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Australian Gold Star Race

Lakeside, 25 Jun 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
#5 Alec Mildren Racing
75:50.1
2 Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
Bob Jane Racing
76:41.4
3 Mel McEwin Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
#6 Mel McEwin
65
4 Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
Competition Cars (see note 1)
65
5 Max Stewart (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford
Max Stewart Motors
65
6 Stan Keen (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford twin cam
Stan Keen
64
7 Graeme Lawrence (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM144] - Ford
Lawrence Motors Ltd.
64
8 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam
Glyn Scott Motors
64
9 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam
Elfin Sports Cars
63
10 Ian Fergusson (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford twin cam
#15 Ian Fergusson
62
11 Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 640 V8
#1 Geoghegan Racing Division
54
R Clive Millis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6445] - Ford twin cam
Merlyn Motors
40 accident
R John McCormack Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
John McCormack (see note 2)
31
R Greg Cusack Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8
#7 Scuderia Veloce (see note 3)
9 accident
R John Harvey Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Repco 640 V8
#76 R.C.Phillips
9 accident
R Ian Cook (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam
Ian Cook
6 accident
R Alton Boddenberg (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam
Alton Boddenberg
accident
DNS Niel Allen Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
N.E.Allen (see note 4)
Did not start
(wife expecting)
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.

Qualifying
1 Greg Cusack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23A [1] - 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Brabham BT23A [1] (Greg Cusack): Built for Jack Brabham to use in the 1967 Tasman series and fitted with a 2.5-litre Repco V8. Won at Longford in March. Sold to David McKay's Scuderia Veloce and entered for Greg Cusack to drive in the 1967 Australian Gold Star and the 1968 Tasman, but Cusack was injured when he crashed at Longford in March 1968, and decided to retire. The car was extensively damaged, but was repaired and Phil West took over the drive for the 1968 Gold Star, starting with victory at Bathurst on Easter Monday. Then sold to Brian Page and used in Gold Star and regional events. Mentioned again in 1972 when Monarch-Ford racer Alan Stewart was said to have it for ANF2. Crashed at some point and the rear of the chassis 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.
  4. Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Niel Allen): 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.
  5. 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.

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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