Surfers Paradise '100'
Surfers Paradise, 28 Feb 1971
|1||Frank Matich||McLaren M10B [400-10-2] - Repco Holden V8
(see note 1)
|2||Frank Gardner||Lola T192 ['190/F1/6'] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
|3||Graham McRae||McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8
|4||Graeme Lawrence||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69  V6
|5||Bob Muir||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V
(see note 3)
|6||Malcolm Guthrie||Lola T192 [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Morand V8
|7||John Cannon||Lotus 70  - Ford V8
|8||Max Stewart||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
|9||Col Green||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 4)
|10||Frank Radisich||McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
|R||David McConnell||(Tasman) 1.8-litre Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-40] - Cosworth FVC
(see note 6)
|R||Keith Holland||McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet V8
|R||Niel Allen||McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 7)
|DNSC||Kevin Bartlett||Mildren (Franklen) - Chevrolet V8
||Did not start (crashed)|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Frank Matich||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-10-2] - Repco Holden V8||68.0s|
|2||Frank Gardner||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ['190/F1/6'] - Chevrolet V8||68.2s|
|3||Niel Allen||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8||68.4s|
|4||Graeme Lawrence||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69  - Ferrari V6||68.7s|
|5||Graham McRae||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8||68.7s|
|6||John Cannon||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Ford V8||69.0s|
|7||Max Stewart||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V||70.0s|
|8||Bob Muir||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V||70.3s|
|9||Malcolm Guthrie||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Morand V8||70.3s|
|10||Keith Holland||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet V8||70.4s|
|11||Frank Radisich||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8||72.3s|
|12||Col Green||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4||73.7s|
|13||David McConnell||(Tasman) 1.8-litre Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-40] - Cosworth FVC||75.0s|
Notes on the cars:
- McLaren M10B [400-10-2] (Frank Matich): New to Frank Matich (Australia) and fitted with Repco's new Holden V8 F5000 engine for Australian racing. Raced for the first time at Warwick Farm on 12 July 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.
- Lola T192 ['190/F1/6'] (Frank Gardner): 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"
- Mildren 'Mono' (Bob Muir): Designed by Len Bailey and built by Alan Mann Racing for Alec Mildren Racing in Australia in late 1968, when it was raced by Frank Gardner using one of 2.5-litre Alfa T33 V8 engines from the team's Brabham BT23D. Raced by Gardner in the 1969 Tasman series, then by Kevin Bartlett in the 1969 Gold Star series. Later in 1969 it was fitted a Waggott TC4V engine, and Bartlett used it in this form in the 1970 Tasman and the 1970 Gold Star. It was sold to Bob Muir at the end of 1970 and raced by him through 1971 and early 1972, both with his 2-litre Waggott engine and with a Ford twin cam engine for Southeast Asian events. Then to Ray Winter and used in ANF2 in 1973 and 1974. Winter used the car again on occasion in 1975 and 1976. Later on, when the new single-cam Australian F2 was introduced, the old Mildren was raced in that category by Greg Ferrall. Then unknown until acquired by Lionel Ayres and restored. The car was retained by Bruce Ayres after his father Lionel's death in 2013.
- Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Col Green): John Coombs 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 in mid-1971 to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia), who raced it 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. Rear raced the car again in early 1974, before clouting the barrier in a race at Wanneroo in April 1974. The Brabham passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan (Sydney, NSW, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
- McLaren M10A [300-06] (Frank Radisich): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-06.
- Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-40] (David McConnell): New to David McConnell (Montréal, Quebec, Canada) and raced in the SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B series and the Quebec Region Molson Championship during 1970. The car was entered by Jim Russell RDS (Canada) Ltd, and generally wore #86. McConnell then took the car out to New Zealand for the start of the 1971 Tasman Cup, where the car was described as a Lotus 69. After a run of poor results in New Zealand, he fitted an 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine for the Australian rounds, but failed to qualify for the Warwick Farm race. Local Lotus agent Leo Geoghegan tried the car in practice at that event. After one more race, McConnell abandoned the series. The subsequent history of the Lotus 59/69 is unknown.
- 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, 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
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 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.
Individual sources for this event
Scott Mackay provided details of laps completed, finishers outside the top six and retirements from Racing Car News April 1971 and the 1971 Competition Yearbook.