Australian Gold Star Race
Mallala, 12 Oct 1970
|1||Leo Geoghegan||(ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V
#1 Geoghegans Sporty Cars (see note 1)
|2||Max Stewart||(ANF1) 1.6-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
#6 Alec Mildren Racing
|3||Barry Kirk||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
#13 Barjan Mobile Auto Elec.
|4||Malcolm Ramsay||Elfin 600C  - Repco 830 V8
#8 Elfin GT Harrison Racing Tm
|5||Helene Bittner||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rebelle - Ford
#90 Helene Bittner
|R||Bob Muir||Mildren 'Mono' - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8
#5 Alec Mildren Racing
|R||John McCormack||Elfin 600C  - Repco 740 V8
#4 John McCormack
|R||Chris Milton||(ANF3) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6957] - Ford
#89 Volkwreck of S.A.
|R||Garrie Cooper||Elfin 600D  - Repco 830 V8
#2 Elfin GT Harrison Racing Tm
|R||John Harvey||Jane - Repco 830 V8
#3 Bob Jane Racing (see note 2)
|R||Johnnie Walker||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
#25 Gilbert Motor Bodies
|R||Don Fraser||Cicada  - BRM s4
#10 Don Fraser
All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.
|1||John McCormack||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600C  - Repco 740 V8||1m 09.0s|
|2||Leo Geoghegan||(ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V||1m 09.1s|
|3||Garrie Cooper||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600D  - Repco 830 V8||1m 09.1s|
|4||Bob Muir||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8||1m 09.5s|
|5||John Harvey||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Jane - Repco 830 V8||1m 09.5s|
|6||Malcolm Ramsay||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600C  - Repco 830 V8||1m 09.7s|
|7||Max Stewart||(ANF1) 1.6-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V||1m 10.2s|
|8||Johnnie Walker||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||1m 14.6s|
|9||Chris Milton||(ANF3) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6957] - Ford||1m 19.7s|
|10||Barry Kirk||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||1m 21.2s|
|11||Helene Bittner||(ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rebelle - Ford||1m 22.3s|
|12||Don Fraser||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Cicada  - BRM s4||1m 39.5s|
Notes on the cars:
- Lotus 59 [59-FB-14] (Leo Geoghegan): New to Australia Lotus importer Leo Geoghegan, replacing his very successful but ageing Lotus 39-Repco. The Lotus was fitted with a 2-litre Waggott TC4V engine and used in Australian National Formula 1 and Tasman events in 1970 and 1971. He won two Australian Gold Star race in this car, at Warwick Farm in September 1970 and at Mallala a few weeks later. After spending 1972 on the sidelines, the Lotus was sold to Bob and Gary Johns for 1973, fitted with a Ford twin cam engine, and used in Australian Formula 2 from 1973 to 1975. By 1985, it had been acquired by John Holmes (Toowoomba, Queensland), and was restored to its original Waggott configuration.
- Jane (John Harvey): Built by Bob Jane's team using a frame supplied by Bob Britton to the Brabham BT23 pattern. The car was a replacement for the team's Brabham BT23E, and had a lower nose and higher cockpit than its predecessor, and triangular sidepods. It first raced at Lakeside's Gold Star round on 7 Jun 1970, driven by John Harvey, and Harvey later won a Gold Star race at Sandown Park in September. It was unused during 1971 and then sold to Fred Wheelhouse (St Albans, Victoria), rebuilt to ANF2 specification and registered with CAMS as a "Brabham BT23D". Sold to Rod Housego 1974 and moved to Western Australia, then sold in 1975 to Dominic Mannello (Perth), who fitted Brabham BT36 bodywork and a 1600cc Fiat twin cam engine for the 1978 ANF2. Retained by Mannello until sold to West Australian Racing Museum owner Neil McCrudden in 2001. Used in historic racing between 2007 and 2015 by Lance Carwardine as the "Brabham Jane".
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.