An evening with Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams


On Saturday 28th January, Barrie “Whizzo” Williams will be guest speaker at an evening hosted by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. Not to be missed, Barrie will be entertaining his audience recounting tales from his incredible 50 year career in historic and classic motor sport.Barrie’s racing career started in 1957 and, to date, he has driven in over 1,500 races and rallies. He was the first person ever to win an international rally in a Cooper S in 1964, and achieved a win in his first Formula 3 race at Silverstone three years later. During his two year stint with F3 he was racing against such names as Derek Bell, Ronnie Peterson and Frank Williams. In 2007, driving a BRN, he won his last single-seater race at Goodwood.He is still enjoying the sport as much as ever, but would love to fulfil his ambition to drive a competition modern F1 car.With such an impressive track record, Barrie is sure to have some fascinating stories to tell. The evening, starting at 8.00pm, will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum Collections Centre. A pay bar is available for the purchase of beers, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Before, the Museum will open from 6.00pm for a private view.Tickets are £10 (with all profits going to the National Motor Museum Trust) and are available by contacting Theresa Browning on 01590 614792, email:

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