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Craven A International

Bathurst, 2 Oct 1960

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jack Brabham (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] - Climax FPF 4
#1 (see note 1)
26 1h 07m 37.5s
2 Bill Patterson (2.5 F1) 2.4-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] - Climax FPF 4
#9 (see note 2)
26 1h 08m 13.9s
3 Bib Stillwell (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax FPF 4
#6 (see note 3)
26 1h 08m 51.1s
4 Jon Leighton (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-10-58] - Climax FPF 4
#70 Scuderia Birchwood
25
5 Noel Hall (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] - Climax FPF 4
#71 (see note 4)
25
6 Arnold Glass (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Maserati 250F [2516] 6
#8
25
7 Alwyn Rose (libre) 3.4-litre DalRo-Jaguar - Jaguar XK120 6
#28
22
8 Noel Barnes (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC 9939]
#40
21
9 Guy Buckingham (FJ) 1-litre Nota FJ [22] - BMC
#89 Nota Engineering
17
R Austin Miller (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-20-59] - Climax FPF 4
#60 Superior Cars (see note 5)
engine
R Alec Mildren (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] - Maserati 250S 4
#2 (see note 6)
16 transmission
R Max Williams (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC]
#13 2
11
R Doug Kelley (F2) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk I 'T41' [F2-2-56] - Climax FWB
#72 (see note 7)

R Jack Myers (FJ) 1-litre Dalro Reno - Renault 4
#3 Les Wiggett
engine
R Stan Jones (2.5 F1) 2.3-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-7-60] - Climax FPF 4
#4 (see note 8)
1 accident
R John Roxburgh (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-21-58] - Climax FPF 4
#10
0 accident
R John Youl (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4
#5 (see note 9)
0 accident
UNK Reg Mulligan (libre) 3.4-litre HWM 51 [6-51-52?] - Jaguar XK120 6
#30 Diablo Motors

UNK Tom Sulman (libre) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CM [1521] - s/c 4
#94 N B Wiltshire

UNK Barrie Garner (libre) 1.5-litre Nota Major [29] - BMC 4
#64

UNK Gordon Stewart (unknown) 1.5-litre Stewart-MG MG
#11

UNK Keith Russell (unknown) 1.5-litre MG TC
#37

UNK Geoff McClelland (unknown) 1-litre Mac-Vincent - Vincent
#67

UNK Peter Hill (unknown) 1-litre Scorpion - Vincent
#83

UNK Bruce Powell (unknown) DPR - Triumph
#19

UNK Merv Ward (unknown) Ralt 500
#13

UNK Frank Elkins (unknown) 2.4-litre Bugatti Type 37 [37209] - Holden 6
#50

UNK John Marston (libre) 1.2-litre Gazelle - Ford
#12 1

DNS Jack Brabham (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax FPF 4
B S Stillwell (see note 10)
Did not start
DNS Frank Walters (unknown) 4.3-litre So-Cal Special - Ford V8
#41
Did not start
DNS Jack Myers (libre) 2.4-litre WM-Cooper (Cooper T20) [CB-1-52] - Holden 6
#3
Did not start
DNS Arnold Glass (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ['CTA/59/F1'] - Maserati 250S 4
#7 (see note 11)
Did not start
DNS Barry Collerson (libre) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 007] 6
#15 (see note 12)
Did not start
DNS Robin Orlando (unknown) 2.3-litre Orlando MG [MG J2 4414] - Holden 6
#56
Did not start
DNS B Ekins (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special - s/c
#33
Did not start
Qualifying
1 Jack Brabham * (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax FPF 4 2m 33.7s
2 Bill Patterson (2.5 F1) 2.4-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] - Climax FPF 4 2m 34.5s
3 Alec Mildren (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] - Maserati 250S 4 2m 34.7s
4 Bib Stillwell (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax FPF 4 2m 36,4s
5 Stan Jones (2.5 F1) 2.3-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-7-60] - Climax FPF 4 2m 36.9s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] (Jack Brabham): "Works Car No. 2" according to the Cooper Register. Believed to be Jack Brabham's main car during the early part of 1959 and then became a spare car when 27-59 appeared at Zandvoort. According to Doug Nye's Cooper Cars, this would then appear to be Jack Brabham's 1960 NZ GP car.
  2. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] (Bill Patterson): Delivered to B Patterson less engine according to the Cooper Register. First raced by Bill Patterson at Port Wakefield in October 1960 where it was fitted with a 2-litre Climax engine. Raced by Patterson until crashed at Lakeside in 1961, after which Patterson raced an "ex-works" Cooper T51 that he had acquired earlier in the season. F2-15-59 was repaired and kept as a spare car being raced by Doug Whiteford on occasions. In 1962, the car was sold to Englishman John Brindley who raced it at Calder in April or May 1962. Brindley raced the car in minor events during 1962 until suffering a massive accident in a minor race at Sandown Park on 16 Sep 1962. The Autosportsman report on the race said "The car must be very nearly a complete write-off". The fate of the wreck is unknown but it is widely believed that the car somehow returned to Patterson and was the damaged car that Murray Richards acquired from Patterson in 1988. Richards started to restore the car but this was incomplete when he died in early 2000. The car was still with Richards' sons in 2010. If the Richards brothers' car is the Patterson/Brindley car, its return from Brindley to Patterson remains unexplained.
  3. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] (Bib Stillwell): Delivered to Victa Consolidated Industries (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  4. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] (Noel Hall): Delivered to R Hall less engine according to the Cooper Register.
  5. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-20-59] (Austin Miller): Delivered to Stan Jones (Australia) according to the Cooper Register but with a note that it was transferred to R Stillwell.
  6. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] (Alec Mildren): Delivered to A Mildren (Australia) less engine in Oct 1959 according to the Cooper Register.
  7. Cooper Mk I 'T41' [F2-2-56] (Doug Kelley): The fouth and final Mk 1 built for 1956 went to Ken Wharton and was then shipped out to New Zealand for the Internationals. Ater Wharton's death in a sports car race, the Mk 1 returned to the UK and was sold to Bill Whitehouse for the early 1957 races. When Whitehouse took delivery of his Mk II, the ex-Wharton Mk I went to Paul England, on holiday from Australia. England later sold the car to Austin Miller, another Aussie over in Europe and he shipped it back to Australia. It ran as the Miller Special for several seasons and remained in Australia with later owners. (Sources: Cooper Cars, Nye; Historic Racing Cars in Australia, Blanden)
  8. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-7-60] (Stan Jones): Delivered to Stan Jones (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  9. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] (John Youl): Delivered to J Youl (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  10. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] (Jack Brabham): Delivered to Victa Consolidated Industries (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  11. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ['CTA/59/F1'] (Arnold Glass): Tommy Atkins team built a new Cooper for the 1959 season to be fitted with a Maserati 250S engine. The car was purpose-built by Harry Pearce at the Atkins' team workshops so does not appear in Cooper records. It is given the number 'CTA/59/F1' here to aid identification. Both the Formula 1 Register and John Blanden identify this car as F2-15-58, a F2 T45 used by the Atkins team in 1958, but Doug Nye makes it quite clear the 1959 car was newly built. After a disappointing 1959 season it was sold to Sid Greene of Gilby Engineering for 1960 and raced by son Keith but was uncompetitive and was sold to Arnold Glass for Australian libre racing in August. It was then sold to Dennis Geary in Sep 1961 but he damaged the engine and, still unrepaired, went to John Hough for 1962. He was kileld when thrown from the car at Lowood in Sep 1962, only his second race in the car. The damaged car remained with the Hough family thereafter and was still on the family farm in 2016 awaiting restoration.
  12. Talbot T26C [110 007] (Barry Collerson): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 007' was Paul Vallee's Ecurie France car driven by Chiron 1948-49 and Apezteguia in 1950. To Tom Hawkes in Australia in 1951. From him it passed to Doug Whiteford, Rex Taylor and then a string of Australian, UK (including a loan period in the Donington Collection), Swiss, US and French owners to Bernie Ecclestone's collection in 1997. Retained 2002.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

These results have been compiled by David McKinney from a wide rangle of sources, including his own magazine articles and books. The 1959-1963 results are complete but for the 1957 and 1958 seasons, the only cars currently shown in the results are the F1, Intercontinental and F2 cars that feature elsewhere on this site plus the major Australian specials.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.