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Victorian Road Race Championship

Sandown Park, 15 Sep 1963

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Lex Davison (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4
#4 Ecurie Australie
39 28m 21.1s
2 John Youl (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
39 28m 52.1s
3 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 1)
39 29m 08.9s
4 David McKay (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce (see note 2)

5 Tony Osborne (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F2-17-60] - Climax FPF 4

6 Greg Cusack (FJ) 1.1-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford
(see note 3)

7 Wally Mitchell (FJ) 1.1-litre MRD (Brabham BT1) [FJ1] - Ford

R Jim Palmer (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-8-60' (III)] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce
27
R Bill Patterson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4

UNK Sid Fisher (libre) 4.6-litre WM-Cooper (Cooper T20) [CB-1-52] - Chevrolet Corvette 283 ci V8

UNK Pat Hawthorn (libre) 3-litre Aston Martin DBR4/250 [4] - DBR1/300 6

UNK Peter Boyd-Squires (libre) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-21-58] - Climax FPF 4

UNK Dave Walker (FJ) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
(see note 4)

UNK Len Deaton (FJ) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] - Ford
(see note 5)

UNK Lionel Ayers (FJ) 1.1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-959] - Ford

UNK Nev McKay (FJ) Lotus 20 - Ford

UNK Rod Murphy (FJ) 1.1-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-957] - Ford

UNK Tony Reynolds (FJ) Elfin Junior [621] - Ford

UNK Mel McEwin (FJ) Elfin Junior [623] - Ford

UNK John Marston (FJ) Lynx - Ford

UNK M Coombs (unknown) Lynx

UNK Ron Phillips (unknown) 1.5-litre Whiteford - Ford

Qualifying
1 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 10.5s
2 Lex Davison (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4
3 David McKay (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
4 Bill Patterson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4
5 John Youl (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
6 Jim Palmer (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-8-60' (III)] - Climax FPF 4
7 Greg Cusack (FJ) 1.1-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford

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 BT6 [FJ-15-63] (Greg Cusack): Sold to Greg Cusack for Australian Formula Junior in 1963, probably via Brabham's new Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd. Fitted with a 1500cc Ford engine for Australian national racing in 1964 then sold to Kurt Keller near the end of the year. Next seen early 1966,raced by Paul Bolton. Reappeared again in mid-1967 now back in 1100cc form for ANF2 and raced by Henk Woelders. Sold to Jon Davison, son of the late Lex Davison, for 1969 and raced by him for two more seasons. According to John Blanden's 'Historic Racing Cars in Australia, it was sold in 1970 to Harry and Val Forde and retained by them until 1999 when it was sold to Peter Johnson (Sydney). Raced by Johnson in historic FJ racing in Australia. Sold in 2010 to Tony Simmons (Sydney) and taken to the UK in 2011 for HSCC events and the Goodwood Revival.
  4. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Dave Walker): Sold via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd to David Walker, and raced by Walker in 1963, 1964 and early 1965. Raced by Ralph Sach in 1965 then a Mildren entry with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for Frank Gardner and Kevin Bartlett during the 1965/66 season. To Competition Cars (Aust) for Mike Champion in the 1966 and 1967 Gold Star seasons, then to Brian Page for 1968. Entered by Graham Collier for Jack Bono in 1969. Through Australian owners Chris Farrell 1971, James Crawford 1973, Greg Kinlin 1977 and Graham Healey 1984 to Bryan Miller 1984 who restored it to Alec Mildren late 1965 spec with Ford twin-cam and raced extensively. To Colin Haste (Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia) 1998 and raced extensively in Australian Formula Junior Association events.
  5. Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] (Len Deaton): 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.

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.