Ian Geoghegan

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Ian Geoghegan
Nationality Australian
Born (1940-04-26)26 April 1940
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died 19 November 2003(2003-11-19) (aged 63)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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 Supercars 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 older 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 Supercars 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 GTA Mustang Team
1968 Australian Touring Car Championship 1st Ford Mustang GTA Mustang Team
1969 Australian Touring Car Championship 1st Ford Mustang GTA Mustang Team
1970 Australian Touring Car Championship 4th Ford Mustang GTA Geoghegan's Sporty Cars
1971 Australian Touring Car Championship 3rd Ford Mustang GTA 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 Bob Jane T-Marts

Complete Australian Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
1961 Jaguar Mk.I 3.4 LOW
2
2nd -
1964 Total Team Ford Cortina Mk.I GT LAK
1
1st -
1965 Total Team Ford Cortina Mk.I GT SAN
2
2nd -
1966 Total Team Ford Mustang BAT
1
1st -
1967 Mustang Team Ford Mustang GTA LAK
1
1st -
1968 Mustang Team Ford Mustang GTA WAR
1
1st -
1969 Mustang Team Ford Mustang GTA CAL
2
BAT
1
MAL
1
SUR
6
SYM
DSQ
1st 25
1970 Geoghegan's Sporty Cars Ford Mustang GTA CAL
Ret
BAT
2
SAN
2
MAL
1
WAR
Ret
LAK
Ret
SYM 4th 21
1971 Geoghegan's Sporty Cars Ford Mustang GTA SYM
3
CAL
2
SAN
2
SUR
3
MAL
2
LAK
2
ORA
3
3rd 36
1972 Geoghegan's Sporty Cars Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III SYM
Ret
CAL
3
BAT
1
SAN
Ret
AIR
2
WAR
DNS
SUR
Ret
ORA
2
4th 37
1973 Grace Brothers Racing Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T E49 SYM CAL
Ret
SAN
Ret
WAN
Ret
SUR
2
AIR
Ret
ORA
Ret
WAR
3
8th 15
1978 Bob Jane Racing Holden LX Torana SS A9X SYM
Ret
ORA AMA SAN
1
WAN CAL
6
LAK AIR 13th 14

Complete Phillip Island/Bathurst 500/1000 results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1960 Australia Des West Renault Dauphine B 152 NA 10th
1963 Australia Ford Australia Australia Leo Geoghegan Ford Cortina Mk.I GT C 105 NA DNF
1964 Australia Ford Motor Co Australia Leo Geoghegan Ford Cortina Mk.I GT C 127 5th 5th
1965 Australia Ford Motor Co Australia Leo Geoghegan Ford Cortina Mk.I GT500 D 130 DSQ DSQ
1967 Australia Ford Australia Australia Leo Geoghegan Ford XR Falcon GT D 130 2nd 2nd
1968 Australia Ford Motor Company of Australia Australia Leo Geoghegan Ford XT Falcon GT D 123 12th 7th
1969 Australia Ford Australia Australia Leo Geoghegan Ford XW Falcon GTHO D 128 5th 5th
1971 Australia McCluskey Ford Pty Ltd Australia Brian Michelmore Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase III E 0 DNS DNS
1973 Australia Ford Australia Canada Allan Moffat Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop D 163 1st 1st
1975 Australia Allan Moffat Racing Canada Allan Moffat Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop D 109 DNF DNF
1977 Australia Bob Jane 2UW Racing Australia Bob Jane Holden LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback 3001cc – 6000cc 35 DNF DNF
1978 Australia Bob Jane T-Marts Australia Garry Rogers Holden LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback A 29 DNF DNF
1980 Australia Stockton Coin & Bullion Exchange Pty Ltd Australia Paul Gulson Holden VB Commodore 3001-6000cc 29 3rd 3rd
1981 Australia Army Reserve Racing Team Australia Bob Muir Ford XD Falcon 8 Cylinder & Over 92 28th 15th

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)