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Hordern Trophy

Warwick Farm, 4 Dec 1966

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Frank Gardner Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
#4 Alec Mildren Racing (see note 1)
45 72:08.2
2 Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
Alec Mildren Racing
45 72:28.4
3 Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#2 Bob Jane Racing
45 72:52.6
4 John Harvey (ANF1) 1.65-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford
#3 R.C.Phillips
45 72:52.8
5 Greg Cusack Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
Castrol Racing Team
44
6 Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
Competition Cars (see note 2)
43
7 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam
Glyn Scott Motors
42
8 Bob Young (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 22 [22-J-9] - Ford
Dick Swanton
29
9 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [623] - Ford
Mel McEwin
20
R Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam
Elfin Sports Cars
2 clutch
R Alton Boddenberg (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam
Alton Boddenberg
0 accident
DNS Allan Grice (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6651] - Ford
Denis Geary
Did not start
DNS Phil Hotchkiss (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIC [MC6653] - Ford twin cam
Phil Hotchkiss
Did not start
DNS Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
Geoghegan Racing Division
Did not start
(head stud)

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 34.9s
2 Frank Gardner (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4 1m 35.0s
3 John Harvey (ANF1) 1.65-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford 1m 35.0s
4 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 35.2s
5 Greg Cusack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4 1m 36.2s
6 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam 1m 40.6s
7 Bob Young (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 22 [22-J-9] - Ford 1m 41.1s
8 Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [623] - Ford 1m 42.1s
9 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam 1m 42.8s
10 Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford 1m 44.7s
11 Allan Grice * (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6651] - Ford 1m 45.2s
12 Alton Boddenberg (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam 1m 50.8s
13 Phil Hotchkiss * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIC [MC6653] - Ford twin cam 1m 59.7s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Frank Gardner): John Coombes entered this Brabham BT16 for Graham Hill in 1965, fitted with a BRM P71 engine. Hill continued to race it in the early part of 1966 after which it was then refitted with a 2.5-litre Climax FPF and taken to Australia by Frank Gardner to be used in Tasman racing. Gardner won first time out at a Gold Star race at Warwick Farm in December 1966 and then raced it in the 1967 Tasman series as part of Alec Mildren's team. After the series it was acquired by Niel Allen who planned to race it himself but instead entered it for Fred Gibson in 1967 and again in early 1968 before it was sold to Col Green in mid-1968. Retained by Green for three seasons and then sold to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia) and raced by him at Waneroo Park in 1972. In 1973, it was fitted with a Cosworth 1600 engine and at the end of that season, Rear sold it to Colin Hall, who planned to fit a Lotus twin cam, but continued to drive his Macon instead. The Brabham passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan (Sydney, NSW, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
  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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