About Ross Buckingham

Ross Buckingham


Ross began his motor sport career at the age of 17, his first event was a night time rally in an off road buggy in the Australian rainforest. Amazingly Ross led the entire 70-car field for the whole event until engine failure forced retirement within a kilometre of the finish.

A brief dabble in the world of drag racing precluded two seasons of hillclimbing and sprinting in a Holden Torana GTR which he prepared himself whilst at automotive college in Melbourne. Results in this car were encouraging and a move to Europe followed.

After some tests and training in a Van Diemen Formula Ford racing car with Team Touraco at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire Ross astonished team boss Graham Glew at a time trial by lapping the circuit a full two seconds faster than anyone else. Glew, who had already discovered Formula1 and Indycar driver Mark Blundell, was so impressed that he wanted to immediately sign a contract to run Ross as a driver.

During the 1990s Ross raced in the highly competitive Mini Miglia Championship where he has had some spectacular results. In 2001 Ross made his debut in the British GT Championship as well as finishing third in class in the famous Nurburgring 24-Hour Race.  Further success at the Nurburgring and Bathurst 24 Hour raced have preceeded a move back to Australia in 2004 after 19 years in England.   He is highly regarded as a driver and race car tuner as well as being known for co-presenting a radio program on LBC Radio (London) and instructing at several U.K. Racing Schools.