Angus & Coote Diamond Trophy
Oran Park, 27 Jun 1971
|1||Max Stewart||(ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
#6 Alec Mildren Racing
|2||Graeme Lawrence||(ANF1) 1.9-litre Brabham "BT30" [BT29/23] - Cosworth FVC
#7 Air New Zealand (see note 1)
|3||Alan Hamilton||McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Porsche Distrib (see note 2)
|4||Henk Woelders||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600E  - Ford twin cam Waggott
#10 Bill Patterson Racing
|5||Tony Stewart||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|6||Jack Bono||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|7||Johnnie Walker||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
#20 City-State Racing Team
|8||Vern Hamilton||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|9||Don Uebergang||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|10||Ian Fergusson||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam
|11||Gary Campbell||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B/E  - Ford twin cam
Provincial Motors (see note 3)
|R||Kevin Bartlett||McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
#1 (see note 4)
|62||differential, stripped pinion|
|R||Colin Hyams||Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 5)
|R||Clive Millis||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|R||Doug Heasman||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam
||20||failing oil pressure|
|R||Peter Larner||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax "BN2" - Ford twin cam
|DNS||Terry Quartly||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam
||Did not start|
|DNS||Warwick Brown||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
(see note 6)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Ivan Tighe||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
||Did not start|
|DNP||Bob Muir||(ANF1) 2-litre Rennmax BN3 - Waggott TC4V
|Did not take part in official practice
(blew engine in testing)
|DNP||Frank Matich||McLaren M10B [400-10-2] - Repco Holden V8
#4 (see note 7)
|Did not take part in official practice
(crashed in Thursday testing)
|DNA||TBA||(ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V
Leo Geoghegan (see note 8)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Malcolm Ramsay||(ANF1) Elfin - Waggott
||Did not arrive|
| ||Ken Hastings||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA
(see note 9)
|On entry list|
| ||Ken Ward||(F?) Rennmax BN1
||On entry list|
| ||Maurie Quincey||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
||On entry list|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Kevin Bartlett||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8||42.5s|
|2||Max Stewart||(ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V||42.5s|
|3||Graeme Lawrence||(ANF1) 1.9-litre Brabham "BT30" [BT29/23] - Cosworth FVC||42.6s|
|4||Alan Hamilton||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8||44.0s|
|5||Henk Woelders||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600E  - Ford twin cam Waggott||44.2s|
|6||Tony Stewart||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||44.2s|
|7||Johnnie Walker||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||44.5s|
|8||Colin Hyams||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8||44.7s|
|9||Jack Bono||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||45.0s|
|10||Vern Hamilton||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||45.2s|
|11||Doug Heasman||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam||45.3s|
|12||Clive Millis||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||45.3s|
|13||Gary Campbell||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B/E  - Ford twin cam||45.6s|
|14||Peter Larner||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax "BN2" - Ford twin cam||45.8s|
|15||Don Uebergang||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||46.7s|
|16||Ian Fergusson||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam||47.7s|
|-||Ivan Tighe *||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||46.0s|
|-||Warwick Brown *||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA||49.4s|
|-||Terry Quartly *||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam||50.6s|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham "BT30" [BT29/23] (Graeme Lawrence): Entered by Fred Opert Racing for Evan Noyes (Cedarville, MI) in the 1971 Tasman series, where it was fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC. This was not the same BT29 that Noyes had used in Formula B in 1970, as that car was later advertised by Opert in the US. Sold to Graeme Lawrence (New Zealand) after the Tasman series, fitted with a Hart twin cam and used in races in South East Asia in early 1971, then with the FVC again for races in New Zealand and Australia. To Leo Geoghegan for SE Asian races in 1972, then to Ken Smith in New Zealand. Next seen when advertised by Bill David (Taupo, New Zealand) in June 1974, still with its FVC and twin cam engines. Raced by Frank Bray and entered by David in 1975, then to Peter Hughes and fitted with a Fiat engine for 1976, then a BDA for 1977. Observed by David McKinney in 1977 to be chassis BT29/23.
- McLaren M10B [400-19] (Alan Hamilton): A spare chassis supplied to Niel Allen. Built up and sold to Allan Hamilton for Australian Gold Star 1971, then to Pat Burke Racing for Warwick Brown in 1972 Tasman series and in 1972 Australian Gold Star. Raced by Bob Muir at a couple of 1973 Tasman races, then for Warwick Brown again in the 1973 Gold Star. Suspension and other parts used for Bryan Thomson's VW Sports Sedan in 1974, but the McLaren tub built up again, and sold via Peter Bick, Paul Trevethan and George Parlby to Llynden Riethmuller. Acquired from Riethmuller's family after his death by Alan Hamilton in 2011. Raced by Alfredo Costanzo in historic events in 2013, 2015, and 2016. To Giuseppe 'Joe' Ricciardo by 2016. More information about McLaren M10B 400-19
- Elfin 600B/E  (Gary Campbell): New in January 1971 to Garry Campbell (Sydney, New South Wales) and raced in Australian F2 in 1971, using a Ford twin cam engine. For the Tasman series in early 1972, the car was fitted with a 2-litre Waggott TC4V engine which had been acquired from the estate of Glyn Scott. It was then taken to Japan for the JAF GP in May 1972, where it was fitted with Leo Geoghegan's Waggott engine and was raced that weekend by Geoghegan. It was then returned to F2 specification and raced by Larry Perkins in the 1972 F2 series. The Elfin Register records this car going to Damon Beck in NSW for 1973, and later owned by Bob Muir and Peter Clark. By 2002, it was with Peter Clark, and was sold by him via Barry Johnson to Geoff Russell. In 2023, Russell was restoring the car to Ford twin cam form.
- McLaren M10B [400-02] (Kevin Bartlett): New to Niel Allen (Australia) late 1969, and raced in 1970 and 1971 Tasman series. To Kevin Bartlett for 1971 Australian Gold Star and 1972 Tasman 1972, then to US for at least one race in 1972. Then unknown until bought by Gil Cameron, and raced in Australia from 1975 to 1977. Donated parts to Tony Edmondson's Alfetta Chev sports sedan, and the remainder of the car stored at Elfin during the 1980s. Subsequent history unknown, but later owned by Llynden Riethmuller (Sydney, NSW) in 2007. After Riethmuller's death, sold to Alan Hamilton in 2011, and restored for historic racing. More information about McLaren M10B 400-2
- Lola T192 ["HU14"] (Colin Hyams): Said to be the fourth T192 but does not appear in Lola records. New (?) for Frank Gardner in the 1971 Tasman series; then to Colin Hyams for the 1971 Australian Gold Star, 1972 Australian Internationals, then to America for the 1972 US series. Via Carl Haas to Dan Furey (Columbus, OH) for the US series in 1973 and 1974 - Randall Dana 1975 - Phil Niles 1976 - Bob Danzi 1978 for Single-Seat Can-Am - Dana Seymour 1981 - Brian Blaine 1984 - Bob Young by 1987 - Hans J. Glaser 1992 to 2006. Acquired by Nick Shrigley-Feigl (Ramsey, Isle of Man) by 2010. To Roland David (Vienna, Austria) 2016. More information about Lola T192 "SL.192/14"
- McLaren M4A [M4A/2] (Warwick Brown): 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.
- McLaren M10B [400-10-2] (Frank Matich): New to Frank Matich (Australia) and fitted with Repco's new Holden V8 F5000 engine for Australian racing. Raced for the first time at Warwick Farm on 12 July 1970 but crashed, and rebuilt on a new tub as "M10C". Next raced at Calder on 18 Oct 1970, then at Australian Grand Prix 22 Nov 1970. Raced in the 1971 Tasman series, then to the US for the L&M series before returning to Australia for the 1971 Gold Star series. Crashed prior to Oran Park 27 June and rebuilt on third tub. To Frank Radisich at the end of 1971 and raced in the 1972 Tasman series, the 1972 Australian Gold Star, and the 1973 Tasman. To Keith Laney (NZ), fitted with a Chevrolet V8 and appeared in the Tasman series in 1974 and 1975. Then to Dennis Phillips for hill climbs 1976, then Russel Greer (Blenheim, NZ) and fitted with a 6.3-litre Chevy to win the 1979/80 NZ hill climb championship. Sold to Peter Addison (Australia) but history then unknown until acquired by Max Warwick (Australia) in the mid-1990s. Raced at Historic Sandown from 1998. Sold to Graham Wadsworth (Melbourne, Australia) 2006.
- Lotus 59 [59-FB-14] (TBA): 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.
- McLaren M4A [M4A/1] (Ken Hastings): 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 remained in Valdez' collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
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.
Australian Gold Star results for the period 1971-1976 are now available from a variety Australian magazines and yearbooks. As well as Racing Car News, results have been cross-checked against the 1972 Australian Motoring Yearbook and the 1973 and 1974 Australian Competition Yearbooks. Information is added from Autosport where available. The 1975 season was collated by Glenn Moulds using Racing Car News, Australian Auto Action, Chequered Flag, Australian Competition Year, "50 Years Of The Australian Grand Prix" and "Australia's Elfin Sports and Racing Cars". For the 1976 season, Glenn was also able to use Motor Sport Reporter from R3 Calder onwards.
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