American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will support the Road Racing Drivers Club "Evening with Brian Redman presented by Firestone by hosting the cocktail reception for the fourth consecutive year at the Road Racing Drivers Club's fifth annual West Coast banquet, held prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
"American Honda is profoundly pleased to support the Road Racing Drivers Club in its salute to Brian Redman,” said John Mendel, Executive Vice President of Automobile Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Brian's multi-faceted career encompassed almost every major racing category, and his numerous championships are a testament to his rare combination of skill and versatility. His continued involvement in motorsports speaks volumes of his love for the sport we all cherish.”
Born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, in 1937, Redman was a member of World Championship for Makes winning teams in 1968, ‘69, ‘70 and ‘72, a three-time U.S. F5000 champion (1974-'76) – including a victory a victory in the first headliner race in Long Beach for F5000 cars in '75 – and the 1981 IMSA Camel GT and 1971 South African Springbok champion. He is a past president of the RRDC and remains active in historic racing and as a motorsports consultant.
"The members of the RRDC are honored to have American Honda return for the fourth straight year to host the reception at the RRDC's West Coast banquet," said RRDC president Bobby Rahal. "Honda's presence and record in North American racing competition is remarkable, and we're proud to have them join us in celebrating Brian Redman's contributions to the sport."
The dinner's proceeds will help support the RRDC's young driver initiatives, including its groundbreaking www.SAFEisFAST.com <http://www.SAFEisFAST.com> program and the Team USA Scholarship, which the RRDC has backed since 1997. Previous banquets have honored Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Roger Penske and Jim Hall, drawing fans and luminaries from all forms of motorsports.
The RRDC Evening with Brian Redman will be held on Thursday, April 18, at the Hilton Hotel, 701 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, Calif., with cocktails at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person, only if purchased in advance, and seats are filling up quickly so an early response is recommended. Please contact Jeremy Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.