OldRacingCars.com

Australian Grand Prix

Sandown Park, 9 Feb 1964

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jack Brabham Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
#1 Ecurie Vitesse
63 75:19.2
2 Bib Stillwell Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
#6 B.S. Stillwell (see note 1)
63 75:31.1
3 John Youl Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
#5 John Youl
63 75:34.1
4 Tim Mayer Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
#8 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing (see note 2)
63 76:06.5
5 Denis Hulme Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4
#2 Ecurie Vitesse (see note 3)
60
6 Jim Palmer Cooper T53 ["F2-13-58"] - Climax FPF 4
#12 George Palmer
60
7 Arnold Glass (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-FM-24] - Ford twin cam
#17 Capitol Motors
57
8 Tony Shelly Lola Mk4A [BRGP-44] - Climax FPF 4
#14 Shelly Motors Ltd.
57
9 Dave Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
#26 David Walker (see note 4)
54
10 Frank Gardner (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam
#21 Alec Mildren Racing (see note 5)
53 gearbox
R Bill Patterson Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4
#9 Bill Patterson Motors
42 accident
R Doug Whiteford Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4
#9 Bill Patterson Motors
42 accident
R Bruce McLaren Cooper T70 [FL-2-64] - Climax FPF 4
#7 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing (see note 6)
37 engine
R Doug Whiteford (Tasman) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] - Climax FPF 4
#10 Bill Patterson Motors (see note 7)
36 engine
R Lex Davison Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4
#4 Ecurie Australie
29 piston
R Donald Fletcher (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lola Mk5 [BRJ51] - Ford
#22 David Fletcher
29 accident
R Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [623] - Ford
#24 Mel McEwin
24 gearbox
R Keith Rilstone (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6317] - Ford
#18 K. Rilstone
5 electrics
R Frank Matich Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4
#11 Team Total
4 differential
R Charlie Smith (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [625] - Ford
#16 Charlie Smith
2 valve
R Tony Osborne Cooper T53 ['F2-5-60' (F2-17-60?)] - Climax FPF 4
#15 Tony Osborne
2 differential
R Wally Mitchell (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre MRD (Brabham BT1) [FJ1] - Ford
#19 East Burwood Motors

DNS Leo Geoghegan (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford
#25 Total Team
Did not start
DNS Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford
#20 Glyn Scott Motors
Did not start
DNS Jack Hunnam (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6316] - Ford
#23 Jack Hunnam Motors
Did not start
DNA Greg Cusack Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
#3 Scuderia Veloce (see note 8)
Did not arrive

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jack Brabham (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4 1m 09.6s
2 Bruce McLaren (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T70 [FL-2-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 09.7s
3 Frank Matich (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4 1m 10.1s
4 Denis Hulme (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 10.4s
5 Tim Mayer (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 10.7s
6 Lex Davison (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.0s
7 Bib Stillwell (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.1s
8 Bill Patterson (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.3s
8 Doug Whiteford (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.3s
9 John Youl (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.5s
10 Tony Shelly (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lola Mk4A [BRGP-44] - Climax FPF 4 1m 13.3s
11 Jim Palmer (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ["F2-13-58"] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.1s
12 Doug Whiteford (Tasman) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.2s
13 Leo Geoghegan * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford 1m 14.7s
14 Frank Gardner (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam 1m 14.8s
15 Glyn Scott * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford 1m 16.2s
16 Arnold Glass (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-FM-24] - Ford twin cam 1m 16.3s
17 Dave Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford 1m 16.5s
18 Keith Rilstone (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6317] - Ford 1m 16.5s
19 Jack Hunnam * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6316] - Ford 1m 17.3s
20 Charlie Smith (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [625] - Ford 1m 17.3s
21 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [623] - Ford 1m 17.7s
22 Tony Osborne (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-5-60' (F2-17-60?)] - Climax FPF 4 1m 17.9s
23 Donald Fletcher (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lola Mk5 [BRJ51] - Ford 1m 19.4s
24 Wally Mitchell (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre MRD (Brabham BT1) [FJ1] - Ford 1m 21.1s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] (Bib Stillwell): New to Bib Stillwell for the Australian Internationals in February 1963. Used by Stillwell to win the 1963 Australian Gold Star and then, having acquired the 2.7-litre engine from Jack Brabham's BT4, he won the Gold Star again in 1964. Sold to Bill Thomasen in New Zealand and used in NZ Gold Star in 1964/65 before it was sold to Ecurie Palm Court who ran it for Ian Green and John Riley in late-season 1964/65 races and in Australian Gold Star races in August 1965. To Robbie Francevic in time for the 1965/66 NZ season and then quickly sold again, this time to Syd Jensen. Jenson leased it to Jim Boyd for the 1967 Internationals and then sold it to Bryan Faloon in March 1967. Raced and crashed many times by Faloon before he joined the Rorstan team for 1969/70 and the BT4 was finally retired. Sold by Faloon's estate to David Manton in 1981, then to Richard Hook (Auckland, NZ), who restored the car to its original Tasman specification and used it in historic racing in 1990. Then through four other historic racers until bought by the Minshaw family in 2005. Raced by Jason Minshaw from 2005 onwards.
  2. Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] (Tim Mayer): New for Tim Mayer to drive as a Bruce McLaren Motor Racing entry in the 1964 Tasman Cup. Mayer finished second at Levin and Teretonga, and third at Pukekohe. For Warwick Farm, he swapped cars with team leader Bruce McLaren and McLarne took FL-1-64 to second place at Warwick Farm and at Longford, winning the Tasman Championship by six points from his great rival Jack Brabham, Retained for the 1965 Tasman Cup to be driven by Phil Hill but raced by McLaren at Pukekohe after he damged his new T79 in the Heat. Hill toook three podium finishes in this car. Sold to Bill Patterson and entered for John McDonald in Australian Gold Star events in 1965, in the 1966 Tasman series and in Gold Star again in 1966. Sold to Don O'Sullivan in 1967 and raced in event in Western Australia, primarily at Caversham, by O'Sullivan in 1967 and by Gordon Stephenson in 1968. Sold to Ken Jones in 1969, then Ken Barnard in 1970 and then Richard Berryman in 1974. Remained with Richard Berryman until 1985 when it passed to his son Adam Berryman (Melbourne, Australia). An extensive restoration began in 2001 which was finally completed in early 2010. Raced by Adam in the NZ Motor Racing Festival in January 2010, at Winton in August 2010, and at Phillip Island and the Australian Grand Prix historic demonstration in 2011. Now numbered FL/2/64.
  3. Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] (Denis Hulme): New for Jack Brabham to drive in the Australian Internationals in February 1963. Then left with Repco over the Australian winter and used by Denny Hulme in the 1964 Tasman series. Sold to veteran Australian Lex Davison for the 1964 Australian Gold Star but heavily damaged in the accident that took Davison's life at Sandown Park early 1965. Sold with all Davison's equipment to Wally Mitchell and some parts used in the RM1 sports car in which Mitchell was later killed. The frame of the Brabham was not used in the RM1 and this was sold to Fred Wheelhouse and rebuilt as a complete car. Owned by David Sternberg in Tasmania in 1968 and probably the car owned by David Powell in Tasmania in 1969. Then unknown until reported to be owned by Austin Miller (Launceston, Tasmania) in 1983. Still with Miller in 1995 but by 2000 it had moved to the UK and was owned by John Coombs, who sold it to Frank Sytner. Raced by Sytner from 2001 to 2008 and then sold to David Jacobs (Boulder, CO) and raced in the US until sold to Terry Rush in New Zealand in February 2011.
  4. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Dave Walker): Sold via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd to David Walker, and raced by Walker in 1963, 1964 and early 1965. Raced by Ralph Sach in 1965 then a Mildren entry with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for Frank Gardner and Kevin Bartlett during the 1965/66 season. To Competition Cars (Aust) for Mike Champion in the 1966 and 1967 Gold Star seasons, then to Brian Page for 1968. Entered by Graham Collier for Jack Bono in 1969. Through Australian owners Chris Farrell 1971, James Crawford 1973, Greg Kinlin 1977 and Graham Healey 1984 to Bryan Miller 1984 who restored it to Alec Mildren late 1965 spec with Ford twin-cam and raced extensively. To Colin Haste (Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia) 1998 and raced extensively in Australian Formula Junior Association events.
  5. Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] (Frank Gardner): Brabham Racing Organisation for Denny Hulme in Formula Junior in 1963. To Alec Mildren Racing, fitted with a 1500cc Ford twin cam engine and raced in Australian national racing by Frank Gardner in 1964. To Roly Levis in November 1964 for New Zealand racing in 1965 and 1966. Entered by Levis for Bill Stone in 1966/67 then sold to Stone who raced it again in 1967/68. Sold to Gerald 'Jiggs' Alexander in September 1968 and raced in the 1968/69 and 1969/70 seasons, after which Alexander stripped the car with the intention of restoring it. However, it remained in this state until 1999 when it was sold to Ian McDonald (Australia) who restored the car and ran it in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards. Sold to Ed Holly (Sydney, Australia) in July 2006 and raced in the Tasman Revival series from 2006/07 to 2012/13.
  6. Cooper T70 [FL-2-64] (Bruce McLaren): New for Bruce McLaren to drive as a Bruce McLaren Motor Racing entry in the 1964 Tasman Cup. Bruce won at Pukekohe, Wigram and Teretonga Park in New Zealand but for the Warwick Farm race, he swapped cars with teammate Tim Mayer. Mayer was third at Warwick Farm and retired from the next race at Lakeside. During practice for the final round, at Longford, Mayer spun and his car hit a tree, killing him instantly. The car was destroyed in the accident.
  7. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] (Doug Whiteford): In December 1960, Bill Patterson acquired a full 2.5-litre Cooper T51 in England and had it shipped to Australia. This "new" car has been described by Patterson and by later owner Murray Richards in a number of ways, including "ex-works", "ex-Brabham" and "ex-Salvadori". It was said to have been bought from a private team and given the dispersal of the 1959 works T51s, that suggests either Tommy Atkins team or Fred Tuck's. The Salvadori reference would indicate Atkins' team so this car may be the late 1959 works car that was then acquired by Atkins for Salvadori to race in F1 in 1960. Whatever its origins, Patterson debuted the car at Warwick Farm on 29 Jan 1961 and used it to win the 1961 Gold Star. He retained it as a show car after replacing it in 1963 and finally sold it in 1988 to Murray Richards for historic racing. It was sold to Rod Jolley in England in the mid-1990s. It was still owned by Jolley in 2007.
  8. Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] (Greg Cusack): New for Jack Brabham to drive at the November 1962 Australian GP. Used by Brabham in the New Zealand Internationals in January 1963, winning at Levin, then sold to Dave McKay's Scuderia Veloce for the Australian International races the following month. Raced by Graham Hill for McKay in the 1964 Tasman series, winning the Longford race in March. To Len Southward's Lesco Racing Team for Kerry Grant to drive during the 1964/65 season, and for Neil Whittaker in 1965/66. Sold to John McCormack (Glenelg, South Australia) and raced on through the next three seasons. From McCormack to John Blanden (Adelaide, South Australia) in 1978 and extensively rebuilt. To Ken Messenger (Adelaide) March 1982, then to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) in 1986.

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.

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