The Tulip produced the best result in 1959. Jack Sears driving PMO 203 (BN6 1138).finished 1st in the GTclass and 8th overall, winning the track race at Zandvoort in the process. He finished ahead of a Mercedes 300SL, an Aston Martin DB2 and a Ferrari 250.
.....Sears winning in the wet at Zandvoort .....
Sears much preferred racing to rallying as the result was clear cut and not subject to the myriad rules and regulations that governed rallys.
The Alpine was one of the most interesting rallies in which John Gott drove Tommy Wisdom's Mille Miglia car UOC 741. Unfortunately he lost a wheel while descending an Alpine pass at 70 mph. At the time he was one of the few unpenalised cars left. As a direct result of this incident, the wire wheel hub splines were modified and the production cars got much stronger hubs!
UOC 741...the original 100-Six 'MM" competing in the Alpine....before losing a wheel......
1958 Alpine Rally
- 2nd in class (7th overall) - 4th in class - 5th in class - 6th in class
Shepherd and Wilkinson in PMO 202 were the best placed Healey finishing second in class and 7th overall, winning a coveted Alpine Cup in the process. Moss and Wisdom were 4th in class after experiencing problems with oil on the clutch due to a cinched venting pipe that had been `helpfully` re-connected by a journalist!
1959 Tulip Rally
- 1st in "GT" Class - 8th Overall
The cars ran with their bumpers fitted to comply with the GT Class requirements
100-Six Rally Cars
UOC 741 (BN4)
TON 792 (BN6)
PMO 201 (BN6 1136)
PMO 202 (BN6 1137)
PMO 203 (BN6 1138)
Liege-Rome-Liege The year's most successful drive was by Pat Moss (Stirling's sister) who together with Ann Wisdom finished 4th overall and first in class in the very demanding Liege-Rome-Liege.
They drove PMO 201 (BN6-1136) and went on to win the Ladies 1958 Touring Car Championship and were 8th overall in the open championship.
In the spring of 1958, BMC's competition department under the leadership of Marcus Chambers made a serious attempt to run Healeys in rallys. Cars were entered in the Monte Carlo, RAC, Tulip, Liege-Rome-Liege and Alpine rallys.
- 1st in Class (4th Overall) - 4th in Class - 6th in Class - Manufactuters Team Prize
Austin-Healey continued to have great success with the 3,000's including Moss and Wisdom's famous overall win in the Liege-Rome-Liege in URX 727; but it was the 100-Sixs that paved the way in international rallies.