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Craven A Gold Star

Caversham, 12 Aug 1961

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bill Patterson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] - Climax FPF 4
#19 (see note 1)
25
2 Doug Green (libre) 3-litre Ferrari 625 [0480] 4

3 Jack Ayres (libre) 1.1-litre Cooper 500 Mk V/L 'T16' [MkV-L-5-51] - Ford

4 Lionel Beattie (unknown) Repco Sports [Morgan] - Holden 6

R Ray Barfield (sports) 2.9-litre Aston Martin DBS3 [DB3S/9] 6
15 spin
R Vin Smith (unknown) Alpha - Peugeot s/c 4
5th
half-shaft
UNK Jim Ward (libre) 1.5-litre Alta [010] - s/c 4

UNK Bob Annear (unknown) 2.4-litre Pegasus - Holden 6
6th

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] (Bill Patterson): In December 1960, Bill Patterson acquired a full 2.5-litre Cooper T51 in England and had it shipped to Australia. This "new" car has been described by Patterson and by later owner Murray Richards in a number of ways, including "ex-works", "ex-Brabham" and "ex-Salvadori". It was said to have been bought from a private team and given the dispersal of the 1959 works T51s, that suggests either Tommy Atkins team or Fred Tuck's. The Salvadori reference would indicate Atkins' team so this car may be the late 1959 works car that was then acquired by Atkins for Salvadori to race in F1 in 1960. Whatever its origins, Patterson debuted the car at Warwick Farm on 29 Jan 1961 and used it to win the 1961 Gold Star. He retained it as a show car after replacing it in 1963 and finally sold it in 1988 to Murray Richards for historic racing. It was sold to Rod Jolley in England in the mid-1990s. It was still owned by Jolley in 2007.

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.

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