John Chatham has always been involved in Austin Healey's from the very first annoucement of the Healey 100 in 1952.
He knew Donald Healey and his son Geoffrey (Chief Engineer) personally and was able to exchange development ideas on the Healey 100 with Jeffery during the 1980's to improve the design.
John enjoyed a strong racing career in Healey's internationally for over 40 years. He circuit raced his famous ex Le Mans car DD300 and competed in many international rallies with his Healey 3000 GRX 884D. He raced along side famous names such as Stirling Moss, Timo Makinen and in world renowned events including the 'Targa Florio' (Sicily) in a works lightweight MGC. Having successfully raced in 22 countries and worked with Healeys for more than 50 years John has gained a wealth of understanding and experience in this marque.
He is still very much involved in the classic car business with his team of craftsmen in Bristol to this day.
His biography 'Mr Big Healey' was launched in April 2010 which pays testiment to his exciting and illustratious career.