by Monica Lindemann on 1 July, 2014
Sir Jack Brabham, bust on view at the National Portrait Gallery
Over the weekend I took the opportunity to visit the National Portrait Gallery to view the very impressive bronze sculpture of Sir Jack Brabham. Until I was informed by one of our Royal Daimler Project partners, I hadn’t been aware that it was on display. If you attend the Gallery, you’ll find Sir Jack very prominently positioned at the enterance to the main gallery.
Below is a transcription of the text panel that accompanies the Bronze, acknowledging Sir Jack’s incredible sporting achievements. Continue reading
by Catrina Vignando on 12 March, 2014
Joan Richmond with her racing trophies
This is for all those girls who are into fast cars!
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are presenting this story about the Australian racing car driver Joan Richmond who was at her peak on the international racing circuit in the 1930s.
Her racing career is the stuff of great adventure. You can read more about Joan on the NMA website , or you can see the exhibition about her racing career in the Australian Journeys Gallery at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
The above image is from the website dedicated to Joan’s racing career www.joanrichmond.com.
A book about her life is also available from this site.
You can also try speed queens for more information about Joan Richmond.