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Victoria Trophy

Sandown Park, 12 Sep 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kevin Bartlett McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Kevin Bartlett Shell Racing (see note 1)
53 57m 29.0s
2 John McCormack Elfin MR5 [5711] - Repco Holden V8
#8 Elfin Sports Cars (see note 2)
53 58m 00.7s
3 Warwick Brown (ANF1) 1.8-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVC
Pat Burke Racing (see note 3)
49 58m 05.6s
4 Henk Woelders (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600E [7024] - Ford twin cam Waggott
#11 Bill Patterson Racing
48 57m 53.3s
5 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7123] - Ford twin cam
Graham Collier
47 57m 41.2s
6 John Ampt (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6756] - Ford twin cam
46 57m 32.8s
7 Ken Hastings (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA
(see note 4)

R Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
32 flywheel
R Alan Hamilton McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Porsche Distributors (see note 5)
29 gearbox
R Johnnie Walker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7018] - Ford twin cam
#20 City State Racing Team
engine
R Ross Ambrose (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7013] - Ford twin cam
retired - unknown
R Frank Matich McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8
#2 Rothmans Team Matich (see note 6)
throttle slides
R Tony Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6806] - Ford twin cam
black flagged for dropping fuel
R Ian Cook (ANF2) 1.6-litre Devione LC2 - Ford twin cam
throttle trouble
R Deane Clough (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6755] - Ford twin cam
retired - unknown
R Colin Hyams Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 7)
0 broken drive shaft on start line
R Clive Millis (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7019] - Ford twin cam
0 did not leave grid
DNS Gary Campbell (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B/E [7122] - Ford twin cam
Did not start
DNS Garrie Cooper (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600D [7012] - Ford twin cam
Did not start
UNKE Peter Larner (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax "BN2" - Ford twin cam
On entry list
UNKE Johnnie Walker (ANF1) 2-litre Elfin 600 - Waggott TC4V
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8 1m 03.0s
2 Kevin Bartlett (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.8s
3 Alan Hamilton (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8 1m 04.6s
4 Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 1m 07.0s
- John McCormack (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5 [5711] - Repco Holden V8 1m 08.4s
- Colin Hyams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.5s
- Warwick Brown (ANF1) 1.8-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVC 1m 10.1s
- Ian Cook (ANF2) 1.6-litre Devione LC2 - Ford twin cam 1m 11.4s
- Henk Woelders (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600E [7024] - Ford twin cam Waggott 1m 11.4s
- Johnnie Walker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7018] - Ford twin cam 1m 11.8s
- Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7123] - Ford twin cam 1m 12.2s
- Tony Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6806] - Ford twin cam 1m 12.6s
- Gary Campbell * (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B/E [7122] - Ford twin cam 1m 12.?s
- Garrie Cooper * (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600D [7012] - Ford twin cam 1m 14.?s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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, Australia) in 2007. After Riethmuller's death, sold to Alan Hamilton in 2011, and restored for historic racing. More information about McLaren M10B 400-2
  2. Elfin MR5 [5711] (John McCormack): New to John McCormack in September 1971, and raced in Australian Gold Star, taking two second places and a win from three races. Raced by McCormack in the 1972 Tasman series, and the 1972 Australian Gold Star, where he won one race. Then raced in the 1973 Tasman series, where he won the NZ GP and the Adelaide '100', and in the 1973 Australian Gold Star, when he won two races and the championship. Raced again in the 1974 Tasman, again winning the NZ GP. Raced by Phil Moore in the 1974 Gold Star. Sold to Glen Nichols December 1975, and entered for the Rothmans Internationals, but did not start a race. History then unknown until bought from Les Swallow by Gavin Sala, and sold to John McCormack for restoration some time before 1992.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 emained in Valdez' collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
  5. 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
  6. McLaren M10C [400-10-3] (Frank Matich): New to Frank Matich (Australia) and fitted with Repco-Holden V8 for Australian racing. Raced at Warwick Farm 12 Jul 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.
  7. 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"

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.

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.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.