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Lukey Trophy

Phillip Island, 11 Dec 1960

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bill Patterson (2.5 F1) 2.4-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] - Climax FPF 4
#9 (see note 1)
10 20m 08.8s
2 Austin Miller (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-20-59] - Climax FPF 4
#60 (see note 2)
10 20m 15.4s
3 Bib Stillwell (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] - Climax FPF 4
B S Stillwell Pty Ltd (see note 3)
10 21m 30.8s
4 Doug Whiteford (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax FPF 4
B S Stillwell Pty Ltd (see note 4)
10
5 Jon Leighton (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-10-58] - Climax FPF 4
10
6 John Roxburgh (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-21-58] - Climax FPF 4
9
7 Bill Pile (libre) 1.1-litre Cooper 500 Mk V/L 'T16' [MkV-L-4-51] - Climax FWA
9
UNK Murray Carter (unknown) 4.9-litre Corvette Special - Chevrolet V8

UNK John Lanyon (unknown) 1.4-litre MG Special 4

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] (Bib Stillwell): "Works Car No. 2" according to the Cooper Register. Believed to be Jack Brabham's main car during the early part of 1959 and then became a spare car when 27-59 appeared at Zandvoort. According to Doug Nye's Cooper Cars, this would then appear to be Jack Brabham's 1960 NZ GP car.
  4. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] (Doug Whiteford): Delivered to Victa Consolidated Industries (Australia) 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.