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Hordern Trophy

Warwick Farm, 7 Dec 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V
Alec Mildren Racing
67:17.4
2 Max Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
Alec Mildren Racing
67:17.8
3 Niel Allen (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
N.E.Allen (see note 1)
68:02.2
4 Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 730 V8
Geoghegan Racing Division
68:38.0
5 Ken Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Cosworth FVA
Peter Clark Surfboards
41
6 Ivan Tighe (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6909] - Ford twin cam
Ivan Tighe
41
7 Glyn Scott (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3 [P3-101-68] - Cosworth FVA
Glyn Scott Motors
40
8 Ian Fergusson (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam
Ian Fergusson
40
9 Col Green Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
Col Green (see note 2)
39
10 Tony Stewart (F?) Monarch
Tony Stewart
23
R Bob Muir Rennmax "BN2" - Climax FPF 4
Bob Muir
15 oil seal
R Alfredo Costanzo (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA
Argo Racing (see note 3)
accident
DNS John Harvey Brabham BT23E [1] - Repco 830 V8
Bob Jane Racing (see note 4)
Did not start
(accident)
DNS Graham Wood Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
#10 Clive Osbourne
Did not start

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Max Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 1m 28.2s
2 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V 1m 28.3s
3 John Harvey * (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23E [1] - Repco 830 V8 1m 28.7s
4 Niel Allen (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.7s
5 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 730 V8 1m 28.9s
6 Alfredo Costanzo (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA 1m 31.0s
7 Glyn Scott (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3 [P3-101-68] - Cosworth FVA 1m 32.3s
8 Bob Muir (Tasman) 2.5-litre Rennmax "BN2" - Climax FPF 4 1m 33.3s
9 Ken Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Cosworth FVA 1m 36.0s
10 Ivan Tighe (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6909] - Ford twin cam 1m 37.5s
11 Graham Wood * (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 37.8s
12 Col Green (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4 1m 38.0s
13 Ian Fergusson (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam 1m 39.1s
14 Tony Stewart (F?) Monarch 1m 43.6s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M4A [M4A/2] (Niel Allen): 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.
  2. 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, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
  3. 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.
  4. Brabham BT23E [1] (John Harvey): Built for Jack Brabham to use in the 1968 Tasman series and fitted with a 2.5-litre Repco V8. Sold to Bob Jane Racing but crashed by John Harvey in practice at Bathurst in April. Crashed again by Allan Moffat in practice at Sandown Park in September. For Harvey again in the 1969 Australian Gold Star, the 1970 Tasman series (Warwick Farm and Sandown Park only) and for the first race of the 1970 Australian Gold Star (won at Symmons Plains March 1970). Then sold to Bob 'Woody' Curran and fitted with a Ford twin cam for ANF2 racing in Tasmania from 1971 to 1977. From Curran to David Madrers in the early 1980s and started restoration before selling to Bill Marshall in 1983 who completed the restoration and used it in historic racing in Australia. Then sold via Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) in late 1990, 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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