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Sam Hordern Trophy

Warwick Farm, 5 Sep 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kevin Bartlett McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Kevin Bartlett Shell Racing (see note 1)
15 21m 43.5s
2 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V
#4 Geoghegan's Sporty Cars
15 21m 46.3s
3 Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
#3 Max Stewart Motors-Waggott Eng.P/L.
15 21m 46.5s
4 Johnnie Walker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7018] - Ford twin cam
#5 City State Racing Team
14
5 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7123] - Ford twin cam
#10 Graham Collier
14
R Frank Matich McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8
#1 Rothmans Team Matich (see note 2)

R Clive Millis (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7019] - Ford twin cam
#8 Clive Millis Motors P/L

R Doug Heasman (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam
#11

UNK Terry Quartly (ANF2) 1.6-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam
#9 Jeff Noblett

UNK Gary Campbell (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B/E [7122] - Ford twin cam
#12 Provincal Motors P/L

UNK Ken Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam Waggott
#22

UNKE Warwick Brown (ANF1) 1.8-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVC
#5 Pat Burke Racing (see note 3)
On entry list
UNKE Henk Woelders (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600E [7024] - Ford twin cam Waggott
#6 Bill Patterson Racing
On entry list
UNKE Tony Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6806] - Ford twin cam
#7 Paul England P/L
On entry list
UNKE Ross Ambrose (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7013] - Ford twin cam
#14
On entry list
UNKE Ray Winter (ANF2) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford
#17
On entry list
UNKE John Valentin (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax - Ford twin cam
#18 I.W.Valentin
On entry list
UNKE Owen Jones (ANF2) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6443] - Ford
#20
On entry list
UNKE Ken Ward (ANF2) 1.1-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford
#21
On entry list
UNKE Michael Stillwell (FF) 1.6-litre Elfin 600FF [69001] - Ford Kent
#26 B.S. Stillwell & Co P/L
On entry list
UNKE Larry Perkins (FF) 1.6-litre Elfin 600FF [70006] - Ford Kent
#27 B.S. Stillwell & Co P/L
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 1:25.2
2 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V 1:25.7
3 Kevin Bartlett (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8 1:25.7
4 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8 1:25.7
5 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7123] - Ford twin cam 1:30.5
6 Johnnie Walker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7018] - Ford twin cam 1:31.2
7 Clive Millis (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7019] - Ford twin cam 1:31.6
8 Terry Quartly (ANF2) 1.6-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam 1:31.8
9 Doug Heasman (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam 1:32.9
10 Gary Campbell (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B/E [7122] - Ford twin cam
11 Ken Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam Waggott

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, 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
  2. 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.
  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.

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.