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Surfers Paradise '100'

Surfers Paradise, 8 Feb 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Graham McRae McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8
50 59m 13.2s
2 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V
50 59m 18.2s
3 Graeme Lawrence (Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69 [0008] V6
50 59m 20.5s
4 Frank Matich McLaren M10A [300-10] - Chevrolet Traco V8
(see note 1)
50 59m 59.1s
5 Ron Grable McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8
50 60m 12.5s
6 Ulf Norinder Lola T190 [190/F1/2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
50 60m 13.4s
7 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 730 V8
49
8 Mike Goth Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8
48
9 Max Stewart (Tasman) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
47
10 Derrick Williams Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8
47
11 Glyn Scott (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3 [P3-101-68] - Cosworth FVA

12 Ken Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam

13 Col Green (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 3)

14 Mike Campbell Forsgrini Mk 14 [7001] - Ford Boss 302 V8

14 Len Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
(see note 4)

R Niel Allen McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
49 Fuel Pump
R Bob Muir (Tasman) 2.5-litre Rennmax "BN2" - Climax FPF 4
2
R Bill Simpson Eagle Mk 5 [512] - Chevrolet V8
2

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-10] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1m 7.7s
2 Niel Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 8.1s
3 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8 1m 8.8s
4 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V 1m 9.0s
5 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8 1m 9.2s
6 Graeme Lawrence (Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69 [0008] - Ferrari V6 1m 9.3s
7 Mike Goth (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8 1m 9.4s
8 Max Stewart (Tasman) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 1m 9.6s
9 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.0s
10 Bill Simpson (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [512] - Chevrolet V8 1m 11.0s
11 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 730 V8 1m 11.5s
12 Len Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 12.4s
13 Derrick Williams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8 1m 14.0s
14 Col Green (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.3s
15 Bob Muir (Tasman) 2.5-litre Rennmax "BN2" - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.7s
16 Glyn Scott (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3 [P3-101-68] - Cosworth FVA 1m 15.2s
17 Mike Campbell (F5000) 5-litre Forsgrini Mk 14 [7001] - Ford Boss 302 V8 1m 15.7s
18 Ken Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam 1m 16.4s

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M10A [300-10] (Frank Matich): New to Frank Matich (Cremorne, Australia) late 1969. Raced in the 1970 Tasman series, taking four pole positions and winning at Pukekohe and Wigram. Damaged in an accident during a preliminary race at the Singapore GP in March 1970 and replaced with a new M10B. The M10A was repaired, fitted with a Repco Holden engine and sold to Don O'Sullivan, who was entered by Team Matich in the 1971 Tasman series. O'Sullivan crashed at Teretonga and the car was destroyed. Parts were later used in O'Sullivan's Gardos F5000 car.
  2. Lola T190 [190/F1/2] (Ulf Norinder): New for Ulf Norinder and raced in the 1970 Tasman series. Then raced in the UK 1970 but crashed in practice for R4 Zandvoort 19 April 1970 and rebuilt on the 11th T190 tub as 190/F1/2-2. Raced again by Norinder for five more races then raced by Tony Lanfranchi at two races but crashed on the warm-up lap at the Oulton Park Gold Cup on 22 August. The car broke its back on landing and was not seen again. Presumed destroyed.
  3. Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Col Green): John Coombes entered this Brabham BT16 for Graham Hill in 1965, fitted with a BRM P71 engine. Hill continued to race it in the early part of 1966 after which it was then refitted with a 2.5-litre Climax FPF and taken to Australia by Frank Gardner to be used in Tasman racing. Gardner won first time out at a Gold Star race at Warwick Farm in December 1966 and then raced it in the 1967 Tasman series as part of Alec Mildren's team. After the series it was acquired by Niel Allen who planned to race it himself but instead entered it for Fred Gibson in 1967 and again in early 1968 before it was sold to Col Green in mid-1968. Retained by Green for three seasons and then sold to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia) and raced by him at Waneroo Park in 1972. In 1973, it was fitted with a Cosworth 1600 engine and at the end of that season, Rear sold it to Colin Hall, who planned to fit a Lotus twin cam, but continued to drive his Macon instead. The Brabham passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan (Sydney, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
  4. McLaren M4A [M4A/2] (Len Goodwin): 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.
  5. McLaren M10B [400-02] (Niel Allen): 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

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.

Sources include Autosport, Motoring News, the F1 Register books and Graham Vercoe's books "Historic Racing Cars of New Zealand" and "The Golden Era of New Zealand Motor Racing". The start point for the results was Bruce Sergent's website but these have subsequently been augmented with a number of other sources.

The start point for the 1970 Tasman results was Bruce Sergent's site which contains full reports on all these races. The 1970 results were then augmented by practice times and other information on R1 Levin and R2 Pukekohe (both in Autosport 15 Jan 1970); R3 Wigram (Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R4 Teretonga (Auto News Vol 3 No 14 9 Feb 1970 and Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R5 Surfers Paradise (Auto News Vol 3 No 15 23 Feb 1970 and Autosport 19 Feb 1970); R6 Warwick Farm (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970); and R7 Sandown Park (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970). Additional qualifying times have been provided by Milan Fistonic.

Tasman 1971-1975 information has also come from Bruce's site. Race speeds and other details for 1973 and 1974 have been taken from Autocourse. Qualifying times for 1975 have been supplied by Milan Fistonic from Australian Competition Yearbook. Entry lists have been provided by Milan and Bryan Miller.

The 1972 Tasman results are in the process of being augmented by practice times and other information from Autosport, Autoweek, the 1972 Racing Car News Yearbook and Australian Grand Prix. Entry numbers are taken from Autoweek's grids except Teretonga and Surfers Paradise where Autoweek did not publish them. Reports used are those for R1 NZ GP at Pukekohe (Autosport 13 Jan 1972 pp6-8 and Autoweek 5 Feb 1972 pp1,16-17), R2 Levin (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp26-27 and Autoweek), R3 Wigram (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp14-15 and Autoweek), R4 Teretonga (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp22-23 and Autoweek), R5 Surfers Paradise (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp12-13 and Autoweek), R6 Warwick Farm (Autosport 24 Feb 1972 pp23-24, 27 and Autoweek), R7 Sandown Park Australian Grand Prix (Autosport 2 Mar 1972 pp32-33, Autoweek, Australian Grand Prix pp362-368) and R8 Adelaide. There is a mistake in Autoweek's NZ GP grid with Ken Smith being mentioned twice so Autosport's grid is used. In other places where the sources didn't agree, Autoweek appeared to be the least reliable.

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.