Ford Galaxie Club of Australia Inc.

Ford Galaxie Club of Australia Inc.
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PO Box 616 , Camden NSW 2500

In the early 1980's, some dedicated Galaxie owners in New South Wales banded together and formed the Ford Galaxie Club of NSW. After periods of membership growth it became an incorporated body, The Ford Galaxie Club of Australia Inc. The club has continued to steadily grow its membership base, and caters to members in all states of Australia and overseas. The club committee is based in NSW, and oversees national duties as well as catering for the requirements of NSW members.

Phone: 0407 311 777Contact Person: Darren Will
Mobile: 0407 311 777


1963 Ford Galaxie 500

Driven mainly in endurance races by Dan Gurney, Sir Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Denny Hulme during the 1963 and 1964 British and European Touring car championships. All set fastest laps at one or more events in this car, and the races were not incident free- Sir Jack apparently rolling the car in practice at Brands Hatch in 1963. Jim Clark, took the wheel of the Alan Brown Galaxie, interestingly enough in his only stint behind the wheel of a Galaxie, and showing great form to win ahead of the great Jack Sears and re-iterate that he was fast no matter what type of car he raced.

Perhaps the most successful and well known 1963 Galaxie 500, BML-9A, was that campaigned by Wilment

Regularly driven by Jack Sears. It is largely credited as the car that broke the stranglehold the Mk II Jaguars of the day had on the British Touring Car Championship. Jack Sears campaigned this car and a Mk II Cortina to win the 1963 British Racing Drivers Championship. Other famous drivers to race this car for Wilment include Bobby Olthoff, and Frank Gardiner, the late Paul Hawkins. Also, Graham Hill is credited with driving this car once to a second place finish at Brands Hatch.

This car also saw track time in South Africa during 1963, then returned to the UK for the 64 season.

Bobby Olthoff purchased the car in 1966 and promptly won the South African Touring Car Championship for that year. It remained in South Africa until approx 1989 when it was sold by Bobby to Jack Sears. Jack brought it back to England and had ex-Wilment mechanic Tony Brown co-ordinate a restoration to its original white and 3 red stripe Wilment livery. Jack and BML-9A had made regular appearances at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but he now does not race the car competitively.


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