisse - Alan Henry und Brabham The Grand Prix Cars
When Jack Brabham left Cooper at the end of the 1961 season he had it in mind to start his own Grand Prix team.
This book charts the Brabham Grand Prix car history from those early days.It recounts how the team produced a succession of technically ambitious Formula 1 contenders, driven throughout the 1970s by a galaxy of stars such as Carlos Reutermann, Carlos Pace, Niki Lauda, John Watson.
This book charts the Brabham Grand Prix Car history from the early pioneering days of the Brabham/Tauranac partnership through to the cars which propelled Piquet to his World Championship title in 1983.
www.abebooks.de /search/sortby/3/an/Alan+Henry+/tn/+Brabham+The+Grand+Prix+Cars   (796 words)

 Jack Brabham - International Motorsports Hall of Fame Member
Jack Brabham's accomplishments are so many and so varied it is hard to determine just what has placed him among the elite corps of the world's greatest racing drivers.
Although Brabham didn't take to driving at first, he soon mastered the art and won the New South Wales championship, the South Australia championship and the Australian championship in 1948-49.
From there, Brabham became involved in hill climbing and dirt-track racing until, by 1957, he was firmly entrenched as a member of John Cooper's factory team in England, driving in Sports and Formula Two cars.
www.motorsportshalloffame.com /halloffame/1990/Jack_Brabham_main.htm   (368 words)

 Grand Prix Hall of Fame - Jack Brabham - Biography
Jack Brabham was a second generation Aussie who's grandfather came from the Cockney area of East London.
At 15 Brabham left school and got a job in a local garage while spending his evenings studying engineering at Kogarah Tech.
Brabham prepared a new car for the American but after his wife induced him to quit racing it was left to Brabham to try his hand.
www.ddavid.com /formula1/brab_bio.htm   (717 words)

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