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Brabham father-son duo to share BT19 in Adelaide

THE legacy of Sir Jack Brabham will be celebrated at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival as his son David and grandson Sam drive his famous BT19 in a special Repco demonstration.

The BT19 powered Sir Jack to the 1966 Formula 1 world championship; never before have two generations of Brabham shared the car at an event.

“The significance of the Repco and Brabham partnership is a really important piece in the history of motorsport,” said Sam.

“Repco built the engines for the Brabham cars for a number of years, ultimately winning the Formula 1 world championship with Jack in his own car in 1966. It’s a feat that has never been done since, and in all likelihood, will never happen again.

“It’s going to be fantastic to not only have the BT19 on track, but to have my father coming to drive it with me at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival is going to be really special.

“It’s fantastic to have the Adelaide Motorsport Festival back; we’ve missed it the last couple of years and now it’s back bigger than ever, to have such an amazing array of beautiful cars with such incredible history not just for Australia but all around the world is fantastic.”

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While Sam has become a regular in Australian GT circles, David’s resume includes victories in the Bathurst 1000 (1997) and 24 Hours of Le Mans (2009), plus two full F1 seasons.

Repco will also deliver activations at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, running this weekend, including a pitstop challenge.

“The crew at Repco are really looking forward to reuniting the BT19 with David and Sam,” said Repco Australia head of sponsorship Mitch Wiley.

“We would like to thank the team at Adelaide Motorsport Festival for helping to bring this to life.

“The list of incredible cars that will be on show and track this weekend is truly remarkable, so it is fitting that arguably one of the most important cars in the sports history join that list.

“We can’t wait to see David and Sam get behind the wheel. We are also excited to be bringing the Repco Pitstop Challenge and some other very cool show cars to the event.”

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