BATHURST 1998 SIR DONALD HEALEY International Tribute Race





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Published on Jun 28, 2015

The Austin Healey is a legendary car, enjoy this rare footage from Bathurst, The 1998 Donald Healey International Tribute Race.
Special thanks to Locky Fowler for digging this up & saving this footage from being lost forever, it's a true gem! Kudos mate.

All Credit Channel 7 Sport 1998 Introduced by Garry Wilkinson Commentators Allan Moffat & Richard Hay

The business was founded in 1945 by Donald Healey, a successful car designer and rally driver. Healey discussed sports car design with Achille Sampietro, a chassis specialist for high performance cars and Ben Bowden, a body engineer, when all three worked at Humber during World War II.
Healey motorcars

Healey's new enterprise focused on producing expensive, high quality, high performance cars. It was based in an old aircraft components factory off Miller Road in Warwick. There he was joined by Roger Menadue from Armstrong Whitworth to run the experimental workshop. In later years they also had a now-demolished showroom (formerly a cinema) on Emscote Road, Warwick, commemorated by a new block of flats called Healey Court. The cars mainly used a tuned version of the proven Riley twin cam 2.4 litre four cylinder engine in a light steel box section chassis of their own design using independent front suspension by coil springs and alloy trailing arms with Girling dampers. The rear suspension used a Riley live axle with coil springs again. Advanced design allowed soft springing to be combined with excellent road holding. Lockheed hydraulic brakes were used.
A Credit Channel 7 Sport! Special race with Peter Hopwood as a tribute here https://youtu.be/8b2gOkSiTNo


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