Motor racing enthusiasts have the opportunity to join two generations of the renowned Brabham family at a motorsport-themed charity dinner in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation.
David Brabham, son of three-time Formula One world champion Sir Jack Brabham, and his son Sam will be joining guests at Opus at Cornwall Street on Friday 21st November for an exclusive ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ three-course meal, while they share the inside story on being part of the most iconic family name in motor racing.
Hosting a Q&A session with guests, David, who is best known for his Formula 1 career as well as winning the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hour race, will steer diners through his illustrious story while his son Sam talks about following in both his father’s and grandfather's footsteps to carve out his own successful racing career.
Organised by Forresters, Jason Wouhra of East End Foods and Clive Reeves PR, the event has a special motor racing-themed menu created by Opus’ chef director David Colcombe in collaboration with the Brabhams. Tickets are priced at £100 per person including champagne reception and wine, and are available individually or for tables of 10.
Matt Shaw, partner at Forresters, said: “Brabham is one of the most famous names in Formula One and endurance racing and there isn’t much that the family hasn’t seen or done in motorsport. As well as a unique opportunity to chat candidly with David and Sam, we’re extremely lucky to have an original Brabham car, raced by Sir Jack himself, on display at the restaurant.
“The evening will provide a fascinating insight into a sport that many of us know very little about. We have some ‘money can’t buy’ auction and raffle prizes, including invitation-only access to watch the British Grand Prix from the British Racing Drivers’ Club at Silverstone as well as prizes from the likes of Aston Martin and Birmingham Royal Ballet, all of which will help raise some serious money for our two very worthwhile causes.