Thousands of fans turned out for the Historic Grand Prix at Circuit Park Zandvoort this weekend and were treated to a special appearance from David Brabham who demonstrated the 1967 Brabham BT24 complete with a recreation of Sir Jack Brabham‘s tongue-in-cheek walk on to the grid that he did in 1966.
Sir Jack Brabham took two victories at the Dutch Grand Prix during his career, the first in 1960 and then again in 1966 – two of his championship winning years. The weekend also marked David’s return to the circuit for the first time since his 1988 Opel Lotus outing.
The re-enactment of the grid walk, complete with false beard and walking stick, saw the start of a 100+ strong car demonstration which was paraded from the track and through the town.
David commented: “A big thanks to Circuit Park Zandvoort, the Historic Grand Prix organisers and of course the fans for such a great weekend. It was very special to drive the Brabham BT24 around the streets of Zandvoort, where 48 years ago my father and his Brabham team would have been based before they came out to the track and of course went on to win the race. A huge crowd turned out and got right behind the parade and it made for a fantastic atmosphere.
“We had a good bit of fun today re-enacting dad’s famous walk onto the 1966 Formula 1 grid, with a false beard and walking cane, which was really well received by everyone. It’s been so nice to see so many people in Europe who clearly remember dad and what he achieved.”