Bobby Rahal, president of the Highway Racing Drivers Membership, just lately introduced that three-time F1 International Champion Sir Jackie Stewart would be the honoree on the RRDC’s legends dinner on April 18, 2024. The dinner can be held the Thursday prior to the Acura Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside in Lengthy Seaside, California.
Stewart will turn out to be the 14th legend to be identified by means of the RRDC and can sign up for such racing icons as Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti, David Hobbs, Roger Penske, et al, at the side of closing yr’s honoree, Jacky Ickx.
Proceeds from the dinner will get advantages Race for Dementia, the Crew USA Scholarship and The Mark Donohue Basis, which helps the RRDC’s SAFEisFAST initiative.
“We on the RRDC are overjoyed to announce that Sir Jackie Stewart would be the 14th honoree on the RRDC’s annual legends dinner in Lengthy Seaside. He’s no longer just a three-time Formulation One International Champion and a real racing persona, his career-long determination to protection has been helpful to the game,” mentioned Rahal. “We also are happy to lend strengthen to Race for Dementia, a purpose this is with regards to Sir Jackie’s middle.”
Born in 1939, Sir Jackie used to be concerned with automobiles from an early age. Leaving faculty at age 15, (his dyslexia undiagnosed till a lot later), he discovered his private voice in game, first as an Olympic-class shot, then in motor racing.
In taking pictures, Sir Jackie gained the Coupe De International locations two times (British and Mediterranean Championships). He additionally gained the Championships of Scotland, England, Eire and Wales, in addition to the British Grand Prix of Taking pictures. Sir Jackie retired from taking pictures elderly 23.
Sir Jackie’s motor racing profession took off the world over in 1965 when, at Monza, he scored the primary of his 27 Grand Prix Championship victories. Throughout his Formulation One profession, he used to be topped International Champion thrice and accomplished a complete of 27 victories, out of 99 races.
In 1988 he shaped Paul Stewart Racing along with his son Paul. Due to this fact, in 1996, they shaped Stewart Grand Prix, which used to be bought to the Ford Motor Corporate in 1999.
He has been a Rolex Testimonee since 1968 and an Ambassador for Moët Hennessy since 1969. Sir Jackie additionally loved 40 years with the Ford Motor Corporate and is these days working on a multi-year contract with Heineken.
Sir Jackie is the founding father of Race Towards Dementia, President of Dyslexia Scotland, Founder and previous Chairman of the Grand Prix Agree with, President of the Springfield Adolescence Membership, Vice-President of the British Racing Drivers’ Membership and the British Dyslexia Affiliation.
He used to be awarded the OBE in 1972 and used to be knighted in 2001. He earned an Honorary Professorship from the College of Stirling and won 8 Honorary Doctorates from US, Scottish and English Universities. He has won honors from His Majesty the King of Jordan and His Majesty the King of Bahrain.
Sir Jackie and Girl Stewart married in 1962. They have got two sons and 9 grandchildren.