‘The Green Flag’ will be a typical, high-quality Racemaker Press production with some 190 photographs and a complete list of Barry’s race teams’ statistics. Enjoy a few select photos below.
Barry’s first race car was a 1948 Holden stock car owned by sprint car driver Ernie Redding. Barry raced the car half a dozen times but didn’t like the fender-banging and cut-and-thrust of stock car racing. Barry in action with Ernie Redding’s Holden. He’s running near the back of the field facing a steep learning curve.
Barry started his road racing career in 1976. Barry and his wife Jeanne moved to England in 1978 so that Barry could race in Formula 3. He bought this Chevron Formula 3 car and prepared the car in a corner of the Chevron factory in Lancashire.
Barry retired from driving to run Paul Newman’s Budweiser-sponsored Can-Am team from 1980-’82. During this time the team won six Can-Am races with Keke Rosberg, Teo Fabi and Danny Sullivan. Here, the team lines up with Sullivan and Newman’s 1982 Can-Am car. Sullivan won at Las Vegas that
year with this car.
Barry took over the job of running the Los Angeles-based Kraco Indy car team in 1986 with a young Michael Andretti driving the team’s March. Andretti was very competitive and won three races that year. Here, he takes the flag after winning on the Phoenix oval at the end of the season.
Team Kool Green
Barry formed Team Kool Green in 1997 with sponsorship from Kool cigarettes. The team ran two cars from 1998-2002 for Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy. The Scotsman was just beginning his Indy car career at the time but his technical savvy and gentlemanly way proved a tremendous asset to Team Kool Green. Franchitti won ten races during his six years with TKG and went on to win three Indy 500s and four IndyCar championships driving for Andretti Autosport and Chip Ganassi Racing.
After retiring from motor racing, Barry and Jeanne bought a boat and spent many years sailing the Caribbean and elsewhere. Barry writes with considerable passion and erudition in the book about he and Jeanne’s sailing days.