Reg Hunt, in 1950, driving his self-constructed JAP-engined “Flying Bedstead”.
Photo: Hunt family collection
The name of Reg Hunt is well known in Australia as there was a time when Reg Hunt Holden was the largest Holden dealership in the country. However, before that, Reg Hunt quickly made a name for himself in the world of motor racing, first driving a car of his own design and then a number of Maseratis. Hunt was 2nd across the line, behind Jack Brabham, in the 1955 Australian Grand Prix in a Maserati A6GCM and was 4th the following year in a 250F, behind Moss, Behra and Whitehead.
Retired from the automotive industry in 1998, at the age of 75, Reg Hunt is now a fit and hearty 94-year-old, and recently was in the Australian country town of Orange, near the ’50s circuit of Gnoo Blas, where Vintage Racecar’s Patrick Quinn sat down with him to talk about those halcyon days.
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