1962 Brabham BT2
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By the end of 1961, with the Brabham-Tauranac partnership out in the open, Sir Jack left Cooper and both MRD (their design/build firm) and the Brabham Racing Organization (their Grand Prix team with Sir Jack racing the cars of his own name) were off and running. While development began on the BT3 Formula 1 car, MRD developed the BT2 customer Formula Junior cars, a refinement of the MRD-1 F-JR. Eleven BT2s were built and only 6 are known to remain today. This car, #FJ-8-62, was the 8th built and was Frank Gardner's to drive (one of two works cars) to 4th place in the 1962 British F-Jr Championship. At the end of the 1962 season, Gardner shipped the car home to Australia where it competed in Formula Jr, Tasman, Club and vintage events for many years.
It raced continuously in Australia, through 9 different owners, until brought to the US in 2001 by John Streets. It was purchased by its present owner in 2003 and underwent a full restoration. It made its race debut on American soil at the Wine Country Classic at Infineon Raceway in June 2005. It is a fantastic car to drive and a cornerstone in Brabham race car history.
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