A report on Ian Geoghegan

The 1967 Ford Mustang with which Ian Geoghegan won the 1967, 1968 and 1969 Australian Touring Car Championships. The car is pictured in 2013.
A race replica of the Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop in which Geoghegan won the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 with Allan Moffat

Australian race car driver, known for a quick wit and natural driving skills.

- Ian Geoghegan
The 1967 Ford Mustang with which Ian Geoghegan won the 1967, 1968 and 1969 Australian Touring Car Championships. The car is pictured in 2013.

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Allan Moffat in the Ford Boss 302 Mustang at Lakeside International Raceway

Allan Moffat

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Canadian-Australian racing driver known for his four championships in the Australian Touring Car Championship, six wins in the Sandown 500 and his four wins in the Bathurst 500/1000.

Canadian-Australian racing driver known for his four championships in the Australian Touring Car Championship, six wins in the Sandown 500 and his four wins in the Bathurst 500/1000.

Allan Moffat in the Ford Boss 302 Mustang at Lakeside International Raceway
Moffat in the works Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III at Surfers Paradise International Raceway, February 1972
Replica of the Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop in which Moffat and Ian Geoghegan won the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000
Ford XC Falcon Hardtop Group C race car - Moffat/Ickx 1977 Hardie Ferodo 1000 race winning car (second-placed team car of Bond/Hamilton in the background)
Replica of the 1982 Mazda RX7 Group C race car driven by Moffat/Baker in the 1982 James Hardie 1000
1982 Mazda RX7 Group C race car replica
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A of Allan Moffat & John Harvey, winner of the 1987 Monza 500, on display at the Historic Sandown 2009
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Group A race car - Moffat/Rouse/Tassin 1987 James Hardie 1000

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.

The first corner at Mount Panorama, known as Hell Corner.

Bathurst 1000

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1000 km touring car race held annually on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

1000 km touring car race held annually on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

The first corner at Mount Panorama, known as Hell Corner.
The Austin Lancer of Brian Foley and Alan Edney during the 1960 race.
The Ford Cortina GT in which Bob Jane and Harry Firth won the 1963 race.
The Ford XT Falcon GT of Barry Seton and Fred Gibson overtakes the Datsun 1000 of Bill Evans and John Colwell during the 1968 race.
The Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 in which Bob Morris and John Fitzpatrick won the 1976 race.
A replica of the Jaguar XJ-S in which John Goss and Armin Hahne won the 1985 race.
The Nissan Skyline GT-R in which Jim Richards and Mark Skaife won the 1991 race.
The Ford BA Falcon of Marcos Ambrose and Warren Luff leads a train of cars during the 2005 race.
The Ford FG Falcon in which Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris won the 2014 race.
Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat (foreground) won the 2019 Bathurst 1000 while team-mates Fabian Coulthard and Tony D'Alberto (background) were relegated to last place after a rules breach.

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.

A Ford Falcon XL built up as a tribute to the car which was driven by Jane and Harry Firth to "First across the line" in the 1962 Armstrong 500

Bob Jane

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Australian race car driver and prominent entrepreneur and business tycoon.

Australian race car driver and prominent entrepreneur and business tycoon.

A Ford Falcon XL built up as a tribute to the car which was driven by Jane and Harry Firth to "First across the line" in the 1962 Armstrong 500
The Elfin 400 Repco which Jane raced in the same colours during the late 1960s
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 in which Jane won the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1971 & 1972.
A Bob Jane T-Marts store, 2022

Jane was forced by a rule change to replace the 427 engine with a 350 cubic inch engine for the 1972 championship but the Camaro still managed to beat the opposition, which included Allan Moffat's Ford Boss 302 Mustang, Ian Geoghegan's Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III, and Norm Beechey's Holden HT Monaro GTS350.

Leo Geoghegan in 2011

Leo Geoghegan

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Australian former racing driver.

Australian former racing driver.

Leo Geoghegan in 2011
Geoghegan finished 2nd in Class D in the 1971 Hardie-Ferodo 500 in this Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T E38
Geoghegan won the 1974 Australian Formula 2 Championship in this Birrana 274

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.

1979 Champion Bob Morris (Holden Torana)

Australian Touring Car Championship

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Touring car racing award held in Australia since 1960.

Touring car racing award held in Australia since 1960.

1979 Champion Bob Morris (Holden Torana)
The Ford Mustang with which Ian Geoghegan won the 1967, 1968 and 1969 Australian Touring Car Championships, pictured in 2013.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 in which Bob Jane won the 1971 Australian Touring Car Championship.

This race was also the first not won by a Jaguar with Ian Geoghegan driving a Ford Cortina GT to win the first of his five titles.

A "race replica" of the Ford Australia entered Ford XR Falcon GT driven to victory in the 1967 Gallaher 500 by Harry Firth and Fred Gibson

Ford works team (Australia)

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The unofficial name for an Australian motor racing team which was supported by the Ford Motor Company of Australia.

The unofficial name for an Australian motor racing team which was supported by the Ford Motor Company of Australia.

A "race replica" of the Ford Australia entered Ford XR Falcon GT driven to victory in the 1967 Gallaher 500 by Harry Firth and Fred Gibson
Works Ford Falcon GTHO Phase II in 1970/71
Replica of the factory entered Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop which won the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000
Colin Bond placed second in the 1980 Australian Rally Championship in this "works rally team" Ford Escort RS1800

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 Geoghegan.

Layout of the Mount Panorama Circuit (1938-1986)

1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

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The 14th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race.

The 14th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race.

Layout of the Mount Panorama Circuit (1938-1986)
Replica of the race winning Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop

Allan Moffat claimed his third win in the event and the long-awaited first win for Ian Geoghegan driving a Ford Falcon GT.

2001-2002 Holden Monaro (V2) CV8

Holden Monaro

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Rear-wheel drive coupé manufactured by General Motors Holden in Australia from 1968 to 1975 and later reintroduced from 2001 to 2005.

Rear-wheel drive coupé manufactured by General Motors Holden in Australia from 1968 to 1975 and later reintroduced from 2001 to 2005.

2001-2002 Holden Monaro (V2) CV8
1969 Holden Monaro GTS (HK)
Holden Monaro (VZ) CV8-Z
The updated HT interior
Holden Monaro (HK)
1971 Holden Monaro GTS (HG)
1972 Holden Monaro (HQ) LS
Chevrolet SS
1972 Holden Monaro GTS coupe (HQ)
1972 Holden Monaro GTS 350 coupe (HQ)
2001-2002 Holden Monaro (V2) CV8 coupe
2005 Holden Monaro CV8-Z in colour "Fusion"
2006 Pontiac GTO
Vauxhall Monaro VXR
2008 Holden Coupé 60 concept car
The Garry Rogers Motorsport Monaros at the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour
1975 Holden Monaro LS coupe (HJ)
1975 Holden Monaro LS coupe (HJ)
1975 Holden Monaro GTS sedan (HJ)
1975 Holden Monaro GTS sedan (HJ)
Holden Monaro GTS coupe (HJ)
Monaro (HX) GTS sedan
Rear view
Holden Limited Edition
Holden Limited Edition

The 550 bhp Monaro (which Beechey 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.

Whincup at the 2020 Sydney Motorsport Park

Jamie Whincup

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Australian professional racing driver competing in the Supercars Championship.

Australian professional racing driver competing in the Supercars Championship.

Whincup at the 2020 Sydney Motorsport Park
The Ford Falcon BA with which Whincup and Craig Lowndes won the 2006 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The car is pictured in 2018.
The Holden VE Commodore of Whincup at the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell celebrate at the 2012 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Whincup during testing in 2013 at the Sydney Motorsport Park
Whincup leads the field at the 2014 Sydney 500.
The Holden Commodore (VF) Whincup (right) and Craig Lowndes (left) prior to the second race of the 2015 Sydney Motorsport Park Super Sprint
Whincup took his 100th championship race win at the 2016 Sydney SuperSprint.
Whincup racing at the 2017 Newcastle 500
Whincup and Paul Dumbrell on their way to winning at the 2018 Sandown 500
Whincup at a Ride Day in 2019
The race-winning Ferrari 488 GT3 of Whincup, Toni Vilander and Craig Lowndes at the 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

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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Collection of individuals and events that recognise the efforts of past champions and prominent figures within the Supercars Championship.

Collection of individuals and events that recognise the efforts of past champions and prominent figures within the Supercars Championship.

The initial inductees were five-time Australian Touring Car Champion Ian Geoghegan and four-time champion Allan Moffat.