Warwick Farm "100"
Warwick Farm, 18 Feb 1968
|1||Jim Clark||Lotus 49 [R2] - Cosworth DFW V8
|45||1hr 8m 17.2s
|2||Graham Hill||Lotus 49 [R1] - Cosworth DFW V8
|45||1hr 8m 28.9s
|3||Piers Courage||(F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
|45||1hr 8m 37.2s
|4||Chris Amon||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/68  V6
|45||1hr 8m 42.5s
|5||Denis Hulme||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23  - Cosworth FVA
#1 (see note 1)
|45||1hr 8m 46.1s
|6||Pedro Rodriguez||(Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261  V8
|45||1hr 9m 43.9s
|7||Jack Brabham||Brabham BT23E  - Repco V8
|8||Alfredo Costanzo||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford
|9||Ian Fergusson||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford
|10||Glyn Scott||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford
|R||Frank Gardner||Brabham BT23D  - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8
#8 (see note 2)
|R||Kevin Bartlett||Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
|R||Richard Attwood||BRM P126  - V12
|R||Brian Page||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
|R||Max Stewart||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN2 - Ford
|R||John Harvey||Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Repco V8
|R||Leo Geoghegan||Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco V8
|R||Greg Cusack||Brabham BT23A  - Repco V8
|R||Fred Gibson||Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
#17 (see note 3)
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.
- Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Fred Gibson): 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.
All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.
Individual sources for this event
One alteration is that John Harvey's Bob Jane Racing Brabham BT11A had a Repco engine, not a Climax, the engine having come from Harvey's old BT16 (Autosport 23 Feb 1968 p11)