You are cordially invited to attend the RRDC Evening with Jacky Ickx Presented by Firestone on Thursday, April 13, at the Long Beach Hilton, reservation details at the end of this article.
The RRDC’s 2023 honoree is known by many names: “Ringmeister” for his superlative performances at the incomparable Nurburgring, including qualifying third fastest for the 1967 German Grand Prix Formula 1 World Championship event – in a Formula 2 car; “Rainmaster” for his uncanny ability to pilot a race car in the wet, out-dueling Pedro Rodriguez in the 1970 Dutch Grand Prix and passing Niki Lauda on the outside of Paddock Bend to win the Race of Champions four years later at Brands Hatch.
A six-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the first race driver to be named an honorary citizen of that fair French city, it’s no wonder he also earned the nickname “Monsieur Le Mans.”
He’s also known as “champion” for winning the 1979 Can-Am series and back-to-back World Endurance Championship for Drivers titles in 1982 and ’83 in a career that included more than three dozen wins in major sports car events.
In addition to his Formula One and sports car prowess, victories in the Bathurst 1000 and Paris-Dakar Rally further cemented his place in the pantheon of racing’s greatest all-’rounders.
And after retiring from active competition, he earned another official title by serving as Clerk of the Course of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Ringmeister, Rainmaster, Monsieur Le Mans, champion, all ’rounder, Clerk of the Course he may be, but tonight’s honoree is best known, simply, as Jacky Ickx.
We hope you will join us for what promises to be another great evening of racing camaraderie and wonderful stories from days gone by.
Our cocktail reception will commence at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. sharp.
Tickets for our Annual Legends Dinner are expected to sell out quickly, so don’t delay.
RRDC President Bobby Rahal
RSVP to Jeremy Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org, then complete the attached form and mail, along with a check made out to RRDC, to:
John C. Fergus, RRDC Treasurer, 8377 Green Meadows Drive N, Suite A, Lewis Center, OH 43035.
All proceeds go toward the RRDC’s young driver initiatives:
Our thanks to Jutta Fausel-Ward, Mike Levitt, David Phillips and Paul Laguette.