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Lakeside International

Lakeside, 17 Feb 1963

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Surtees (libre) 2.7-litre Lola Mk4A [BRGP44] - Climax FPF 4
Bowmaker RT
66 1h 19m 26.6s
2 Graham Hill (libre) 2.5-litre Ferguson P99 [01] - Climax FPF 4
#1 R R C Walker RT
66 1h 19m 57.7s
3 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
#6 (see note 1)
66 1h 20m 17.6s
4 Chris Amon (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-8-60' (III)] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce
66 1h 20m 37.7s
5 David McKay (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce (see note 2)
65
6 Jim Palmer (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['P2'] - Climax FPF 4
Bowmaker RT
62
7 Tony Shelly (libre) 2.5-litre Lotus 18/21 [P1] - Climax FPF 4
60
8 Frank Matich (FJ 1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [627] - Ford
56
9 Glyn Scott (FJ) 1.1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-955] - Ford
50
R Frank Gardner (FJ) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] - Ford
(see note 3)

R Clive Nolan (FJ) 1.1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-954] - Ford

R Tony Maggs (libre) 2.7-litre Lola Mk4 - Climax FPF 4
#2 Bowmaker RT
22 accident
R Bruce McLaren (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4
13 spin
R Greg Cusack (FJ) 1.1-litre Elfin Junior [6310] - Ford
10 handling
R John Youl (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
#15
7
DNS Geoff McClelland (FJ) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-3-62] - Ford
(see note 4)
Did not start
DNS Lionel Ayers (FJ) 1.1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-959] - Ford
Did not start
DNS Tom Ross (FJ) Lotus 20 [20-J-961] - Ford
Did not start
DNA Lex Davison (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F2-17-60] - Climax FPF 4
Did not arrive
Qualifying
1 Bruce McLaren (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4 59.4s
2 John Youl (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4 59.6s
3 John Surtees (libre) 2.7-litre Lola Mk4A [BRGP44] - Climax FPF 4 59.6s
4 Tony Maggs (libre) 2.7-litre Lola Mk4 - Climax FPF 4 1m 00.0s
5 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 00.8s
6 Chris Amon (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-8-60' (III)] - Climax FPF 4 1m 01.1s
7 Tony Shelly (libre) 2.5-litre Lotus 18/21 [P1] - Climax FPF 4 1m 01.6s
8 Frank Matich (FJ 1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [627] - Ford 1m 01.9s
9 Graham Hill (libre) 2.5-litre Ferguson P99 [01] - Climax FPF 4 1m 02.0s
10 Jim Palmer (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['P2'] - Climax FPF 4 1m 02.1s
11 David McKay (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 02.2s
12 Greg Cusack (FJ) 1.1-litre Elfin Junior [6310] - Ford 1m 03.0s
13 Clive Nolan (FJ) 1.1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-954] - Ford 1m 03.0s
14 Frank Gardner (FJ) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] - Ford 1m 03.4s
15 Glyn Scott (FJ) 1.1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-955] - Ford 1m 04.4s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] (David McKay): 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 (Davenport, Tasmania) 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, and remained in his collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
  3. Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] (Frank Gardner): Either a replacement for Frank Gardner's FJ-2-62 at some unknown point during the 1962 season or a new identity given to the car when it was shipped to Australia at the end of the European season. Used by Gardner in Australian national racing in early 1963 and then to Len Deaton later in 1963. To Barry Collerson for 1964 and 1965, then Kevin Pinkstone 1966. Then to further Australian owners John Mellen 1969, Peter Taylor and Brian Morrow 1972, John Hilliar 1973, Spencer Bates 1977, Tony Galletly 1980, Bryan Miller 1982, Tony Moodie 1991 and Ken Hastings 1992. While with Hastings it was damaged and rebuilt with a new frame. Then sold to John Streets in the US 2001 then to Dave Zurlinden (Carmel Valley, CA) in 2003 and raced to the end of 2008. To John Dowson (Tunbridge Wells, Kent) September 2009. Sold to Chris Chilcott (Aberdeen, Scotland) in February 2015, together with the damaged original frame.
  4. Brabham BT2 [FJ-3-62] (Geoff McClelland): Built at MRD by Frank Gardner and raced by Gavin Youl as a factory entry in European FJ in 1962. Taken to Australia at the end of the European season, and raced by Youl in the Australian Formula Junior Championship race at Catalina Park in late October. Sold to Geoff McClelland (NSW, Australia) 1963 and raced in Australia as a FJ and later with a 1.5-litre engine in ANF1.5. To Phil West (NSW, Australia) 1966 December and raced in ANF2 - Mike Barker (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia) March 1968 - Peter Roach (Victoria, Australia) 1970 - Doug Hicks (Victoria, Australia) 1972 and fitted with 1300cc Toyota Corolla engine for ANF3; also driven by Peter Jones - Alan Smith (Tasmania, Australia) 1974 and driven by Geoff Bantick. In November 1993, Denis Lupton purchased the car for Jim Russell (Victoria, Australia) and started a full restoration to its original FJ spec. To Nick MacDonald (Australia) 1995 who completed the restoration. To Graham Brown (Queensland, Australia) either 1998 or 2003 and raced consistently in Australian until 2013 when he sold it to Grant Craft.

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' original results.

These results have been compiled by David McKinney from a wide rangle of sources, including his own magazine articles and books. The 1959-1963 results are complete but for the 1957 and 1958 seasons, the only cars currently shown in the results are the F1, Intercontinental and F2 cars that feature elsewhere on this site plus the major Australian specials.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.