Brabham documentary makers looking for lost footage

Documentary makers working on a film about three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham have turned to the public in a bid to uncover 'never before seen' footage.

Brabham documentary makers looking for lost footage
Jack Brabham, Cooper T51-Climax, leads Bruce McLaren, Cooper T45-Climax
Race Winner Jack Brabham
Race Winner Jack Brabham
Jack Brabham, Brabham BT33
 Denny Hulme gives a lift to Jack Brabham
Jack Brabham, Brabham BT3
Graham Hill, Lotus 49-Ford, leads Jack Brabham, Brabham BT24-Repco, and Jackie Stewart, BRM P83
Jack Brabham, Brabham BT19

Brabham: The Untold Story of Formula One is currently being pieced together by by Australian production house Aurora Films, with principal photography expected to be completed this year.

The film, which is endorsed by the Brabham family, will then be screened for the first time during the Australian Grand Prix weekend next year.

With production ongoing, the filmmaking team – led by Akos Armont and Antony Waddington – are now calling on the public to share any long-lost Brabham footage they may have.

They have also asked anybody with personal anecdotes about Brabham to upload a short video to the movie's website.

"The producers are calling out to the international motorsport community (including industry and enthusiasts) and the general public to contribute original ‘never before seen’ content, including: film footage (and video), still images, memorabilia and documents pertaining to Sir Jack Brabham's life and racing career in Australia, Europe, the UK and beyond," read a call to action from the filmmakers.

"All contributions will be recognised and original content used in the making of the production will receive a credit in the film.

"The filmmakers invite anyone with personal stories of memories, encounters or anecdotes featuring Sir Jack Brabham or those close to him, to record a short 2 – 3 minute video with your story and share it with the film’s community of followers by uploading it to www.brabhammovie.com."

The call to action follows a similar ploy used to collate rare footage for the McLaren documentary, which was released last year.

shares
comments
F1 must make effort to solve overtaking problem, says Brawn

Previous article

F1 must make effort to solve overtaking problem, says Brawn

Next article

Gallery: Best radio messages from the Australian GP

Gallery: Best radio messages from the Australian GP
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Jack Brabham
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
Why Bottas feels the time has come to be “more selfish” Prime

Why Bottas feels the time has come to be “more selfish”

We’ve seen five distinct versions of Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes as he’s tried to fulfil his own ambitions while being a consummate team player – two difficult, competing missions which have been challenging to reconcile. Speaking exclusively to Stuart Codling, Bottas explains his highs and lows… and why he still believes he can be world champion.

Formula 1
May 15, 2021
How long can Verstappen and Hamilton keep it clean? Prime

How long can Verstappen and Hamilton keep it clean?

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have been evenly matched so far in the 2021 Formula 1 title race. Neither has been afraid to get aggressive against each other on track, teeing up an enthralling contest as the year unwinds. But how long will their battle remain clean? Jonathan Noble ponders that exact point

Formula 1
May 13, 2021
How Brabham’s one-hit wonder was boxed into a corner Prime

How Brabham’s one-hit wonder was boxed into a corner

The Brabham BT46B raced once, won once, then vanished – or did it? STUART CODLING reveals the story of the car which was never actually banned…

Formula 1
May 11, 2021
The changes Barcelona needs to provide a modern-day F1 spectacle Prime

The changes Barcelona needs to provide a modern-day F1 spectacle

Formula 1’s visits to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya over recent years have been met with familiar criticisms despite tweaks here and there to the track to improve racing. With the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix largely going the same way, proper solutions need to be followed to achieve F1’s wider targets

Formula 1
May 10, 2021
Spanish Grand Prix Driver Ratings Prime

Spanish Grand Prix Driver Ratings

Often described as Formula 1's laboratory, the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona gave the clearest demonstration yet of the pecking order in 2021. And it's the key discrepancies from that order which illuminate who is excelling, and who needs to hit the reset button.

Formula 1
May 10, 2021
How Red Bull's deja vu set Hamilton on the winning path in Spain Prime

How Red Bull's deja vu set Hamilton on the winning path in Spain

An aggressive first corner move from Max Verstappen appeared to have set the Red Bull driver on course for victory in the Spanish Grand Prix. But canny strategy from Mercedes - combined with the absence of Red Bull's number two from the lead group - allowed Lewis Hamilton to pull off a demoralising reversal

Formula 1
May 10, 2021
The Barcelona practice times that prove Red Bull has hidden pace Prime

The Barcelona practice times that prove Red Bull has hidden pace

Lewis Hamilton led the way in Friday practice for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix, but there was one major encouraging sign for Red Bull. However, making good on that gain will require Max Verstappen to avoid repeating a mistake that left him well down the FP2 order...

Formula 1
May 7, 2021
Why McLaren doesn’t doubt Ricciardo can escape his ‘dark’ place Prime

Why McLaren doesn’t doubt Ricciardo can escape his ‘dark’ place

Three points finishes from as many starts represents a decent opening innings on paper, but Daniel Ricciardo has endured a tough start to his McLaren career - only magnified his teammate's excellent form. Yet both he and the team have good reason to expect a turnaround soon.

Formula 1
May 6, 2021