Sir Jack Brabham

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Today is just a simple post to note the passing of one of world motorsport’s true gentlemen. Sir Jack Brabham died on Monday 19 May 2014, at the age of 88.

I had the pleasure of meeting Sir Jack very briefly in 2005. He was a gracious champion.

Sir Jack won the Formula 1 World Championships in 1959, 1960 and 1966. He also won the Constructor’s championships in 1966 and 1967 and is still the only driver to ever win a world championship in a car of his own construction. He has been instrumental in shaping modern day formula one racing.

There were many awards along the way for Sir Jack –

  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE; 1967)
  • Australian of the Year (1966)
  • Knight Bachelor (1979)
  • Inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (1985)
  • Australian Sports Medal (2000)
  • Centenary Medal (2001)
  • Elevated to Legend Status, Sport Australia Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO; 2008)
  • Inducted into Australian Speedway Hall of Fame (2011)
  • Named a National Living Treasure (2012)

RIP Sir Jack

About Ken

Photography is about vision; I love making photographs that tell a location’s story – the place, the people and the culture. I'm a photographer with a relaxed approach. I'm an experienced traveller and love teaching others about photography. Images can be made anywhere - right in your back yard or in exotic overseas locations. I can teach you not only to look at your surroundings, but also to really "see" what's there. Photography is more than just pressing a button. It's also about vision. Let me show you how to explore your world.
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