Andrew Ingram McGavin
- Born: 13 Jul 1925, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Marriage (1): Unknown
Another name for Andrew was Andy McGavin.
He was a notable speedcar racer in the 1950's and 60's, winning the Australian Speedcar Championship in 1953/54, 1954/55 and 1955/56. His sister, Violet, married his friend and fellow successful speedcar driver, Raymond Revell. See Raymond's entry for a detailed biography of him.
"Bill Lawler, a Historian from Sydney and President of the Vintage Speedcar Association of NSW, has complied a list of drivers that he considers to be the top twenty-five Australian Midget/Speedcar competitors of all time.
Andy McGavin is second on the list of all-time feature race wins at the Sydney Showground with 40 victories. They include the 1954 and the 1955 Australian Championship, the 1956 NSW Title the 1959 AGP, the 1959 World 30 lap Derby, the 1961 AGP, and the 1962 NSW Title. He has one career victory in Perth, 1 in Western Springs Speedway in New Zealand, 1 at Rowley Park Speedway, 5 at Westmead Speedway, and two more up on the old Brisbane Exhibition Speedway where he won the innaugural 100 lapper in 1961, bringing his tally to 36 wins. He was one of the most polished performers in Sydney in the 50's and 60's."
Source: Speedway.net, http://www.speedway.net.au/archive_release.asp?NewsId=22396#.UsoiMrTP3Ck
There are some photographs of Andy McGavin and his car at this webpage:
Andy was a contemporary of Jack Brabham and there is a photograph of him leading Jack in a race in 1950 at this website: