News > Barrie Maskell

29/05/2014

We regret to announce that Barrie died on Saturday May 24th after a long illness; The Funeral Service will take place on June 5th at 2.15. at Earlam Cemetry, Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3RG.

Barrie had a long and varied career, starting on Karts in the early sixties before moving on to Minis. He had his first single seater race in 1965, and purchased a Brabham BT15 from near neighbour Tony Dean for the 1966 season; Barrie gained much valuable experience with this car, replacing it with a Brabham BT21 for 1968. Reliability issues ruined the 1968 season for Barrie, but a chance conversation with Rodney Bloor of Sports Motors led to Barrie purchasing the ex Tim Schenken Chevron B9 for 1969. 

Chevrons seemed to suit Barrie, and he came to prominence in the B9, before moving on to the NERO Chevron B15. He continued to race in the 1600cc F3 with Dastle, before moving on to FF2000 with Sparton.

By the end of the Seventies, Barrie had retired from racing. 

In 1993 a fall from a tree caused Barrie severe injuries which rendered him paraplegic, but his determination saw him return to the track in a specially adapted Porsche.   

With the revival of interest in One Litre Formula Three, Barrie again met up with fellow competitors from the screamer era, and was re-united with his old Chevron B9 after its restoration by Steve Wilkinson

1000cc F3 Historic Racing Association sends our sympathy to his family and his many friends.

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