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Bathurst 100

Bathurst, 18 Apr 1960

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alec Mildren (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] - Maserati 250S 4
#2 (see note 1)
26 1h 11m 38.6s
2 Arnold Glass (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Maserati 250F [2516] 6
#7
26 1h 13m 00.6s
3 Bill Patterson (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] - Climax FPF 4
#9 (see note 2)
26 1h 13m 05.3s
4 Noel Hall (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] - Climax FPF 4
#71 (see note 3)
25
5 John Roxburgh (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-21-58] - Climax FPF 4
#10
25
6 Austin Miller (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-20-59] - Climax FPF 4
#60 (see note 4)
25
7 Jack Myers (libre) 2.4-litre WM-Cooper (Cooper T20) [CB-1-52] - Holden 6
#3
24
8 Jon Leighton (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-10-58] - Climax FPF 4
#11 4 Scuderia Birchwood
24
9 Alwyn Rose (libre) 3.4-litre DalRo-Jaguar - Jaguar XK120 6
#28
23
10 Barry Collerson (libre) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 007] 6
#15 (see note 5)
22
11 Philip Bloom (unknown) 2-litre Dixon Riley - Riley 6
#12
22
12 Noel Barnes (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC 9939]
#40
22
13 Bill Cooke (unknown) 1.5-litre Peugeot Special [Riley]
#48
21
R Bruce Maher (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TD]
#81
14
R Merv Ward (unknown) 2.5-litre Holden Special 6
#13 Diablo Motors
13
R Glyn Scott (2.5 F1) 1.7-litre Cooper Mk II 'T43' [F2-28-57] - Climax FPF 4
#20
11
R Bill Reynolds (unknown) 2.3-litre Orlando MG [MG J2 4414] - Holden 6
#56 Robin Orlando
10
R Max Williams (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC]
#32
8
R Ross Dalton (sports) 3.4-litre Jaguar C-type [XKC037] - XK120 6
#90
7
R Bib Stillwell (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-18-59] - Climax FPF 4
#6 (see note 6)
7 accident
R Reg Mulligan (libre) 3.4-litre HWM 51 [6-51-52?] - Jaguar XK120 6
#30 Diablo Motors
3
R Gordon Stewart (unknown) 1.5-litre Stewart-MG MG
#11
3
R Alex Strachan (unknown) 1.1-litre Lotus 6 - Climax FWA
#88
1
DNS H W Jones (unknown) 2.4-litre Holden Special 6
#82
Did not start
DNS Keith Moy (unknown) 2.4-litre MG NE [NA0520] - Holden 6
#32
Did not start
DNS Geoff Thorne (libre) 1.9-litre Citroen Special 6
#47
Did not start
DNS G D Kelley (unknown) 1.4-litre MG TC 4
#80
Did not start
DNS Keith Russell (unknown) 1.5-litre MG TC
#37
Did not start
DNS Geoff McClelland (unknown) 1-litre Mac-Vincent - Vincent
#67
Did not start
DNS Peter Hill (unknown) 1-litre Scorpion - Vincent
#83
Did not start
DNS Guy Buckingham (FJ) 1-litre Nota FJ [22] - BMC
#89 Nota Engineering
Did not start
DNS Ross Pentecost (unknown) 0.5-litre Nota - AJS
#26
Did not start
Qualifying
1 Bib Stillwell (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-18-59] - Climax FPF 4 2m 38.9s
2 Alec Mildren (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] - Maserati 250S 4 2m 40.3s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] (Alec Mildren): Delivered to A Mildren (Australia) less engine in Oct 1959 according to the Cooper Register.
  2. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] (Bill Patterson): Delivered to B Patterson less engine according to the Cooper Register. First raced by Bill Patterson at Port Wakefield in October 1960 where it was fitted with a 2-litre Climax engine. Raced by Patterson until crashed at Lakeside in 1961, after which Patterson raced an "ex-works" Cooper T51 that he had acquired earlier in the season. F2-15-59 was repaired and kept as a spare car being raced by Doug Whiteford on occasions. In 1962, the car was sold to Englishman John Brindley who raced it at Calder in April or May 1962. Brindley raced the car in minor events during 1962 until suffering a massive accident in a minor race at Sandown Park on 16 Sep 1962. The Autosportsman report on the race said "The car must be very nearly a complete write-off". The fate of the wreck is unknown but it is widely believed that the car somehow returned to Patterson and was the damaged car that Murray Richards acquired from Patterson in 1988. Richards started to restore the car but this was incomplete when he died in early 2000. The car was still with Richards' sons in 2010. If the Richards brothers' car is the Patterson/Brindley car, its return from Brindley to Patterson remains unexplained.
  3. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] (Noel Hall): Delivered to R Hall less engine according to the Cooper Register.
  4. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-20-59] (Austin Miller): Delivered to Stan Jones (Australia) according to the Cooper Register but with a note that it was transferred to R Stillwell.
  5. Talbot T26C [110 007] (Barry Collerson): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 007' was Paul Vallee's Ecurie France car driven by Chiron 1948-49 and Apezteguia in 1950. To Tom Hawkes in Australia in 1951. From him it passed to Doug Whiteford, Rex Taylor and then a string of Australian, UK (including a loan period in the Donington Collection), Swiss, US and French owners to Bernie Ecclestone's collection in 1997. Retained 2002.
  6. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-18-59] (Bib Stillwell): Delivered to Norman Hamilton (Australia) in July according to the Cooper Register.

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.

These results have been compiled by David McKinney from a wide rangle of sources, including his own magazine articles and books. The 1959-1963 results are complete but for the 1957 and 1958 seasons, the only cars currently shown in the results are the F1, Intercontinental and F2 cars that feature elsewhere on this site plus the major Australian specials.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.