Midge Bosworth

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Midge Bosworth, (born 23 June 1941),[1] is a former Australian racing driver.

The 1965 Bathurst winning Cortina

Bosworth raced in the 1960s and is most remembered for winning the 1965 Bathurst 500, co-driving with Barry Seton in a Fairfield Motors entered Ford Cortina GT500. It was Bosworth's second, and last, start in the Bathurst 500, giving him the distinction along with Harry Firth (1967) and Graham Bailey (1986), of winning the event in his last drive at Mount Panorama.

Bosworth was only 24 when he won Bathurst in 1965. He held the honour of being the youngest driver to win the race for no less than 31 years, until Craig Lowndes won the 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000 in a Holden VR Commodore when he was 22.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ telephone conversation with Bosworth on 25 February 1988
  2. ^ "Youngest winners" in Normoyle, Steve (Ed.) The Great Race 1996 (Chevron Publishing 1996, ISSN 1031-6124) p. 229.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Jane
George Reynolds
Winner of the Bathurst 500
1965
(with Barry Seton)
Succeeded by
Bob Holden
Rauno Aaltonen