COL. ARTHUR WAITE was Patron of the Austin
Seven Club until his death in 1991. He won the first Australian Grand Prix in 1928
provided the Club with trophies for Vintage & Post
Vintage racing and a perpetual trophy for the the first Austin
7 in handicap groups J and K.
Born in Adelaide South Australia, Col.
Waite was responsible for much of the racing development of
the Austin Seven and was a director of the Austin Motor
Company (later BMC) from 1930 to 1964.
Grant Cowie won the trophy in 2015
driving a rare racing car from the Austin Factory stable.