The second '6 hour relay race' contested by the Austin Healey Owners Club NSW, was at Oran Park, Sydney on 30th March, 1974. Wal's diary indicates that he had run a taller diff - and could only manage to circulate around 61 seconds - effectively only being able to use top on the main straight. Despite this, the team still managed to come second on Handicap.
Car : Chris Gray driving an Austin Healey 100/S bodied 100/4
Car C: Wally Gates driving the black & white Austin Healey 3000
Car : Barry Birch driving an Austin Healey 100/4
Car : Peter Hopwood driving an Austin Healey 3000.
Click the highlighted links below for the black & white cars history during each era of ownership. If you have any old 'Racing Car News' or AutoAction magazines from this era - or copies of the race results for any of these events - I'd love to hear from you...
Copyright © Chris Dimmock 2001
Last modified 3rd May, 2001