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Hordern Trophy

Warwick Farm, 1 Dec 1968

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT23D [1] - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8
#5 Alec Mildren Racing (see note 1)
68:54.9
2 Phil West Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8
#3 Scuderia Veloce (see note 2)
69:13.6
3 Fred Gibson (ANF1) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
N.E.Allen Competition (see note 3)
70:05.8
4 Johnnie Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MC6652] - Ford twin cam
Gilbert Motor Bodies
69:43.2
5 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin 600B [6802] - Ford twin cam
Elfin Sports Cars
70:12.1
6 Clive Millis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6445] - Ford twin cam
Clive Millis Motors
70:33.2
7 Kelvin Munyard (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446?] - Ford twin cam
Kelvin Munyard

R Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 740 V8
#1 Geoghegan Racing Division
33 head gasket
R Max Stewart (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN2 - Ford twin cam
Max Stewart Motors
17 piston
R Frank Gardner Mildren 'Mono' - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8
#4 Alec Mildren Racing
11 fuel metering
R Noel Riley (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin 600B [6805] - Alfa Romeo
J.P. McGuire
3
R Col Green Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
Col Green (see note 4)
0 electical
R Alfredo Costanzo (ANF1) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA
Argo Racing [Tony Osborne] (see note 5)
0 halfshaft
DNS Brian Page (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
Brian Page (see note 6)
Did not start
DNS Len Goodwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Ford twin cam
Len Goodwin
Did not start
DNS Glyn Scott (ANF1) 1.6-litre Bowin P3 [P3-101-68] - Cosworth FVA
Glyn Scott Motors
Did not start
(engine)

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23D [1] - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8 1m 29.3s
2 Frank Gardner (Tasman) 2.5-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8 1m 29.7s
3 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 740 V8 1m 30.8s
4 Phil West (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8 1m 31.2s
5 Max Stewart (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN2 - Ford twin cam 1m 32.3s
6 Fred Gibson (ANF1) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 32.6s
7 Alfredo Costanzo (ANF1) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA 1m 33.6s
8 Johnnie Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MC6652] - Ford twin cam 1m 36.3s
9 Garrie Cooper (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin 600B [6802] - Ford twin cam 1m 36.8s
10 Clive Millis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6445] - Ford twin cam 1m 38.8s
11 Col Green (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4 1m 39.6s
12 Brian Page * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam 1m 39.7s
13 Kelvin Munyard (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446?] - Ford twin cam 1m 42.0s
14 Noel Riley (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin 600B [6805] - Alfa Romeo 1m 42.5s
15 Len Goodwin * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Ford twin cam 1m 43.0s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT23D [1] (Kevin Bartlett): 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] (Phil West): 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. McLaren M4A [M4A/2] (Fred Gibson): Entered by John Coombes for Piers Courage in F2 in 1967. Crashed at Brands Hatch in August 1967 and believed to have been rebuilt on a new tub before its next race at Albi four weeks later, but Autosport makes no mention of a rebuild nor of it being a new car. Raced by Piers Courage in the 1968 Tasman series. Sold to Niel Allen and raced in Australian events in 1968 until Allen crashed heavily at Lakeside in July, reportedly requiring another new tub to be fabricated. Raced again by Allen in 1969, then to Pat Burke for drivers Len Goodwin 1970-71 and Warwick Brown 1971. Sold by Burke and Peter Malloy to Erol Richardson but bought back by Pat Burke around 1982. Restored by Molloy for Burke and retained until sold to John Hugenholtz. To David Coplowe (England) by 1994. Raced in the HSCC Historic Formula Racing Car Championship in 1995. Raced by Coplowe until 2010, and sold to Gareth Williams (Oxfordshire) in 2012.
  4. Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Col Green): 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. McLaren M4A [M4A/1] (Alfredo Costanzo): Entered by Bruce McLaren Motor Racing for Bruce McLaren in F2 in 1967. Sold to Jim Palmer (NZ) 1968, then to Tony Osborne's Argo Racing in Australia July 1968, driven by Peter Macrow in 1968 and then Alfredo Costanzo from 1968 to 1971. To Ken Hastings mid-1971, who swapped the FVA for a Ford twin-cam for 1972, and the to John Sheppard August 1973. Fitted with a 1300cc Toyota Corolla engine by Geoff Kennett 1974. Later Tony Armstrong (Victoria, Australia) in November 1982 and rebuilt around 1985. At Christie's Melbourne auction 1990 where it was sold to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA). It emained in Valdez' collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
  6. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Brian Page): 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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