Bathurst winner Barry
Bathurst winner Barry "Bo" Seton with one of the cars he has helped build an engine for ahead of the Autumn Historic meeting at Morgan Park. Erin Smith

Racing legend to attend meeting at Morgan Park

WHILE he will not be racing this weekend racing legend Barry "Bo" Seton will still play a part in the Autumn Historic meeting at Morgan Park Raceway.

Seton, best known for his Bathurst win in 1965, has helped with the engine work on several of the cars that will be racing. Seton took up racing in 1961.

"I used to live in Sydney at the back of Warwick Farm Raceway," Seton said.

"I used to go and watch them race around the track.

"Back then I was a bit of a hoon in my FG Holden and I thought they weren't that fast and I could do better.

"So I took my FG Holden and turned it into a race car by myself.

"I was a panel beater by trade and had finished my apprenticeship."

By 1965, Seton had proven he was much quicker than those racing around Warwick Farm Raceway, claiming victory in his third attempt at Bathurst.

Seton loved the mountain track, so much that he did not miss one race in his whole career, competing 22 times.

But Bathurst is not the only track Seton rates.

"I have raced on the old circuit here at Morgan Park," he said.

"Not the new one though.

"Morgan Park is a good facility and I love coming here."

Seton has not brought his race car with him this weekend, but said there was plenty of other great racers for spectators to see.

"It is a big entry list for this time of the year," he said.

"There will be plenty to see."

The weekend-long event will see over 190 cars including touring and sport cars hit the start line.



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