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Australian Gold Star Race

Sandown Park, 17 Sep 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 640 V8
#2 Geoghegan Racing Division
64:23.7
2 Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
Bob Jane Racing
53
3 John Harvey Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Repco 640 V8
#76 R.C.Phillips
51
4 Graeme Lawrence (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM144] - Ford twin cam
Lawrence Motors Ltd.
50
5 Mel McEwin Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
Mel McEwin
50
6 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam
Elfin Sports Cars
50
7 Jack Hunnam (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6754] - Ford twin cam
Jack Hunnam Motors
50
8 Stan Keen (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford twin cam
Stan Keen
49
9 John Ampt (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6756] - Ford twin cam
John Ampt
48
10 Clive Millis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6445] - Ford twin cam
#50 Merlyn Motors
47
11 Max Stewart (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford
Max Stewart Motors

12 David Collins (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford twin cam
Amoco Swan Street

R Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
Competition Cars (see note 1)

R Alfredo Costanzo (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam
Maranello Motors
32 transmission
R Paul Bolton Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
Rorstan Motor Racing
21 oil leak
R Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
Alec Mildren Racing
21 transmission
R Greg Cusack Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8
Scuderia Veloce (see note 2)
19 accident
R Peter Macrow (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Cheetah Mk3 [301] - Ford
Peter Macrow
16 engine
R John McCormack Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
#4 John McCormack (see note 3)
3
R Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam
Glyn Scott Motors
transmission

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Greg Cusack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8 1m 07.6s
2 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 640 V8 1m 09.2s
3 Spencer Martin (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 09.2s
4 John Harvey (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Repco 640 V8 1m 09.3s
5 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.6s
6 Mel McEwin (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.4s
7 Paul Bolton (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.7s
8 Alfredo Costanzo (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam 1m 14.7s
9 Graeme Lawrence (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM144] - Ford twin cam 1m 15.0s
10 Jack Hunnam (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6754] - Ford twin cam 1m 15.6s
11 John McCormack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 15.7s
12 Max Stewart (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford 1m 15.7s
13 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam 1m 15.8s
14 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam 1m 16.0s
15 Stan Keen (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford twin cam 1m 16.2s
16 Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam 1m 16.6s
17 John Ampt (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6756] - Ford twin cam 1m 16.8s
18 Clive Millis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6445] - Ford twin cam 1m 17.7s
19 David Collins (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6444] - Ford twin cam 1m 17.7s
20 Peter Macrow (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Cheetah Mk3 [301] - Ford 1m 18.0s

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 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.
  3. 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.

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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Individual sources for this event

Racing Car News Nov 1967 pp30-31.