Radio 2JJ Gold Star race
Oran Park, 21 Sep 1975
|1||John McCormack||Elfin MR6  - Repco Holden V8
Ansett Racing Team
|2||Max Stewart||Lola T400 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Sharp Corporation (see note 1)
|3||John Leffler||Bowin P8 [P8-136-74] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Grace Bros-Levi's Racing Team
|4||Johnnie Walker||Lola T332 [T330 HU23(B)] - Repco Holden V8
|5||Garrie Cooper||Elfin MR5-B  - Repco Holden V8
#12 Ansett Team Elfin (see note 2)
|6||Kevin Bartlett||Lola T400 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Shell Racing/K Bartlett (see note 3)
|7||Terry Hook||Lola T332 ['071-084'] - Chevrolet V8
Sharp Corporation (see note 4)
|8||Bruce Allison||Lola T332 ['HU22-2'] - Chevrolet V8
Hobby & Toyland Racing (see note 5)
|9||Paul Bernasconi||Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Sharp Corporation (see note 6)
|R||Chris Milton||McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
Ansett Racing/Milpower Heads (see note 7)
|R||Barry Lewis||Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8
(see note 8)
|R||Geoff Brabham||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 274 [274-017] - Ford twin cam
Grace Bros-Levi's Racing Team
|AP||John Goss||McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
Ansett Racing/Milpower Heads (see note 9)
|DNP||John Goss||Matich A53  - Repco Holden V8
||Did not take part in official practice|
|DNA||Gil Cameron||McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 10)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Andrew Miedecke||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN7 - Ford twin cam
Grace Bros-Levi's Racing Team
|Did not arrive|
| ||Graeme Lawrence||Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 11)
|On entry list|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|Barry Lewis||0||Flat battery|
|Barry Lewis||5||Flat battery|
|1||Max Stewart||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8||01.06.2|
|2||Bruce Allison||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['HU22-2'] - Chevrolet V8||01.06.3|
|3||John McCormack||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR6  - Repco Holden V8||01.06.4|
|4||Johnnie Walker||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU23(B)] - Repco Holden V8||01.07.7|
|5||John Leffler||(F5000) 5-litre Bowin P8 [P8-136-74] - Chevrolet V8||01.08.1|
|6||Kevin Bartlett||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8||01.08.1|
|7||Garrie Cooper||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5-B  - Repco Holden V8||01.09.2|
|8||Geoff Brabham||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 274 [274-017] - Ford twin cam||01.10.0|
|9||Terry Hook||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['071-084'] - Chevrolet V8||01.10.9|
|10||Paul Bernasconi||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8||01.12.5|
|11||Chris Milton||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8||01.14.5|
|12||Barry Lewis||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8||01.14.9|
|-||John Goss *||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8||01.13.4|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Lola T400 [HU2] (Max Stewart): See full history: Lola T400 HU2.
- Elfin MR5-B  (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.
- Lola T400 [HU1] (Kevin Bartlett): See full history: Lola T400 HU1.
- Lola T332 ['071-084'] (Terry Hook): See full history: Lola T330 HU7.
- Lola T332 ['HU22-2'] (Bruce Allison): Effectively a new Lola T332 built for Kevin Bartlett to replace the T330 crashed at Pukekohe in January 1974. Raced by Bartlett in the Australian Gold Star from August 1974 onwards. To Bruce Allison for 1975 and raced in Australian Gold Star 1975, and New Zealand and Australian Internationals 1976, but crashed and heavily damaged at Oran Park 1 Feb. Rebuilt again on another T332 tub and raced by Allison later in 1976. Sold by Allison to Martin Sampson of Magnum Wheels, and raced for him by Kevin Bartlett in the 1977 Australian Internationals 1977, by Alan Jones at Surfers after he wrecked his T332C HU61, then by Johnnie Walker in September 1977, and in Australia in 1978 and 1979. Sampson retired the car after 1979, and it was displayed at the Birdwood Museum until sold to Bob Minogue in 1987. Raced for Minoque by Barry Ward in 1987, then sold to Paul Cromarty (Aus), then Adrian Whapham (NZ) in 1994 or 1995. To Stan Redmond (Christchurch, NZ) by 2001 and raced in F5000 Tasman Revival series. To Peter Sundberg (Auckland, New Zealand) 2009. To David Banks (Auckland, New Zealand) and raced by him in the 2017/18 Tasman Revival series. More information about Lola T332 'the Kevin Bartlett car'
- Lola T330 [HU1] (Paul Bernasconi): 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. In ecember 1974, Kevin Bartlett used the car to win a New Zealand Gold Star race. 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
- McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] (Chris Milton): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
- Matich A50 [001 as '002'] (Barry Lewis): New for Frank Matich to win the 1971 Australian GP, then raced in the New Zealand Tasman rounds before being renumbered '002' for the Australian Internationals. Matich won the 1972 Australian Gold Star in this car, and raced it in the 1973 Tasman series. Then to Barry Lewis in 1975 - Peter Roach 1976 - Dave Powell 1976 - John Briggs 1978 and damaged at a hillclimb. Via K & A Engineering to Gavin Sala 1984 or 1985, then to his son Bryan Sala. More information about Matich A50-001/002
- McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] (John Goss): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
- McLaren M10B [400-02] (Gil Cameron): 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 T332 [HU28] (Graeme Lawrence): Graeme Lawrence (NZ) for Tasman 1974, New Zealand Gold Star 1974; Tasman 1975; Tasman 1976; Gold Star Oct/Nov 1976; Australian Internationals 1977 - Terry Hook (Aus) Australian Internationals 1978, Australian Internationals 1979; heavily crashed at a club event at Lakeside 21 Jun 1981. Rebuilt by March 1982 by Chas Talbot on a new tub. Sold to Bob Minogue and Pete Brennan in the mid-1980s who sold the rear end to Peter Bick to complete his ex-Davison HU34. The ex-Hook car was then built up with other parts and sold to Manuel Jimenez who in turn passed it to Murray Richards (Murrumbeena, Australia). To David Sharp (New Zealand) 1993. To Murray Sinclair (Hong Kong, and Christchurch, New Zealand) 2001, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival from 2003 to 2007. To Russell Greer (Blenheim, New Zealand) 2007, who continued to race it in the Revival series. More information about Lola T332 HU28
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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