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Hordern Trophy

Warwick Farm, 6 Dec 1964

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam
#11 Total Team
34 57:48.0
2 Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6310] - Ford
Scuderia Veloce
34 58:16.4
3 Rocky Tresise Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4
Ecurie Australie
34 58:51.5
4 Lex Davison Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4
Ecurie Australie (see note 1)
34 59:26.7
5 Arnold Glass Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
Capitol Motors
33
6 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford
Glyn Scott Motors
33
7 Barry Collerson (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] - Ford
Hunter & Delbridge (see note 2)

8 Geoff McClelland (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-3-62] - Ford
Geoff McClelland (see note 3)

9 Paul Bolton (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Hillman Minx 4
Paul Bolton

10 Bob Jane (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford
#8 Bob Jane Autoland

11 Rick Price (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Lotus 18 - Ford
Rick Price

12 Doug Kelley (Tasman) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk I 'T41' ['F2-2-56'] - Climax FWB
Doug Kelley (see note 4)

13 Ken Wiggins (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-955] - Ford
Ken Wiggins

14 Jim Larkin (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-908] - Ford
Jim Larkin

15 Bob Salter (F?) Lotus 22 [22-J-49]
Bob Salter

16 Doug Ferris (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-965] - Ford
Doug Ferris

R Frank Matich Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4
#2 Total Team
25 valve
R Bib Stillwell Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
B.S. Stillwell (see note 5)
15 blown engine
R Lionel Ayers (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre MRC-Lotus 22 - Ford
Motor Racing Components
14 brakes
R Kurt Keller (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford
Kurt Keller Motors (see note 6)

R Bill Fairall (F?) Lotus 18
Bill Fairall

DNS Les Howard (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford
Howard & Sons
Did not start
(crankshaft)

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Frank Matich (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4 1m 37.8s
2 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam 1m 39.4s
3 Bib Stillwell (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 39.6s
4 Lex Davison (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 40.1s
5 Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6310] - Ford 1m 40.8s
6 Rocky Tresise (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4 1m 41.9s
7 Barry Collerson (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] - Ford 1m 43.3s
8 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford 1m 43.7s
9 Les Howard * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford 1m 44.1s
10 Bob Salter (F?) Lotus 22 [22-J-49] 1m 44.6s
11 Geoff McClelland (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-3-62] - Ford 1m 45.2s
12 Bob Jane (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford 1m 45.3s
13 Lionel Ayers (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre MRC-Lotus 22 - Ford 1m 45.8s
14 Arnold Glass (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 46.2s
15 Paul Bolton (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Hillman Minx 4 1m 46.8s
16 Ken Wiggins (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-955] - Ford 1m 47.9s
17 Doug Kelley (Tasman) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk I 'T41' ['F2-2-56'] - Climax FWB 1m 48.2s
18 Doug Ferris (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-965] - Ford 1m 48.3s
19 Rick Price (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Lotus 18 - Ford 1m 50.7s
20 Jim Larkin (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-908] - Ford 1m 54.1s
21 Kurt Keller (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford 2m 01.1s
22 Bill Fairall (F?) Lotus 18 1m 54.5s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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 car owned by David Powell 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.
  2. 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cooper Mk I 'T41' ['F2-2-56'] (Doug Kelley): The fouth and final Mk 1 built for 1956 went to Ken Wharton and was then shipped out to New Zealand for the Internationals. Ater Wharton's death in a sports car race, the Mk 1 returned to the UK and was sold to Bill Whitehouse for the early 1957 races. When Whitehouse took delivery of his Mk II, the ex-Wharton Mk I went to Paul England, on holiday from Australia. England later sold the car to Austin Miller, another Aussie over in Europe and he shipped it back to Australia. It ran as the Miller Special for several seasons and remained in Australia with later owners. (Sources: Cooper Cars, Nye; Historic Racing Cars in Australia, Blanden)
  5. 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.
  6. Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] (Kurt Keller): 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.

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.

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