Australian Gold Star Race

Lakeside, 25 Jul 1965

1 Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#1 Scuderia Veloce
65 63m 15.3s
2 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam
Total Team
65 63m 32.9s
3 John McDonald Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
#9 Bill Patterson Motors (see note 1)
4 John Ampt (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Alexis Mk 6 [HF 601] - Ford twin cam
John Ampt
5 Paul Fahey Cooper T66 [F1-6-63] - Climax FPF 4
Ecurie Rothmans
6 John Riley Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
Palm Court Autos (see note 2)
7 Barry Collerson (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-8-62] - Ford
Hunter & Delbridge (see note 3)
R Jack Hunnam (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Ford twin cam
Jack Hunnam
48 rear rollbar
R Kevin Bartlett (ANF2/1.1) 1-litre Elfin Junior [6418] - Imp
J.P. McGuire
40 fuel pump
R Ralph Sach (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
Ralph Sach (see note 4)
R Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam
Glyn Scott Motors
35 electrical
R Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT10 [IC-6-64] - Ford twin cam
#7 Greg Cusack (see note 5)
10 throttle linkage
R Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford twin cam
Mel McEwin
DNS Frank Matich Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4
Team Total
Did not start

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

1 Spencer Martin (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4 56.7s
2 Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT10 [IC-6-64] - Ford twin cam 58.2s
3 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam 58.7s
4 John McDonald (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4 59.1s
5 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam 1m 00.5s
6 John Ampt (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Alexis Mk 6 [HF 601] - Ford twin cam 1m 00.8s
7 Jack Hunnam (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Ford twin cam 1m 01.0s
8 Paul Fahey (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T66 [F1-6-63] - Climax FPF 4 1m 02.3s
10 Ralph Sach (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford 1m 05.6s
12 John Riley (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] (John McDonald): New for Tim Mayer to drive as a Bruce McLaren Motor Racing entry in the 1964 Tasman Cup. Mayer finished second at Levin and Teretonga, and third at Pukekohe. For Warwick Farm, he swapped cars with team leader Bruce McLaren, and McLaren then took FL-1-64 to second place at Warwick Farm and at Longford, winning the Tasman Championship by six points from his great rival Jack Brabham, Retained for the 1965 Tasman Cup to be driven by Phil Hill but raced by McLaren at Pukekohe after he damged his new T79 in the Heat. Hill toook three podium finishes in this car. Sold to Bill Patterson and entered for John McDonald in Australian Gold Star events in 1965, in the 1966 Tasman series and in Gold Star again in 1966. Sold to Don O'Sullivan prior to the Internationals in February 1967, but he failed to qualify at Lakeside or at Warwick Farm. O'Sullivan then raced it in Western Australia, primarily at Caversham, in 1967. It was sold to Gordon Stephenson (Perth, WA) in February 1968 and he raced it eight times that season. In March 1969, he sold it to Ken Jones (Hamilton Hill, WA), and it passed from Jones to Ken Barnard (Sydney, NSW). Barnard sold it to Richard Berryman (Melbourne, Victoria) in 1974. Remained with Richard Berryman until 1985 when it passed to his son Adam Berryman (Melbourne, Victoria). An extensive restoration began in 2001 which was finally completed in early 2010. Raced by Adam in the NZ Motor Racing Festival in January 2010, at Winton in August 2010, and at Phillip Island and the Australian Grand Prix historic demonstration in 2011. Now numbered FL/2/64.
  2. Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] (John Riley): 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Ralph Sach): 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 BT10 [IC-6-64] (Greg Cusack): Having driven a late-season Brabham BT6 for Scuderia Veloce in 1964, Greg Cusack bought a new Brabham BT10 which carried the non-standard plate 'IC-6-64' and fitted it with a 1500cc Ford twin cam engine for ANF1½ in 1965. The car probably came via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd. Cusack retained this for the first few months of 1966 and then sold it to Don Macdonald for racing in New Zealand in 1967 and 1968. It then went to Wayne Murdoch for the 1968/69 season and he returned with the car for the 1970 Internationals but it was then described as a BT18. The car was then acquired by Frank Radisich, converted to Formula Ford spec and sold to Peter Mahoney who raced it from 1971 to 1973. It may then have been the "BT18" raced by Ron Duirs in the 1973/74 and 1974/75 seasons. Then unknown until acquired by Richard Armstrong (New Zealand) as a rolling chassis in 1977, who planned to turn it into a hillclimb car with a Lotus-Ford twin-cam engine, but other commitments put paid to those plans. The car has remained in storage with Richard ever since, and, in 2017, his intention was to restore it to NZ National Formula specification.


Note that 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' published results.

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