Lady Wigram Trophy
Wigram, 22 Jan 1966
|1||Jackie Stewart||(Tasman) 1.9-litre BRM P261  - P60 V8
#6 Owen Motor Racing Organisation
|2||Richard Attwood||(Tasman) 1.9-litre BRM P261  - P60 V8
#2 Owen Motor Racing Organisation
|3||Jim Palmer||Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
#41 G J Palmer
|4||Spencer Martin||Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#11 Scuderia Veloce
|5||Andy Buchanen||Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
|6||Dennis Marwood||Cooper T66 [F1-6-63] - Climax FPF 4
#5 Ecurie Rothmans
|7||Roly Levis||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam
#21 (see note 1)
|8||Dene Hollier||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-953] - Ford pushrod
|9||Peter Gillum||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Cooper FJ Mk 3A 'T67' - Ford pushrod
|10||Graeme Lawrence||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-4-63] - Ford twin cam
#14 (see note 2)
|11||Ken Sager||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-12-63] - Ford twin cam
#15 (see note 3)
|12||Allan Rhodes||(FJ) 1-litre Lotus 18 [18-J-733] - Ford push rod
|R||John Riley||Lotus 18/21 ['P1'] - Climax FPF 4
|R||"Red" Dawson||Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4
|R||Bill Caldwell||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-18-63] - Ford twin cam
#31 (see note 4)
|R||Ray Thackwell||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 ["FJ-13-62"] - Ford twin cam
#20 Team Tiki (see note 5)
|R||Jim Clark||Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
#1 Team Lotus
|R||Frank Gardner||Brabham BT11A [IC-2-64] - Climax FPF 4
#4 Alec Mildren
|DNA||Neil Whittaker||Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
#44 (see note 6)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Ken Smith||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 22 [22-J-20] - Ford pushrod
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] (Roly Levis): 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.
- Brabham BT6 [FJ-4-63] (Graeme Lawrence): Rodney Banting Formula Junior 1963. Then observed by Formula 1 Register member John Thompson to be the car entered by Janspeed Engineering for Clive Baker (Torquay) in Formula 3 in 1964. Sold to Graeme Lawrence and fitted with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for New Zealand racing in 1965 and 1966. To Laurence Brownlie for 1967, then Tony Batchelor for 1968, then hillclimbed Roy Lyme in 1969. According to Graham Vercoe, this car was crashed badly by Lyme at Pukekohe and rebuilt by Warner Collins. It then went to William Smith and was raced as a BT15 in 1970, then Eric Anderson in 1971, then Bernard Milray as a Formula Ford in 1976; and was bought by Wayne Rogers in 1982. Rogers restored it to Formula Junior specification and ran it at Pukekohe in December 1983. It was bought by Paul Higgins in 1988 who retained it until March 2001, when he sold it to Rob Hands in Australia. Bought by Peter Strauss (Armadale, Australia) in June 2002 and driven for the first time in a FJ race at Philip Island in in February 2004. Strauss has raced the car in Australian Formula Junior Association events since then.
- Brabham BT6 [FJ-12-63] (Ken Sager): Denis O'Sullivan in Formula Junior in 1963. Retained for Formula 3 in 1964, now entered by Baldyne Engineering. Appears to have moved to Motor Racing Stables after O'Sullivan acquired at F2 Brabham BT10 around August 1964 and was raced by John Tomlinson at Brands Hatch 13 Sep 1964. Sold to Ken Sager and fitted with a 1500cc Ford engine for New Zealand racing in 1965 and 1966. During its time in New Zealand, it was often referred to as a 1964 car, implying a BT9. Sold to Grahame Harvey mid-1966 and retained for 1967. Then to Tim Bailey and fitted with a 1500cc Fiat engine for 1968. To Brian Pellow for 1969, still with the Fiat. Retained by Pellow for 1970, but now with a 1600cc Ford. This car was sold to Frank Gilbert (Auckland) and raced as a Formula Ford for two seasons. Graham Vercoe's book 'Historic Racing cars of New Zealand' claims that the car was a BT9, and that a replica frame was built by Pellow and that it was the replica frame that became the Formula Ford. Writing in 1991, he said that the original 'BT9' frame was owned by John Wigston.
- Brabham BT6 [FJ-18-63] (Bill Caldwell): A very late-1963 car for Andy Buchanen to race in Australian 1500cc racing with a Ford twin cam engine. Retained for 1965 then to Bill Caldwell for 1966 then to Peter Yock for 1967. Yock is known to have returned the car to England for repairs but its history after is still being researched.
- Brabham BT2 ["FJ-13-62"] (Ray Thackwell): Believed to be the "interim" car raced by Denis Hulme at the Boxing Day Brands Hatch 1962. Probably FJ-1-63 but given by recent owners as 'FJ-13-62'. Raced by Roy James in Formula Junior 1963 then to Mike Lawlor 1964 and entered for John Miles in Formula 3. Entered by Speedwell Engineering for Miles in a couple of early 1965 races. To Ray Thackwell (New Zealand) and fitted with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for New Zealand racing in the 1965/66 season. To John Weston for 1966/67 and then to Graham McRae for 1967/68. McRae used the engine and gearbox in his late-1968 McRae twin cam, and may also have used the suspension and uprights. According to David McKinney, the BT2 was rebuilt by Jack Oakley, who fitted with a Ford pushrod engine and VW gearbox. Whether this car was raced by Oakley in 1969 remains unclear, as Oakley also acquired the McRae. The car was acquired by the Southward Museum around 1979 and was restored by John Rapley (Paraparumu) in 1987. The restored car used a new frame built by Peter Bruin, and the original frame remained with Rapley. Used by Rapley in historic events, starting at Manfeild in November 1987 where it was fitted with a 1500cc Ford pushrod engine. Remained in Rapley's hands until 2017, when the car was stolen. It was recovered in September 2018, but in the meantime the original frame had been passed back to the Southward Museum, who were building another car from it. How these two cars will coexist remains uncertain.
- Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] (Neil Whittaker): 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, and remained in his collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
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' original results.
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