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Australian Gold Star Race

Symmons Plains, 13 Nov 1966

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Greg Cusack Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
#7 Castrol Racing Team
60 60:48.8
2 John Harvey (ANF1) 1.65-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford
#76 R.C.Phillips
60 60:56.3
3 John McCormack Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
John McCormack (see note 1)
57
4 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford twin cam
Mel McEwin
57
5 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam
Glyn Scott Motors
57
6 Lyn Archer (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6312] - Ford
Lyn Archer Motors
56
R Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
Competition Cars (see note 2)
39 valve
R Les Howard (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford twin cam
Howard & Sons
38 clutch
R Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#2 Bob Jane Racing
8 clutch
R Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
#5 Alec Mildren Racing
4 gearbox
UNK Bob Jane (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford twin cam
Bob Jane Racing

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

DNS Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
Geoghegan Racing Division
Did not start
(engine)

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 57.0s
2 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4 57.9s
3 Greg Cusack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4 58.5s
4 John McCormack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4 59.6s
5 John Harvey (ANF1) 1.65-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford 59.7s
6 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford twin cam 1m 01.5s
7 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam 1m 01.5s
8 Lyn Archer (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6312] - Ford 1m 03.2s
9 Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford 1m 04.4s
10 Les Howard (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford twin cam 1m 04.4s
11 Bob Jane (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford twin cam DNP
12 Stan Keen (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford twin cam DNP

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] (John McCormack): New for Jack Brabham to drive at the November 1962 Australian GP. Used by Brabham in the New Zealand Internationals in January 1963, winning at Levin, then sold to Dave McKay's Scuderia Veloce for the Australian International races the following month. Raced by Graham Hill for McKay in the 1964 Tasman series, winning the Longford race in March. To Len Southward's Lesco Racing Team for Kerry Grant to drive during the 1964/65 season, and for Neil Whittaker in 1965/66. Sold to John McCormack (Davenport, Tasmania) and raced on through the next three seasons. From McCormack to John Blanden (Adelaide, South Australia) in 1978 and extensively rebuilt. To Ken Messenger (Adelaide) March 1982, then to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) in 1986, and remained in his collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
  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

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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