A report on 1962 Australian GT Championship

Layout of the Lakeside International Raceway
The race winning Centaur Waggott, pictured in 2007

CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Appendix K GT cars.

- 1962 Australian GT Championship
Layout of the Lakeside International Raceway

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The Centaur Waggott with which French won the 1962 Australian GT Championship

John French (racing driver)

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Australian retired racing driver.

Australian retired racing driver.

The Centaur Waggott with which French won the 1962 Australian GT Championship
Alfa Romeo GTA at Lakeside 1971, 18 April 1971
Morris Mini Cooper S at Lakeside, 16 May 1971
John French in Ian Geoghegan's Improved Production Ford Falcon GTHO at Lakeside, 25 July 1971
Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III at Surfers Paradise International Raceway, 6 February 1972
Bryan Byrt Ford sponsored Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III at Lakeside, 10 October 1972

He won the 1962 Australian GT Championship driving a Centaur-Waggott and in 1969 French paired with Allan Moffat to win the Sandown Three Hour race in a Ford Falcon GTHO Phase I.

The Waggott TC powered Centaur in which John French won the 1962 Australian GT Championship

Waggott Engineering

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Australian automotive engineering company which gained fame for the engines which it produced for motor sport applications from the 1950s through to the 1970s.

Australian automotive engineering company which gained fame for the engines which it produced for motor sport applications from the 1950s through to the 1970s.

The Waggott TC powered Centaur in which John French won the 1962 Australian GT Championship
The Waggott TC4V powered Mildren in which Max Stewart won the 1971 Australian Drivers' Championship

As fitted to the Centaur Waggot in which John French won the 1962 Australian GT Championship, the engine was producing 202 bhp, over three times the 62 bhp output of the standard Holden unit.