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Hordern Trophy

Warwick Farm, 5 Nov 1961

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bib Stillwell (IC) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4
#6
23
2 John Youl (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 1)
23
3 David McKay (IC) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-5-57" (F2-7-59?)] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce (see note 2)
23
4 Noel Hall (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 3)
23
5 Leo Geoghegan (FJ) 1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-908] - Ford
23
6 Lex Davison (libre) 2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-18-59] - Climax FPF 4
B S Stillwell (see note 4)
22
7 Glyn Scott (libre) 2-litre Cooper Mk II 'T43' [F2-28-57] - Climax FPF 4
22
8 Ron Marshall (libre) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' - Climax FPF 4
21
R Johnny Mansel (libre) 2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-26-59] - Climax FPF 4
Silver Fern RT (see note 5)
10 clutch/fuel system
R Arnold Glass (IC) 2.5-litre BRM P48 [482] s4
5 fuel-pump
UNK Doug Kelley (libre) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk I 'T41' [F2-2-56] - Climax FWB
(see note 6)

UNK Tom Corcoran (FJ) 1-litre Lola Mk2 [BRJ18]

DNS Ross Dalton (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] - Maserati 250S 4
(see note 7)
Did not start
DNS Denis Geary (IC) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ['CTA/59/F1'] - Maserati 250S 4
(see note 8)
Did not start
DNS Kevin Bartlett (FJ) 1-litre Lynx [101] - BMC
Did not start
Qualifying
1 David McKay (IC) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-5-57" (F2-7-59?)] - Climax FPF 4 1m 45.0s
2 Bib Stillwell (IC) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 45.3s
3 John Youl (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4 1m 45.3s
4 Leo Geoghegan (FJ) 1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-908] - Ford 1m 47.2s
5 Noel Hall (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] - Climax FPF 4 1m 47.4s
- Kevin Bartlett * (FJ) 1-litre Lynx [101] - BMC 1m 53.2s
- Lex Davison (libre) 2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-18-59] - Climax FPF 4 1m 54.2s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] (John Youl): Delivered to J Youl (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  2. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-5-57" (F2-7-59?)] (David McKay): "Works Car No. 3" according to the Cooper Register. Believed to be Masten Gregory's regular car during 1959. According to Doug Nye's Cooper Cars, this was Bruce McLaren's race-winning car at both Sebring Dec 1959 and at Buenos Aires Feb 1960, Subsequent history unknown but may be either the works team's spare car during 1960 (raced by Flockhart and Daigh) and then by Flockhart and Salvadori in New Zealand; the ex-works car sold to Akins for Salvadri to drive in 1960 or the car reputedly sold to Fred Tuck for 1960.
  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' [F2-18-59] (Lex Davison): Delivered to Norman Hamilton (Australia) in July according to the Cooper Register.
  5. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-26-59] (Johnny Mansel): Delivered to Yeoman Credit Ltd in Oct 1959 according to the Cooper Register. Raced in F1 by the YC/BRP team in 1960 and then to New Zealand in early 1961 where it was leased to Feo Stanton for Denny Hulme to drive. Sold less engine to Johnny Mansell after the Internationals and fitted with a 2-litre FPF. To Bill Thomasen for 1962. Via other NZ owners to Ken Smith and then sold to US owner in 1988.
  6. Cooper Mk I 'T41' [F2-2-56] (Doug Kelley): The fouth and final Mk 1 built for 1956 went to Ken Wharton and was then shipped out to New Zealand for the Internationals. Ater Wharton's death in a sports car race, the Mk 1 returned to the UK and was sold to Bill Whitehouse for the early 1957 races. When Whitehouse took delivery of his Mk II, the ex-Wharton Mk I went to Paul England, on holiday from Australia. England later sold the car to Austin Miller, another Aussie over in Europe and he shipped it back to Australia. It ran as the Miller Special for several seasons and remained in Australia with later owners. (Sources: Cooper Cars, Nye; Historic Racing Cars in Australia, Blanden)
  7. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] (Ross Dalton): Delivered to A Mildren (Australia) less engine in Oct 1959 according to the Cooper Register.
  8. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ['CTA/59/F1'] (Denis Geary): Tommy Atkins team built a new Cooper for the 1959 season to be fitted with a Maserati 250S engine. The car was purpose-built by Harry Pearce at the Atkins' team workshops so does not appear in Cooper records. It is given the number 'CTA/59/F1' here to aid identification. Both the Formula 1 Register and John Blanden identify this car as F2-15-58, a F2 T45 used by the Atkins team in 1958, but Doug Nye makes it quite clear the 1959 car was newly built. After a disappointing 1959 season it was sold to Sid Greene of Gilby Engineering for 1960 and raced by son Keith but was uncompetitive and was sold to Arnold Glass for Australian libre racing in August. It was then sold to Dennis Geary in Sep 1961 but he damaged the engine and, still unrepaired, went to John Hough for 1962. He was kileld when thrown from the car at Lowood in Sep 1962, only his second race in the car. The damaged car remained with the Hough family thereafter and was still on the family farm in 2016 awaiting restoration.

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.