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South Pacific Trophy

Longford, 5 Mar 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jack Brabham Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8
(see note 1)
28 1hr 3m 25.6s
2 Jim Clark (Tasman) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R14] - Climax FWMV V8
28 1hr 4m 20.4s
3 Chris Irwin (Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261 [2616] - P111 V8
28 1hr 5m 03.4s
4 Frank Gardner Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 2)
28 1hr 5m 32.7s
5 Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
27
6 John Harvey (Tasman) 1.86-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford
26
R Jackie Stewart (Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261 [2614] - P111 V8
26 gearbox
R Denis Hulme Brabham BT22 [F1-1-64] - Repco 640 V8
6 electrical
R Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
1 rings
DNS Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
Did not start
(engine)

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT23A [1] (Jack Brabham): Built for Jack Brabham to use in the 1967 Tasman series and fitted with a 2.5-litre Repco V8. Won at Longford in March. Sold to David McKay's Scuderia Veloce and entered for Greg Cusack to drive in the 1967 Australian Gold Star and the 1968 Tasman, but Cusack was injured when he crashed at Longford in March 1968, and decided to retire. The car was extensively damaged, but was repaired and Phil West took over the drive for the 1968 Gold Star, starting with victory at Bathurst on Easter Monday. Then sold to Brian Page and used in Gold Star and regional events. Mentioned again in 1972 when Monarch-Ford racer Alan Stewart was said to have it for ANF2. Crashed at some point and the rear of the chassis replaced. Acquired by Peter Simms (Kurrajong, NSW Australia) in January 1980, restored and raced for the first time at Amaroo in August 1984. Raced in Australian historics by Simms for many years.
  2. Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Frank Gardner): John Coombes entered this Brabham BT16 for Graham Hill in 1965, fitted with a BRM P71 engine. Hill continued to race it in the early part of 1966 after which it was then refitted with a 2.5-litre Climax FPF and taken to Australia by Frank Gardner to be used in Tasman racing. Gardner won first time out at a Gold Star race at Warwick Farm in December 1966 and then raced it in the 1967 Tasman series as part of Alec Mildren's team. After the series it was acquired by Niel Allen who planned to race it himself but instead entered it for Fred Gibson in 1967 and again in early 1968 before it was sold to Col Green in mid-1968. Retained by Green for three seasons and then sold to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia) and raced by him at Waneroo Park in 1972. In 1973, it was fitted with a Cosworth 1600 engine and at the end of that season, Rear sold it to Colin Hall, who planned to fit a Lotus twin cam, but continued to drive his Macon instead. The Brabham passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan (Sydney, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.

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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