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2014-05-20

Jack Brabham, another legend lost.

So why am I posting a photo of Jim Clark? Well as a young lad of nearly 10 y/o my Dad took my brother and I along to Pukekohe in NZ to see the NZGP, part of the then Tasman series. Brabham was a true legend for my Dad but I have to confess I was enraptured by Jim Clark's great drive for 2nd place behind yet another great in Jackie Stewart in this damaged car, something that has ingrained a life long admiration for him.
Brabham did only last 5 laps before a mishap so maybe I can be excused for cheering Jim Clark instead of him, but at least I can boast of having seen him race.

I wonder if Jack Brabham was related to his namesake the Cricket great Don Bradman? their names are alike enough for me.

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