Brian performs many roles in the modern-day vintage racing scene, among them, of course, that of driver. Here he’s seen in the cockpit of a Gulf-liveried Porsche 908/03 during the 2004 Monterey Historics.
Photo: Jim Williams
For two consecutive years—1969 and 1970—Porsche won the World Manufacturers Championship. Brian Redman was an important part of the teams, and his teammate was always Jo Siffert. In 1969, they drove 908/1s and 908/2s for the factory. In 1970, John Wyer’s Gulf team ran the Porsche effort in 917Ks and 908/3s. In the United States, Brian drove 935s for Dick Barbour, winning at Sebring and Daytona. In addition, he drove Porsches for Roger Penske, Vern Schuppan, and Vasek Polak.
Brian Redman has to be categorized as a road-racing champion in anyone’s book. He won three straight—1974, 1975, and 1976—Formula 5000 titles with Mario Andretti finishing runner-up for two years and Al Unser the third year. Brian won the IMSA GTP Championship in 1981. In addition to the two Porsche World Championship crowns, he was on two other World Manufacturers Championship teams: John Wyer’s Gulf Ford (GT40) with Jacky Ickx in 1968 and the Ferrari factory team with Clay Regazzoni and Arturo Merzario in 1972.
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