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brabhambt30.JPG (13207 bytes)Brabham BT30
Manufactured: 1969
Engine: 1598cc Cosworth FVC
Configuration: mid-engine
Driver: Ian Grey
Class: Formula 2/Historic Racing Cars
Date taken: May 2005 at Chicane, Croft Circuit
The BT30 series 1 had a spaceframe chassis with aluminium fuel tanks., and no rear wing. Bag tanks and a rear wing were added later in the 1969 on the series 2 cars. Both series ran Cosworth FVA engines and Hewland FT200 transaxles
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brabhambt35_barak.jpg (9958 bytes)Brabham BT35
Engine: 1930cc Smith FVC
Configuration: mid-engine
Driver: Phil Barak
Class: Formula 2 and Libre
Date taken: 1974 at Chicane, Croft
Phil started racing in 1956 with a Cooper Formula 3 car, continuing until 1960. Then he raced Lotus 11s and 17s for two year in GT championships. For the 1962 season he modified a Cooper Monaco by fitting a 3000cc Ferrari engine, gaining lap records at Charter Hall and Rufforth. Phil took a break from racing until 1970 when he competed in Formula Ford driving a Hawke DL2A and Peterís Stores Special. For the 1974 season he acquired the Brabham BT35 above and raced this in Monoposto and Libre events. In 1977/8 he drove a 3900cc Jaguar engined Escort before taking two years off. He returned with a 5000cc Escort, which, despite a late start to the season, took a class win in the BRSCC Northern Special Saloons Championship. He is now an official of Silverstone Circuit and still races(2003). His 2003 car is a very rapid, 2000cc Lotus Elan, which he used to contest the Europa Engineering Sports Saloon Championship.
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