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Hordern Trophy

Warwick Farm, 3 Dec 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Frank Gardner Brabham BT23D [1] - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8
#4 Alec Mildren Racing (see note 1)
69:48.9
2 John Harvey Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#2 Bob Jane Racing
44
3 Greg Cusack Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8
#7 Scuderia Veloce (see note 2)
44
4 Phil West (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
Competition Cars (see note 3)
43
5 Max Stewart (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford
Max Stewart Motors
42
6 Alfredo Costanzo (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam
Alfredo Costanzo
42
7 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam
Elfin Sports Cars
41
8 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam
Glyn Scott Motors
40
9 Brian Page (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Lancia twin cam V4
J.P. McGuire
40
10 Fred Gibson Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
N.E.Allen (see note 4)
39
11 Ray Cary (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Junior [6310] - Ford
Ray Cary

12 Alec Lazich (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Piranha - Ford
Alec Lazich

R Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
#5 Alec Mildren Racing
28 accident
R Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
Geoghegan Racing Division
11 overheating
R Milton Lambert (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6548] - Ford twin cam
Milton Lambert
5
DNS Col Green (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446?] - Ford
Col Green
Did not start
DNS Phil West (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-3-62] - Ford
Phil West (see note 5)
Did not start

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Frank Gardner (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23D [1] - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8 1m 29.6s
2 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 31.1s
3 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4 1m 33.5s
4 John Harvey (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 34.9s
5 Max Stewart (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford 1m 34.9s
6 Phil West (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam 1m 35.2s
7 Fred Gibson (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4 1m 36.9s
8 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford twin cam 1m 37.8s
9 Alfredo Costanzo (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam 1m 41.0s
10 Col Green * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446?] - Ford 1m 43.7s
11 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam 1m 43.8s
12 Brian Page (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Lancia twin cam V4 1m 44.1s
13 Phil West * (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-3-62] - Ford 1m 46.0s
14 Greg Cusack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8 1m 46.9s
15 Alec Lazich (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Piranha - Ford 1m 53.8s
16 Ray Cary (ANF2/1.1) 1.1-litre Elfin Junior [6310] - Ford 1m 55.2s
17 Milton Lambert (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6548] - Ford twin cam NTT
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT23D [1] (Frank Gardner): The one-off BT23D was built for Alec Mildren Racing for Tasman racing and fitted with a 2.5-litre Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8. It debuted in Frank Gardner's hands at the Warwick Farm Gold Star race in Dec 1967 and was then raced by Garder in every race of the 1968 Tasman series. Kevin Bartlett took over the drive for the 1968 Australian Gold Star season and the 1969 Tasman series. It was then sold to Jim Abbott who acquired a 5-litre Traco Oldsmobile engine from Frank Matich and built what was claimed to be the first Formula 5000 in Australia. It was displayed at Abbott's Melbourne Racing Car Show and thereafter mainly used in hillclimbs. Its racing career ended after the death of a later pilot, Chris Murphy, but the remains were acquired in 1985 by Paul Moxham who had it fully restored with its original Autodelta engines.
  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 BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Phil West): 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.
  4. 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, NSW, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
  5. Brabham BT2 [FJ-3-62] (Phil West): Built at MRD by Frank Gardner and raced by Gavin Youl as a factory entry in European FJ in 1962. Taken to Australia at the end of the European season, and raced by Youl in the Australian Formula Junior Championship race at Catalina Park in late October. Sold to Geoff McClelland (NSW, Australia) 1963 and raced in Australia as a FJ and later with a 1.5-litre engine in ANF1.5. To Phil West (NSW, Australia) 1966 December and raced in ANF2 - Mike Barker (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia) March 1968 - Peter Roach (Victoria, Australia) 1970 - Doug Hicks (Victoria, Australia) 1972 and fitted with 1300cc Toyota Corolla engine for ANF3; also driven by Peter Jones - Alan Smith (Tasmania, Australia) 1974 and driven by Geoff Bantick. In November 1993, Denis Lupton purchased the car for Jim Russell (Victoria, Australia) and started a full restoration to its original FJ spec. To Nick MacDonald (Australia) 1995 who completed the restoration. To Graham Brown (Queensland, Australia) either 1998 or 2003 and raced consistently in Australian until 2013 when he sold it to Grant Craft.

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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