Ian Geoghegan

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Ian Geoghegan
Nationality Australian
Born (1940-04-26)26 April 1940
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 19 November 2003(2003-11-19) (aged 63)
Sydney, New South Wales
Related to Tom Geoghegan (father)
Leo Geoghegan (brother)
Australian Touring Car Championship
Years active 1961-73 & 1978
Teams Geoghegan's Sporty Cars
Total Team
Wins 9
Best finish 1st in 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968 & 1969 Australian Touring Car Championship
Previous series
1960
1976
1976
Australian GT Championship
Australian Sports Car Champ.
Australian Sports Sedan Champ.
Championship titles
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1973
1976
1977
Bathurst 6 Hour
Australian Tourist Trophy
Australian Touring Car Champ.
Australian Tourist Trophy
Australian Touring Car Champ.
Australian Touring Car Champ.
Australian Touring Car Champ.
Australian Touring Car Champ.
Bathurst 1000
Australian Sports Car Champ.
Australian Tourist Trophy
Awards
1999 V8 Supercar Hall of Fame

Ian "Pete" Geoghegan, (26 April 1940 – 19 November 2003) was an Australian race car driver, known for a quick wit and natural driving skills. Sometimes referred to as "Pete" Geoghegan, he was one of the iconic characters of the 1960s and 1970s Australian motor racing scene. His younger brother Leo was also an accomplished driver and the brothers often shared a car in endurance events.

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 achieved this string of victories driving against competitors of the highest calibre, such as Bob Jane, Norm Beechey and Allan Moffat. He also won the prestigious Bathurst 1000 endurance race in 1973, driving an XA Falcon GT with Moffat for the Ford Works Team.

Later in his career Geoghegan drove a Porsche 911S to win the 1976 Australian Sports Car Championship, while also driving a HQ Monaro in the Australian Sports Sedan Championship.

Geoghegan was inducted into the V8 Supercar Hall of Fame in 1999.

Career results[edit]

The following table lists the results obtained by Ian Geoghegan in the various national motor racing titles and major endurance races in which he competed.

Year Title/ Event Position Car Entrant
1960 Australian GT Championship 3rd Holden Geoghegan Motors
1961 Australian Touring Car Championship 2nd Jaguar 3.4 Litre
1963 Australian Tourist Trophy 1st Lotus 23 Total Racing Team
1964 Australian Touring Car Championship 1st Ford Cortina GT Total Team
1965 Australian Touring Car Championship 2nd Ford Cortina Lotus Total Team
1965 Australian Tourist Trophy 1st Lotus 23 Total Team
1966 Australian Touring Car Championship 1st Ford Mustang Total Team
1967 Australian Touring Car Championship 1st Ford Mustang Mustang Team
1968 Australian Touring Car Championship 1st Ford Mustang
1969 Australian Touring Car Championship 1st Ford Mustang Mustang Team
1970 Australian Touring Car Championship 4th Ford Mustang Geoghegan's Sporty Cars
1971 Australian Touring Car Championship 3rd Ford Mustang Geoghegan's Sporty Cars
1972 Australian Touring Car Championship 4th Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Geoghegan's Sporty Cars
1973 Australian Touring Car Championship 8th Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T E49 Grace Brothers Racing
1974 Toby Lee Series 8th Porsche 911
1976 Australian Sports Car Championship 1st Porsche 911S
1976 Australian Sports Sedan Championship 6th Holden HQ Monaro Craven Mild Racing
1977 Australian Tourist Trophy 1st Porsche 935
1978 Australian Touring Car Championship 13th Holden LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback
Replica of the Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop in which Geoghegan won the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 with Allan Moffat


References[edit]

  • Sydney Morning Herald [1]
  • Racing Geoghegans [2]
  • www.camsmanual.com.au
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Jane
Winner of the Australian Touring Car Championship
1964
Succeeded by
Norm Beechey
Preceded by
Norm Beechey
Winner of the Australian Touring Car Championship
1966, 1967, 1968 & 1969
Succeeded by
Norm Beechey
Preceded by
Peter Brock
Winner of the Bathurst 1000
1973
(with Allan Moffat)
Succeeded by
John Goss
Kevin Bartlett
Records
Preceded by
Bob Jane
2 wins
(19621974)
Most ATCC round wins
8
(19611978),
3rd win at the 1967 Australian Touring Car Championship
Succeeded by
Bob Jane
10 wins
(19621974)