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#1 GTO

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 21:05

I'm currently working on writing articles about Ian Walker's Brabham BT5 and John Woolfe's Chevron B12.

So, I'm looking for photos for my website, I can use freely.

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#2 Alan Cox

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 21:39

Sorry GTO, don't have any period shots, but here's one of the BT5 taken this year.

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#3 klemcoll

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 02:55

I owned and raced the ex-Ian Walker Brabham BT5 in 1964-65 in the USA. Bought it from Ian, as I had the ex-Ian Walker/Paul Hawkins Lotus 23 at the end of 1962. (Interestingly, the ex-Walker/Hawkins 23 which I sold in 1963 has been in the same ownership ever since.) When I got the BT5 I found that it was somewhat diabolical and wanted to be driven sideways – perhaps Frank Gardner had been taking lessons from Jack Brabham! Anyway, I remember a telephone call to Ron Taurenac where I asked for the softest set of FJr. rear springs he had. That made the car just about magic. Later on this BT5 went down the path of old racing cars at the end of 1965 and a few years ago ended up with a gent in California who located me for some info to do a proper restoration. He has since sold that BT5 and I believe it is the one that appeared at the most recent Goodwood Revival. I do have a couple of period photos.