Glyn Scott Memorial Trophy
Surfers Paradise, 2 Sep 1973
|1||John McCormack||Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8
Ansett Team Elfin (see note 1)
|2||Garrie Cooper||Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8
#2 Ansett Team Elfin (see note 2)
|3||Leo Geoghegan||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 273 [273-006] - Ford twin cam
#9 Grace Bros Race Team
|4||Bruce Allison||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P6 [P6F-129-73] - Ford twin cam
Hobby and Toyland
|5||Enno Buesselman||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 273 [273-009] - Ford twin cam
|6||Chris Farrell||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Dolphin 732 ['2'] - Ford twin cam
|7||Bob Johns||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [59-FB-14] - Ford twin cam
(see note 3)
|8||Bob Skelton||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P6 [P6-119-72] - Ford twin cam
#4 Finnie Ford Miranda
|9||Ray Winter||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Ford twin cam
|10||Kevin Bartlett||Lola T330 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 4)
|R||Frank Matich||Matich A52  - Repco Holden V8
|R||Max Stewart||Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#6 (see note 5)
|R||Ian Fergusson||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Frank Matich||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A52  - Repco Holden V8||1m 06.2s|
|2||Kevin Bartlett||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8||1m 06.9s|
|3||Max Stewart||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8||1m 07.4s|
|4||John McCormack||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8||1m 07.5s|
|5||Garrie Cooper||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8||1m 08.7s|
|6||Bob Skelton||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P6 [P6-119-72] - Ford twin cam||1m 09.5s|
|7||Leo Geoghegan||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 273 [273-006] - Ford twin cam||1m 10.4s|
|8||Enno Buesselman||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 273 [273-009] - Ford twin cam||1m 11.2s|
|9||Bruce Allison||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P6 [P6F-129-73] - Ford twin cam||1m 11.4s|
|10||Chris Farrell||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Dolphin 732 ['2'] - Ford twin cam||1m 12.0s|
|11||Ray Winter||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Ford twin cam||1m 13.1s|
|12||Ian Fergusson||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam||1m 13.4s|
|13||Bob Johns||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [59-FB-14] - Ford twin cam||1m 15.1s|
Notes on the cars:
- Elfin MR5  (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.
- Elfin MR5  (Garrie Cooper): Works Elfin Sports Cars entry for Garrie Cooper in the 1972 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1973 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1974 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, and the 1975 Tasman and Australian Gold Star. Rebuilt in August 1975 as the MR5-B. Sold to John Edmonds for the last race of the Australian Gold Star, then the 1976 New Zealand and Australian Internationals, the 1976 national season, and the 1977 Australian Internationals. Then to Phil Ward 1977, and then with Mike Pope from 1980 to 1986. History then unknown until bought from Geoff Munday by Gavin Sala. Sold by Sala to Ken Smith in Nnew Zealand, and reportedly with Barrie Flett in 1994. The car is said to have spent time in a museum in NZ, before being bought by Smith again, and sold back to Geoff Munday some time before 2014.
- Lotus 59 [59-FB-14] (Bob Johns): 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.
- Lola T330 [HU22] (Kevin Bartlett): New to Kevin Bartlett (Aus) 1973. First raced in Australia September 1973, then in the 1974 Tasman series, but crashed in practice at Pukekohe and effectively written off.
- Lola T330 [HU1] (Max Stewart): Works car for Frank Gardner at the end of 1972, then to Max Stewart for the 1973 Tasman series, the 1973 US series, 1973 Australian Gold Star, 1974 Tasman, and 1974 Gold Star. Driven by David Oxton in the 1975 New Zealand Tasman races, then by Stewart for last two races of Tasman 1975 after he gave up on his Lola T400. Driven by John Leffler, Stewart and Paul Bernasconi during 1975. To Ian Adams (NSW, Australia) 1976, and raced until 1982. Sold by Adams to Darcy Russell (Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia) in 1988, and raced in historic racing from 1992 onwards. Appeared regularly at the VHRR Phillip Island Classic from 1997 to 2016, and in the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. More information about Lola T330 HU1
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.