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Australian Gold Star Race

Lakeside, 10 Jul 1966

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#3 Bob Jane Racing
66 63:22.1
2 Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
#14 Alec Mildren Racing
65
3 John Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford twin cam
R.C.Phillips
63
4 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam
#2 Elfin Sports Cars
62
5 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford twin cam
Mel McEwin
60
6 Kerry Grant Brabham BT11A [IC-2-64] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce
58
7 Ian Fergusson (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [623] - Ford
Ian Fergusson
57
R Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
#1 Total Team
45 r. damper
R Greg Cusack Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
Castrol Racing Team
17 accident
R Bob Jane (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford twin cam
Bob Jane Racing
16 fuel pump
R Allan Grice (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6651] - Ford
Denis Geary
6
R Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
Competition Cars (see note 1)

UNK Les Howard (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford twin cam
Howard & Sons

DNS Grahame Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-12-63] - Ford
Grahame Harvey (see note 2)
Did not start
(accident)
DNS John McDonald Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
Bill Patterson Motors (see note 3)
Did not start
(accident)
DNS Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam
Glyn Scott Motors
Did not start
(accident)
DNQ Noel Riley (ANF2/1.1) 1-litre Elfin Junior [6418] - Imp
J.P. McGuire
Did not qualify

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Spencer Martin (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4 55.9s
2 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4 56.2s
3 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4 56.5s
4 Greg Cusack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4 57.2s
5 Kerry Grant (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-2-64] - Climax FPF 4 57.3s
6 John Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford twin cam 57.7s
7 Bob Jane (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford twin cam 1m 00.1s
8 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford twin cam 1m 00.6s
9 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam 1m 00.7s
10 Les Howard (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford twin cam 1m 02.2s
11 Allan Grice (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6651] - Ford 1m 02.5s
12 Ian Fergusson (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [623] - Ford 1m 03.9s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Mike Champion): 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.
  2. Brabham BT6 [FJ-12-63] (Grahame Harvey): Denis O'Sullivan in Formula Junior in 1963. Retained for Formula 3 in 1964, now entered by Baldyne Engineering. Appears to have moved to Motor Racing Stables after O'Sullivan acquired at F2 Brabham BT10 around August 1964 and was raced by John Tomlinson at Brands Hatch 13 Sep 1964. Sold to Ken Sager and fitted with a 1500cc Ford engine for New Zealand racing in 1965 and 1966. During its time in New Zealand, it was often referred to as a 1964 car, implying a BT9. Sold to Grahame Harvey mid-1966 and retained for 1967. Then to Tim Bailey and fitted with a 1500cc Fiat engine for 1968. To Brian Pellow for 1969, still with the Fiat. Retained by Pellow for 1970, but now with a 1600cc Ford. This car was sold to Frank Gilbert (Auckland) and raced as a Formula Ford for two seasons. Graham Vercoe's book 'Historic Racing cars of New Zealand' claims that the car was a BT9, and that a replica frame was built by Pellow and that it was the replica frame that became the Formula Ford. Writing in 1991, he said that the original 'BT9' frame was owned by John Wigston.
  3. 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 McLarne 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 in 1967 and raced in event in Western Australia, primarily at Caversham, by O'Sullivan in 1967 and by Gordon Stephenson in 1968. Sold to Ken Jones in 1969, then Ken Barnard in 1970 and then Richard Berryman in 1974. Remained with Richard Berryman until 1985 when it passed to his son Adam Berryman (Melbourne, Australia). 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.

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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