Sam Brabham to Drive His Grandfather’s 1966 World Championship-Winning BT19 At 2021 Sydney Classic

We are pleased to announce that the BT19 designed by Ron Tauranac AO and driven to victory in the 1966 Formula 1 World Championship by Sir Jack Brabham will be piloted at the Sydney Classic, June 12 – 13, by Sam Brabham.

The extremely significant Brabham Formula 1 car has been kindly committed to the event by Repco and will be on display all weekend at the Sydney Classic. Each day of the event fans will enjoy it being fired up for a series of parade laps of Sydney Motorsport Park, with Sam Brabham, son of David Brabham and grandson of Sir Jack, taking the wheel.

In addition to driving the BT19, Sam has been offered a drive in Group M & O racing events by a very generous member. He’ll be piloting a Brabham BT6 Formula Junior, which should keep the pointy end of Formula Junior on their toes.

To honour Ron Tauranac AO and showcase examples of his art, we have organised one of the largest gatherings of Formula 1 and Tasman Brabhams in history for the Sydney Classic.

Joining the BT19 is the one and only BT17 sportscar, which has been recently restored and will be brought to the event by Nigel Tait. The car features a four-litre RB V8 engine and was developed for Jack to take on Ford and Ferrari’s world-beating sportscar racers. During 1966 it raced at Oulton Park and Brands Hatch in the UK.

The RALT RT-4 in which Nelson Piquet finished second in the 1981 Australian Grand Prix will also be joining us, amongst many others (stay tuned).

With entries open for just two weeks, the field has already grown beyond 200 cars. Thank you to all of the invited categories for your awesome support!

Spectator passes are available online through Eventbrite by clicking this link. Remember that HSRCA members receive two free spectator entries to all of our events.

Please spread the word among your friends as they are unlikely to see a gathering of Brabham and RALT cars like this again. Remind them of the night racing to occur on Saturday evening under lights – the Group A & C and 5 Litre Touring Cars, and Group Q & R will be spectacular.

Finally, we are still seeking volunteers to participate in the running of the event. Any member or friend who can volunteer for a day or night assisting the Marshalls would be most appreciated. No experience is required, you will be instructed and supervised by a qualified official, and you will be close to the action! Please contact event secretary Mark Stockwell.

Stay tuned to for more about the Sydney Classic, coming up at Sydney Motorsport Park over June 12 & 13.

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    • Hi Evan,

      General admission tickets are $25 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday. A concession pass is available for $20 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday. If you can only make the night racing on Saturday, we have a $10 pass for entry after 4:30pm.



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