VHRR Historic Sandown
Sandown Park, 10 Nov 2013
|1||Tom Tweedie||Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#2 (see note 1)
|2||Tony Floreani||Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8
#15 (see note 2)
|3||Bill Hemming||Elfin MR8A-C  - Chevrolet V8
#11 Elfin Heritage Centre (see note 3)
|4||Philip Lewis||Matich A50  - Repco Holden V8
#25 (see note 4)
|5||Rodney Carroll||Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
|6||Chris Hocking||Matich A53 [A51-005] - Repco Holden V8
|R||Bryan Sala||Matich A50/A51  - Chevrolet V8
#1 The Roadworthy Shop (see note 5)
|R||Paul Stubber|| March 81C  - Cosworth DFX V8
|DNSF||Alfredo Costanzo||McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8
#9 (see note 6)
|Did not start final|
|DNSF||Andrew Robson||Lola T332 [T330 HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#63 (see note 7)
|Did not start final|
|DNSF||Paul Zazryn||Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 8)
|Did not start final|
|DNS||Richard Davison||Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#6 (see note 9)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Robert Harborow||Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#26 (see note 10)
|Did not start|
|DNP||Paul Trevethan||Elfin ML6  - Leyland P76 Repco V8
|Did not take part in official practice|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Tom Tweedie||(F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8||1m 08.9982s|
|2||Richard Davison *||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8||1m 09.9058s|
|3||Tony Floreani||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8||1m 12.1113s|
|4||Alfredo Costanzo||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8||1m 12.4232s|
|5||Andrew Robson||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU8] - Chevrolet V8||1m 12.5521s|
|6||Bryan Sala||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50/A51  - Chevrolet V8||1m 13.1993s|
|7||Paul Zazryn||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8||1m 13.7081s|
|8||Chris Hocking||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A53 [A51-005] - Repco Holden V8||1m 17.9748s|
|9||Philip Lewis||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50  - Repco Holden V8||1m 18.6880s|
|10||Rodney Carroll||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8||1m 22.8313s|
|11||Bill Hemming||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C  - Chevrolet V8||1m 24.6584s|
|12||Paul Stubber||March 81C  - Cosworth DFX V8||1m 33.1091s|
|13||Robert Harborow *||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8||1m 58.7577s|
|-||Paul Trevethan *||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin ML6  - Leyland P76 Repco V8|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] (Tom Tweedie): New to VDS for Chris Craft in 1973 UK series, then for Peter Gethin in 1974 Tasman series. Loaned to Adlards Crowne Racing for Craft UK 1974; returned to VDS, converted to B24/B28 specification and used by Vern Schuppan to win at Brands Hatch October 1974. Sold to Tony Dean for the UK and US series in 1975, but confiscated by UK Customs & Excise on its return from the US. Bought by Don Gray (Sittingbourne, Kent) at auction, and raced in UK 1977. To Keith Holland for 1978 Australian Internationals 1978, and sold there to Barry Singleton 1978, who raced it in Australia in 1978/79. To Jim Lowe 1980/81, but crashed at Surfers Paradise in early 1981 and heavily damaged. Wreck sold to Russel Gomersall, then to Peter Phillips, then Laurie O'Neill, then Dr Bill Marshall sometime around 1985. Run in Australian historic racing 1986-1988. To George Parlby early 1990s. To Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW) late 2005, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2006 to 2010. Robert Tweedie (Sydney, NSW) 2012, and raced by his son Tom Tweedie, in historic racing from 2013 onwards. More information about Chevron B24 B24-73-07
- Elfin MR5  (Tony Floreani): New to John Walker 1972, but he quickly replaced it with a Matich A50. Sold to Stan Keen and fitted with a Ford V8 later in the 1972 season, but not raced after October 1973. Sold to Peter "Chris" Middleton 1977, and raced in the 1978 Australian Internationals, and in the 1978 and 1979 Australian national seasons. Sold to Tony Parkinson 1979, then to Mike Adams 1981. It was then rebodied by Elfin, renamed 815, and raced by Mike Trengove and by Adams in 1981 and 1982. Sold to Paul Trevethan, then to Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Victoria) in the mid-1980s who restored it to original specification, and fitted a flat plane crank Repco Holden engine. To David Doubtfire in 1991, then to Max Floreani in 1996, and raced by Tony Floreani in historics up to 2013.
- Elfin MR8A-C  (Bill Hemming): New to Vern Schuppan (Adelaide, Australia) and raced as part of Ansett Team Elfin in 1977 Australian Internationals. Converted to Can-Am form, and raced by Schuppan in the Can-Am series in late 1977, and again in 1978 and 1979. Next seen when advertised by Stuart Bradbury (Phoenix, AZ) in July 1984. Advertised by Chuck Haines in 1990. To John Wales and Ron Gouttman (NSW, Australia) in 1990, and raced by Gouttman in Australia in Can-Am form in 1992/93. To Laurie Donaher (NSW) 1998, then to Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW, Australia) in 2001. Restored to F5000 form, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series in 2003/04. To Bill Hemming (Victoria, Australia) 2005, who raced it in the Tasman Revival series from late 2006 onwards.
- Matich A50  (Philip Lewis): Bought by Johnny Walker, and fitted with the engine and transmission from his Elfin MR5. Raced by Walker in the 1972 Australian Gold Star, 1973 Australian Internationals, then to America for four races in the US series. To Jon Davison for the 1974 Australian Gold Star and 1975 Australian Internationals 1975 Australian Gold Star, 1976 Australian Internationals, 1976 Australian Gold Star, and 1977 Australian Internationals. To Bronwyn Taylor 1977 and raced in 1978 and 1979 - Geoff Munyard 1980 - leased to Kevin Leighton 1982 - Graham Stoll - Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Australia) - Ziggy Schueller 1990 - Ken Smith (NZ) 1992 or 1993 - James Boult (NZ) 1996 - Russell Greer (NZ) 1996 - Richard Bendell (Australia) 2001 - Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW, Australia) 2004 - Philip Lewis 2013.
- Matich A50/A51  (Bryan Sala): 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 M10B [400-19] (Alfredo Costanzo): A spare chassis supplied to Niel Allen. Built up and sold to Allan Hamilton for Australian Gold Star 1971, then to Pat Burke Racing for Warwick Brown in 1972 Tasman series and in 1972 Australian Gold Star. Raced by Bob Muir at a couple of 1973 Tasman races, then for Warwick Brown again in the 1973 Gold Star. Suspension and other parts used for Bryan Thomson's VW Sports Sedan in 1974, but the McLaren tub built up again, and sold via Peter Bick, Paul Trevethan and George Parlby to Llynden Riethmuller. Acquired from Riethmuller's family after his death by Alan Hamilton in 2011. Raced by Alfredo Costanzo in historic events in 2013, 2015, and 2016. To Giuseppe 'Joe' Ricciardo by 2016. More information about McLaren M10B 400-19
- Lola T332 [T330 HU8] (Andrew Robson): To Haas/Hall and developed by Jim Hall with revised bodywork, radiators and rear wing for Brian Redman in the 1973 US series. Then to Rogers Racing for Larry Harley in the 1974 US series. To Ken Smith (New Zealand) for the 1974/75 season, the New Zealand and Australian Internationals 1976. To Chris Milton (South Australia) and raced in Australia from Sep 1977 to Sep 1978. To John Blanden 1978, and driven for him by Rob Butcher from 1979 to 1982. To Bib Stillwell 1988 for Australian historic racing. To Noel Robson (Melbourne, Australia) 1993, and raced in Australian historic racing for many years. More information about Lola T330 HU8
- Lola T332 [HU32] (Paul Zazryn): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
- Lola T332 [HU34] (Richard Davison): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
- Lola T192 [HU19] (Robert Harborow): New to Roger Penske for Mark Donohue to drive in the 1970 US series, starting at Mosport 13 Sep 1970. To Competition Research & Development (Pomona, CA) for Brett Lunger US 1971, then to Larry McNeil US 1972, US 1973 and then in SCCA Nationals from 1974 to 1978. Via Alan Marvin to Gordon Close (Hinsdale, IL) 1979, and used it for 1979 SCCA drivers school and Regionals. To former racer Don O'Sullivan (Perth, Western Australia) in 1983 but not run by him and sold to Bob Harborow (Camberwell, Victoria, Australia) in 1989. Restored and used in historic racing in Australia, including VHRR Historic Sandown and Phillip Island Classic 1999-2013, and the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. Reappeared in October 2015, when run by Kieran Patel (Victoria, Australia) at the Baskerville Historics. More information about Lola T192 HU19
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.
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