Posts Tagged ‘Austin Healey 100/6’

(Q Miles)

Doug Cavill or perhaps Bill Reynolds races his Austin Healey 100-6 based Prad Healey at Lowood, Queensland circa 1959…

The car was a new one on me, quite a wild, fantastic looking machine, the modifications to the body were made by Jack Pryer and Clive Adams- the Prad boys in Sydney whilst the engine was breathed upon by racer/mechanic Bill Reynolds. Cavill- the Surfers Paradise ‘main drag’ Cavill Avenue was named after his father Jim Cavill- was a successful estate agent and had the readies to fund this interesting car.

Quentin Miles has been progressively uploading some photographs taken by his late father on Bob Williamson’s ‘Old Motor Racing Photographs – Australia Facebook page- check it out, this is a beauty despite the ravages of time to the negative.

Patrick Quinn wrote an article about this interesting car published in the Victorian Austin Healey Owners Club magazine ‘Hundreds and Thousands’ in 2013 which is reproduced below. The ‘restoration’ of the car is a shame, tragic really.

Credits…

Quentin Miles, Patrick Quinn, ‘Hundreds and Thousands’

Tailpiece…

Finito…

Rally of The Midnight Sun

Frolander and Lundstrom jumping their Austin Healey 100-6 in the 1956 Swedish ‘Rally to The Midnight Sun’…

The rally was first held in 1950 and is the antecedent event of ‘Rally Sweden’, since 1973 a round of the World Rally Championship, the ’56 event was won by Harry Bengttsson in a VW.

The big Healeys were effective rally tools, never European or British Championship winners mind you but an Austin Healey Sprite won the RAC British Rally Championship in 1959 in the hands of John Sprinzel and Stuart Turner.

Healey 100 6

Healey 100 6 specs

Credits…

Photo B Grunlund, Automobile Year 4