MIDGETS - EVOLUTION
The Johnny Schonberg / Jack Brabham # 28
A photo of the just finished Johnny Schonberg V-Twin J.A.P. 880. It came from a car started by Brendan St. Julian, bits passed through Col Jame's hands on to Ron Ward who did the major work (Mech) and his brother (Panel), this car was also Jack Brabham's first venture into motor sport .
Johnny Schonberg in USA # 28 at what looks like Paramatta's Cumberland Oval.
Jack Brabham takes over the car, circa 1947-8 and runs it
as # 28.
Brabham #28 runs inside Frank Brewer # 99. Sydney Showground Speedway c 1949/50.
Brabham and # 28.
Windsor RSL Speedway NSW.
Jack Brabham and #28 at the Sydney Royale.
Murray Hoffmann, another owner
seen here in the car running as SA#4.
1956 - 57/ 1957 - 58
1965 - 80.
# 28 - Kilburn Speedway. S.A.
Brabham sells the car to Len Golding (S.A.) and he runs it as SA# 3.
1952 - 1956.
1959 - 1964
Golding runs the car at the Sydney Sports Ground Speedway as Australia #3.
Len Golding and SA # 3 at Windsor RSL Speedway NSW 1963.
A Norm Dean photo.
1983 - Sydney vintage enthusiast Don Halliday buys the old # 28 ( left ) and restores the car back to the Brabham # 28 era for future vintage demonstrations and displays.
2011 - # 28 hits the dirt with Andrew Halliday driving # 28 in vintage demonstrations.
Photo by Gary Reid.
(later Sir Jack)
has what might be his first drive of the Schonberg V-Twin
(Page info revised 22.5.12.)
#28 Owners/ drivers - as researched and written
by Andrew Halliday
Jack Brabham 1947 - 1952
Len Golding 1952 - 1956
Murray Hoffmann 1956 - 1957
Peter DeMack 1957 for one week.
Harry Neale ( Black Prince ) 1957 - 1957
( allegedly) so he didn't have to race against it in South Australian title.
DeMack and Neale never raced the car.
Murray Hoffmann 1957 - 1958
I dont know who Hoffmann sold car to, it ended up in a car yard rusting away.
Len Golding 1959 - 1964
Rex Sendy 1964 - 1965
Murray Hoffmann 1965 - 1980
John Blanden - 1980 - 1983
Don Halliday 1983 - to present.
2003 - Sir Jack Brabham behind the wheel again in
# 28 at the Australian Grand Prix meeting.
2012 - at a book signing for Sir Jack at Kogarah NSW. Ron Tauranac - Don Halliday Sir Jack Brabham
and # 28.
Photo - Andrew Halliday.
1964-65 - Rex Sendy of S.A. drives the car at Rowley Park as
Running in the same livery at Rowley Park S.A.
of Frank Midgley.