Surfers Paradise '100'
Surfers Paradise, 11 Feb 1968
|1||Jim Clark||Lotus 49 [R2] - Cosworth DFW V8
|2||Graham Hill||Lotus 49 [R1] - Cosworth DFW V8
|3||Piers Courage||(F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
|4||Leo Geoghegan||Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco V8
|5||Kevin Bartlett||Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
|6||Denis Hulme||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23  - Cosworth FVA
#1 (see note 1)
|7||Glyn Scott||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford
|8||Malcolm Aldred||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre MRC-Lotus 22 - Ford
|9||Frank Gardner||Brabham BT23D  - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8
#8 (see note 2)
|10||Pedro Rodriguez||BRM P126  - V12
|R||Chris Amon||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/68  V6
|R||Richard Attwood||BRM P126  - V12
|R||Greg Cusack||Brabham BT23A  - Repco V8
|R||Brian Page||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
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 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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