Norm Beechey

Norm Beechey is a retired Australian race car driver, who was given the nickname "Stormin Norman" by his fans. To some, he was the closest thing Holden had to a star racing driver, before Peter Brock. Beechey competed in the Australian Touring Car Championship from 1963 to 1972 winning the title in 1965 driving a Ford Mustang and in 1970 at the wheel of a Holden Monaro. Along the way, he won seven round wins, and one pole position. His championship win in 1970 was the first victory by a Holden driver in the Australian Touring Car Championship.

Beechey began racing at the age of 22 in a Ford Customline V8. He came to prominence only a year later when he won the Olympic Touring Car Race at Albert Park, a support event at the Australian Grand Prix meeting which was held in conjunction with the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. As the expense of running this and two subsequent Customline V8s proved too prohibitive he reverted to a Holden 48-215 in 1959. After becoming part of David McKay’s Scuderia Veloce team he again returned to V8s, developing a Chevrolet Impala with which he won the New South Wales Touring Car Championship at Catalina Park. He progressed to a Ford Galaxie owned by Len Lukey and was then instrumental in forming the Neptune Racing Team in 1964. He raced a Holden EH S4 as part of that team alongside Jim McKeown’s Lotus Cortina and Peter Manton’s Morris Cooper S. He subsequently developed and raced a series of V8 powered Touring Cars with which he contested the Australian Touring Car Championship and other events. The first Ford Mustang to race in Australia was followed by a Chevrolet Chevy II Nova, a Chevrolet Camaro, a Holden Monaro GTS 327 and a Holden Monaro GTS 350.

Beechey retired from racing at the end of the 1972 season. He was inducted into the V8 Supercar Hall of Fame in 2000.

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... Paradise Raceway Surfers Paradise, Queensland 31 August Norm Beechey Norm Beechey 5 Symmons Plains Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 16 November Norm Beechey Norm Beechey ...
1966 Australian Touring Car Championship - Results
1 Ian Geoghegan 1 Ford Mustang Total Team 1 Over 3000cc 2 ... Norm Beechey 3 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Neptune Racing Team 2 Over 3000cc 3 ... Kevin Bartlett 12 Alfa Romeo GTA Mildren Racing 1 1501–2000cc ... Note Norm Beechey qualified a Ford in position 2 and a Chevrolet in position 3 but chose to race the latter ...
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