Volvo 240 Turbo Group-A /Laurie Hazelton.
Present Owner:
Builder: Laurie Hazelton,
Build year: 1979. (rebuilt to Group-A 1985)
Chassis no#:  -
Car status: Is being raced.
 
1985-first appearance.

(photo from Richard Prince)
 
Present appearance.

(photo from Richard Prince)


Background


The car was originally a 242GT prepared for the 1979 REDEX Round Australia Rally. After the REDEX Rally, the mechanicals were stripped out and sold as spares. The shell lay at A-Class Parts and Service, Revesby until bought by Laurie Hazelton in early 1985 to build up a privateer 240T Group-A for the Bathurst 1000, but his entry was not accepted.

Laurie ran the car in Qualifying for the Group-A races at the 1986 Adelaide F1 GP, but did not make the cut. The car ran in the Castrol “Clash for Cash” Group-A race ($25,000 prize money!) at the Oran Park 25th Anniversary meeting in February 1987. On the second last lap, in the wet on slicks, Laurie spun and backed into the pit entry Armco. The car was taken back to Wollongong, had a rear “cut and shut” then sat in Laurie’s Mum’s garage at Shellharbour for 17 years until Dick bought it on 31 July 2004.


Text and research by Björn Ohlson©, www.240grupp-A.se®  

Race Calendar

If there are any races missing the reason can be either that the car was not in it or there are no data available. * marks the last race of the season, one timer races is left unmarked.

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