At Goodwood’s Sunday Mirror Trophy Formula Two race in 1966, eventual victor Jack Brabham (Brabham BT18-Honda) is seen leading Jackie Stewart’s Matra, which retired with throttle problems. Jack went on to win both the F1 and F2 championships that year with Judd’s engines.
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As a wayward young schoolboy, John Judd found it difficult to find employment in the engineering businesses around his home city of Coventry. Despite having good qualifications and being at the epicenter of the UK car industry, he was rejected first by Jaguar and then initially by Coventry Climax. Fortunately, Judd’s father was able to “pull a few strings” and after a second interview the young Judd was offered an apprenticeship. Working for Climax opened up an amazing door of…
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