Vale Brian Reed

Friday 16th December, 2016 - 4:48pm


Brian Reed

Brian Reed, one of the earliest CAMS licence-holders, has died.

A man of many talents, Reed was a competitor, club member, writer, broadcaster, promoter and former CAMS staff member.

He was particularly admired throughout the wider historic racing community.

In 1963, Reed was granted CAMS Licence #18 to reflect his racing number.

His first racing experience was early the following year at Calder when he drove an Elfin Clubman against Bib Stillwell’s Cooper Monaco and Norm Crawfoot in a Cooper Jaguar.

CAMS chief executive Eugene Arocca paid tribute to Reed who was granted with a Certificate of Appreciation award by the national motorsport body earlier this year.

“‘Brique’ (nickname) was a true gentleman, and we at CAMS were incredibly lucky to have had him contribute greatly to our sport,” Arocca said.

“He was a very good motor sport person, and always took the time to lend his experience for CAMS and for our sport. His legacy in historic motor racing will certainly be forever recognised. extends its condolences to his wife Cheryl, family and friends.