Back HISTORIC WINTON - The Col. Arthur Waite Trophy

COL. ARTHUR WAITE was Patron of the Austin Seven Club until his death in 1991. He won the first Australian Grand Prix in 1928 and kindly provided the Club with trophies for Vintage & Post Vintage racing and a perpetual trophy for the the first Austin 7 in handicap groups J and K.

Born in Adelaide South Australia, Col. Waite was responsible for much of the racing development of the Austin Seven and was a director of the Austin Motor Company (later BMC) from 1930 to 1964.

Grant Cowie won the trophy in 2015 driving a rare racing car from the Austin Factory stable.  

 


1983

John Marriot

Austin 7 Special

2000

Basil Van Dongen

Austin 7 Special

1984

John Marriot

Austin 7 Special

2001

Graeme Clark

Austin 7 Special

1985

Max Foster

Austin 7 Special

2002

Basil Van Dongen

Austin 7 Special

1986

Philip Wheeler

Austin 7 Special

2003

Graeme Clark

Austin 7 Special

1987

Tony Johns

Austin 7 Special

2004

Basil Van Dongen

Austin 7 Special

1988

Ian Brock

Austin 7 Special

2005

Graeme Clark

Austin 7 Special

1989

Ken Innes-Irons

Austin 7 Special

2006

Grant Cowie

The Duck Racer

1990

Tony Johns

Austin 7 Special

2007

John Heagney

Austin 7 Special

1991

Graeme Burnham

Austin 7 Special

2008

Grant Cowie

The Duck Racer

1992

John Heagney

Austin 7 Special

2009

Grant Cowie

The Duck Racer

1993

Max Foster

Austin 7 Special

2010

Grant Cowie

The Duck Racer

1994

Tony Johns

Austin 7 Special

2011

Paul Boatwright

Austin 7 Special

1995

Philip Wheeler

Austin 7 Special

2012

Peter Mathews

Austin 7 Special

1996

Peter Matthews

Austin 7 Special

2013

Not awarded

1997

Graeme Clark

Austin 7 Special

2014

Ian Motley

Austin 7 Special

1998

Basil Van Dongen

Austin 7 Special

2015

Grant Cowie

The Duck Racer

1999

Tony Johns

Austin 7 Special

 2016

Not awarded