Surfers Paradise '100'
Surfers Paradise, 28 Feb 1971
|1||Frank Matich||McLaren M10B [400-10-2] - Repco Holden V8
|2||Frank Gardner||Lola T192 ['190/F1/6'] - Chevrolet V8
|3||Graham McRae||McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8
|4||Graeme Lawrence||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69  V6
|5||Bob Muir||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V 4
|6||Malcolm Guthrie||Lola T190 [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8
|7||John Cannon||Lotus 70  - Ford V8
|8||Max Stewart||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 4
|9||Col Green||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 1)
|10||Frank Radisich||McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8
|R||David McConnell||(Tasman) 1.8-litre Lotus 69 - Cosworth FVC
|R||Keith Holland||McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet V8
|R||Niel Allen||McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
|DNSC||Kevin Bartlett||Mildren (Franklen) - Chevrolet V8
||Did not start (crashed)|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Col Green): 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 Western Australia and passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped. With Rob McMillan (Sydney, Australia) 2010.
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.
Individual sources for this event
Scott Mackay provided details of laps completed, finishers outside the top six and retirements from Racing Car News April 1971 and the 1971 Competition Yearbook.