Warwick Farm Trophy

Warwick Farm, 18 Dec 1960

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bib Stillwell (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] - Climax FPF 4
#6 B S Stillwell Pty Ltd (see note 1)
10 19m 30.0s
2 John Youl (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4
#5 JC Youl (see note 2)
10 19m 31.4s
3 Austin Miller (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-20-59] - Climax FPF 4
#60 Superior Motors Pty Ltd (see note 3)
10 19m 33.6s
4 Lex Davison (libre) 3-litre Aston Martin DBR4/250 [4] - DBR1/300 6
#4 A. N. Davison

5 Doug Whiteford (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax FPF 4
#21 B S Stillwell Pty Ltd (see note 4)

6 Jon Leighton (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-10-58] - Climax FPF 4
#70 Scuderia Birchwood

7 Noel Hall (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] - Climax FPF 4
#71 Ecurie Hall (see note 5)

8 John Roxburgh (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-21-58] - Climax FPF 4
#19 J Roxburgh

UNK Stan Jones (2.5 F1) 2.3-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-7-60] - Climax FPF 4
#1 Stan Jones Motors (see note 6)

UNK Arnold Glass (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ['CTA/59/F1'] - Maserati 250S 4
#10 Capitol Motors (see note 7)

UNK Lyn Archer (F2) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk I 'T41' [F2-3-56] - Climax FWB
#7 Ecurie van Diemen (see note 8)
entered for 1500cc class heat 1
UNK Peter Wherrett (unknown) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T12' - Hilllman 4
#68 J. McGuire
entered for 1500cc class heat 1
UNK Gordon Stewart (unknown) 1.5-litre Stewart-MG - MG s/c
#11 Ecurie Cinque
entered for 1500cc class heat 1
UNK Sid Howard (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC] - s/c
#44 Howard & Sons
entered for 1500cc class heat 1
UNK Bill Machin (unknown) 1.5-litre BMC Special 4
#8 B. Machin
entered for 1500cc class heat 1
UNK John Marston (libre) 1-litre Lynx - Vincent s/c 2
Bruderlin & Thomas
entered for 1500cc class heat 1
UNK Jack Robinson (sports) 3.4-litre Jaguar Special [XK120 660181] - XK120 6
#14 J. H. Robinson

UNK Alwyn Rose (libre) 3.4-litre DalRo-Jaguar II - Jaguar XK120 6
#28 A Rose

DNS Alec Mildren (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] - Maserati 250S 4
#2 A. G. Mildren Pty (see note 9)
Did not start
DNS Bill Patterson (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] - Climax FPF 4
#9 Bill Patterson Motors (see note 10)
Did not start
DNS Glyn Scott (libre) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk II 'T43' [F2-28-57] - Climax FPF 4
#20 G Scott
Did not start
(entered for 1500cc class heat 1)
UNKE Bill Reynolds (unknown) 2.3-litre Orlando MG [MG J2 4414] - Holden 6
#56 R Orlando
On entry list
Qualifying
1 Lex Davison (libre) 3-litre Aston Martin DBR4/250 [4] - Aston Martin DBR1/300 6 1m 45.0s
2 Doug Whiteford (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax FPF 4 1m 45.0s
3 Bill Patterson * (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] - Climax FPF 4 1m 45.0s
4 Bib Stillwell (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] - Climax FPF 4 1m 45.1s
5 Austin Miller (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-20-59] - Climax FPF 4 1m 45.2s
- John Marston (libre) 1-litre Lynx - Vincent s/c 2 1m 57.0s
- Glyn Scott * (libre) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk II 'T43' [F2-28-57] - Climax FPF 4 1m 57.0s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] (Bib Stillwell): "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' [F2-9-60] (John Youl): Delivered to J Youl (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  3. 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.
  4. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] (Doug Whiteford): Delivered to Victa Consolidated Industries (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  5. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] (Noel Hall): Delivered to R Hall less engine according to the Cooper Register.
  6. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-7-60] (Stan Jones): Delivered to Stan Jones (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  7. 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 reported in 2002 to be undergoing restoration.
  8. Cooper Mk I 'T41' [F2-3-56] (Lyn Archer): Jack Brabham was allocated the second Mk I which first appeared in his hands at the Oulton Park Gold Cup in Sep 1956. After a second race in October, Brabham took the car to New Zealand and Australia and, after an impressive run of results, sold it to Alex Mildren. It was later owned by Arthur Griffiths, John Roxburgh and Lyn Archer. This car now bears the chassis plate F2-P-56. (Sources: Cooper Cars, Nye; Historic Racing Cars in Australia, Blanden)
  9. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] (Alec Mildren): Delivered to A Mildren (Australia) less engine in Oct 1959 according to the Cooper Register.
  10. 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.

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.

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