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Celebrities Scratch Race

Lakeside, 10 Feb 1962

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4
5
2 Lex Davison (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-2-61] - Climax FPF 4
#4 Yeoman Credit RT (see note 1)

3 John Youl (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 2)

4 Arnold Glass (libre) 2.5-litre BRM P48 [482] s4

UNK Denis Geary (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ['CTA/59/F1'] - Maserati 250S 4
(see note 3)

UNK Glyn Scott (FJ) 1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-955] - Ford

UNK Roy Morris (libre) 1.1-litre Elfin Junior [621] - Climax FWA

UNK Jack Gates (FJ) 1-litre Lotus 18 [18-J-796] - Ford

UNK Paul Bolton (FJ) 1-litre Jolus [2] - Ford

UNK Tom Corcoran (libre) 1-litre Lola Mk2 [BRJ18] - Ford s/c 4

Qualifying
1 John Youl (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4 1m 02.2s
2 Lex Davison (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-2-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 02.3s
3 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 02.4s
4 Arnold Glass (libre) 2.5-litre BRM P48 [482] - BRM s4 1m 03.2s
5 Roy Morris (libre) 1.1-litre Elfin Junior [621] - Climax FWA 1m 06.0s
6 Glyn Scott (FJ) 1-litre Lotus 20 [20-J-955] - Ford 1m 06.3s
- Denis Geary (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ['CTA/59/F1'] - Maserati 250S 4 1m 07.9s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper T53 [F1-2-61] (Lex Davison): Built for 1961 season. Yeoman Credit Racing (Reg Parnell Racing) 1961 for Roy Salvadori in F1. To Lex Davison (Australia) 1962 and crashed at Longford. Replaced by Jack Brabham's spare car 'F2-17-60'. F1-2-61 was sold damaged to Don Fraser (Australia) 1963, who rebuilt it with a 2.5-litre BRM engine and raced it from 1965 onwards. To Tony Osborne (Australia) 1976. To Don Thallon (Brisbane, Australia) May 1999 and used in historic racing. Raced by Thallon at Zandvoort in 2014 alongside Wulf Goetze's 'F1-1-61' and then returned to Australia.
  2. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] (John Youl): Delivered to J Youl (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  3. 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.