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Australian Gold Star Race

Surfers Paradise, 14 Aug 1966

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#4 Bob Jane Racing
50 62:06.9
2 Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
#12 Total Team
50 62:07.2
3 Greg Cusack Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
#7 Castrol Racing Team
49
4 John McDonald Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
#9 Bill Patterson Motors (see note 1)
48
5 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam
Elfin Sports Cars
48
6 Roly Levis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam
Roly Levis (see note 2)
48
7 John Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford twin cam
R.C.Phillips
48
R Jackie Stewart Brabham BT11A [IC-2-64] - Climax FPF 4
#10 Scuderia Veloce
42 oil loss
UNK Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
#5 Alec Mildren Racing
magneto
UNK Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford twin cam
Mel McEwin

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

UNK Stan Keen (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford
Stan Keen

UNK Deane Clough (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6442] - Ford
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UNK Grahame Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-12-63] - Ford
Grahame Harvey (see note 3)

DNS Jack Brabham Brabham BT19 [F1-1-65] - Repco 620 V8
Did not start

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 12.8s
2 Jackie Stewart (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-2-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 13.0s
3 Spencer Martin (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 13.7s
4 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.1s
5 Greg Cusack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4 1m 15.1s
6 John McDonald (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 15.9s
7 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford twin cam 1m 17.2s
8 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam 1m 17.5s
9 John Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford twin cam 1m 17.5s
10 Roly Levis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam 1m 17.8s
11 Les Howard (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford twin cam 1m 18.4s
12 Grahame Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-12-63] - Ford 1m 24.8s
13 Deane Clough (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6442] - Ford 1m 26.1s
14 Stan Keen (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford 1m 26.7s

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 BT6 [FJ-9-63] (Roly Levis): Brabham Racing Organisation for Denny Hulme in Formula Junior in 1963. To Alec Mildren Racing, fitted with a 1500cc Ford twin cam engine and raced in Australian national racing by Frank Gardner in 1964. To Roly Levis in November 1964 for New Zealand racing in 1965 and 1966. Entered by Levis for Bill Stone in 1966/67 then sold to Stone who raced it again in 1967/68. Sold to Gerald 'Jiggs' Alexander in September 1968 and raced in the 1968/69 and 1969/70 seasons, after which Alexander stripped the car with the intention of restoring it. However, it remained in this state until 1999 when it was sold to Ian McDonald (Australia) who restored the car and ran it in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards. Sold to Ed Holly (Sydney, NSW) in July 2006 and raced in the Tasman Revival series from 2006/07 to 2012/13. Sold to Mark Shaw (Edinburgh, Scotland) early 2017, and raced by him at Monterey and Watkins Glen later that year.
  3. 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.

Sources

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