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Adelaide '100'

Adelaide International, 27 Feb 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 David Hobbs McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
#10
70 62m 40.5s
2 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8
#2
70 63m 28.0s
3 Teddy Pilette McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8
#34
65
4 Johnnie Walker Elfin MR5 [5724] - Repco Holden V8
#63 (see note 1)
64
5 John McCormack Elfin MR5 [5711] - Repco Holden V8
#29 (see note 2)
63
6 Gary Campbell Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8
#17 (see note 3)
57 accident
7 Frank Radisich McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8
#88 (see note 4)
55
NC Warwick Brown McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8
#12 (see note 5)
23
NC Tony Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
#64
34
R Frank Matich Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8
#3 (see note 6)
37 gearbox
R Colin Hyams Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 7)
35 engine trouble
R Graham McRae Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#22
26 engine
R Robbie Francevic McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8
#60
25 hit bank
R Max Stewart Elfin MR5 [5722] - Repco Holden V8
#6 (see note 8)
18 hit bank
R Kevin Bartlett McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 9)
1 collision with Pilette
R Garrie Cooper Elfin MR5 [5723] - Repco Holden V8
#28 (see note 10)
0 suspected broken piston

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8 50.8s
2 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 51.5s
3 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8 51.7s
4 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8 51.7s
5 Kevin Bartlett (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8 52.2s
6 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8 52.6s
7 Max Stewart (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5 [5722] - Repco Holden V8 52.8s
8 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8 53.0s
9 Johnnie Walker (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5 [5724] - Repco Holden V8 53.3s
10 John McCormack (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5 [5711] - Repco Holden V8 53.3s
11 Garrie Cooper (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5 [5723] - Repco Holden V8 53.4s
12 Gary Campbell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8 53.5s
13 Colin Hyams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8 55.3s
14 Frank Radisich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8 55.7s
15 Robbie Francevic (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8 56.8s
16 Tony Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 56.9s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Elfin MR5 [5724] (Johnnie Walker): New to John Walker 1972, but he quickly replaced it with a Matich A50. Sold to Stan Keen and fitted with a Ford V8 later in the 1972 season, but not raced after October 1973. Sold to Peter "Chris" Middleton 1977, and raced in the 1978 Australian Internationals, and in the 1978 and 1979 Australian national seasons. Sold to Tony Parkinson 1979, then to Mike Adams 1981. It was then rebodied by Elfin, renamed 815, and raced by Mike Trengove and by Adams in 1981 and 1982. Sold to Paul Trevethan, then to Peter Brennan in the mid-1980s who restored it to original specification, and fitted a flat plane crank Repco Holden engine. To David Doubtfire in 1991, then to Max Floreani in 1996, and raced by Tony Floreani in historics up to 2013.
  2. Elfin MR5 [5711] (John McCormack): New to John McCormack in September 1971, and raced in Australian Gold Star, taking two second places and a win from three races. Raced by McCormack in the 1972 Tasman series, and the 1972 Australian Gold Star, where he won one race. Then raced in the 1973 Tasman series, where he won the NZ GP and the Adelaide '100', and in the 1973 Australian Gold Star, when he won two races and the championship. Raced again in the 1974 Tasman, again winning the NZ GP. Raced by Phil Moore in the 1974 Gold Star. Sold to Glen Nichols December 1975, and entered for the Rothmans Internationals, but did not start a race. History then unknown until bought from Les Swallow by Gavin Sala, and sold to John McCormack for restoration some time before 1992.
  3. Lola T300 [HU1-2] (Gary Campbell): New for Frank Gardner late UK 1971 season, then to Australia but crashed in practice for the Australian GP and the 1972 Tasman series. Sold to Gary Campbell for the end of the Tasman series, then the 1972 Australian Gold Star series. Traded to Carl Haas for a new Lola T330, and sold on to Mike Brockman in Florida for the 1973 US championship. Not seen in 1974. Subsequent history unknown. More information about Lola T300 HU1
  4. McLaren M10C [400-10-3] (Frank Radisich): New to Frank Matich (Australia) and fitted with Repco-Holden V8 for Australian racing. Raced at Warwick Farm 12 Jul 1970 but crashed, and rebuilt on a new tub as "M10C". Next raced at Calder on 18 Oct 1970, then at Australian Grand Prix 22 Nov 1970. Raced in the 1971 Tasman series, then to the US for the L&M series before returning to Australia for the 1971 Gold Star series. Crashed prior to Oran Park 27 June and rebuilt on third tub. To Frank Radisich at the end of 1971 and raced in the 1972 Tasman series, the 1972 Australian Gold Star, and the 1973 Tasman. To Keith Laney (NZ), fitted with a Chevrolet V8 and appeared in the Tasman series in 1974 and 1975. Then to Dennis Phillips for hill climbs 1976, then Russel Greer (Blenheim, NZ) and fitted with a 6.3-litre Chevy to win the 1979/80 NZ hill climb championship. Sold to Peter Addison (Australia) but history then unknown until acquired by Max Warwick (Australia) in the mid-1990s. Sold to Graham Wadsworth (Melbourne, Australia) 2006.
  5. McLaren M10B [400-19] (Warwick Brown): A spare chassis supplied to Neil Allen. Built up and sold to Allan Hamilton for Australian Gold Star 1971, then to Pat Burke Racing for Warwick Brown in 1972 Tasman series and in 1972 Australian Gold Star. Raced by Bob Muir at a couple of 1973 Tasman races, then for Warwick Brown again in the 1973 Gold Star. Suspension and other parts used for Bryan Thomson's VW Sports Sedan in 1974, but the McLaren tub built up again, and sold via Peter Bick, Paul Trevethan and George Parlby to Llynden Riethmuller. Acquired from Riethmuller's family after his death by Alan Hamilton in 2011. Raced by Alfredo Costanzo in historic events in 2013, 2015, and 2016. To Giuseppe 'Joe' Ricciardo by 2016. More information about McLaren M10B 400-19
  6. Matich A50 [001 as '002'] (Frank Matich): New for Frank Matich to win the 1971 Australian GP, then raced in the New Zealand Tasman rounds before being renumbered '002' for the Australian Internationals. Matich won the 1972 Australian Gold Star in this car, and raced it in the 1973 Tasman series. Then to Barry Lewis in 1975 - Peter Roach 1976 - Dave Powell 1976 - John Briggs 1978 and damaged at a hillclimb. Via K & A Engineering to Gavin Sala 1984 or 1985, then to his son Bryan Sala. More information about Matich A50-001/002
  7. Lola T192 ["HU14"] (Colin Hyams): Said to be the fourth T192 but does not appear in Lola records. New (?) for Frank Gardner in the 1971 Tasman series; then to Colin Hyams for the 1971 Australian Gold Star, 1972 Australian Internationals, then to America for the 1972 US series. Via Carl Haas to Dan Furey (Columbus, OH) for the US series in 1973 and 1974 - Randall Dana 1975 - Phil Niles 1976 - Bob Danzi 1978 for Single-Seat Can-Am - Dana Seymour 1981 - Brian Blaine 1984 - Bob Young by 1987 - Hans J. Glaser 1992 to 2006. Acquired by Nick Shrigley-Feigl (Ramsey, Isle of Man) by 2010. To Roland David (Vienna, Austria) 2016. More information about Lola T192 "SL.192/14"
  8. Elfin MR5 [5722] (Max Stewart): New to Max Stewart in time for the start of the 1972 Tasman series. Also raced by Stewart in the 1972 Australian Gold Star. Entered by Stewart for John Leffler in a few raced in October/November 1973. Then sold to Baron Robertson and raced in the Tasman series in 1974 and 1975, and in the New Zealand and Australian Internationals in 1976. History then unknown until bought from David Davidson (Melbourne) by Gavin Sala. By 1994, this car was with Adrian Tweedle (Victoria). Subsequent history again unknown, but reported to be with Max Pearson by 2012.
  9. McLaren M10B [400-02] (Kevin Bartlett): New to Neil Allen (Australia) late 1969, and raced in 1970 and 1971 Tasman series. To Kevin Bartlett for 1971 Australian Gold Star and 1972 Tasman 1972, then to US for at leats one race in 1972. Then unknown until boight by Gil Cameron, and raced in Australia from 1975 to 1977. Subsequent history unknown, but later owned by Llynden Riethmuller (Sydney, Australia) in 2007. After Riethmuller's death, sold to Alan Hamilton in 2011, and restored for historic racing. More information about McLaren M10B 400-2
  10. Elfin MR5 [5723] (Garrie Cooper): Works Elfin Sports Cars entry for Garrie Cooper in the 1972 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1973 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1974 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, and the 1975 Tasman and Australian Gold Star. Rebuilt in August 1975 as the MR5-B. Sold to John Edmonds for the last race of the Australian Gold Star, then the 1976 New Zealand and Australian Internationals, the 1976 national season, and the 1977 Australian Internationals. Then to Phil Ward 1977, and then with Mike Pope from 1980 to 1986. History then unknown until bought from Geoff Munday by Gavin Sala. Sold by Sala to Ken Smith in Nnew Zealand, and reportedly with Barrie Flett in 1994. The car is said to have spent time in a museum in NZ, before being bought by Smith again, and sold back to Geoff Munday some time before 2014.

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.

Sources include Autosport, Motoring News, the F1 Register books and Graham Vercoe's books "Historic Racing Cars of New Zealand" and "The Golden Era of New Zealand Motor Racing". The start point for the results was Bruce Sergent's website but these have subsequently been augmented with a number of other sources.

The start point for the 1970 Tasman results was Bruce Sergent's site which contains full reports on all these races. The 1970 results were then augmented by practice times and other information on R1 Levin and R2 Pukekohe (both in Autosport 15 Jan 1970); R3 Wigram (Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R4 Teretonga (Auto News Vol 3 No 14 9 Feb 1970 and Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R5 Surfers Paradise (Auto News Vol 3 No 15 23 Feb 1970 and Autosport 19 Feb 1970); R6 Warwick Farm (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970); and R7 Sandown Park (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970). Additional qualifying times have been provided by Milan Fistonic.

Tasman 1971-1975 information has also come from Bruce's site. Race speeds and other details for 1973 and 1974 have been taken from Autocourse. Qualifying times for 1975 have been supplied by Milan Fistonic from Australian Competition Yearbook. Entry lists have been provided by Milan and Bryan Miller.

The 1972 Tasman results are in the process of being augmented by practice times and other information from Autosport, Autoweek, the 1972 Racing Car News Yearbook and Australian Grand Prix. Entry numbers are taken from Autoweek's grids except Teretonga and Surfers Paradise where Autoweek did not publish them. Reports used are those for R1 NZ GP at Pukekohe (Autosport 13 Jan 1972 pp6-8 and Autoweek 5 Feb 1972 pp1,16-17), R2 Levin (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp26-27 and Autoweek), R3 Wigram (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp14-15 and Autoweek), R4 Teretonga (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp22-23 and Autoweek), R5 Surfers Paradise (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp12-13 and Autoweek), R6 Warwick Farm (Autosport 24 Feb 1972 pp23-24, 27 and Autoweek), R7 Sandown Park Australian Grand Prix (Autosport 2 Mar 1972 pp32-33, Autoweek, Australian Grand Prix pp362-368) and R8 Adelaide. There is a mistake in Autoweek's NZ GP grid with Ken Smith being mentioned twice so Autosport's grid is used. In other places where the sources didn't agree, Autoweek appeared to be the least reliable.

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

Individual sources for this event

Scott Mackay has added some details for this race: that Tony Stewart finished completing 34 laps (not 49) and was not classified (not 8th) and that Warwick Brown finished completing 23 laps and was not classified (not 9th). He also added the numbers of laps completed by the retirements: Frank Matich 37 laps, Graham McRae 26 laps, Robbie Francevic 25 laps (not 27) and Max Stewart 18 laps (not 20).