Meet Jim Redman MBE
On Saturday, 3rd October 2015, Jim Redman MBE, six times World Champion as well as six times Isle of Man TT winner, will be the guest speaker at an evening held inside Lecture Theatre of the NMMT Collections Centre at Beaulieu.
Named the ‘World’s Greatest Motorcycle Racer’ by many, Jim Redman commenced his racing career as a Honda factory rider in 1960. One of GP’s most extraordinary racers as well as a true legend of motorcycle racing, Jim was awarded his MBE in 1964, the year in which he became the first rider in history to win three Grand Prix in just one day – a feat to This specific day, matched only by Jim’s closest friend, Mike Hailwood. He was the first to ride the Honda Six as well as his success with the bike made the combination of the two unanimous as an unstoppable force in motorcycle racing. He still holds the globe record for the most World Championships for Honda.
Following the crash at the 1966 Belgian Grand Prix that will ended his career, Jim went on to enjoy huge success in additional business ventures until, in 1995, he won the Daytona Speedway race at the age of 63, Just as before taking up a career in racing as a classic racer as well as demonstration rider.
Jim’s talk will begin at 7.30pm; before, the Museum will open by 6.00pm for a private viewing at no extra charge. Tickets at £10 (with all profits going to the National Motor Museum Trust) are available by Theresa Browning on 01590 614792,
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles