The patron of Automotive Historians Australia, Ron Tauranac AO, has been inaugurated into the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame.
In the Hall of Fame's second year, Ron joins last year’s inductee and fellow engineer Phil Irving in the special category reserved for “off track” contributions. While noting that Ron was a very proficient driver in his younger days, it is significant that CAMS has seen fit to include people who designed and engineered such successful racing machinery in the honour roll.
After the weekend event, I spoke with Ron who was typically humble about it all, and conveyed our delight in this very important recognition of his contribution to motorsport. It is certainly fitting that both B and T, Brabham and Tauranac, are recognised by Hall of Fame membership, with Ron regarded as the most successful designer of production racing cars in the history of motorsport.