Australian Gold Star Race

Lakeside, 13 Sep 1964

1 Bib Stillwell Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
#6 B.S. Stillwell (see note 1)
50 51m 02.5s
2 Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford twin cam
Scuderia Veloce (see note 2)
50 51m 09.3s
3 Kerry Grant Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce (see note 3)
50 51m 39.4s
4 Arnold Glass (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-FM-24] - Ford twin cam
Capitol Motors
5 Barry Collerson (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] - Ford
Hunter & Delbridge (see note 4)
6 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford
Glyn Scott Motors
R John Youl Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
John Youl
30 bearing
R Lex Davison Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4
Ecurie Australie (see note 5)
25 accident
R Noel Hall Rennmax - Climax FPF 4
Noel Hall
24 accident
R Dave Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
David Walker (see note 6)
10 oil pressure
R Frank Matich Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4
Team Total
9 oil line

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

1 Frank Matich (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4 56.4s
2 John Youl (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 08.0s
3 Bib Stillwell (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4 59.0s
4 Lex Davison (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4 59.3s
5 Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford twin cam 59.3s
6 Kerry Grant (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 00.7s
7 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford 1m 01.0s
8 Dave Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford 1m 01.8s
9 Arnold Glass (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-FM-24] - Ford twin cam 1m 03.0s
10 Noel Hall (Tasman) 2.5-litre Rennmax - Climax FPF 4 1m 04.5s
11 Barry Collerson (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] - Ford 1m 07.0s

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 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, NSW). Raced by Johnson in historic FJ racing in Australia. Sold in 2010 to Tony Simmons (Sydney, NSW) and taken to the UK in 2011 for HSCC events and the Goodwood Revival.
  3. Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] (Kerry Grant): 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.
  4. Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] (Barry Collerson): 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. Sold to Alec Mildren, who entered it for Gardner to race in Australian national racing in early 1963. 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.
  5. Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] (Lex Davison): New for Jack Brabham to drive in the Australian Internationals in February 1963. Then left with Repco over the Australian winter and used by Denny Hulme in the 1964 Tasman series. Sold to veteran Australian Lex Davison for the 1964 Australian Gold Star but heavily damaged in the accident that took Davison's life at Sandown Park early 1965. Sold with all Davison's equipment to Wally Mitchell and some parts used in the RM1 sports car in which Mitchell was later killed. The frame of the Brabham was not used in the RM1 and this was sold to Fred Wheelhouse and rebuilt as a complete car. Owned by David Sternberg in Tasmania in 1968 and probably the "rebuilt Brabham Climax" that Dave Powell Jnr raced in Tasmania in 1969. Then unknown until reported to be owned by Austin Miller (Launceston, Tasmania) in 1983. Still with Miller in 1995 but by 2000 it had moved to the UK and was owned by John Coombs, who sold it to Frank Sytner. Raced by Sytner from 2001 to 2008 and then sold to David Jacobs (Boulder, CO) and raced in the US until sold to Terry Rush in New Zealand in February 2011.
  6. 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.


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.

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.