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Australian Gold Star Race

Surfers Paradise, 27 Aug 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#6 Bob Jane Racing
62:56.3
2 Paul Bolton Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
Rorstan Motor Racing
49
3 Graeme Lawrence (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM144] - Ford twin cam
Lawrence Motors Ltd.
48
4 Greg Cusack Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8
#7 Scuderia Veloce (see note 1)
46
5 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam
#20 Glyn Scott Motors
44
6 Brian Page (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Lancia twin cam V4
#28 J.P. McGuire
43
7 Col Green (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446?] - Ford
Col Green
38
8 Mel McEwin Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
Mel McEwin
27
9 Stan Keen (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford twin cam
Stan Keen
5
R Fred Gibson Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
#10 N.E.Allen (see note 2)
oil leak
R Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam
Elfin Sports Cars
10 accident
R John McCormack Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
John McCormack (see note 3)
10 fuel pump
R Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
Alec Mildren Racing
5 overheating
R Max Stewart (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford
Max Stewart Motors
4 conrod
R Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 640 V8
#1 Geoghegan Racing Division
0 fire
UNK Malcolm Aldred (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-959] - Ford
Motor Racing Components

DNS John Harvey Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Repco 640 V8
R.C.Phillips
Did not start
(engine)
DNS Johnnie Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MC6652] - Ford twin cam
Gilbert Motor Bodies
Did not start
(accident)
DNS Mike Champion (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
Competition Cars (see note 4)
Did not start
(accident)

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 13.0s
2 Greg Cusack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8 1m 13.6s
3 Spencer Martin (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.4s
4 John Harvey * (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Repco 640 V8 1m 16.0s
5 Stan Keen (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6549] - Ford twin cam 1m 17.0s
6 Paul Bolton (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4 1m 17.0s
7 Fred Gibson (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4 1m 17.1s
8 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam 1m 17.1s
9 Graeme Lawrence (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM144] - Ford twin cam 1m 17.2s
10 Mel McEwin (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4 1m 17.2s
11 Johnnie Walker * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MC6652] - Ford twin cam 1m 19.7s
12 John McCormack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 19.8s
13 Max Stewart (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford 1m 21.0s
14 Mike Champion * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam 1m 22.8s
15 Brian Page (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Lancia twin cam V4 1m 23.5s
16 Malcolm Aldred (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-959] - Ford 1m 24.1s
17 Col Green (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446?] - Ford 1m 25.0s
18 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam 1m 25.8s
19 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 640 V8 DNP
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Fred Gibson): 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, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
  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.
  4. 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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