The History of Lukey Mufflers

Len Lukey began manufacturing mufflers to suit the needs of high-performance automobile racing in Australia. He raced alongside some of the greats and was beloved by the automotive community. We are proud to continue Len's legacy by providing the best performing, Australian made mufflers to future generations of racing and automotive enthusiasts.


Len Lukey founded his exhaust and muffler manufacturing business "Lukey Mufflers", setting up a factory on the Nepean Highway in Victoria. He quickly made a name for himself and became the respected name in high-performance mufflers for the racing industry.


Len Lukey makes his automobile racing debut in a Ford Mainline and later going on to win the main saloon car race at the Albert Park Circuit in March 1957 in a Ford Customline.


In his Cooper T23 Bristol, Len sets a new Category E Australian National Speed record of 147.4 MPH for the flying kilometre at Coonabarabran.


Len Lukey wins the Australian Drivers' Championship in his Lukey Bristol & Cooper T45 Coventry Climax, which he purchased from racing icon Jack Brabham.


Len retires from professional racing to focus on the Lukey Muffler manufacturing business in Melbourne.


Len Lukey purchased the property which included what is now the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria for $40,000.


After extensive repairs, the circuit was reopened for racing events and became a destination for race fans worldwide.


Len Lukey passed away in 1978. The daunting Turn 9 on the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit was named 'Lukey Heights' in his memory.


Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Lukey estate sold.


Lukey Mufflers are proudly made to the highest possible standard in Melbourne, Australia.