To answer a question from the thread below, TON 792 is still racing, most recently at this year’s Le Mans Classic where we set fastest time in Class and 13th Overall. I’ve owned TON for 6 years and she’s run by Jeremy Welch of Denis Welch Motorsport, who also runs DD300 so we often race one another.
TON is a regular Class winner or runner up in the GT&Sports Car Cup Series, Masters and Motor Racing Legends as well as front runners in class at Le Mans Classic and the Silverstone Classic.
She started as a production car, was seconded as a Works Rally Car, ran at Le Mans in 1961, club raced in the UK, was a daily runabout for Clive Baker who used her to tow his Brabham to race meetings, was converted to a Modsport in the 1970s, converted back to an historic racer in the late 1980’s, won the Goodwood Revival Fordwater Trophy in 2013 and has competed in 8 Le Mans Classics. Possibly the most eclectic history of any surviving historic racing car, she still sports a patina unchanged for over 30 years since her last makeover in the 1980s and retains many original features including most of the works aluminium bodywork. The cabin is like a time capsule!
Thanks for sharing, its great to hear from drivers who still use their works racers as they were designed for. Big Healeys are a rare sight on the tracks here in the USA, I really enjoy seeing the number of Healeys you have still competing at a high level in vintage races UK. I'm usually the only 6-cylinder Healey fight off all the Sprites & Midgets in our sprint style races. Keep us posted on you upcoming races, I planning a trip to the Goodwood Revival possibly next year. I took in the Spa Six a few years back, an amazing track.