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South Pacific Trophy

Longford, 2 Mar 1964

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Graham Hill Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
#1 Scuderia Veloce (see note 1)
25 60m 25.8s
2 Bruce McLaren Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
#10 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing P/L
(see note 2)
25 60m 35.1s
3 Frank Matich Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4
#7 Total Team
25 61m 03.3s
4 Bib Stillwell Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
#6 B.S. Stillwell (see note 3)
25 61m 03.4s
5 John Youl Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
#5 John Youl
25 61m 26.0s
6 Lex Davison Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4
#4 Ecurie Australie
25 61m 30.7s
7 Tony Shelly Lola Mk4A [BRGP-44] - Climax FPF 4
#14 A L Shelley [Shelly Motors Ltd]
24 60m 33.1s
8 Jim Palmer Cooper T53 ["F2-13-58"] - Climax FPF 4
#12 J Palmer [George Palmer]
24 60m 58.8s
9 Frank Gardner (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam
#8 Alec Mildren Racing P/L (see note 4)
24 62m 20.2s
10 Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford twin cam
#15 Scuderia Veloce (see note 5)
24 62m 30.6s
11 Jack Hobden Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4
#19 Louis Hobden (see note 6)
23 62m 24.4s
12 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [623] - Ford
#18 Mel McEwin
23 62m 42.7s
13 Arnold Glass (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-FM-24] - Ford twin cam
#3 Capitol Motors Holdings P/L
18
14 Bill Patterson Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4
#9 Bill Patterson Motors P/L
13
R Jack Brabham Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
#2 Ecurie Vitesse
21 differential
R Tony Osborne Cooper T53 ['F2-5-60' (F2-17-60?)] - Climax FPF 4
#16 A. J. R. Osborne
6
DNS Dave Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
#17 David I. Walker (see note 7)
Did not start
(did not finish preliminary race)
DNSC Tim Mayer Cooper T70 [FL-2-64] - Climax FPF 4
#11 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing P/L
(see note 8)
Did not start (crashed)

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 2m 24.2s
2 Graham Hill (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4 2m 24.3s
3 Frank Matich (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4 2m 24.9s
4 Bib Stillwell (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4 2m 25.2s
5 Lex Davison (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4 2m 26.0s
6 John Youl (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
7 Bill Patterson (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4 2m 26.5s
8 Tony Shelly (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lola Mk4A [BRGP-44] - Climax FPF 4 2m 27.0s
9 Jim Palmer (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ["F2-13-58"] - Climax FPF 4 2m 31.6s
10 Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford twin cam 2m 37.3s
11 Arnold Glass (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-FM-24] - Ford twin cam 2m 37.7s
12 Frank Gardner (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam 2m 37.7s
13 Tony Osborne (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-5-60' (F2-17-60?)] - Climax FPF 4 2m 46.2s
14 Jack Hobden (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4 2m 48.7s
15 Dave Walker * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford 3m 00.1s
16 Bruce McLaren (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4 did not practice
17 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [623] - Ford did not practice
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] (Graham Hill): 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.
  2. Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] (Bruce McLaren): 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-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.
  4. 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.
  5. Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] (Greg Cusack): Sold to Greg Cusack for Australian Formula Junior in 1963, probably via Brabham's new Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd. Fitted with a 1500cc Ford engine for Australian national racing in 1964 then sold to Kurt Keller near the end of the year. Next seen early 1966,raced by Paul Bolton. Reappeared again in mid-1967 now back in 1100cc form for ANF2 and raced by Henk Woelders. Sold to Jon Davison, son of the late Lex Davison, for 1969 and raced by him for two more seasons. According to John Blanden's 'Historic Racing Cars in Australia, it was sold in 1970 to Harry and Val Forde and retained by them until 1999 when it was sold to Peter Johnson (Sydney). Raced by Johnson in historic FJ racing in Australia. Sold in 2010 to Tony Simmons (Sydney) and taken to the UK in 2011 for HSCC events and the Goodwood Revival.
  6. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] (Jack Hobden): Delivered to J Youl (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  7. 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.
  8. Cooper T70 [FL-2-64] (Tim Mayer): 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.

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.

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