Historic Bathurst 1000 pic. Bathurst Legends. L to R: Driver, Larry Perkins, motor racing journalist Mike Kable and the Great Sir Jack Brabham. Supplied
Historic Bathurst 1000 pic. Bathurst Legends. L to R: Driver, Larry Perkins, motor racing journalist Mike Kable and the Great Sir Jack Brabham. Supplied

Racing legend to make the big screen

NEXT month, car racing fans and movie lovers have the chance to see Brabham at a charity screening before the film is released in cinemas.

The movie is about the life and career of racing legend Sir Jack (John) Brabham AO OBE (1926-2014) and had its premiere screening at the Brisbane International Film Festival on October 6.

However, it's not coming out in cinemas until 2020.

The Roadrunners Car Club through FanForce has organised a charity screening to benefit Katie Rose Cottage Hospice.

On the night, Australian motorsport legend Kevin Bartlett has agreed to participate in a Q&A session after the movie and to meet movie patrons.

Bartlett began racing in 1960 aged 20 and retired in 1990.

His own biography Big Rev Kev was published in 1983 and the introduction to the book was written by none other than Sir Jack Brabham.

The film Brabham, directed by Akos Armont and co-written by Armont and Tony Davis, digs deep into the making of a racing legend.

Taking on the giants of Ferrari, Lotus and Maserati, Brabham secured his legacy by becoming the only driver to win a Formula One championship in a vehicle of his own creation.

The movie looks at the effect his single-minded determination had on his life and his relationship with his youngest son David, who continues the Brabham dynasty with his own venture into the cutthroat world of championship racing.

Brabham features narration by acclaimed Aimee Horne and archival footage of Brabham's racing career.

It includes exclusive interviews with Sir Jackie Stewart and John Surtees, Grand Prix winner Sir Stirling Moss and former F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone, giving audiences unparalleled access and insight into Australia's first Formula One World Champion.

The special charity screening is on at Noosa BCC on Monday, December 9, at 7.30pm, on the proviso 69 tickets have been sold before Friday, November 29, at 10am.

The cinema has capacity for 107 patrons so once sold out, "that's all folks".

Tickets are $24 plus $2 booking fee.

Katie Rose Cottage Hospice will receive $5 from every ticket sold. The balance of the ticket price goes to the cinema and filmmaker.

Book your tickets online at fan-force.com/screenings/brabham-bcc-cinemas-noosa.


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