Australian Gold Star Race
Lakeside, 25 Jun 1967
|1||Kevin Bartlett||Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
#5 Alec Mildren Racing
|2||Spencer Martin||Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
Bob Jane Racing
|3||Mel McEwin||Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
#6 Mel McEwin
|4||Mike Champion||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
Competition Cars (see note 1)
|5||Max Stewart||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford
Max Stewart Motors
|6||Stan Keen||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford twin cam
|7||Graeme Lawrence||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM144] - Ford
Lawrence Motors Ltd.
|8||Glyn Scott||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam
Glyn Scott Motors
|9||Garrie Cooper||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam
Elfin Sports Cars
|10||Ian Fergusson||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford twin cam
#15 Ian Fergusson
|11||Leo Geoghegan||Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 640 V8
#1 Geoghegan Racing Division
|R||Clive Millis||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6445] - Ford twin cam
|R||John McCormack||Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
John McCormack (see note 2)
|R||Greg Cusack||Brabham BT23A  - Repco 640 V8
#7 Scuderia Veloce (see note 3)
|R||John Harvey||Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Repco 640 V8
|R||Ian Cook||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam
|R||Alton Boddenberg||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam
|DNS||Niel Allen||Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
N.E.Allen (see note 4)
|Did not start
|DNS||Henk Woelders||(ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford
Henk Woelders (see note 5)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Jack Hunnam||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6754] - Ford twin cam
Jack Hunnam Motors
|Did not start|
All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.
|1||Greg Cusack||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23A  - Repco 640 V8||55.5s|
|2||Kevin Bartlett||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4||55.7s|
|3||Leo Geoghegan||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 640 V8||55.9s|
|4||Spencer Martin||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4||55.9s|
|5||John Harvey||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Repco 640 V8||56.9s|
|6||Max Stewart||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford||58.3s|
|7||Mel McEwin||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4||58.3s|
|8||Ian Cook||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam||58.5s|
|9||Graeme Lawrence||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM144] - Ford||58.5s|
|10||Niel Allen *||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4||59.1s|
|11||Glyn Scott||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam||59.3s|
|12||Mike Champion||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam||59.6s|
|13||Stan Keen||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford twin cam||59.8s|
|14||Ian Fergusson||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford twin cam||1m 00.9s|
|15||John McCormack||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4||1m 00.9s|
|16||Henk Woelders *||(ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford||1m 01.0s|
|17||Garrie Cooper||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam||1m 02.0s|
|18||Clive Millis||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6445] - Ford twin cam||1m 02.3s|
|19||Alton Boddenberg||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam||1m 02.4s|
|20||Jack Hunnam *||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6754] - Ford twin cam||1m 18.5s|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- 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.
- 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.
- Brabham BT23A  (Greg Cusack): Built for Jack Brabham to use in the 1967 Tasman series and fitted with a 2.5-litre Repco 640 V8. Brabham won the last race of the series at Longford in March. The car was then sold to David McKay's Scuderia Veloce and entered for driver Greg Cusack in the 1967 Australian Gold Star. Cusack finished second in the series having won the Gold Star round at Symmons Plains in November, and two weeks later also took the Australian Hill Climb Championship in the car. Cusack then raced the BT23A in the Australian rounds of the 1968 Tasman series but was injured when he crashed at Longford in March, and decided to retire. Although extensively damaged, the car was repaired and Phil West took over the drive for the 1968 Gold Star, starting with victory at Bathurst on Easter Monday. The Brabham was then sold to Brian Page, who used it in Gold Star and regional events during 1969. After being missig for a couple of seasons, the Brabham was mentioned again in 1972 when Monarch-Ford racer Alan Stewart was said to have it for ANF2. At some point the car was crashed, and the rear of the chassis was replaced. Acquired by Peter Simms (Kurrajong, NSW Australia) in January 1980, restored and raced for the first time at Amaroo in August 1984. Raced in Australian historics by Simms for many years.
- Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Niel Allen): John Coombs 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 in mid-1971 to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia), who raced it 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. Rear raced the car again in early 1974, before clouting the barrier in a race at Wanneroo in April 1974. 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.
- Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] (Henk Woelders): Sold to Greg Cusack for Australian Formula Junior in 1963, probably via Brabham's new Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd. Fitted with a 1500cc Ford engine for Australian national racing in 1964 then sold to Kurt Keller near the end of the year. Next seen early 1966,raced by Paul Bolton. Reappeared again in mid-1967 now back in 1100cc form for ANF2 and raced by Henk Woelders. Sold to Jon Davison, son of the late Lex Davison, for 1969 and raced by him for two more seasons. According to John Blanden's 'Historic Racing Cars in Australia, it was sold in 1970 to Harry and Val Forde and retained by them until 1999 when it was sold to Peter Johnson (Sydney, NSW). Raced by Johnson in historic FJ racing in Australia. Sold in 2010 to Tony Simmons (Sydney, NSW) and taken to the UK in 2011 for HSCC events and the Goodwood Revival.
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