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Australian Gold Star Race

Sandown Park, 16 Oct 1966

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
Bob Jane Racing
52 61:16.9
2 Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
#12 Alec Mildren Racing
52 61:23.0
3 John McDonald Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
#5 Bill Patterson Motors (see note 1)
52 62:08.3
4 John Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford twin cam
R.C.Phillips
52 62:30.1
5 Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
Competition Cars (see note 2)
51
6 Bob Jane (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford twin cam
Bob Jane Racing
50
7 Jack Hunnam (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Ford
Jack Hunnam
47
8 Deane Clough (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6442] - Ford
Elfin Sports Cars
46
9 Dean Rainsford (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6313] - Ford
Dean Rainsford
46
R Greg Cusack Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
Castrol Racing Team
48 accident
R Alfredo Costanzo (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Lotus 20 - Ford
Alfredo Costanzo
45 suspension
R Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford twin cam
Mel McEwin
38 holed piston
R Derek Butler (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Cooper - Hillman
Derek Butler
24
R John Smart (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Para Ford - Ford
John Smart
5
UNK Ian Kaufman (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Junior [625] - Ford
Ian Kaufman
46
DNA Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
Geoghegan Racing Division
Did not arrive

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 1m 09.4s
2 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 10.6s
3 Greg Cusack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4 1m 12.0s
4 John Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford twin cam 1m 12.8s
5 John McDonald (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.6s
6 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford twin cam 1m 15.3s
7 Bob Jane (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford twin cam 1m 18.7s
8 Deane Clough (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6442] - Ford 1m 20.5s
9 Jack Hunnam (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Ford 1m 20.7s
10 Dean Rainsford (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6313] - Ford 1m 22.0s
11 Alfredo Costanzo (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Lotus 20 - Ford 1m 23.0s
12 Ian Kaufman (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Junior [625] - Ford 1m 28.3s
13 Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford 1m 33.1s
14 Derek Butler (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Cooper - Hillman 1m 36.3s
15 John Smart (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Para Ford - Ford NTT

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 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.
  2. 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.

Sources

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