Lady Wigram Trophy
Wigram, 20 Jan 1968
|1||Jim Clark||Lotus 49 [R2] - Cosworth DFW V8
#6 Team Lotus
|2||Chris Amon||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/68  V6
#4 SEFAC Ferrari
|3||Denis Hulme||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23  - Cosworth FVA
#3 (see note 1)
|4||Piers Courage||(F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
|5||Bruce McLaren||BRM P126  - V12
#1 Owen Motor Racing Organisation
|6||Pedro Rodriguez||(Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261  V8
#2 Owen Motor Racing Organisation
|7||Jim Palmer||(F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA
#41 Jim Palmer Motor Racing
|8||Roly Levis||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM168] - Ford twin cam
#12 Shaw Motors
|9||"Red" Dawson||Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4
|10||Bill Stone||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam
|11||Ken Smith||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 41 [41-F3-14] - Ford twin cam
|12||Don Macdonald||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT10 [IC-6-64] - Ford twin cam
|13||Bryan Faloon||Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
#57 Bryan Faloon Racing
|14||Graham McRae||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 ['FJ-13-62'] - Ford twin cam
|R||David Oxton||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-9-65] - Ford twin cam
#18 (see note 2)
|R||Frank Gardner||Brabham BT23D  - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8
#7 Alec Mildren Racing (see note 3)
|R||Graeme Lawrence||(NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM144] - Ford twin cam
#14 Lawrence Racing
|R||Paul Bolton||Brabham BT22 [F1-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
#15 Rorstan Racing Team
|R||Peter Yock||(Tasman) 2-litre Lotus 25/33 [R13] - BRM V8
#10 Peter Yock Racing
All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT23  (Denis Hulme): Denis Hulme's regular 1967 F2 Brabham is identified as BT23-2 by Autosport (18 Aug 1967 274) where it mentions that the car has now gone to Mick Mooney in Ireland. It appears that this is a mistake - Jack's BT23-1 had gone to Mooney for driver Tommy Reid. At Keimola, Autosport (8 Sep 1967 p414) says Gardner is driving BT23-2.
- Brabham BT16 [F2-9-65] (David Oxton): Silvio Moser's F2 car in 1965, entered by Martinelli-Sonvico Racing. Used briefly as a second car early 1966 then apparently to Ken Sager in New Zealand for 1966 and later to Dave Oxton 1967, Graham Watson 1969, Brian Faloon 1970 and Warren Elleray in 1971.
- Brabham BT23D  (Frank Gardner): The one-off BT23D was built for Alec Mildren Racing for Tasman racing and fitted with a 2.5-litre Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8. It debuted in Frank Gardner's hands at the Warwick Farm Gold Star race in Dec 1967 and was then raced by Garder in every race of the 1968 Tasman series. Kevin Bartlett took over the drive for the 1968 Australian Gold Star season and the 1969 Tasman series. It was then sold to Jim Abbott who acquired a 5-litre Traco Oldsmobile engine from Frank Matich and built what was claimed to be the first Formula 5000 in Australia. It was displayed at Abbott's Melbourne Racing Car Show and thereafter mainly used in hillclimbs. Its racing career ended after the death of a later pilot, Chris Murphy, but the remains were acquired by Paul Moxham who had it fully restored with its original Autodelta engines.
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.
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Individual sources for this event
There were two heats for this race: one for 1500cc cars and one for the other entries.