- sports-car racer brian redman has been reported missing in the bahamas in the aftermath of hurricane dorian.
- redman and his wife, marion, are alive but stranded according to information received by their son james, who posted the news on facebook on thursday afternoon.
- redman, 82, is a british sports-car legend who competed in the 12 hours of sebring, the targa florio, le mans, and the formula 1 and formula 5000 series. today, he is a frequent participant in historic racing events including the rolex monterey motorsports reunion.
the 82-year-old sports-car racing veteran brian redman was reported missing in the bahamas earlier this week as hurricane dorian attacked the region. on thursday, his son received word that redman and his wife, marion, were alive but stranded in an area of the islands called dickies cay/man o'war, where they had been staying in the home of a family friend. james redman, on facebook, is asking for help rescuing the couple:
among redman's victories are the 1970 targa florio, where he drove a porsche 908, and he competed in the rolex 24 at daytona, the 12 hours of sebring, the nürburgring 1000 km, and, in f5000, the first long beach grand prix, driving a lola t332. he was formula 5000 champion three times between 1974 and 1976. just last month, the monterey herald reported on redman's victory at the rolex monterey motorsports reunion, driving the no. 25 1975 bmw csl that won the 1975 12 hours of sebring. "i was a little nervous so i didn’t sleep that well," the 82-year-old racing veteran confided to the paper.
in a story by c/d's john phillips in 2004 from the rennsport reunion ii, redman commented: "i started racing at a time when this sport was incredibly deadly. i thought to myself, either this career will kill me or it'll make me rich. unfortunately, neither happened."
redman has been a reliable presence at historic-racing events around the world since retiring from racing. we are hoping for his safe return, and we will update this story as soon as new information comes in.