New Zealand Grand Prix
Wigram, 19 Jan 1974
|1||John McCormack||Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8
|2||Teddy Pilette||Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8
|3||Peter Gethin||Chevron B24 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
|4||David Oxton||Begg FM5  - Chevrolet V8
|5||Garry Pedersen||McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
|6||Graeme Lawrence||Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
|7||Allan McCully||Begg FM5  - Chevrolet V8
|8||Reg Cook||Lola T300 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
|9||Baron Robertson||Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8
|10||Ken Smith||(F2) 2-litre March 732 [15 as '9'] - Ford BDG
#11 (see note 1)
|R||Dexter Dunlop||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
|R||Graham McRae||McRae GM2  - Chevrolet V8
|R||Warwick Brown||Lola T332 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8
|R||Robbie Booth||Begg FM4 - Chevrolet V8
|R||Johnnie Walker||Lola T330 [HU23] - Repco Holden V8
|R||Max Stewart||Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
|R||Neil Doyle||Surtees TS9B  - Chevrolet V8
|R||Keith Laney||McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Chevrolet V8
|UNKE||Frank Radisich||March 722  - Repco Holden V8
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Russ Noble||(NZNF) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 [AM168] - Ford
|On entry list|
|DNA||Kevin Bartlett||Lola T330 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Steve Thompson||Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- March 732 [15 as '9'] (Ken Smith): A new car for Andy Sutcliffe at Karlskoga run by Brian Lewis Racing and replacing 732-9, crashed by Mike Beuttler earlier in the year. To save paperwork, the team put the '732-9' chassis plate onto the car and it still wears it today. Sold to Ken Smith in New Zealand after Sutcliffe's money did not appear and raced by him in the 1974 Tasman series. Then rebuilt as a ANF2 car with a Ford twin cam for the 1974 Australian Formula 2 series and sold to Ken Shirvington mid-season. The car remains in Australia in 2012.
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.