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1959 Austin Healey 100/6

Racing Past Presented by Shannons Insurance.

This Healey is a replica of the Healey 3000 Rally Spec cars, and was built by Eric Rudd of Butler & Rudd and developed by Peter Hopwood (1983 Australian Sports Car Champion) for the International Austin Healey Race at the 1998 FAI Bathurst 1000.

International entries including Dennis Welch, who on the back of a dominant 53 straight wins in Europe was clearly the man to beat.

Car # 20
Engine: 2660cc Healey 6
Driver: Glen Scott

Over the weekend Hopwood was able to get to grips with the newly-built Healey, culminating in a final lap rush, passing Dennis Welch spectacularly on the inside over Skyline, setting a Bathurst Lap Record in the process.

Unfortunately, he was not able to hold onto the lead when he spun on oil left at the final corner.

A valiant effort given that Peter was suffering from terminal cancer, and was in considerable pain whilst driving. Peter would pass away just 13 months later.

Owner/driver Glen Scott started Go-Kart racing at the age of 8, obtaining his CAMS License at just 12 years of age. He’s been racing ever since.