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Brabham Ralt Honda - The Ron Tauranac Story

Brabham Ralt Honda:
The Ron Tauranac Story
by Mike Lawrence

Ron Tauranac - British born, but brought up in Australia - always preferred to let his cars sing his praises where it really mattered - on the race tracks of the world. They have never been known as Tauranacs, but the names Brabham and Ralt will be very familiar to anyone who has followed motor racing since the sixties. And so, of course, is Honda, the company which supplied the engines for some of Tauranac's most successful Brabham and Ralt racing cars and with which he still retains close links as a design consultant, working behind the scenes on several of their motor racing activities.

The author Dr. Mike Lawrence taught English in schools until he reached forty when he became a freelance writer. He has since written more than forty books on cars and motor racing. For amusement, he undertook a PhD in Shakespeare at the University of Sussex because he was appalled at the low standard of literary scholarship compared with the best that motor racing writers can provide. Mike has also won prestigious awards for writing plays and poetry.

This previously sold out book has just been re-released in soft-cover form

Below: History in the Making - Sir Jack Brabham winning the French Grand Prix at Reims on the 3rd July 1966 in his Ron Tauranac designed and built Repco Brabham BT19. This Grand Prix victory was the first and only in history by a F1 driver in a car bearing his own name, and the first by an Australian-built engine. The race also set the record for the fastest GP win in history, average speed of 136.8mph.

Jack went onto win the F1 Drivers Championship that year, and Ron the Constructors Championship in 1966 and 1967.

The Limited Edition print 'History in the Making' is limited to 750, each being numbered and signed in pencil to the lower margin by Ron Tauranac, Sir Jack Brabham and the artist Randall Wilson.

Print size 80 x 50cm, image 70 x 38cm, printed on 300 gram premium stock

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