This website uses cookies for analytics and personalised content. View our Privacy Policy for more information on cookies.
Skip to main content

1965 Brabham BT21C

Racing Past Presented by Shannons Insurance.

This Brabham, chassis #BT-21C-14, was sold into the USA and raced in the Formula B Series (which was virtually equivalent to European Formula 2, but engines limited to Ford Twin-Cams.

This is a typical “customer” car from Brabham (Motor Racing Developments) where Ron Tauranac produced over 600 cars for various formula, in this case using the same chassis that Jack used to win two Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles in 1966 and 1967.

Car # 35
Engine: 1600cc Ford Twincam
Driver: Wayne Wilson

The car was brought to Australia in early 2000s and restored by Ed Holly of Sydney, and successfully raced in Historic Racing in NSW until acquired by Wayne Wilson, who sent the car to England to campaign in Historic Formula 2 (HF2) and Monoposto events by invitation.

Wayne raced the BT-21 at Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Oulton Park, Snetterton, Shelsley Walsh Speed Hillclimb in UK and at Monza, Zandvoort, Spa-Francorchamps, Nurburgring, Le Mans (Bugatti), Zandvoort, Assen, Zolder, Dijon, Magny Cours, Charade, the Pau Historic GP and was the feature (among 3 Brabhams from Australia) of the re-opening of the historic circuit at Reims-Gueux on 18 September, 2016 to commemorate 50 years since Jack Brabham won his first GP in his BT-19 Repco-Brabham on his way to his third World Drivers’ Championship.