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#1 Gary Davies

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:22

I wonder if anyone can assist. I am hoping to secure a particular Jack Brabham photograph with which I suspect many TNFers will be familiar. It shows him, exhausted, pushing his Cooper towards the finishing line in the 1959 US Grand Prix at Sebring. Brooks' 3rd placed Ferrari can be seen in the background. You can easily find the pic to which I am referring by Google image searching 'Jack Brabham Sebring'.

I'm looking to secure a legit copy for use in a local car club booklet. I have searched the LAT, Sutton and Cahier archives as well as the gallery at www.jackbrabham.com and although there are some nice pictures of that race, the picture I'm after is not there. (No doubt due to Murphy's Law!)

I should be most grateful if anyone can point me in the direction of whomever holds the rights to this picture. Thanks in advance, Gary.

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#2 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:57

It appears that Team Patron Highcroft Racing holds the right to this picture. Here is the link to their website, which has a contact link:

http://www.highcroftracing.com/

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#3 JB Miltonian

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:58

The picture as you describe it is on page 156 of Automobile Year #7, with a photo credit given to H. Manney.

#4 Graham Gauld

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:06

The picture as you describe it is on page 156 of Automobile Year #7, with a photo credit given to H. Manney.


As far as I am aware all of Henrys photos are still owned by his sons and daughter

#5 Gary Davies

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:18

Thanks everyone. I've since stumbled upon it close to home at The Atlas History album at http://atlasf1.autos...view/jones.html

Whilst there is an oblique Brabham connection at Team Patron Highcroft Racing, one wonders if they truly do hold the rights to the picture. Or maybe I'm a doubting Thomas!

I'm now chasing up the author of the above Atlas article to see what light he can shed on the matter.

#6 longhorn

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:49

There is also one in The Jack Brabham Story P95. No specific photo credits other than Jack's personal collection that I can see.

#7 RA Historian

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 13:40

As far as I am aware all of Henrys photos are still owned by his sons and daughter

I would imagine they can be contacted through Road & Track

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#8 Isetta

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 14:17

Not what you are asking for I know but if it's any help, in Jack Brabhams Motor Racing Book page 54, there's a photo of him pushing his Cooper to the line at Monaco with what looks like John Cooper and maybe Colin Chapman following behind.

Edited by Isetta, 25 August 2009 - 14:20.


#9 Gary Davies

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 14:59

Not what you are asking for I know but if it's any help, in Jack Brabhams Motor Racing Book page 54, there's a photo of him pushing his Cooper to the line at Monaco with what looks like John Cooper and maybe Colin Chapman following behind.


Thank you. I know the picture - it is of the 1957 race and it's not what I'm after. It, or something very similar to it, appears in Nye's book Cooper Cars. You're correct in spotting the presence of Chapman. Alf Francis is in the picture, too, and Charles Cooper was a member of the small posse escorting Jack in his labour. He'd pushed the car all the way from the entrance to the tunnel.

In the caption to the picture, Nye explains that Chapman was present to see how a lightweight car could perform with an enlarged Climax engine. Interestingly, when the first Lotus appeared in a Grand Prix, a year later, its engine preceded the driver!

Edited by Gary Davies, 25 August 2009 - 15:01.


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 16:09

Is there not cine film of the incident you ask about? I am sure it was shown on the "speednight"(?) programs shown a few years ago on Ch4/5(?). Thus Mr Nye will tell you exactly.