As probably the most successful designer/builder of racing cars, Ron Tauranac was celebrated at a historic race meeting at Eastern Creek in Sydney which payed tribute to the man and his cars.
This watercolor was used as a poster and program cover for the meeting. The original painting was presented to him at the official dinner.
Ron was made an “Officer of the Order of Australia” (AO) in 2002—the country’s second highest award.
The cars illustrated cover the period from 1948 to 1984. The top car is the original Ralt which appeared in several forms with different wheels and rear suspension.The second car down is interesting because it is the oldest surviving original Ralt—The Ralt/Vincent from 1960. Next is a Brabham BT6 Formula Junior from 1963—being driven by Greg Cusack, a very successful Australian driver. The BT 11 (#2) from 1966 is in the hands of Spencer Martin, twice winner of the Australian Driver’s Championship (CAMS Gold Star). Denny Hulme is in the 1967 Brabham BT 24 World Championship winning car. The Ralt RT1 is from 1976 and the bottom car is a Ralt RT 4 from 1984.
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