Ian Geoghegan

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Ian "Pete" Geoghegan, (26 April 1940 – 15 November 2003) was an Australian race car driver, known for a quick wit and natural driving skills.wikipedia
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Leo Geoghegan

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His older brother Leo was also an accomplished driver and the brothers often shared a car in endurance events.
While his younger brother Ian "Pete" Geoghegan had much of his success in touring car racing, winning five Australian Touring Car Championships, Leo spent most of his racing career in open wheel racing cars.

Australian Touring Car Championship

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He was a five-time winner of the Australian Touring Car Championship, a feat matched by only three other drivers since (Dick Johnson, Mark Skaife and Jamie Whincup).
This race was also the first not won by a Jaguar with Ian Geoghegan driving a Ford Cortina GT winning the first of his five titles.

1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

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He also won the prestigious Bathurst 1000 endurance race in 1973, driving an XA Falcon GT with Moffat for the Ford Works Team.
Allan Moffat claimed his third win in the event and the long-awaited first win for Ian Geoghegan driving a Ford Falcon GT.

Allan Moffat

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He achieved this string of victories driving against competitors of the highest calibre, such as Bob Jane, Norm Beechey and Allan Moffat.
Then in 1972 he was involved in a race long dice with Ian Geoghegan at the Easter round of the series (Round 3) at the 6.172 km Mount Panorama Circuit at Bathurst.

Ford Works Team (Australia)

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He also won the prestigious Bathurst 1000 endurance race in 1973, driving an XA Falcon GT with Moffat for the Ford Works Team.
Drivers for the works team included Allan Moffat, Fred Gibson, Harry Firth, Bob Jane, Barry Seton, Bruce McPhee, John French, Ian Geoghegan and his brother Leo.

Bathurst 1000

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He also won the prestigious Bathurst 1000 endurance race in 1973, driving an XA Falcon GT with Moffat for the Ford Works Team.
Third outright and first in Class C were Brian Foley and Peter Manton in a Morris Cooper S. The Geoghegan brothers, Ian and Leo, famously drove the race wearing business suits supplied by McDowells.

Jamie Whincup

He was a five-time winner of the Australian Touring Car Championship, a feat matched by only three other drivers since (Dick Johnson, Mark Skaife and Jamie Whincup).
He went on to once again eclipse Lowndes in the points table, and earn himself a fifth title, putting himself alongside Ian Geoghegan, Dick Johnson and Mark Skaife in terms of championship successes.

Supercars Hall of Fame

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Geoghegan was inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 1999.
The initial inductees were five-time Australian Touring Car Champion Ian Geoghegan and four-time champion Allan Moffat.

1976 Australian Sports Car Championship

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Later in his career Geoghegan drove a Porsche Carrera to win the 1976 Australian Sports Car Championship, while also driving a Holden HQ Monaro in the Australian Sports Sedan Championship.
The championship was won by Ian Geoghegan driving a Porsche Carrera.

Holden Monaro

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Later in his career Geoghegan drove a Porsche Carrera to win the 1976 Australian Sports Car Championship, while also driving a Holden HQ Monaro in the Australian Sports Sedan Championship.
The 550 bhp Monaro (which Beechy and his chief mechanic Pat Purcell had bored out from 5.7 to 6.0 litres) proved too much for the opposition which included defending champion Ian Geoghegan in his Ford Mustang, Allan Moffat in his Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans-Am, Bob Jane's Mustang and Beechey's own teammate Jim McKeown in a Porsche 911S.

1963 Australian Tourist Trophy

1963Australian Tourist Trophy
The race, which was organised by the Queensland Racing Drivers' Club, was won by Ian Geoghegan, driving a Lotus 23.

1964 Australian Touring Car Championship

1964Australian Touring Car Championship
The race was won by Ian Geoghegan, the first of his five Australian Touring Car Championship titles.

1969 Australian Touring Car Championship

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The championship was won by Ian Geoghegan driving a Ford Mustang.

1972 Australian Touring Car Championship

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Outright cars like the Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros, Norm Beechey's Holden Monaro and Ian Geoghegan's Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III would be replaced with production based Ford Falcons and Holden Toranas.

1965 Australian Tourist Trophy

1965Australian Tourist Trophy
It was won by Ian Geoghegan driving a Lotus 23b.

1961 Australian Touring Car Championship

1961Australian Touring Car Championship
Ian Geoghegan took pole position ahead of Bill Pitt and Ron Hodgson, while Bob Jane and Bill Burns completed a top five lockout for Jaguar.

Ford Falcon (XA)

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He also won the prestigious Bathurst 1000 endurance race in 1973, driving an XA Falcon GT with Moffat for the Ford Works Team.
Allan Moffat and Ian Geoghegan won the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst in a factory entered XA Falcon GT Hardtop and John Goss and Kevin Bartlett won the 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 in a privately entered example.

1970 Australian Touring Car Championship

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Finishing in third and fourth place were the Ford Mustangs of Bob Jane and four-time defending champion Ian Geoghegan.

1966 Australian Touring Car Championship

1966Australian Touring Car Championship
Ian Geoghegan, driving a Ford Mustang, claimed his second Australian Touring Car Championship title and the first of four consecutive titles that he would achieve in Mustangs.

1971 Australian Touring Car Championship

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Allan Moffat finished runner-up in his Ford Boss 302 Mustang, while Ian Geoghegan was third in his Ford Mustang.

1967 Australian Touring Car Championship

1967Australian Touring Car Championship
The title, which was the eighth Australian Touring Car Championship, was won by Ian Geoghegan, driving a Ford Mustang.

1968 Australian Touring Car Championship

1968Australian Touring Car Championship
The title, which was the ninth Australian Touring Car Championship, was won by Ian Geoghegan driving a Ford Mustang.

1978 Australian Touring Car Championship

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In his first ATCC since 1973, five time series champion Ian Geoghegan won his ninth and last ever ATCC race when he drove his Bob Jane owned Holden Torana to a surprise win in Round 4 at Sandown.