In the sixties and early seventies names such as Beechey, Jane, Brock, Moffat and Geogheagan were carving out careers as touring car drivers. They drove Mustangs, Monaros, GTHOs, Chargers, Cortinas, Mini Cooper S, Toranas, Valiants and Jaguars to name a few. In those days there was a common saying: Win on Sunday, sell on Monday, meaning a good win translated directly into showroom sales.
The paddock really was a paddock and ingenuity and effort counted as much as a gun driver. Racing was close and exciting in cars little different to those our parents and we grew up with. Car manufacturers were adding GT, RS or HO models to their ranges and with the help of Lotus, Cosworth and Shelby these cars were winning road, track and rally championships around the globe.
If you love this era of motorsport, please contact our club by phone or email, and we can talk about how you can become involved.You don’t have to have a historic race car to belong to the club, but if you do, and wish to compete, you can do so either in racing or regularity. If you are thinking of buying an Historic Touring Car, before you buy, please call our contact number. In this way we can advise on what cars are eligible for you to race, so you don’t mistakenly waste your money, buying a car that will never comply.
For the chance to see all these cars in action, and meet like-minded people, make sure you check out our Events page, and come along to the next Wanneroo Raceway or Collie Motorplex event ...... you are always very welcome!